Monday, December 17, 2007

Life on fast track...

Life is on the fast track
....

guess i should slow down!!!!
Fell down today .. hurt my knees..
seems was a sign from the almighty..

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Occupancy

Occupancy

...feel the need for a partner at times..
someone with whom i could sit with..
and talk end-lessley for hours and hours..

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Time...

Pillars of Time

Time flies by..
The rocks and the mountains..
Witness it year after year..
many come.. many go ...
what remains is memories... and the experiences...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Just waiting....

Waiting
...for the semester to get over..
:(

Monday, December 10, 2007

Feel like working...

My world...my work

Today after so many days, I felt like working.
The feeling was so good.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Those expressions...

Expressions
... the smiles..
... the stares..
Miss them all..

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Sharing...

Lunch Break

Collaboration...teamwork...sharing...
Need to have more of them...

Friday, December 7, 2007

Cry...

Express Yourself : Cry

When was the last time you cried...?
Movies do make us emotional?
Recently did so while watching "Miracle".
I guess its with these movies of triumph, i get too emotional.
But then are these tears of Joy?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Want to..

Let the stars shine down upon us...

sit under the trees...
count the stars...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The necklace..

C for Chicago

Reminds me of the similar thing on Mumbai Marine Drive.
Miss home!

Monday, December 3, 2007

On the fast lane

Need For Speed!

Heading towards the finish..
Speeeeed up..!
Life is on the Fast Lane.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Love Actually

The Face...

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at the airport. Gereral opinion makes out theat we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I dont see that. Seems to me that love is everywhere. Often its not particularly dignified or newsworthy but its always there. Fathers and Sons, Mothers and Daughters, Husbands and Wives, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Oldfriends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, none of the phone calls from people on board were messages of hate or revenge, they were all messages of love. If you look for it, Ive got a sneaky feeling you will find that LOVE ACTUALLY IS ALL AROUND.”

Friday, November 30, 2007

Peace...

Morning Blues
One down.. two more to go.. Some peace of mind

Monday, November 26, 2007

I remember

4 ~ Monsoon Mania

Sitting indoors, I remember the weekend that just went by.
The on top of the world feeling, the skyscrapers, the windy weather, the ice rains..
Chicago was awesome!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Waiting..

What do i do

for the holidays to begin...
to relax..
to enjoy..
to find myself all over again.

Monday, November 19, 2007

A promise...

The wedding vow...
...
to be told ...
after years of waiting ...
after years of loving ...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Just a few ..

Present and Future

leaves left on the trees..
i stare at the clear sky...
i see the branches overpowering..
a web it creates.

Soon these too will be gone..
Today one friend said..
Don't be sad.... they will come again..

What i felt was not sadness..
it was something else..
fear? agony ? sorrow?
just don't know what...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Memories....

Granny

..they dont fade way.
..they leave their marks ..

like a trail on a rock...
like the veins on a leaf..

Friday, November 16, 2007

Like a fairy....

Flower Fairy

...you touched my heart.
...you made the sorrows depart.

...your words made me smile..
...your laughs made me feel worthwhile..
..
.

What was I upto..?

Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~8

Perhaps it was madness...
I think it was..

Walking at 1 am in -2 degrees centigrade for around 4 km!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Papa...

Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~13

From the judge:
1st place: The "Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~13" by Happy Horizons as this image speaks of loneliness-union, darkness -light and departure .... and yet is very simple photograph.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The streets...

Sweet n Tobacco shop!

the streets here are so different..
there is no aroma.. there is no smell..
there are no people walking around..
there is no noise..
is this change in environment good?
Missing these small joys...
of going on the streets and starting a conversation with anyone..
stopping by anywhere and experiencing life..

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The things that gives one joy...

A smile

...will continue to do so...
no matter what.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Shubh Deepawali

Fireworks @ Infosys 25 Years Celebrations

One of the quietest Diwali ever.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Missing home...

Uncomparable

The festive season is in... missing home.. missing Ma.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The colors are fading ...

Fall

into dark brown... the sadness begins to set it.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Someone...

Into the woods...

Do we all need someone to travel the paths in life?
Is traveling alone scary ? Difficult?

Saturday, November 3, 2007

From the other side..

Introspection

Many a times it is required to go to the other side to see the beauty of the world.
Its a lot of viewing a same thing from different perspectives.

Into the woods..

The Bridge across..

At times I just feel like going into the woods and being in the arms of mother nature.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Reflections on Fall...

fall

Day by day the trees get bare..
...all i can do is sigh and stare...

More than half the leaves are gone..
it seems that mother nature has won..

Wish i could stop the winds..
Wish i could stop the rains..
The sadness that starts that is so unkind..
The agony, lost joy and the pains..

The mercury constantly fails to rise..
wearing an overcoat would be just wise..
The winds brutally hit my face...
i realize the triviality of the human race...

The sun is out and is bright...
i see the spotless sky...
wish there was heat as much there is light..
and i could, just as the birds fly....

Soon all will be black and white...
The days short.. and longer night..
Everyday will be a test for survival..
with the hope of a new revival..

The hope keeps me going..
this will end soon.... spring is coming..
Did you just notice the fall ending?
I thought winter was just starting!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The shadow never leaves...

Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~15

One just needs to reach out to the source of light..
to view them.
Often the shadows say something that the normal eyes fail to see.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wedding ....

Ready to Bloom

Was out to shoot wedding today ...
It was a great time I had.
A definitely new learning experience.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Go Play....

Go Play

Even in the worst of times, sports helps to ease the mind.
There is nothing more satisfying than sweating it out for an hour!

Friday, October 26, 2007

50000

50000...

Just a small milestone. Profile views crossed 50k on Flickr.
I like to keep track of such things.
Attaching images, objects, moments to a particular occasion helps one remember it better!
Ain't it?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Diligence

Talent

When I was deciding on what to do for a living, some years back, my father said that "Son, do whatever you want to do. But be "good" in it! "

Good design is a lot about practice.. being able to think in concrete concepts and supporting your design with an design argument.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

...memories

Running away from Danger

The hardest things to leave you are the ones you enjoy the most.
If you can detach yourself from something so easily, it means you did not enjoy doing it in the first place.

Want to get back to swimming soon.... But its so cold in here!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Today and Tomorrow..

Today and tomorrow..

Jo hua, achha hua.
Jo ho rahahai, achha ho raha hai.
Jo hoga, voh bhi achha hoga.

Tumhara kya gaya ki tum rote ho?
Tum kya laaye the jo tumne kho diya?
Tumne kya paida kiya tha jo nasht ho gaya?

Jo liya, yahin se liya.
Jo diya, yahin par diya.

Jo aaj tumhara hai, kal kisi aur ka tha, aur parso kisi aur ka ho jaayega.

Parivartan sansaar ka niyam hai.

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita.

Two-gether...

Ying-Yang

The feeling of avoiding being lonely in a crowd.
Always thinking that there is someone with you...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A pathfinder

Pathfinder

I desperately need one..
Where can i find one...
Isn't the journey of life ;
meant to be journeyed alone
You come alone.. you go alone...

Why do we crave for a partner...
Why do we crave for a pathfinder?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Am I homeless

For a Living

Was sitting on a street at Kirkwood,
was waiting for the bus.
There comes this chick siping budweiser,
offers it to me (and my friend).

Did she think of us as homeless?

Its so difficult to deal with the problem of a homeless in a different country, especially having been with many homeless kids in India.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Being homeless...

Drawing room

Homelessness is the condition and societal category of people who lack fixed housing, usually because they cannot afford a regular, safe, and adequate shelter. The term "homelessness" may also include people whose primary nighttime residence is in a homeless shelter, in an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. A small number of people choose to be homeless. An estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless.


Been working on a project for the homeless as a part of the curriculum.
The emotional content involved with the project is really strong.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Burn within...

Burn

Have you ever felt a desire burn you from within?
The wanting to do a certain thing before its too late..

Want to shoot the fall before its too late.
Everyday I have been watching a particular tree since the past few days...
and wonder if tomorrow will be the right time to shoot it..
Perhaps waiting for it to turn colors completely.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Doing things you love...

The worker...

Don't you miss the things you loved doing some time?
What is stopping you from doing it today ?

Don't you remember being happy in what you did?
What is making you sad today ?

Why let the circumstances come in your way of happiness?
Why not let it just take care of the sadness?

Remembering the portrait days.
will be back so shooting portraits soon.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mulakaat...

Satisfied

Everyday you met someone new...

Some impress...
Some fail to do so...
Some have an everlasting impression on the heart...
Some are just worthy of a glance..
Some not even that.

It does not matter where u go together..
Or what you spoke about..

What really mattered was
if both were happy together,
if both enjoyed their time together.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I stood there...

i stood there...

I stood there...
Till the end of time..
Till the stars did not shine..

I felt each water droplet touch me..
i felt it just could not be ...
The force touching my soul..
the waters creeping through the hole..

I stood there...
wishing for you to be back..
wondering what it was that i lack..

Saturday, October 13, 2007

An addiction...

One last puff | Chickpet

It always starts from a small step..
A small process...
One single puff...
One short gulp..

How many addictions have you accumulated over the past year?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Different Eye...

Shooting Me

Guess it's important as a photographer to look at things through a different eye at times..
Many a times one does not realize the beauty of things if not seen through a non-conventional channel.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I Miss You...

Locked Dreams

Every corner of the heart cries for you..
Every moment I am reminded of you..
Whenever I am in solitude..
and in awe of the moment of truth..
I feel for you..

Was i too fortunate to land up here..
Was i selfish to leave you and not be near..

I will be back soon my dear...
I will be back , so do not fear..
I will be back.
.....
...
..
.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Solitude...

In times of solitude...

Even the logs are company.
You wish to speak to them..
Listen to the silence with them...
Every shadow is a reflection of oneself...