Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
....today was a day when the non-Indians got a taste of India.
Indian Shlokas, India mantras, Indian food, Indian Music and Indian dance steps (from Bharatnatyam to disco to breakdance! )
Had a few non Indians wish in Indian languages and also wearing Kurtas !
One of those days when I am super proud of my culture.
Not that the other days I am not proud! Just that today was extra special!
and oh boy... I may be old.. but I can still shake it there on the dance floor! I am proud of myself for that!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
One of the things that make me miss India is the freedom to click photographs of people.
Its such a strong feeling and at times it just leaves me paralyzed and any shot of a non-people subject does not please the soul as much.
Hope I am back soon!
And this is post #400 on this blog! :)
Monday, October 20, 2008
Went around the campus today.
Was sad a bit to see that these beautiful colors were no more. The leaves were all in dull shades of brown.
Many on the ground, making the trees naked, exposing the skeleton.
Just this skeleton to face the harsh winter ahead.
But then its good, as its signs of time progressing.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
At times things in life gets so poles apart, and there is so much chaos all around, that we fail to notice the threads that tie them together.
This happens to me so often!
What do I do then?
I sit and reflect of course!
Find those threads again, hold on tightly to them and move on.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Often, I have felt entering into a dark patch and feeling the absence of light there! feel unsure and unaware of what to do next.
And in those situations, it often helps to see the other source of light or the direction that it is coming from. It helps in changing the perspective and also helps in making progress.
Maybe this picture will inspire me to move forward on my thesis project.
Monday, October 13, 2008
It's surprising how I had never noticed this wall .. till I was doing some clicking around in the context of capturing the fall colors.
This wall suddenly seemed aesthetic. The softness of the leaves formed a perfect blend with the hard wall and they seemed so loving to each other. The soul of the leaves clinging to the wall....
Guess the fall eye was letting me appreciate things I would have not noticed otherwise!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I have yet to meet a single person who says that they do not like the fall colors.
When I am back in India, one of the things that I am going to miss the most is the lovely fall colors!
Till that happens...I will enjoy and cherish the beauties in nature!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Have you ever tried to find expressions in nature?
I do that all the time I go out in the open to shoot.
Today was nice.. I clicked fall colors again ....
For the past few days .. I have been having this divine connection with nature.
I just feel like going out there and being there for hours..
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
...these are the things that made me smile today.
An old look of me (as shown in the pic).
A complimentary comment from a professor.
A mail to conduct a workshop on Photography.
A lot of readings, to give the feeling of studying.
A small photo-shoot of the fall colors.
Listening to some old songs from Lata, Mukesh, Rafi and Kishore.
What about you?
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
After the cribbing yesterday .. i got some e-whacking from a friend in the morning!
That made me feel good... so I went and clicked some pics!
In the arms of nature... and felt connected to the almighty all over again.
Just in case you are interested... here is a sneak.
Fall 2008 Preview
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
अकेला कदम , दो कदम
ढूँढा पत्थर में परछाई
दूरी हुई कभी नहीं कम,
कभी थी सिर्फ़ तन्हाई .
मिली तो थी साथी,
न जाने कहाँ पीछे छूट गई
शायद पुकारी भी थी
एहसास ही नही हुआ.
रफ़्तार काफ़ी बढ़ गई
मानो अपनी गाड़ी में सवार
भागा चला जा रहा
किसी अनजान मंजिल की ओर.
थमा क्षण भर के लिए,
मधुशाला में मदिरापान की इच्छा,
खाने लगी किसी की याद
वापिस पुष्प को छूने की अभिलाषा.
क्षितिज पर अपनी लालिमा,
छोड़ते हुए डूबता सूरज को देखा,
सुशील चंद्रमा को इशारा करते देखा,
नखरीली अदाएं बिखेरने को तैयार देखा.
संध्या अपने जवानी पर
रात्रि कभी लगे करीब , कभी दूर इतना
शायद मंजिल पर होगा सवेरा,
शायद मिलेगा कोई नया नज़ारा.