Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More memories

and then

all sweet of them.

and i just sit and smile as they cross my mind.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Believing in it...

Support Child Education

Education is the key to a progressive society and a tool to reduce poverty.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A smile to cherish.. face to remember

Toothless Wonder

...there are some faces that refuse to go away from your memories.
...they just remind you of the sweet memories associated with it.

Today I was going through my archive of photographs, and came across this kid's photos that I had taken almost 2 years back. This photo brought back those sweet memories and brought a smile to my face instantly.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Divine Intervention

Odd One Out

....badly need it.
O' lord.. where are thou!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Education is...

In this classroom...

a right.
a privilege.
a motivation.
a mode of survival.
a medium of progress.
a way to change a society.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Excitement buildup

The looks

Going to visit home soon..
and I am so excited about it!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Life is beautiful

Another one blossoms
It's funny how when things fall into place,
you start thinking Life is beautiful.
The irony is that Life is always beautiful.
Just that we are not aware of it in the times of hardships.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I am me

I am me

What I am is because of me.
What I will be is because of me.
What I wish to become is all dependent on me..
Whether I seek happiness or not is upto me.

Will I be able to stand tall and aloof in this crowded world,
Is also entirely upon me.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why I like nature?

Nature Beauty

...the beauty of nature is that even in its most adverse situations it teaches something.

One day this tree was barren.. then the spring came and the tree was full of these beautiful flowers.. and now all the flowers are falling and the tree will be full of only leaves.
and then fall.. and again winter.. the cycle continues...

Change is intolerable.

What matters the most is how one adapts to those changes.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The bench

The Wait and the watch

Wonder how many a people it has seen come and go.
wonder how many seasons it has witnessed

wonder the harsh winters it has survived..
and the rains it has tolerated..

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The beauty around...

Happy Spring

From a conversation with my friend....

how do u capture such emotions?
who looks so hard at the nature around them
as usual. you inspire me.. good work.

I followed that squirrel,
made friends with it
and spent more time with it..

and when it was comfortable,
i clicked one...
and then i clicked a few more..
and it was so comfortable with me.

it reflects in the pics how you enjoy the entire process



Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Essence


of life is in...
finding someone who cares for you...
finding someone for whom you care...
finding to be a couple with...
finding the work you love...
finding what keeps you happy...
finding what your dreams are...
finding how to realize those dreams...

Friday, April 18, 2008

So I did it....

Before the Splash; I stand on Water!

Finally took the jump!
Ab jo bhi hoga dekha jaayega!

Bring it on world!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Jumping into the pool

Running away from Danger
many a times we fear the consequences, and wonder about drowning, that we stop ourselves from making the jump.

Similar thing has been happening with me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

When forces collide

When Forces Collide results in a decision.
Today was another day when I think I made an important decision.

Hope it works out well.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Loneliness leading to Sadness


Why is it that whenever I am in trouble or feeling depressed I have no one to talk to...
The feeling of loneliness just aggregates the depression and the frustration level..
with no one to talk to .. no one you can trust... no one to tell anything .. no one willing to listen to your thoughts.. and even if they do listen...they don't support what you are saying...

Its really funny as this is almost the 3rd time in the past 4 years that I am facing such a situation... and I feel completely lost...

Wonder if I will ever get over this depression... its like the test of my patience.. and I just feel so sad about it.. just helpless...

Monday, April 14, 2008

I wish..

A couple...

This one photo made me wish for so many things...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Distributing Smiles


One thing about flowers that I really love is that they always seem to be smiling.
Thus I feel every-time one is sharing flowers, they are indirectly sharing smiles.

How wonderful would it be, if people just distributed smiles to everybody.
The beauty in nature consistently inspires me to smile... and all my world of problems seems ephemeral and unwanted.

Today I saw a scene in which there was a barren tree and just beside it there was a tree fully laden with Magnolia flowers. The barren tree definitely was the current state and the flowered tree was definitely a sign if the things to come.

The joy of life truly lies in these simple things and these thoughts when it comes to my mind, I just smile.
So please smile .. and distribute the smile.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Being Down to Earth...

Down to Earth
... no matter how big a person one becomes, one should always remain down to earth in attitude.
Money and fame is ephemeral, what remains is the pure un-contaminated soul if one can manage to keep it that way. A soul free of attitude, free of pride and self-ego.

It's often in the lowest of places we find the most beautiful of god's creations and they are happy being there. Unaware of the world so high.. unaware of who is looking at them...

sometime...another down to earth soul passes by.. notices the beauty of it and appreciates it from their soul.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I miss India

Broken Dreams

... no no .. its not the beauty competition..

It's me missing home.
Watched Rang De Basanti again today and I realize I miss home so much.

After the shedding of tears yesterday, I was really emotional about home and the movie today just increased that affect.
Nothing that it is bad... but I just miss home...
somehow over the years..
I have got really attached to home and family...

guess its a make up for all the lost moments in childhood...

Thursday, April 10, 2008



...when the process of life begins...
the soul is protected in the womb for months..

as the years progress.. we grow..
we spread out wings..
we reach out for things..
we start to reap.. we start to sow..

however, at all times,
we seek the protection.
initially its from parents..
then comes your friends....
the close ones..
and then the not so close ones
at times it could be a distant person..
you have not met...

in the end, there would be an almighty...
the sole protector,
always present,
but you look to them only when all the above have given up on you...

in the end the matter of fact is..
we all need the protection.

Protection leads to the reduction of fear,
makes the impossible seems possible.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

and it opens up more...

A bit more...

a change in the perception opens up the heart...
I read a quote today .. and loved it..
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
To add to that .. the pleasure is simply increased if you do something that you start loving those things...

Today I shot for a while... and was a feeling like no other.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

...and the Spring Unfurls.

Unfurl the Spring

..its wonderful to see the increase in the activities on the roads..
everybody seems to be spreading their wings and enjoying themselves..
its a different world altogether here in the spring..

I played soccer today after a long time and it was an ethereal feeling!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Distorted Realities

Distorted Realities believe in something strongly.. have this view..
...and you are not willing to change it..

and then ...
...with a gush of wind...

the realities distort...
you look for a reflection .. to view it..
and then u suddenly see it.. its clear..
but its distorted...

its almost the same...
but not quite the same...

and then the mind starts to panic..
what happens if what was the same...
no longer remains the same...
what do you do...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The beauty of Life...

The beauty of life...

...lies in things you love....

i love the warmth of the evening sun.
i love the beauty in nature.
i love the flowers.
i love the birds.
i love my nikon.
i love my 50mm.

and also a few other things i love.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Missing life....

Me and myself
in my world...

its been a while since in this negative framework of mind...
been a while since i went out to shoot..
been a while since i saw a great movie..
been a while since i went for a long drive..
been a while since i saw a genuine smile from someone..
been a while since i sang my favorite song...
been a while since i helped a friend in need...
been a while since i loved someone dearly...

Guess I am missing out on many things in life... and i need to change it.. and change it for the good... i cannot let the life defeat me with its small failures.... the world has not come crumbling down on me.. i am perfectly fine.. giving an excuse about time is something that losers do.. and I am definitely amongst them.

So here I am life.. coming back to you.. Doing what I love doing the most... and by doing that .. keeping myself happy ... and in turn keeping others around me happy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Letting go of near ones...

Best friends do you let go of people you once considered were close to you and they stop talking or interacting with you...
and worse still, they do not tell you anything ... or let you know the reason...

Won't you feel ignored? neglected?
Or do you just think that its something trivial... that they are busy in something.... and that they will get back .. but then till when do you wait... forever?

Just feeling this way since the past few days...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Some People

The Photographer

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.....

There are some people in your lives, whose name itself brings smiles...
The distances don't matter...

Every moment spent with them is a moment to treasure...
Every word they speak is music..

and you just want to keep listening to them again and again .. for ever and ever....

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Remembering the Gods


.. i feel so selfish....

Why do we end up remembering the almighty only in times of trouble..
Not that I do not go to the temple or church .. I never did that regularly anyway.. but at-least I used to pray daily when in India..
is it the culture of here that has brought about this change? Is it just me being too shy of doing it? Or is it just my selfishness? I think it is the combination of all of these...

The thought kinda stirs up a bad feeling within me...
I have been a strong believer in God... and I do feel that there is something up there...and that we are being watched all time..

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Should I?

...of late my intuition is been dead on target.
Unfortunately, its been for all the wrong things.. things that make me sad..
..things that makes me depressed at times..