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….

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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!

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About Deepa Mohan 768 Articles
Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.


  1. 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! 🙂

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

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