Monthly Archives: January 2012

telugu singing and tongue twisters…

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Rajam sings some Telugu songs…Chally chally and one from Shankar Dada MBBS – A telugu blockbuster movie


Siva recites a Telugu tongue twister about prema which means love

I have to bribe Balaji to sing a Telugu Christmas carol for me by promising to sing him one myself, but don’t worry i’ll spare you that part…

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washing…

Women washing just after dawn (around 6.00am) in Buddavaram. Only women wash and smaller children (boys and girls) help them. In this same spot men wash their buffalo daily and rubbish is regularly tipped into the river regularly floating by.

A little way up you can often see river snakes swimming and also brilliant green and blue kingfishers. In October it is an excellent space for spotting butterflies.

photoshop for beginners…

So the in charge of IT in the 2 schools where i teach has implemented a new policy this year of getting much younger children involved in using computers. Because of this i have taught much more photoshop this year and to younger kids. I concentrated on the drawing aspect of photoshop as they will be taught photography manipulation by the school. They have only been learning since i have been here and they made some genuinely beautiful drawings…

Above are 2 works by Christu Raju whom am convinced is some kind of genius…and yes that angel does look a bit like Michael Jackson…

Work by Hari…another genius…

As i may have mentioned before, photoshop is actually a valid and extremely vocational skill to be learned for young Indian students. As well as the fact that Andhra Pradesh (or namely Hyderabad) is a centre for information technology, there is also a flourishing industry for Photoshop artists who work in tandem with photographers to create fantasy albums for special events such as wedding ceremonies etc…

Chandra came in with a tiny newspaper cartoon clipping and came up with this…

…another beautiful drawing by Siva

gannavaram and multiconfessional temples…

Took an auto rickshaw taxi to Gannavaram…here are some of the people who shared it…

The ladies of Venus fancy goods store, Gannavaram washing pan leaves. They can be chewed and are a mild stimulant, but they also use them to wraps hand made sweets…

Up the road from Venus…I love this temple, it covers the Christian, Hindu and Muslim faiths…

The sign tells us it’s the Gannavaram temple, the address and it’s benefactors…

saluting 10th class…


A salute to the boys of 10th class the final year in the school system in India. They lead an intense life of study with occasional breaks for eating. A funnier, brighter, kinder bunch of boys you could not find. They will leave  for college in a few months…i miss them already!

Below Ravi Sagar and Gowri tell me what a typical day is for them…

…oh yes and they can dance too! not one of my films below: