Monsoon Clouds

Kumbalanghi © GIREESH GV
Kumbalanghi © GIREESH GV
Advertisements

Yoga at 1,343 m height ASL

Yoga practitioners doing a photo shoot at the peak in Kodachadri. Photo by Gireesh GV
Yoga practitioners doing a photo shoot at the peak in Kodachadri. Photo by Gireesh GV
Woman descending after her visit to "Moolasthan" Kudachadri temple.
Woman descending after her visit to “Moolasthan” Kudachadri temple.
The family from Thalassery who ride with us to Kudachadri from Kollur
The family from Thalassery who ride with us to Kudachadri from Kollur

_AA68881

Plastic bottles and papers as major disturbance for envirnment
Plastic bottles and papers as major disturbance for envirnment
visitors at the sunset point, Kudachadri
visitors at the sunset point, Kudachadri
Karnataka police Wireless tower at the peak
Karnataka police Wireless tower at the peak

_AA68918 _AA68938

This trip is after 19 years of gap. I been there with friends several times, now with my family. We took a jeep ride because not enough time to trek. Its also given me a different experience. Driving through the ghat road can take only 4-wheel drive jeeps and only locally trained drivers. Kudachadri always given me a enchanting experience. Remember my first trip with friends in 1989-90,  we trek to Kodachadri from Kollur.  On the trekking trail one has to pass through Gopalan’s tea shop. Only one who served the essential food like idli, bread, biscuits and bananas (from his farm). Gopalan is a Keralite and living inside the forest for many years…  Now i am not sure whether he still run that shop or there are more people opened shops. In Kudachadri there many vendors now. Place is getting littered. The many who dare to go to the peak are malayalees.

Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests (elevation – 1,343 metres above sea level) in the Western Ghats in South India (Shindig Dist., Karnataka State). It is declared as natural heritage site by Government Karnataka and it is 10th highest peak of Karnataka

Welder on a rainy evening

A Welder working on an installation in New Delhi Photo by Gireesh GV
A migrant labor as Welder working on an installationwork in New Delhi,  Photo by Gireesh GV

When the rain arrived

_AA70388

_AA70413

_AA70424

Early morning light on a bird

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin

Catch the morning rays of the sun on your face. Bask in the warm golden rays, and you will feel wonderful. Take a brisk walk in the open, and enjoy the gentle morning breeze on your face. The morning sun is a good source of vitamins that gives your body a healthy look.

#bird, #environment,

two overflowing rivers in last monsoon

two overflowing river

#1 Tapti river in Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh
#2 Narmada overflows Maheshwar, in Madhya Pradesh state, India.

The landmarks

The landmarks

Ashaf Ali Statue at Dharya Ganj

EID Mubarak

_DSC5687A woman offers namaz during Eid celebrations at Jama Masjid in Delhi, India

more images

girl child, Attapadi, Kerala

s-06

A shy tribal girl hiding away from my camera, Attapadi, Palakkad, Kerala. 1993-

During our visits we come across so many such incidents. But nobody given them any attention or come forward to save their children.

 Today the reports says the number of infants who lost their lives due to malnutrition in Attappadi in recent months has gone up to 32.  Malnutrition and being underweight was stated to be the reason for the infant’s death. As far I know Such incidents being reported from Attapadi from past. The tribals been exploited and mislead for long.  Why  today Attapadi get enough attention and for what?

Attappadi is an extensive mountain valley at the headwaters of the Bhavani River nestled below the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is bordered to the east by Coimbatore district in Tamilnadu, on the north by the Nilgiris, south by the Palghat taluk 

monsoon-kerala.jpg