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Red Bouquet


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Earlier this year, January, for the early assignments of students I walked along Nruputhanga Road, following its path from K.R. Circle to Corporation Circle as I circled Cubbon Park, I found a flower seller.

On such a busy road, lined with office buildings and major state authority buildings, there were many places to get snacks, or a quick lunch, but there only one flower vendor. I wonder what made him chose this road…

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Mussoorie Monsoon, Droplets.

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In continuation of the earlier post, Mussoorie Monsoon, Skies at Dusk.

The rains leave a lot of droplets on the flowers. When it rains, the flowers take a huge pounding from the falling rain. Ones that survive the onslaught without getting soggy make for beautiful photography.

The same applies to spiderwebs. There may be big webs, several feet across, spanning the gap between two trees, but during the rains, these too will take quite a beating. While their molecular structure keeps them intact for as long as it can, those that survive the winds and the relentless wave of aquatic mini-mortar rounds falling at them from the sky, really make for the most beautiful visuals.

August 2016

Bardara Greens, Mussoorie (Uttarakhand, India)

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Auroville, October 2015

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During a Botanical Art project for the course, Not just Green, led by Swedish artist Leslie Johnson, six of us students visited Auroville for research and inspiration.

We visited the Auroville Botanical Sanctuary, looking at their landscape art, like the pond at their entrane, a tall hedge maze and a large variety of tropical plants and trees., and sampled food at the famous Auroville Bakery.