Monday, August 19, 2013

Orange joys






With nothing much to tell and hardly any time for leisurely weekend jaunts, I have taken to capturing roadside colours and flavours. Being a lover of local sights always, and more so when one lives in a colour-chocked, prismatic country such as ours, it's hard to overlook the vibrant joys that are here, there, and everywhere. And quite interestingly, when I was trying to gather a coherent mood for this little post, these different shades of orange came together. Just like that! Like a jumbled picture gradually falling into place, it meant a lot, this little coincidence. Enough to tickle the Monday blues away, enough to remind me how fortunate I am to be surrounded by such an unassuming, permeating colour palette, and enough to bask in the joy of one of my favourite colours.

Brave gulmohars rising up against a belligerent monsoon sky. Baskets of feisty marigolds, those fluffy balls of orange wonders, thronging the weekend bazaar. Mouthwatering rows of roadside chicken tikka being grilled inside a rotisserie as we wait for our to-go, Saturday-night parcel. Two halves of an orange stare at me, trying hard to perk up my Monday-morning mood. And life, suddenly, appears to be not so bad. A little less dull. A little more orangish.   

8 comments:

  1. Orange is such a life-enhancing colour, so bright, so like sunlight at its most intense. Who could stay gloomy when they have such riches to look on.

    Looking at these pictures, the hot, spicy smell of India comes off your page, taking me straight into a long ago memory of the one and only time I had the great good good fortune to step off a plane onto the tarmac at Delhi airport late one velvety night.

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    1. How about another visit then?! :-)
      And I love how you describe orange - true, it's the most mood-lifting of colours..

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  2. I love your pictures. What a colour! How intense! How bright! You are surrounded by wonderful things: street food, flowers, bright colours ...

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    1. Thanks dear Celine. I would say the same about your beautiful country; I think it's all about being enamored with the 'exotic', sights that one doesn't come across everyday.

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  3. You represent orange so beautifully! I love these.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation, Alexandria!

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  4. How did I miss this post?
    The colours that surround you just grab me - they are as I imagine India must be. Is it really so brilliant and beautiful?

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    1. It is, particularly the rural face of the country which is chockablock with vibrant colours and rustic landscapes. Be it the colour-seeped clothes, the flowers, the markets, and even the peeled yellow and blue paint on cracked walls, everything oozes a striking beauty.
      How I wish you and TGD visit us soon! :-)

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