Monthly Archives: November 2013

"Ultra Deluxe" Bus of the State Express Transport Corporation Tamil Nadu

SETC Bus from Changanasserry to Chennai Seen on KK Road

A Tamil Nadu Government-owned State Express Transport Corporation (SETC) “Ultra-Deluxe” bus on its way from Changanasserry in Kerala to Chennai via Kottayam, Kumaly, Kambam, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchchi, Perambalur, Villupuram and Tindivanam. Leaves Changanaserry at 1500, Kottayam at 1530, Kumily at 2030 (yeah, 5 hours for 100 km!), reaches Chennai at around 8 in the morning. Very, very slow, crawling and ...

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Crown of Thorns Flower with a Bee in it

A Bee in a Crown of Thorns Flower

A bee sits inside a Crown of Thorns flower happily feeding away on the pollen of the flower. The Crown of Thorns plant (Euphorbia Milii) is also called the “Christ Plant” and is a widely grown thorny flowering plant which gives clusters of pink, solid looking round flowers which are very pretty to look at. It is a native of ...

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Twin WDG4 Diesel Goods Locomotives India

Twin WDG4 EMD Behemoths From Pune!

Twin EMDs of Pune loco shed idle, lights and presenting a show of their raw power, awaiting their turn to move forward. The 4000 hp humongous beasts are fast becoming the predominant Diesel traction freight locomotives on Indian Railways. Compared to the original GT46MAC models, the newer WDG4s have a more “rounded” look which sort of takes away some of ...

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Silent Stars and Milky Way in the Night Sky

A starry night on a no-moon day. The stars shine brightly across the sky with the Milky Way towards the bottom right side in this long exposure Night Sky photograph, set and shot in Manual mode. A humble attempt to capture the clear night sky from an unpolluted location up the Western Ghats, known as “Highrange” in Kerala. Sadly, a ...

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A "NeeR" ant walking along a Branch of a Twig

An Ant Walks Along a Twig #ForeverAlone

The close up shot of an Orange Ant (Neer urumbu in Malayalam) walks along a Twig, all alone. Surprising, since ants are always seen in groups. Maybe it was a scout. These Ants are like Fire Ants and pack a really painful bite. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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KSRTC Superfast Bus

KSRTC Superfast on a Long Journey…

A brilliantly liveried Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Superfast bus on its way to Thiruvananthapuram seen near Aluva in the suburbs of Ernakulam on a bright morning. These distinctly liveried red-and-yellow buses are the preferred mode of transportation in Kerala as they have only very limited stops and are notorious for their high speeds. The road is the National ...

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