Backyard 14

I am still trying to find out the name of these rocks… Advertisements

Backyard 15

Our Post Office

Backyard 16

A mobile home park behind the Post Office

I’m bloggin’, Debra!

DOORS I know it sounds simple but somehow the image of doors seemed to fit the new life we are starting in Thoreau (the first few days anyway). When I think of doors… Continue reading

Pic a day

In the interest of remaining creative and also cultivating routines (I am pathetically challenged in this area, I hate routines), I am going to take one picture a day (or choose one from… Continue reading

मुझसे पहली सी मुहबबत मेरे महबूब ना माँग — नूर जहाँ

Growing up, I always got to listen to urdu sher-o-shairi and music that my mother played on her 78, 45 and 33 1/3 rpms whether I liked it or not, and I mostly… Continue reading

गरम हवा garam hawa 1973

This is one of those movies that I saw when I was a kid and one that never left me. What I remember most about it was the fine language, its reality appeal… Continue reading


Someone once asked me why everyone was crying (read, sobbing) and sad at an Indian wedding. Here are some partial responses related in song. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi ji K.L. Saigal From the film,… Continue reading

shiv kumar batalvi

Birhaa da Sultan, Shiv Kumar Batalvi died too young and left us with poetry and song that remains unparalleled in Punjabi literature. I don’t think I could ever translate his work into English… Continue reading