Initially i started this blog as a photoblog depicting pictures from all my travels. But lately i've realized that i need to share some of my travel experiences too. So here it goes.. celebrating Life and its wonderful experiences.

nonentity


26th Dec 2010, New Delhi

For last 8 years it has remain constant - a nonentity whose existence in Delhi doesn't matter. Ask those people (like me) who uses the Delhi's Auto Rickshaw regularly...
The fare asked by the Autowalas' are like a growing sensex... and funniest part is that they make mathematics irrelevant.

P.S: After the CWG and new fare rates at least 60-70% of these Autowalas go by meter (Thats my observation). Let see whats there in future?



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From the Archive...


19th Dec 2010, New Delhi

Got this pic from my archive..
The river is lifeline for these women (not only a source of water but also a mean of earning). They had feed us the best fish curry i had in recent time...

The picture was taken at Hogenakkal fall during this summer. The last picture which i had uploaded of the fall was in June (If all of you remember).



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Hey! I just crossed


12th Dec 2010, Delhi

I was just running for no reason… totally unaware, looking straight…
I know I crossed you many times but could not decipher why?
And now that I have stopped I don’t want to miss it again...


Both the kids were running all around and i tried hard to click them... but could not manage to get a clear picture as they were not at all static..
Now i realized that it was for better... blurness has given a better effect to the overall pic..
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Journey

08th Dec 2010, Delhi

The journey continues …. and in the right direction.

i can see the bank at the horizon - some moments away,
and
i know soon i would be there, not to rest,
but to continue my next phase of life…

Uncertainty is becoming so obvious…
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prelude


05th Dec 2010, Delhi

So many stories to tell so many things to share…some happy moments some not so happy..
The day I speak it will take days to finish….

While passing through the by lanes I realized that this bench had seen so many things… so I thought why not use this picture as the prelude to the new things venturing into my life…
I’ll share things with time on my blog…
…so many things to come – totally new, exciting and challenging.
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There is no end…

19th Nov 2010, Delhi

There is no end…

I see you wearing good clothes, having great food, and I know you have a great place to live and a decent car to drive… and yet I always see you cribbing…
You have everything to live a happy life and you still long for more… how mean of you?

You have a shoulder to rest, to cry and an arm to feel safe… But you still crib..

Just look into my eyes… and think what I’ve?
nothing - except for these bars which holds me between my wish (Freedom) and reality.

I know you won’t let me go. I know I need to be here to entertain you, make you smile and to see you excited and feel powerful… and i promise i won't crib like you...


P.S: Somehow I like the pic a lot - especially his pensive look as if he wants to say something to us....
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DEAD LEAF?

17th Nov 2010, New Delhi

I just lay there on the ground all alone hoping for the wind to take me to my destination…. The wait is long but I enjoy every moment of it… people passes by me – some not at all aware of my presence and some just don’t feel my importance… :-(

BUT then I see these clicks of me - I realize that even I, being dead, can be so beautiful and inspiring, then why can’t others ..........?
One just needs to have a belief, hope and a desire to do things good…
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Encounter

14th Nov 2010, New Delhi

I spent more than 30 minutes to get this click and at last my patience paid off...

The wikipedia gives the following details of a leopard..

Compared to other members of the Felidae family, the leopard has relatively short legs and a long body with a large skull. It is similar in appearance to the jaguar, but is smaller and more slightly built. Its fur is marked with rosettes similar to those of the jaguar, but the leopard's rosettes are smaller and more densely packed, and do not usually have central spots as the jaguars do.
The species' success in the wild is in part due to its
opportunistic hunting behavior, its adaptability to habitats, its ability to run at speeds approaching 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph), its unequaled ability to climb trees even when carrying a heavy carcass, and its notorious ability for stealth. The leopard consumes virtually any animal it can hunt down and catch. Its habitat ranges from rainforest to desert terrains.

P.S: The pic was not taken in wild but in fact in a Zoo...
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A hope of light...

13th Nov 2010, Delhi

a ray of light to end the darkness of the world - a hope within us...

Among loads of picture clicked during Diwali i was wondering which one to upload?
The above picture perfectly blends into the occasion with flame of lights distinctively overshadowing the dark background … which symbolize the victory of good over evil (That’s what Diwali is all about, right?)
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Glimpse....of

10th Nov 2010, New Delhi
After almost a gap of 10-12 days i'm back with new updates.
Last week i went home for Diwali celebration and on my way home i clicked some pics of Himalayas.

If ever you get a chance to fly to the North-Eastern part of India from Delhi then always go early to the airport or do a web check-in much in advance. Opt for the Window seat (Row A to be very precise) and pray for a lovely weather (Clear sky).
I got lucky this time and through out the journey i could see the Himalayas ... The aircraft get much closer to the Himalayas while approaching W Bengal... and thats where i got the above picture...

during the journey the aircraft crosses Mt Everest (Highest Peak) and Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak) also ... and some pilots are courteous enough to guide you during the whole journey.. :-)

P.S: Color version of the pic would be uploaded on my Flickr Account
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JOY

01st Nov 2010, New Delhi


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

I never thought that i would post this pic on my blog instead i first posted it on Flickr.... but now i realized that it should also be on the blog... the picture says a lot...
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Remnant..


29th Oct, 2010
Even the Sun leaves behind beautiful moments to cherish for ages.. Why can’t we?


The picture is the courtyard of the Taj, taken almost 2 months back during one of my visit to Agra. The Yamuna is full with water - A rare sight now a days. I was fortunate enough to witness it.
P.S: This year the water level in Yamuna reached to a level which was last seen when Shajahan was alive... (???)
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Curves


26th Oct 2010, Delhi
Curves – the most appreciated line (Think mathematically) by human being because of its simplicity and easiness of drawing it. Moreover it gives shape which are soothing to the human senses (Sight and touch).

I took this pic quite sometime back during an event but somehow missed to upload it....but now after a bit of editing its here in my blog...
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Ektara..

24th Oct 2010, Delhi
Ektara – is a traditional Indian musical instrument. It is mostly popular in West Bengal where it is played along traditional Bengali songs. It comes in various shapes and types. The one depicted here is a bowed string instrument. The most popular type of this instrument is the violin…

Unfortunately I was not carrying my lens kit and I had to click using my 18-55 mm lens… I wish I had a good lens at the time of clicking… But still i like the composition of the whole pictures with the lady's bangles,nail paints and of course the Ektara

The Hanging Couple

21st Oct 2010
These artifacts, made of clay, were hanging at a height (totally unnoticeable) in one of the shop. Somehow they managed my attention and here is the result.

P.S: Initially i was thinking of naming the pic as 'Hanging Twins' but on a closer look i realized that actually one of the face is of a female.
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Natraj

19th Oct 2010, Delhi
The artifact symbolize Natraj - Natraj is said to be the god of artistic skill.

Natraj is one of the names of the Hindu god, Shiva, the most revered god in this ancient religion. The image of Natraj is also known as "dancing Shiva". The dancing image captured in popular statues is meant to symbolize life's ebb and flow. It also reminds us of the balance between form and void, as well as the time before the divine created form from the void. The statues of Natraj are framed by a circle representing cosmic energy. If you look closely at a status of this Hindu god, you will see that Natraj stands upon a demon, which symbolizes triumph over spiritual ignorance.
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LAMPS

17th Oct 2010, Delhi
The color story continues.. these time with lamps
These lamp shades can do magic with right choice of color, illumination and placement...the way it did for me.

Btw these shades are suppose to be use bulbs, not candles which i didn't like at all.. :-(
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Dancing Queens from the hills

17th Oct 2010, Delhi.
The diversity within India is vast and if i go out and try to capture all those beautiful places, culture, attire, dance, rituals, artifacts etc then i don't think i could make it in this life... Its truely Incredible India..

Got a chance to click few of them .. not sure to which part of the country it belongs but seems like a traditional dance of the northern hills..any idea?
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Colorful Bangles

16th Oct 2010, New Delhi
Here goes my 2nd upload of the day... The eye catching colorful Bangles.
The variegated appearance makes it a perfect capture.


These bangles are made by wrapping colorful threads over a solid base - thats my understanding.
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Multi-colors

16th Oct, 2010
Lat weekend while roaming around Delhi i clicked numerous pictures... But never had enough time to edit and upload it here...
Now that week is over, no CWG games to attend, i managed to transfer the pics and then process them

Here goes the first one ... clicked at Delhi Haat... This was my first visit to Delhi Haat since i came to Delhi
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Go Delhi!!

12th Oct 2010, New Delhi
Got a chance to be the part of CWG'2010... i spent most of my weekend watching the games and its the best thing ever happened to Delhi...The whole atmosphere and experience was amaging...

I was fortunate enough to be with my Camera... and here is the first upload from me after the hectic weekend... Many more to come including colors of Delhi..

400 meters heats ongoing at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
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Tic Tac ***

07th Oct 2010; New Delhi
Tic Tac ...oh its a mint, not the sound i remember from my childhood days...
At night when everyone was asleep i used to stare on the ceiling for long, and a background sound of the pendulum used to strike my mind every now and then... tic tac tic tac tic tac...(Dictionary say its tick tack, not tic tac..)
Oh my sometime it was so frightening and at times totally a mystry..

gone are those days... now i don't have a clock at home...the nights are totally silient and my mind searches for the one little sound which can break the silience...
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KISS

3rd Oct, 2010; New Delhi
Chased them for long to get a closer picture but all attemts failed... at last got this pic.
The picture could have been much much better if i had my zoom lens on but ... :-(
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strangers


2nd Oct,2010; Delhi
This week was eventful in India ..to be precise in Delhi. CWG starting tommorow and Delhi has chnages completely... Its looking amaging all around... beutiful.
Then we had the verdict for the Ayodha disputed land. Not sure if the verdict given is a compromise or not? Whatever it is only one thought always come to my mind - we are fightuing across the globe for religion but when we see people around (complete strangers) can anyone tell (without any doubt?), that to which religion he belongs.... if not then why we are fighting?
Religion should be used for peace of mind... not for political/regional conflicts..

The pciture taken by me are of complete strangers... what i can see in the picture is 2 human being....
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Royal..

@26th Sept; 2010
It goes by name... very royal.

Today Delhi's weather was amaging... with a breeze of air around, sitting at sda with Kiran and David, having sip of coffee we clicked around... at last got Kiran's bike as my fav click of the day
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I Wish...


19th Sept,2010; Delhi
The life has become a race...
i would rather say 'a 100m sprint'...
one wants everything on the next turn of the road...

I wish it can change..
I wish i can get out of it - Live a life for myself..
out of all the bondage, responsibilities and expectations..

But this is how the life goes on and on...
till a time when u realize u are no longer capable of realizing your dream..your passion
I wish...

Self portrait clicked in my room with natural lighting
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