am just back from a polymesmeric holiday in lakshadweep, an archipelago of coral islands off india’s west coast. learnt how to swim. kayaked. dived. saw turtles, dolphins, morays and more. and had my head turned inside out by the intricacy of coral ecosystems. am now back convinced that i need to read about coral reefs, and that i need to learn how to dive solo. (perchance, if i feel i can write eloquently enough to do justice to the trip, a longer post sometime).
and hmmm, credit for all underwater photos goes to amod zambre. and that fifth snap from the top, those are the friends i travelled with. ramana, vidya, their daughter aarushi, and amod. a wonderful trip, indeed. also, in case you are wondering about the snap with the cars, kavaratti, the island where we stayed is about 5km long and 1 km wide. the government babus, nevertheless, feel the need to have cars to ferry them about.
i should also hastily add that credit for the horrible pun (wrasse-leela, wrasses are fishes found in reefs) goes to ramana.