Monday, December 26, 2011

When education is fun..

Kids in school

One of the things I am always eager to know is whether the students who were enrolled in the school earlier on are not dropping out.

This is one such kid who seems to understand the value of education and is a regular at school.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The most satisfying thing...

What do you know..

... to me these days is to see kids in Rural bihar enjoy their education. It was very heartening to see the kids in uniforms this time.

One kid said to the other....

What do you know of.....
... the value of a Uniform,
... the power of a Pencil,
...the unbound Joy of an education.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rooted in Culture

Rooted in culture

As much as a global citizen I may become, I do not think I would be ever going against some of the values of being an Indian, that is so deeply rooted within me. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The amount of White hair...

The Grand old man

is an indicator of a huge amount of experiences and wisdom?

Is it? I often wonder.


Monday, December 12, 2011

When duty calls...

On Duty

... you see no waters as too deep.

You just jump into it to get the work done! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Maut ka kuan...the namesake

Maut ka Kuan

While the stunts wowed the audience, the life risking stunts were something that left me shocked. So much so that seeing a casualty on the sets during the actual performance, has left me disturbed badly.

I do not think I will ever be able to watch a Maut ka Kuan stunt ever in my life again. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The colors...

United colors of America

While India is a land filled with colors, I could not help but notice the US colors that this saree of the lady was made of.
Just a simple indicator and I fondly remembered my stay in the US.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

For the love of Kulfi

Remembering the Kulfi

Have very fond memories of childhood having countless Kulfi, especially in the village when the ice-cream wala came once in a day. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Of elephants, unquestionable faith and a mouthwash

Of elephants mouth wash and a prayer

India as a country baffles me every time I go out into the country side and away from the Metros. The immense amount of faith that  people have in something, goes beyond boundaries of hygiene and a worry for ill-health.

Having said that, I love the country no matter what :) 

To the Chandni theater..

No to theater .. No talking

..she said.

He declined. Saying it's a thing for the young.

She refused to him talk thereafter. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The footprints...

Footprints

..formed an interesting pattern on the land in the middle of the river, at the Sonepur Mela. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Growing up

Growing Up

The best part about Street photography is that you are always in store for a surprise when it comes to composing shots that tell a story! And each of them gives an immense joy within. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Safe keeping...

Keep Safe

... the treasures is important.
You never know when the current of the flow can carry it along with itself. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

The crowd across the water

Give way to the day

It was amazing to see the crowd gather-up so early in the morning, braving the cold, to take a dip in the "holy" waters. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Prayers

Holy Prayers

...are an essential part of my life.
And for many more for whom a basic belief in the almighty is often a lifeline.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Oh re majhi...

Oh re majhi

Always reminded of this song when I take a shot of a boatman. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Faces

To the Mela


The most interesting part about visiting a Mela is the gamut of faces you meet.
Some have questions, some just do not care, some are in their own world, and some just curious!

Monday, November 21, 2011

the Sonepur diaries

the Sonepur diaries

Coming soon!

Will be posting pics from my recent trip to this amazing Mela.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A kid's joy is so pure...

A kid's joy is pure

It makes you forget all the worries and every moment spent with them is a moment to cherish.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bihar.. the land of Khaini

Khaini and Bihar

apart from being the land of
Nalanda, Ashoka, Buddha, Lalu, Nitish etc etc. :) 

Friday, September 23, 2011

A thought for conserving energy

Night lamps

Do you know how many light bulbs it takes to light the Mysore palace?
90,000 !!  

All are lit up on sunday evenings for the viewers. All of them, for close to 3 hours!
Imagine the energy that could be saved up and sent to places where there is no electricity.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Escape

Escape

From reality?
From the inner self?


Monday, September 19, 2011

A hero lies within you

Hum mei hai hero

and me.. and everyone around...
We just need to pause at times and look for it. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

In memory

In Memory


Of a pair of slippers that has seen many a shores .. in India and abroad.
Finally after 4 years, it is going to rest in peace.

You shall be missed dear travel souls.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

For the love for Green

Green is thy color

It is a color that makes me smile every-time I land up at a location that has aplenty of it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Love is in the air

Love at the seas

...and the sands and seas too.

On a beach on west coast India. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

The beauty of nature

Rain

..can only be experienced in the arms of Mother nature.

Photos do not do justice to the experience.

Rains on the Arabian Sea, taken on a drive on a West Coast road, in Karnataka. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Riders on the storm

Riders on the Storm

Every time I see a bullet pass by, I gasp and wish I had one.

One day.. one day I shall have it. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My own Gods

My Own Gods I am always amazed by the amount of faith that we put into the gods we worship. It is one subject I wish to study in more depth one day.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What is he clicking?

Curiosity The moment you have a person with a camera in the market, its difficult to not get curious !

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

For the love of children

I love clicking kids

A subject, that I can never get tired of clicking! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hope for a corruption free India

Empower the Middle class

No matter whether you supported Anna or not, the middle class revolution and the partial success of it, does give us hope that we will have a better India. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

When eyes speak

When Eyes speak

....you just let them do the talking and not ask any questions.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Color the life

Color Pile

The ever wonderful color piles in K R market.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Block them red !

Block them Red

The colors at the KR Market, Bangalore amaze me!

These are those white blocks, that you powder and apply on forehead during Pujas in the South India.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The looks to which I have no answer

Flower seller

Often when I am clicking portraits, I end up in a moment of discomfort.

The subjects give a look at the camera that is full of questions. More often than not, I do not have an answer to those questions, because I do not speak the local language. I try to make up by smiling and speaking the universal language of the smile. but the looks and stare often end up making an impression that is hard to forget.

Happy World Photography Day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

India .. where are we headed

India

At times the country feels so directionless. That time is now.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Railway Reservation

Railway Reservation

In the times of the internet, when was the last time you went to the railway reservation counters and got it done?

I think even the hawkers realize that there will be no crowd there now!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tunday Kabab anyone?

The original Tunday Kabab

...at the original store in Lucknow. :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Shobha loves Gopal

Shobha Loved Gopal

Hate these people who make these marks at the historical landmarks. :(

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Reach for the light

From darkness to light

....get freedom from the darkness within you.