Wednesday, January 30, 2013

He & Her

He closed his eyes & let her whisper in his ears feeling one with her & all that they ever had. 
That is how much he loved her - the wind. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Superb Chhe

Nothing can set the heart afire as much as a successful love story. 
This is one such.
Chintu gets his Pooja. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Choose Two

Money, love & health you will always be finding
Choose two and the third goes into hiding.

Monday, January 21, 2013


While most of our fears arise from the dead & the past,
What we must fear most is loosing the present & in the living.
The past is powerless & the present not recurring.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Some tracks are too powerful. More than they should be.

They draw you in like sand shifting beneath your feet on a beach & then leave you washed ashore feeling drained by the sheer force of  their turbulence.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Picture this.

When I simply cant say anything, I just take a picture.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Calling

For those who look for heaven, must look beneath their feet.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Degree Selfless

If you like the rain
You like the mist
If you like the fog
You like the rain

(Its nearly 0 degrees in Gurgaon, hence)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Twice I guess

Ever felt insignificant and still proud about it? I have. Twice I guess if I can recollect clearly. The feeling of being nothing and something at the same time is purely humbling and nothing short of an awakening. Possessing the power to bring change or being impactful, no matter at what end of the spectrum the nature of impact lies at. It’s happened. Twice I guess if I can recollect clearly.

The first was on a road trip. Tired and aching with absorbing as much as one possibly can, I trudged atop a hill that looked more like a summit put together by gathered pebbles. Reaching the top with my legs racing ahead of the synapses sent to it from my medulla oblongata the lactic acid build up in my calves calmed me down. As I settled down to gather my sense of achievement of reaching the top, I was ambushed by a sight that simply wrecked apart the pleasure-seeking motives I had chased all year long. Gazing across a torrid landscape of orange rock and green plantain leaves that seemed to throng the far reaches of a southern Indian temple like devotees at the end of their religious journey, the picture was a painting. Then it hit me, the sheer volume of beauty that I was coming through to reach the top that I now saw as a collective mass was humbling. Why does one admire what one already has only if it’s shown to him differently?

The second was at another mountain range (Matheran - A hill station near Mumbai). May be I have something to do with altitude. But, this was unintentional. The location I mean. Walking along a railway line that it was narrow gauge I remember, I came upon a clearing in the bushes that ran alongside the tracks. (Walking ahead of a group is something I always do for fear of stepping on the feet of those ahead of me & I hate being obstructed by a slower walker ahead of me) Coming back to the story, I stepped into the track that the clearing led to. Walking along the track I ended at a cliff that overlooked a vast plain that was a meeting ground for two valleys. I could see the skies overlaying the plain merge like two colours of paint contributing to a roaring din that my ears just did not seem to mind. For a moment I imagined myself being looked at from a bird’s eye view. In the vast expanse of what I saw, I realised just how much our actions are adding to all that exists around us. I also saw smoke billowing out from the forest below only to be informed that it could be an illegal country liquor brewery. No matter how small something might be its implications could be massive. Starting then, I decided to drop anger, negativity as well as regret. I still struggle with the last one. Why does one realise what one can do or is doing only when he is able to see the larger picture? Or how great a picture is when you zoom out of its pixel views? Everything is important.

I guess my rationale for a life was found then.

Always see the larger picture.
Live happy & make happy.
Everything & everyone is important.
Create stuff.

How far have I implemented these? It’s happened. Twice I guess if I can recollect clearly.

This is the closest I think I can get you to feeling what I did without being there.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Things to do - 2013

Everyone has objectives. 
Mine are kept to a 5 month period. 
However for 2013, I have these ahead of me.

  1. Shoot over 100 images I am proud of. 
  2. Write a minimum 8 posts a month here. I surely can do better.
  3. Have a meal with someone different every month and learn something over a conversation. Nothing can teach one more than listening to another over food.
  4. Write letters - old fashioned I know but its the best way to speak. To whom? That is a good question.
  5. Go back and frame all my stamps in a showcase worthy fashion. Over 5000 stamps is no joke.
  6. Shoot a portfolio of the women important to me.
  7. Start cooking. Two of my siblings can. I believe I can too.
  8. Go climbing - so close yet so far from the Himalayas can never be good. Also, adding Rajasthan to this bit since its a part of my childhood and life learnings.
  9. Be selfless - make a donation towards something. I help with charity but can do better.
  10. Take another holiday with the siblings. I did it last year and it was worth it. Plan to make this an annual affair.
(Chose the image above since it stack multi-colour bowls. Similar to the list here)