Thursday, December 30, 2010

Polem Beach - Skywatch

Skywatching at Polem Beach...
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kadra Dam across River Kali

35 kms from Karwar is the Kadra Dam constructed across river Kali. The dam was primarily built as hydroelectric project for supply of water to turbines of electric power generating station. The project was completed by KPCL, with a Hydro elecctric Power plant which produces 517.28 MU of electricity annually. 

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Speaking of Sunsets, here is another one...

Why so many pictures of sunsets on my Blog... The answer that is the time I get time to get out of my office/Courts and take a break in midst of nature, and as that happens to be the sunset time, I am left clicking at Sunset landscapes...

This one was shot at Madangeri Hill, and the water body in the picture is the Backwaters of River Gangavali at Sanikatta, famous for its Salt Pans, enroute Gokarn..

Monday, December 13, 2010


Sunsets, though seem to be the same, are different each day... And i had this opportunity to shoot this sunset, with a Boy on his mobile, perched on this structure...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

3 Blind men walking on the Highway..

 Saw these three men walking with hands held, then I realized that they are all blind...
Here they are chatting and walking by the side of the Highway...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mist Covered Devimane Ghat en-route Karwar-Sirsi

A part of the Western Ghats (mountain Range) Devimane is a environmental hotspot
In Karnataka according to the study of the Botanical Survey of India there are 3924 species belonging to 1323 genera and 199 families in the forests, of which 1493 species are of medicinal value. These belong to 808 genera and 108 families. They occur in different vegetation types across the Western Ghats. SOurce

It was 9-30 AM, and the place was covered with Mist, floating clouds all over the Mountains, making it difficult to drive.. But it was a wonderful experience to breathe in the Clouds !!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aah ! Chevy Impala.....

A Chevy Impala in the yard of a Junk dealer.... at Goa.
 The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size automobile built by the Chevrolet division of General Motorsintroduced for the 1958 model year. Deriving its name from the southern African antelope, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best selling automobile in the United States, competing against the Ford Galaxie 500 and the Plymouth Fury when full-size models dominated the market. The Impala was distinguished for many years by its symmetrical triple taillights. Source - Wikipedia

The Impala logo is still there...

The original picture of the car... from the Wikipedia..

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jog Falls - Karnataka - 4

Mist covered...
The scene dramatically changes every few seconds... One view is not the one that follows...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jog Falls - Karnataka - 2

The second picture of the water fall... the building seen in the picture is the Old Guesthouse of KPC.. Its actually the rear side of the water fall..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunset at Galgibag Beach

Just Beyond The Sunset 

Just beyond the sunset 
Someone waits for me 
Just beyond the sunset 
Lies my destiny 
Where the purple mountains 
Lie in deep tranquillity 
There I’ll find the treasure 
Of love eternally 

Just beyond the sunset 
Waits someone so fair 
Just beyond the sunset 
All alone they wait there 
Their hair is golden 
The colour of the sand 
Their eyes sparkle in the night 
Like diamonds in your hand 

Just beyond the sunset 
Lies a home for me 
Where the world is peaceful 
Like a paradise should be 
Just beyond the sunset 
Someday is where you’ll find me 

Written - July or Aug 1966 
David Harris 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mangrove Mud Crab

A small Mud Crab.....
Mangrove crabs are crabs that live among mangroves, and may belong to many different species and even families. They have been shown to be ecologically significant in many ways. They keep much of the energy within the forest by burying and consuming leaf litter. Furthermore, their feces may form the basis of a coprophagous food chain contributing to mangrove secondary production.... 
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Doodhsaagar Waterfalls, Goa

The following are the pictures of our recent Trip to Doodhsaagar waterfalls... 

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

Doodh Sagar Waterfall is one of the highest water falls in India, and among the hundred highest waterfalls in the world. It lies in the southern part of Goa at Mollem, towards the border with Karnataka state.

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

Doodh Sagar, literally means a Sea of Milk in the local Konkani language, and gets its name as it appears like an overflowing sea of milk. It has a total height of 306 meters and a width of 30 meters.

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

HISTORY: Legend has it that a beautiful princess lived in the forest on the edge of the King's palace grounds. She enjoyed bathing in a lake nearby and ritually drank sweetened milk from a Golden Jug upon finishing with her bath. One day while enjoying her jug of milk she found herself being watched by a handsome prince standing amongst the trees. Red with embarrassment at her inadequate bathing attire, the Princess poured the jug of milk in front of her to form an improvised curtain to hide her body, while one of the maids rushed to cover her with a dress. The sweetened milk cascades down the mountain slope to this day as tribute to the virtue and modesty of the Princess. 

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

LOCATION: Doodh Sagar Waterfalls, Goa
The falls lie high up in the Mandovi River's watershed and so are not particularly spectacular during the dry season. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar Falls is listed as India's 5th tallest waterfall, and is 227th in the world at 310 m. Trek route starts from Castlerock railway station, which used to be the customs checkpoint when the Portugese used to rule Goa. There are 11 tunnels on the way to the waterfall.

From Doodh-Ssagar 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rock Sadhu at Gokarna

Some unknown Artist has left this Amazing Carving in Laterite Rock at Gokarna. The carving is of a Sadhu (Indian Monk) in deep Meditation. Eyes half-closed, mouth slightly open, chin lowered a bit... You can feel his nostril move as he breathes in and out... saying Om.....

The Carving is behind the Sri Rama Temple at Gokarna, visible only from very near.. 
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