Flower of the day 16.5.2016

This orangish red colored single bushy flower has bloomed in my garden as a beautiful surprise this morning. Unfortunately I don’t know the name. I guess another variety of lily or eucalyptus flower or something else? I would like to know the name please.  

Mundane Monday #59

Mumbai Surburban railway  is the cheapest mode of public transportation in Mumbai. It would not be exaggeration if I call one of the busiest commuter rail system in the world, blood veins of Mumbai without which Mumbai, the financial capital of India eould come to standstill.  

Though it generally runs overcrowded but one of the days when there were hardly any passangers in the bogie I got a chance to click photos of the hangers below. They are used to seek support while standing in a moving train.  

They are mundane and almost invisible because of the crowd but I had fun shooting them. 

Flower of the Day: Tabernaemontana divaricata(Chandini)

While roaming around in Jodhpur I observed one thing, there weren’t not many flowers in the gardens or roadside lawns. Shrubs/bushes were  there but minus flowers. What’s could be the reason?

This might not the flowering season for local trees here or another very strong reason came to my mind was the soaring temperatures of the city. Survival is hard here for humans and animals unless they have some shade above their heads. How will delicate flowers bear this scorching heat? No wonder only tough species are found in Rajasthan but finally I got to see few shrubs with flowers on them.

These white ones are very beautiful starlike flowers called ‘Chandini’ here in India. Binomial name is Tabernaemontana divaricata. This is a evergreen shrub probably native to India, now cultivated in warmer regions of South & East Asia. Has medicinal value too. 

I would like to call them “The Heroes of Jodhpur” who are still smilng in the terrible heat. Tomorrow meet another hero. 

These are iPhone pics and I know that pictures are not of good quality as I had no idea how to deal with so much sunlight, every photo was exposed and looked too bright but as Cee says, this theme is all about sharing our flowers, isn’t it? 

Flower of the Day: 10.5.2016

Color Your World: Unmellow Yellow

Yellow stands for sunshine, luck, friendship and warmth. Enjoy the celebration mood which is clearly depicted through these pictures.



When I looked at them I thought of their safety first. Ofcourse I liked the ornamental gold and silver nose rings worn by these Maharashtra rural women but at the same time I felt unsafe looking at their traditional piece of jewellery.wpid-wp-1448352227686.jpeg

Isn’t it her smile infectous?  Wrinkled forehead and crow webbed eyes tell us a story of struggles and her life.fb_img_1450590726701.jpgShe was the eldest among all. I asked her if she didn’t feel any pain while wearing that heavy object in their nose. She replied softly that it didn’t matter when it was customary to wear it.fb_img_1450590736402.jpg