West End Window

I love windows. I love old, untended buildings. I loved this window and this building, and painted them from a photograph which I took last year in Bangalore. While I painted I listened to songs by Kabir. Everything came together in my mind, though of course, the painting is full of flaws. It was a good learning experience. Ramesh Gandhi gave me valuable colour advice when I needed it. So there it is.

Vegetable Thoughts

(Please click to enlarge!) Cool weather flowers, in Coonoor:

(Pansies = pensées = thoughts)


Life bursts forth everywhere.

Coonoor: the graveyard next door

Green and peaceful

A Dead Flower

The real flower is on the left :)

Coonoor: A Morning Walk

On my first morning in Coonoor, in the cool Nilgiri hills, I went for a walk. Here are some of the things I saw:

All Saints' Church

A troop of monkeys living in style above a roadside garbage heap

Empty, meandering one-lane roads lined with wildflowers

Attractive bungalows, half-hidden behind trees

A No Tresspassing sign -- but since it was in Tamil I felt that I could ignore it ;). I walked down a path and saw

A tea garden, planted on a steep hillside, with a gurgling stream at the bottom, and forest rising on the opposite side

Dilapidated but charming buildings

More tea gardens, with a poor section of town below

A dead rat