The Charminar, Hyderabad

It’s the stuff of fables. An icon of the exotic east. It’s also chaos. A seeming must have for all old cities. Typical of life that jostles in them. The colours, the sounds and the smells… The fabulously rich Nizams of Hyderabad The Qutub Shahi rulers who built this oddly structured mosque A sunset quietly…

Childhood by candlelight

  The electricity still goes. But now it’s all about inverters and generators. The heat unbearable even for a minute. What then for the hours spent without a light or fan. Hand shadows made by candlelight Or elaborate card houses during long still summer days?   More shadows here For cards click here