Friday, 21 November 2014


Our guest blogger Sheila Kumar, copywriter-turned-journalist-turned writer (author of Kith and Kin), recounts through a series of frames, her visit to Nilgiris, one of the oldest mountain ranges; it is a part of the Western Ghats. There are three hill stations in Nilgiris -- Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri. Nilgiris is India's first biosphere. This is Sheila's second tour-de-frames for Nila Tamaraa. Drop by Sheila's blog Bindersfullawords for some more frozen frames.

 Not so long ago, this alert was tacked onto a tree just beyond Mudumalai.
The last of the `Bens` when coming up from Coimbatore.
The `Sleeping Beauty` sprawls in
wanton fashion. She is seen in her full glory only on clear days.

A blaze of green as one approaches on the rail tunnels.
 The utterly charming Lovedale station.
The glorious clock tower at the Lawrence School in Lovedale.
Jacaranda lights up the landscape at Wellington.
The eucalyptus tree-lined track in the Ketty valley. 
Sitting pretty in a Coonoor tea garden.....
A Toda (one of the tribes of Nilgiris) deity etched in stone.

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