Tuesday, September 30, 2008

दिन ढल जाए...

Framed Sun

दिन ढल जाए हाय , रात ना जाय
तू तो आए तेरी , याद सताए ,
दिन ढल जाए ...
प्यार में जिनके , सब जग छोडा , और हुए बदनाम
उनके ही हाथों , हाल हुआ ये , बैठें दिल को थाम
अपने कभी थे , अब हैं पराये
दिन ढल जाए हाय ...

ऎसी ही रिम -झिम , ऎसी फुवारें , ऎसी ही थी बरसात
ख़ुद से जुदा और , जग से पराये , हम दोनों थे साथ
फिर से वो सावन , अब क्यूँ न आए
दिन ढल जाए हाय ...

दिल के मेरे तुम , पास हो कितनी , फिर भी हो कितनी दूर
तुम मुझ से मैं , दिल से परेशान , दोनों हैं मजबूर
ऐसे में किसको , कौन मनाये
दिन ढल जाए हाय ..

One of my fav songs.
Was just missing a few close people over the past couple of days.
Wish they were around.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Life is Simple


Isn't it?
I strive towards this.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jobs Jobs Jobs

Rising Prices

A few times I think about the job that I want to do after I graduate.
I think I will be most happy doing somethings that I love, but I know that practically it might not be feasible till a few more years.

Recently I watched the movie, Welcome to Sajjanpur.
For a moment I felt like leaving everything and returning to my village and doing farming and spending a peaceful life.

The question is , will that be peaceful? Or has the definition of peaceful changed for the lives that we have been living and will be living.

Friday, September 26, 2008

What is your Lucky Number ?


Today I was discussing about lucky number with a friend. This blog mentioned below is a synopsis of that!
Read more about it here!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Life goes on....

...and life goes on

...today i had a heated discussion with a friend.
The topic of discussion was beating pessimism and adopting a better approach to life.

I was for having a more positive outlook towards life.

Gosh... whenever I get into this, i feel like one of those gurus .. giving a talk on life skills management.

Will blog more about this in detail in the other blog soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A desire...to feel at peace...


Of late, one of the things that I am trying to do is to spend time aways from the computer.
So, I try to avoid carrying my laptop around...
I am trying to know myself better through readings, I am trying to spend time with myself.

In the end, its all about finding more peace within me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Just do it..

Just do it....

I think the most catchy and the best tag line for any product that I have come across is this one by Nike.

Its short.
Its to the point.
You "Just do it!"

Simple as that.

So ya, I will trying doing it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The love...

The wedding vow...

If someone is capable of loving his partner without any restriction,unconditionally,then he is manifesting the love of god...

It's an extract from a book "The Zahir".

Read this from my sister's status message on gchat.
I liked it.

That book is my next read.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Why do you smile?

Spread the Smile

One day, I was in the lift going from the 20th floor to the basement.
I stood there smiling, as the lift progressed.

At the 13th floor a lady got into the lift.
The first thing she asked me, why was I smiling so much? And what was so amusing?

I gave her a bigger smile! And said, I just like to smile all the while!
And she stared at me, did not speak for a few moments.

At the seventh floor she got out, and said before going,
"I like that attitude! Keep smiling."

And I did.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Most interesting...

Midnight Mass @ St John's Church ~19

..one of the more interesting things that has happened over the past year has been the meeting amazing people.
Some of them have been online, some in person, some in some corner of the world, some very close to home.

Thanks all for being a part of me.
I have learnt something from every single person.

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Wish ..

Happy Birthday

Every Year,
On this day.

I have a wish,
which I know,
will never will be fulfilled.
To be a child again.

But I recall what I am,
where I am,
the places I have been,
and the people I have met.

And I say to my self,
What a wonderful life!!!

Happy Birthday to Me.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Wait...

The Wait | Streets of Kolkata

...every person in this world is waiting for something or the other.

Some get it exactly what they wished for.
Some get something unexpected.
Some do not get anything at all,
And either they start waiting for something new.

Guess its basics of human nature.

Been quite a while I have been waiting
for somethings..
for someone..
Days turn to months to years ...
The wait never ends....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A feeling... to shout.


You read a news article that leaves you in a bad taste.
You have a conversation , and people do not understand you.
You think there is no one who can actually think the way you do.

You just want to shout out loud... and hope that there will be someone, ..
someone who will be there to listen to everything you say..

Agreeing and disagreeing comes later.. many a times people are just not willing to listen also..
but then, are you always in a state to speak out?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Canvas...of my mind.

The Canvas of My Mind

A bird, I wish I was,
to fly in high and high
above the canopies,
into the deep blue expanse.

Soaring high,
with aspirations,
in the eye,
dreams and motivations.

To stop at will,
one rock to the other,
at times to be still,
just pause and not to flock.

Waters and its coolness around,
a peace of mind,
waiting to be found,
with nothing to bind.

A stop to the other,
one chain of thought,
then onto another,
an inner delight to be sought.

Monday, September 15, 2008


A Jog a day...

Been such a while since I went for jogging.
Now that i know my class schedules, and I get an idea of how busy I am going to be in my semester, I think I should restart on the jogging.

Not that I was not doing anything all this while. I was doing my regular swimming. But with the outdoor pool to close in a few days time and also the weather starting to chill down a bit, I think jog is the way!

So.. did YOU jog today?

Sunday, September 14, 2008



Why do some group of people forget that we are all Indians first and that religion comes only later.
Any blasts, is just reducing the harmony amongst Indians first and then between different sects of people.

Why .. Why...?

Saturday, September 13, 2008



......of Fall.

I see the leaves change colors.
I hear the birds shout.
I smell the air afresh,
I feel the seasons change.

Went out for a shoot today after long time.
Felt nice.

Friday, September 12, 2008



Contribute to Bihar Flood Relief

Getting in touch with other agencies working directly with the affected people. Will be interacting with them more over the next few days/weeks/months.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Start afresh

Creation 5 | Pottery Town, Bangalore

...to the thousands who have lost their homes, and have to start everything all over again.

God Bless them.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What a waste of youth...

The Look

...read this post from a friend. Struck me hard.
It's so true.

...i do realise, I'm not doing enough. I see these children and then I compare them to the so called educated masses that hoard in millions to listen to the mindless speeches of our Netas and babus and dance on trucks and busses to campaign for them.

What a waste of youth...!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thinking in Contrasts

Love and Hate

Of late I have only been thinking in contrasts.

Yes and No.
Love and Hate.
Good and Bad.
Happy and Sad.
Life and Death.

My body is in the US, mind is in Bihar,
the soul, I don't know where.
It's ironical to see the wastage of resources here,
the lifestyle of people all around me
and at the same time to think of the situation back home.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Food .. Hunger ...

A meal a day..

Contribute for the Flood Victims and bring a smile to someone's life. Lets do it. One meal at a time. One soul at a time.

The waters of the floods begin to recede back in Bihar and the realities come into the picture. Untill now the damage was beyond imagination. The officials estimate damage beyond thinkable numbers. Hundreds of villages just wiped out. People seeing other people's corpses emerging out of the waters at numerous places. Diseases starting to spread.

More and more organizations coming forward with their help.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Whatever works...

evil spirits

Read a news article today that, people back home are praying to the River Kosi, the same river that caused the destruction with its floods, to stop showing its anger and bring peace to life and that they have got enough punishments for their sins.

At times I find it ironical.
At times I find it just being helpless.

People are now dying due to the spreading epidemics of the diahorrea and there are other diseases like Kalajar and Malaria that are just waiting on the doorsteps to make its presence felt.

In such times, one just hopes that any prayer helps.
Just hoping that any superstition would work.

Saturday, September 6, 2008



Saw Rock On yesterday. Was nice. I liked it... Miss close friends.

This is one of those dear friends, Sumeet.
It's his birthday today.

This pic was taken on his marriage day.

Happy Birthday dost!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Love what you do...


...and the smiles will always be present.

I will be shooting portraits again in a few days time.
I just miss shooting them here in the US, so whenever I get an assignment to do it, I am so happy about it.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Listen to the music of silence...


How often I try to capture the essence of the elements around me by just trying to concentrate on the sounds around!

Why does it feel peace and the music so soothing, in the silence of the temples and the monastries?

I miss a temple here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lost Smiles

In memory of the millions of people rendered homeless in the recent floods in Bihar.

Lost Smiles

In the darkness of the day,
a deluge unwanted arose.
from the waters untamed..
..which were once a blessing.

To territories once abandoned
..to places one thought safe
making its presence felt ..
in lives it never dwelt.

One lost those crops
Some lost a beloved
Some their kins...
but all their smiles.

Haunting memories...
it leaves each day.
stories to be told
for centuries later.

How am i to...
laugh again.
how am i to get back
to the future
without a scar
of the recent past.

How am I to smile again?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Shoo them away ....

Shoo them away

..the sorrows.
..the desires.

Just like that.

I know it's not that simple though.

Monday, September 1, 2008

O' Fall...

O ' Fall..

..where are thou.
I know you are there.
Right beneath the leaves.
just above the trees.

Show me your presence.
I see you playing,
hide and seek,
in your true essence.

I see the leaves change colors,
some yellow,
some red,
some orange,
to be dared.

I know you are there
I know you will come
I know I will love you
and again.

Came back to Bloomington, which is known for having very beautiful fall colors. The first thing i noticed here is the leaves on the maple trees and some have changed colors. It reminded me of the last fall where I witnessed such fine art work on the trees. And I smiled. As this year promises to be same if not better! I am excited about it.