Tag: Skywatch Friday

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My Mumbai Sky is bluer #SkywatchFriday

The only good thing to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic is my blue MUMBAI sky. Normally the sky is now and clear only for around four days in the year – just before the rains ( sometimes) ans definitely after the rains have washed the sky clean during the monsoon season. But last week …

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Have you ever seen a Kite fight? #SkywatchFriday

Have you ever seen a kite fight? Mumbai’s skies, earlier this week saw many kite fights.   On the 15th we celebrated the festival of Sankranthi, a day which marks the beginning of the northward movement of the sun. This is one of the few Hindu festivals determined by the Solar calendar rather than the …

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As day breaks over Mumbai #SkywatchFriday

Today is the last day of the Merry month of May. It seems that gloom has descended on my city with the first grey morning. The Koel is still cooing her summer story and the roads are free of traffic. A quiet peace welcomes the new day. As we welcome the grey clouds over the …

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Looking forward to the weekend #SkywatchFriday

Last night as I was feeding Ms Papaya, I looked up and saw the sunset. There were no words to describe the changing sky as it morphed from ripples of white cloud into a peachy pink that slowly turned deeper into magenta and then purple before finally giving up to become dark . As the …

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Cloud Cover #SkywatchFriday

It’s early May and storm clouds are brewing on India’s East Coast. Cyclone Fani which was hovering over Chennai is now heading northward towards Odisha. This extra atmospheric activity has affected my Mumbai sky too and left it overcast. It looks scarily like a pre-Monsoon sky. These are dramatic views from the eastern side of …

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Morning glory #SkywatchFriday

Summer is here and the sun shines so bright that it is impossible to take an image. However, yesterday I managed a lovely sunrise shot with a slightly cloudy sky. I thought it would rain or drizzle as there have been some hailstorms in Pune a few weeks ago. But alas, the sun ? shines …