Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Project Kanya is an initiative by the present Government of Bihar to set up high schools up-to class twelve exclusively for girls.
Amongst the other benefits, includes a bicycle for every girl child who goes to school regularly. The move is undertaken so that the children from all neighboring villages can attend the schools.
I will be showcasing this project for a while from now onwards. This is my second major project in the quest of promotion of Child Education in Rural Bihar.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
How often does one get this opportunity to stare into oneself?
I get to do that every time I go to a beach.
As that's where I find the perfect replica of me.
The Infinite expanse that it possesses.
The acceptance of the smallness of a human.
The Opportunities that lie beyond the horizon.
The moving ship .. the vehicle of life.
The obstacles that are the cloud.
The winds that blow them away.
I can feel the winds of change.
The passage of time.
The good and the bad.
I stare into myself.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I could literally spend hours on the beach with my friends.
Sometimes I can do it alone too.
I was away to NIT Surathkal this weekend for one of my photography workshops, and guess what, this college has its own private beach! How cool is that! Wonderful I must say!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Got a tip for my startup from another startup founder:
Do not try to be good at a lot of things. Be the master of one small thing first. In other words, do not lose your focus.
There may be multiple lights in the starting, and would attract you. It's how you make the choice for the one that you are going to excel in and move forward, that is most important.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the Sun were to take light from a small candle?
Have you ever felt bad when a junior, or a person younger to you tried giving you advise and you felt bad? Or I should say, the Ego was hurt.
Numerous times. I am sure.
Learn to Forgive. Learn to Forget.
Sometimes, it is something way smaller than who we are or at a lower position than where we are, who are the guiding light for us.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
When was the last time you made a call to your old friend.
Why not try to do it again today..
Why not do it NOW?
What if someone were to call you and it was the last call they ever did?
The thought haunts me, but life is such that somewhere or the other this situation arises!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Faith comes in all forms in India.
From a stone being worshiped to a tree being worshiped.
A tree becomes revered the moment it has an idol on it, or someone places a flower as a sign of worship.
The faith is ignited in any object, and anything can be worshiped.
The questioning is absent. One fails to wonders why? If it can be a tree..why can't it be a furniture?
Or is it not the tree... but the placing of the small idol that made the difference.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
As mentioned earlier, the faith continues till ashes to ashes and dust to dust.
This shiv linga (the idolatry form of worship of Lord Shiva) was lying in a pool of dirt and unwanted frames. It was discarded by some.
Someone came along and saw it. It now has a flower offered to it everyday and fresh tika applied.
The faith continues ... no matter where.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I ask myself the question every time I go out on the streets to do photography.
The simplest of actions by people makes you believe that people are it is something beyond the explainable.
There was a necklace which had a locket that seemed holy, lying on the ground, someone picked it up and placed it on the pillar.
This was not even a temple. Just a painting on the wall. This becomes the temple. The area surrounding it is sacred now. To the extent that people go there without slippers, a mark to show respect. The pillars adorn by the colors of the gods. Elements to signify that there is a holy space that you are entering.
No one dares to touch it. The necklace remains for days... The rains to not dislocate it either. Nature takes force. A force that could reduce us to the basics. The ashes to ashes.. the dust to the dust.
The faith remains.
One day someone else will find that the necklace is rusted. The walls dirty. Will convince the neighbors to pitch in. Or take up the responsibility himself.
The space is revamped.
The faith is re-established.
And the cycle continues.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I have always wanted to take panning shots. Though I was well aware of the technique and have tried it a few times before, today I tried a lot more.
It is very difficult to find a street to be filled in exactly the way you want it to be. So patience is the key. I tried for quite a while, before I could get the position of people, an appropriately moving vehicle, and of course decide on the timing when I wanted to press the shutter.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Independence Day beats are so different across the country.
Maybe it is also with the time.
I remember when I was a kid, the colony used to be full of patriotic songs, and flavor. Jalebis and boondi ke laddoos being distributed all around. Flags being hoisted at all corners and intersections almost.
I miss it. Maybe its just a different independence beat these days.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Have you ever asked that question when you saw someone smiling?
Or did you just smile in return and move on.
The other day at the Bangalore airport, I saw a person wearing a t shirt, that said, "If you Smile, I will Smile."
I did ...
and then She did.
I had a good flight after that!