Litigants turn accidental conservationists

There is a particular spot on the long meandering route I take to work, where my gaze is almost involuntarily drawn towards two (once fabulous) dilapidated British era mansions. These are two different but adjacent residences built on expansive grounds now overrun by untamed greenery. Both the properties are locked down and off limits to... Continue Reading →

Matchless Makto

Matchless G3 and G3L were first designed and manufactured for use by the British Army during the second world war. These motorcycles continued to be produced after the war for both civilian and military use up until the 60s. The Matchless in the picture is a 1950 G3L that belongs to Kalyan Kishen Singh. The... Continue Reading →

Fiat’s X-Men

There were three exposures left on my last 120mm film roll that I took with me on a trip to Kashmir. So I headed out to the beach early one Sunday hoping to capture something interesting┬á before sending the roll to the lab. In the first forty five minutes all my dull mind could frame... Continue Reading →

Once I Was – Part 1

Every time I am on the road, I take sneak peaks into front yards or open garages of houses I pass, with the hope of finding stunners from the past. As a result of this diverted attention I have been a target for expletive bombs from irked motorists. However, this has also helped identify some... Continue Reading →

Railics

Chennai's Regional Railway Museum hosts a good collection of locomotives and coaches from 1875 to the late 80s as part of its outdoor exhibits. I found this to be more interesting and experiential compared to the the two indoor galleries. One gets full access to interiors and controls of most locomotives and coaches. And there... Continue Reading →

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