Anji, Wardha. July, 2020 01/07/2020 Day 99 This morning was a fast paced ride to a reservoir beyond Saldara. It sits at the base of a hill and has no human activity around it. Makes a good place to watch birds and early mornings. It has been a good month of nature walks and cycle … Continue reading Day 99: From ‘camera to pen’
Ajangaon. June 2020 29/06/2020 Day 97 Writing these daily updates has been slow and lagged behind in the past two weeks. When days begin to get filled with outdoors writing takes a hit. The tradeoffs are clear. Lockdown days helped in observing reading and writing beahviour closely. As of now, both of them stand severely … Continue reading Day 97: Few changes
Farm. June 2020 27/06/2020 Day 95 The day began with a reminder of my stupidity. It had rained through the night yesterday. This morning after driving to the farm, I rode down to the waterline of the reservoir shooting down a muddy trail across the road. Over a water soaked bump on the narrow off-trail, … Continue reading Day 95: A growing thought
Soybean crop. June 2020 22/06/2020 Day 90 It was an indecisive day for cycling. The town isn't big, but the chaos of vehicles during morning hours gets me. It is preferable to drive out with the cycle in the car, ride a trail and drive back. Early morning confusion about which direction to take meant … Continue reading Day 90: In the now
05/06/2020 Day 73: Catching up In writing these daily entries, I skipped a day of writing when I traveled. That lag has now amplified into being two days behind the current date in writing these entries. Losing ground starts with a minor thing, and when not fixed in time it grows into a larger problem … Continue reading Day 73: Catching up
Ajangaon. May 2020 29/05/2020 Day 66 The shift from the city to a town has been interesting. After two months of living the lockdown in Bengaluru, the remaining weeks ahead will be lived in a small town. The threat of coronavirus has affected the town in a different way. Lower population density has meant that … Continue reading Day 66: Economic recovery and a small farm
Image of the day!
bewaqt: 11/05/2018 Sukli The village is marked by a clutch of Gulmohur trees on the narrow road that leads up to it. In a landscape coloured by intense summer heat, the village appears quiet and slow, heaving from the day’s harsh sun. In a brown horizon, Sukli’s blooming Gulmohur trees lend their colour, marking the … Continue reading
26/02/2018‘We’d play until the moonrise’, she said, recalling her days as an eight year old, in Aligarh. Her face lit up every time a memory with Abbu in it, came forth. Abbu was the eyes with which the three children saw the world around their little home set amidst a sea of farm on all … Continue reading Until the Moonrise
25/2/2018 In the bougainvillea shrubs by the fence, a Bulbul can be heard chirping. That is the only sound on the farm since morning. When the wind picks up, bamboo stocks can be heard rustling. This stay is about listening. And no running at all!