HOME                                                                                                 My Tirupati History   (Tirupati at play)
  These are collections of photos that are already on my main India Pictures pages, arranged partly to show changes over the years 1982 - 2015. It is also an excercise in nostalgia for me,
I first went there in 1982 to the Botany Department in Sri Venkateswara University SVU) to teach a microbial physiology course. I returned for many visits , mainly to the virology, microbiology and biochemistry departments. I always stayed in the SVU guest house.
  This page is of favourite pictures of Tirupati at play. I could not think of a better title for this set. In later years my camera had a folding screen so that i could take pictures that the subjects could not see.
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1982 Outside the mosque in Hydrabad
1984 The temple tank at the waterfall temple at Kapilatheertham. In these earlier days it was wonderfully peaceful. The local boys used it as a swimming pool
1984 Some of the local hockey team by Marina beach in Madras (Chennai). I was always in demand for photos The game of Kabaddi
1992 Band practice neat Madras University on Marina drive View of the beach from the Guest house. 'My cricket team' are at the bottom right
1993 Children of the fisherman who lived in the thatch huts on the beach Home. I was invited to have chai but i was too shy.
1994 Tirupati cricket ground. Usually at least 8 games playing at once SVUniversity students in a comedy sketch during a student welcoming function
2000 In the villagage of Konanki where I stayed with Naga Raju. Boys tookover my computer to play The band accompanying the god on his Pongal tour of the village
2002 Back at the cricket ground They also paly footbal there; "one photo sir"
2003 Some my (unwsnted) followers climbed onto the cricket ground wall to say goodbye I don't know their game. The beggar did not like me I think
  2003 My friends (Imran, Surya and Gopi) on boating lake 2006 Madhu and friend at the dam near Chittoor
  2007 Cricket - stumbled across during forest walk. Welcomed by my neighbours 2007 At Mahabalipuram
  2007 I don't know what this game is The newly concreted road in Thumulagunta is better for this
  2009 Request Not to play 2009 Mahabalipuram
  2009 Thumulagunta Playing with fire The have just seen a new chance of play (with me as entertainer). Bigger running boy became a good friend over the years ('Balu')
2008 In the village of Thumulagunta (Mallapalle) 2009 Playing with fire - on the waste ground beside Mallepalle part of Thumulgunta
  2010    My neighbour, living on campus opposite guest house. 2011 My other nearest neighbour (on back of bike)
2011 Boys teasing the camel in the diary farm They got more than expected, being attacked by the angry camel
  2011   At Mahabalipuram Playing on the rock slpes near The huge carving of Arjun's revenge
  Same Edwin bowling in the courtyard of one of the SVU men's hostels (2011?)
  2011 So happy 2011 In Thumulagunta Very engrossing but i don't know what was the game
2011 On roof of Balaji's house in Thumulagunta. Photography instruction My friends
  My cricketing neighbour Sunday afternoon game (Thumulagunta)



2012 SV University hall for music festival Very popular winners
2013 The 'park' at Thumulagunta (centre) Barath (Balu) learning photography on roof of uncle's house
2014 My village friends with Balu and Kalyan centre Ladies at play
2015 The boys tied a kite to their frined in chair then pushed him down the hill to fly it Next day "one photo sir"
  Still batting Sunday afternoon at the park; Madhu
    Balu's brother Ganesh
  Bobby Krishna
  Sunday afternoon at the park with my Thumalugunta frineds: Bobby, Madhu, Jogesh, Balru, Majosh, Ganesh. Balru, Bobby, Balu, Jogesh
  Watching a video of me and Hugh playing. A favourite game haggling over the price of my auto home ride
  Balu always leaped onto my laptop "Password sir" A typical village gang entertaining themselves on my 'roof garden'