Wednesday, September 30, 2009

May the force of Durga....

May the force of Durga be with you

...always be with you... joys and sorrows...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mishti Doi

Mishti Doi

A true Bengali delight.

Best relished during Durga Puja festival, across India.

It's best when had in the earthen pots. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

I love festivals

Color Fest

They give you the time to
appreciate the faith...
appreciate the colors...

and a reason to forget all sorrows and celebrate.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye

Business Man

Festive Season is full on..

Happy Dusshera..
Shubh Vijaya Dashmi...


Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009



We always have the support of him no matter how big we grow

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Last Call

Last Call

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 Tree

Faith Tree

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

A year younger...

A year younger

The more I spend time with kids and children.. the more younger I feel.

Birthdays are just a reminder that you have
just grown a year younger !


Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Time Worn

.... it passes by so soon, that you do not know when the shoes wore out... and the journey is still incomplete.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dhaba Rocks

Pit Stop

One of the favorite things about the highways in India is the presence of these dhabas.
T fresh food, a nice experiential ambiance, and loads of memories, bundled with awesome hospitality.

I love the dhabas.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recycling Faith

The Faith Continues

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

What is Faith?

What is faith?
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

Tea tastes best...

Any one for a cup of chai ?

When you have company.
To chit chat.
To share the moments of the day that made you smile.

Is there anyone out there?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

When I look down...

Looking Down Upon
...upon the way the things has gone on in my life..
I smile and be thankful.

Back to Bangalore.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Inside Outside

Inside Outside

Life is good when you take some time to explore the other side.

Heading out of town for a week.
Will be back soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Keep the Faith

Living on a Prayer

In me ..
and me in you ..

...and together we rule the world.