Kite in the evening sky….

We were participating the Bangalore Bird Race, and had gone to Madivala Lake right at the end to see what water birds we could spot; but a "kite" (not a Black or Brahminy Kite!) caught my eye….

kite evening sky madivala lake 180109

The backlit kite, soaring above everyday cares, while yet tethered to the ground, against the liquid gold of the evening sky, seemed a metaphor for all of us in this city…we are tied down to our commitments and our various problems, but once in a while, we can fly above them and enjoy our place in the sun….

And it was lovely to see that pastimes like kite-flying still seem to thrive in a city where TV sets and video games seem sometimes seem to rule!


  1. Nanda Ramesh says:

    Nice photo and imagination! It was a good pastime and hopefully will have a revival in the near future…

  2. Deepa Mohan says:

    Well, I would like to see a *proper* revival and not an “ethnic Kite Day” once a year as a token! Luckily, it still seems to be a popular pastime, as the kites caught on trees show! πŸ™‚

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