Posts Tagged 'sea'

castle curlew and its church

Posted by on 20 Sep 2012 | Category: india, photography

Peeping into the Arabian Sea, nestling between Alibag and Murud, the popular tourist spots of Mumbaikars, is a world much unknown to the most of Maharashtra – Korlai.

Korlai is a 2 faced village, both by its geography and its soul. Both sides of the village are straddled by the sea, with the marathi fisher-folks on one side, and the indo-portuguese speaking villagers on the other side.

Korlai Fishing Village at the foothills of Castle Curlew

Standing prominent on the rocky headland side of the village is the 16th century Korlai fort, built by the Portuguese. Accounts, though hazy, says that it was originally ‘Castle Curlew’, built by Felipe Mascarenhas who was the 26th Viceroy of Portuguese India. When it was functional, the fort was protected on the inland side by a ditch, and accessible only by a drawbridge.

One of the interesting pieces of work inside the Korlai fort is the St Mathew’s church built circa 1630. Though now it is an abandoned, idling edifice, its features still give out the strategies and thoughts gone behind its construction.
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pale blue pied paddle

Posted by on 22 Jul 2009 | Category: Uncategorized

  and thus he picked up
  the pale blue-pied paddle
  and he sailed again
  the blue blue sea;
  the white surf lagging
  the bright blue blue sky
  writing sparkles on the way

circa 2005. symbolically linked to my life & research (?!)

glimpses of goa. land of the sun, sand and sea

Posted by on 15 Dec 2005 | Category: Uncategorized

goa DonaPaula

glimpses of goa. land of the sun, sand and sea

Posted by on 15 Dec 2005 | Category: Uncategorized


i was mistaken

Posted by on 15 Dec 2005 | Category: Uncategorized

we used to pen anonymous letters, custom in my class. atmospheric science guy (wind) used to chat with her (shawl) always; sea (oceanography) disliked.

I was mistaken
In reading your eyes
They betrayed me
When the wind blows
And take away that brown shawl
Don’t hesitate
Go with the wind
The wind you admire
Because I’m not the wind
I am only the sea
And try not
To flutter with the wind
Over the sea
As the calm sea
May enrage and foam up
Taking the shawl with the waves
Into the depths ~ to no escape
And your wind will be alone
Alone and alone as I am

the sea

17.11.2000 2.20 p.m.