Monday, June 30, 2008

Fascination

Chicago Lake Shore Drive

for chicago.
of the beach.
fast moving cars
good roads
and a restaurant on the 95th floor...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Obsession

Big Bean

..its funny how a piece of art can become an obsession!
Currently this bean structure it one of them!
I can never seem to get enuff of it!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stop time

OneFortyThree

..many a days I wish, that I could stop time.

But then, if time stopped, there would be no progress.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Giant Egg

Gaint Bean

..not really.
This is a Giant Bean, at the Chicago's millenium park.
One of my favorite structures.

And its, just beside my office! So i can go there whenever I want!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shooting myself

Hello World

..for a change I clicked a couple of pictures of myself today.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Apartment

Apartment

..today was discussing with one of my friends about staying in an apartment. We were discussing about the houses people have and the amount of need that is actually there.

I was reminded of this pic taken at a street in Kolkata in May 2008.

We complain about the living room being too small or the bedroom not having the proper lighting or something or the other. The way we see it, every place has something for us to complain about.

Little do we realize that there are millions if not billions, who have not even heard a lot of those terms we talk about. What is a living room? What drawing Room? Study room? What kitchen?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Caged Dreams

Caged Dreams

...was just thinking about the child education project and this pic of mine came to my mind.
There is so much to do .. sometimes I feel the time is so less.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Indian Sweets

Take this one

...nothing can beat the Indian sweets in terms of desserts.
And the more I see the pics from India, the more I miss home.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pakodas

Pakodas

...one of the best snack ever made!
I miss it so much!

Guess someday I should make it here too!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Child Helpline

Ten Nine Eight

I often wonder, how helpful is this.
Or how alert the children are to make use of this facility in India.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Into the horizon

After the sunset

...i stood there..
Staring at the stars being born.
With each moment in time.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Speaking out

Speak out

Some days I just sit and realize that if I had spoken out at all times when I wanted to say somethings, things could have been different.

Many of us do not do so for the fear of being ridiculed, fear of failing, and the fear of the consequences that we would have to face. What the society would say? The society here could be the classmates, neighbors in the colony, or office mates.

So if you do not do it, Whats stopping you? Just Do it!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Glamor

Smile...

..suddenly i got this urge today to shoot glamor.
Hopefully in the next semester, i will get to do some more.

This is one of my friend at my university.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Doing what you love..

I Love...

...today I was having a discussion with a friend. and the point I was making was that when you do what you love, there is immense joy to the soul. And that feeling is not replicable in doing anything else.

I love shooting portraits. After coming to the US, somehow that thing did not happen much and I went around shooting nature. All people shots posted here were from my archive.

This one however was on my last trip to India. Shot in Kolkata at a street side sewing shop.

Even in the hot Kolkata weather, with sweat dripping down, and throat choking with thirst, I could feel my soul beaming with happiness when I shot this.

Wish everyone did what they loved doing.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Some Days..

Siesta

..are such that you don't feel like doing anything.
You just want to rest and do nothing.
Or just wait for a day when you could relax and enjoy completely.

Fridays are such days!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Workspace

Workspace

Yesterday, in my new office, I was grumbling about not getting a permanent office cubicle. I got like a makeshift cubicle.

They said they ran out of free cubicles.
Fair enough.

Suddenly I remembered about this picture I had taken in Kolkata this summer, and all my grumblings went down the drain.

I suddenly realized how fortunate I was for where I am and how immaterial all my worries are when I look at things like this.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I guess

Remember all topic
...
I am just losing all the remembering capabilities by age.
:(

Monday, June 9, 2008

The colors

Memories of Fall
..
and the selfies..
and the new camera..
and the new lenses..

... day dreaming.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

Egg Rolls!!!

Egg Rolls

..one of the best things that I have had.
Oh I miss it so much here!!!
I think one day I will try to make this myself!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Colors of life

Saree

beautiful.. found in the most simplest of places..
we just need to be aware of whats around!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tiger!

The Joy of Tiger Biscuits

One of the fondest memories...
Having Glucose biscuits.
Tiger and Parle-G in particular.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Chai...my fav drink.

Chai

..i cannot do a day without chai.
..when served in a kulhad, the taste is divine.

Somehow I feel that the true taste of chai is got only at the roadside stalls.
Wonder whether its the smell, the ingredients, or the earthen chulha on which it is made.
There is something wonderful about it and that is not duplicable any where else.

So here's a toast to the chai!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Accessibility

To School from all corners

...one of the reasons why many children don't go to school in Rural Bihar is the lack of infrastructure. Accessibility problems.