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.

RUSH !!


22nd Dec 2014, New Delhi

A wedding give you so many avenues to click memorable moments... and if the wedding is at home then you can steal many of them which are generally ignored by a normal professional wedding photographer...

I love pictures to be more natural without much artificial props and decoration...
I got this click during my cousin's marriage when i was waiting at the top for some family functions. The rush for the wedding under the natural lighting shows completely a different and rare aspect of the Indian wedding.

GUWAHATI, ASSAM, INDIA | NOV 2014

SOLITUDE


04th Dec 2014, New Delhi

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

This picture is from my recent trip to my home in Guwahati... after so long time i could find such a picturesque place where calmness and serenity takes the leads. We went out quite early in the morning hoping to find some great place to click and we ended up at this place at the bank of mighty Brahmaputra... 

The hills at the back covered with morning mist , the calmness of the Brahmaputra , the green patch in the middle and the people working on the green field... all sums up to a long lasting memory. 

GUWAHATI, ASSAM, INDIA | NOV 2014

against the dark !


24th Oct 2014, New Delhi

The festival of lights always surprises me year on year... and for me its the only festival which have no boundaries in terms of religion. Each person gets so much into the festivity in one way the other that hardly anyone can neglect it. There are so much to it - love, harmony, joy and every other emotions you can think of (Of course all positive one) and that is why the excitement never subside.

This picture of clicked on the day of Diwali (23rd Oct 2014) near my place at Vasant Kunj on my new Canon 6D. The picture summarizes a lot about the festival - crackers, glorious lighting, loud sound from crackers, and all against the dark night.  

VASANT KUNJ, NEW DELHI, INDIA | OCT 2014


Dubai - A view from the top!


14th Sept 2014, New Delhi

Human beings are known to work persistently over centuries to overcome the adversity of life. The statement stands so true to Dubai – a city built on the same concept. For Dubai the adversities were too strong – a desert area, no natural resource like water, trees etc. (Except Oil) and still, there stands a city which has no parallel.


This picture was clicked from 124th Floor of Burj-Khalifa – World’s tallest building which gives a magnificent view of downtown Dubai.

BURJ-KHALIFA, DUBAI, UAE | SEPT 2014

Monsoon heaven!



01st Sept 2014, New Delhi

My last trip to Naldehra in Himachal Pradesh was quite different from my expectation. I was expecting a sunny and warm weather, but it turned out to be quite rainy and wet. With clouds and rains all around i could hardly click much. But the trip was so nostalgic to me. The continuous rain, clouds beneath me and the hills took me to the school days i spent in Gangtok, Sikkim. Those glorious days came to life again!

This is the picture of the golf course at Naldehra. Its the highest and one of the oldest Golf course in India built around 1900 by the British. The day i went there was rainy with almost zero visibility. I waited almost an hour to get some glimpse of the course and at last got this click. 
And now i thank my luck that it was not a clear day, else i could have never got this shot. The mist and clouds adds so much character to the whole frame.

NALDEHRA, SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA | AUG 2014





Just before rain !!



29th July 2014, New Delhi

Life is beautiful when it rains, that too on a holiday. But i do miss a lot of other things when it rains - right from the sound of heavy rain to the green trees to dance of the birds and the list goes on.

The concrete jungle in Delhi hardly provide any joy when it rains and this is the reason why i choose this picture to share to all. This picture was clicked just before the rain at Rohetgarh near Jodhpur.

ROHETGARH, RAJASTHAN, INDIA | APRIL 2014

The Blue City



30th April 2014, New Delhi

A picturesque view of the Jodhpur city looks so mesmerizing. A lot of people refer the city of Jodhpur as the "Blue City" and you can guess why by just looking at the above picture. Its because of all the beautiful houses painted in blue across the city and especially around the Mehranghar Fort (can be seen at the backdrop).

What i got to know is that all the Brahmins in the city paint their houses in blue. One among the various nt reason for it is to distinguish their houses(themselves) from rest of the population.
And over the decades more and more Brahmins family settling around the fort has turned it into blue.

MEHRANGHAR FORT, JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA | APRIL 2014

A trial



15th April 2014, New Delhi

I see a number of my friends and acquaintances clicking birds a lot and that gives me enough encouragement to try bird photography. In fact, I love those beautiful creators and have the patience to wait for the perfect shot but lately I realized that I do not have enough knowledge about birds and also the right equipment (Need at least 400 mm lens) to click them.

So I started some different shots of birds with whatever lenses I have (250 mm being the max focal length). This picture is one of those trials which I’m sharing.  Hope to get more of those shots to keep my interest in birds alive, till I’ve the right lenses.


Also it’s another favorite type of shots of mine – subject against a solid or white background.

VASANT KUNJ, NEW DELHI, INDIA | APR 2014 

The Show!!


27th March 2014

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” - Bob Marley



“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” - Martha Graham 




Music and dance go hand in hand, especially when an evening is filled with great musician, loud music, and on top of it a bit of alcohol.

This is exactly what we experienced last week during one of those amazing show, with Pritam and his gang, made us dance till late in the night.


NEW DELHI, INDIA | MAR 2014

A story on Women's Day !!


08th March 2014, New Delhi

It was an October evening; I was sitting alone on the bank of the river Ganges in Rishikesh. The Sun was going down and people all around were preparing for the evening aarti.

I noticed these two girls approaching me. They were selling floating candle lights and requested me to buy few. I bluntly refused, completely ignoring them. There was some silence in between. Then I looked towards them, they looked so innocent. But their innocence didn't move me.

And suddenly one of them said, “We go to school every day. It’s only in the evening that we sell these candles to help our parents. Please buy some from us.”

I was completely surprised to hear what they said. There was a smile on my face and I think I took hardly few seconds to take out my purse to buy those candles. [Later just to cross check I asked a lot of stuff to them and they actually knew a lot.]

 To these days I think about what they said to me. They are too young to think and say such things but it’s this kind of thinking which will make them stronger in future. On this day when everyone is celebrating International Women’s Day, I thought why not post this story for all? The sole reason to write is to make everyone aware that it’s the thinking within the person (this post especially for women) which will bring fortunes (in all respect) to them than such celebrating another day for the sake of it.

Happy Women’s Day to all the lovely people out there!  


RISHIKESH, UTTRAKHAND, INDIA | OCT 2013

Symmetry in disarry


03rd March 2014, New Delhi

Wherever you go in India you will find crowd full of chaos and asymmetry, and our happiness lies in finding the perfect symmetry in the disarray..

Surajkund fair can be such one place full of people (especially on a weekend)… with thousands of people filling up every nook and corner of the place it was quite difficult for me to concentrate. But to my luck I found this group of people sitting at the backstage of an open arena waiting for their turn to perform.

Their dress, the decorated caps and similar face was near to perfect symmetry I was looking out among thousands of people.


SURAJKUND, HARYANA, INDIA | FEB 2014

PATTERN


14th Feb 2014, New Delhi

I was passing by the crowded lane of #SurajkundFair when I saw these people, waiting at a distance. I could notice a pattern in which they were standing/sitting and also a pattern in the type of dress and footwear they were wearing.


It was such a coincidence for me to notice it… I had to frame it for sure. But with dim light this is what I could capture… 

SURAJKUND, HARYANA, INDIA | FEB 2014

Magical Golden!


29th Jan 2014, New Delhi

This was one of the best spent evenings in last few years. It was an island, with no access to the outside world. I spent the evening watching the changing colors of the water with the Sun going down on the west. It was magical.
This is one of those hundreds of pictures captured from the evening.


KUMARAKOM, KERALA, INDIA | DEC 2013

Garden in pink..


13th Jan 2014, New Delhi

I love optical illusions and this is one of the reasons why I’m sharing this click of mine.

When I had clicked this image I was not at all excited about it (after seeing it in my camera’s small display) and just discarded it to be another normal click. But while processing my pictures from the trip I noticed this image. I was just sitting idle, and the laptop screen was at an angle to my eyes level. That’s when it grabbed my attention to the illusion created by the sun rays in this image. After working a bit of the picture this is what I got – garden in pink!!

I’m not that good at post processing and think that this can be further improved.. But still thought its worth sharing..


BACKWATERS, ALLEPEY, KERALA, INDIA | DEC 2013

MYSTICAL MUNNAR


09th Jan 2014, New Delhi

I loved the place. It’s a small town in God’s own country with magnificent scenic beauty all around - be its tea garden, the beautiful hills, the blue sky, its lakes, flora and fauna … its truly a mystical town.

I’ve so many lovely picture of the place that now i'm confused which one to share. Here is one among them for all to appreciate its beauty. It’s an early morning click during sunrise when the first rays of the sun falling on the mist,  giving a beautiful golden appearance to the frame.


MUNNAR, KERALA, INDIA | DEC 2013

VOYAGE


1st Jan 2014, New Delhi

New Year marks the beginning of a new voyage in our life, a new beginning to make each passing day better. I too am looking forward for an exciting year ahead and wishing to visit lots of new places, new people and new stories.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

This picture was taken during my recent trip to Kerela and for me it’s the perfect picture for the theme.


BACKWATERS, KUMARAKOM, KERELA, INDIA | DEC 2013