joy is… … seeing the taj mahal for the first time … that smile which took many jokes to make its shy appearance joy is… being told you are looking directly at mt. everest joy is… wild mushrooms after the first rains and the smell of green! joy is… that blog post that breaks all your previous records joy is… the innocence in a child joy is… a new … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: joy is…
a photo post in response to the weekly photo challenge: let there be light! light comes in many forms… from the glimmering brass valakku my grandma lights everyday to the black stone diyas outside temples. from modern streetlights to those that exude old-world charm. from cities dressed up in light to tunnels that aren’t all dark! light. creates. light. dailypost: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/photo-challenge-lights/ Continue reading let there be light!
i love faces. i love the stories in them. the startled ones. the nervous twitches. the open faces. the stoic faces. some faces draw you in, some make you work and with some you are always the distant outsider. her life lives on her face. the past leads to the present, intertwined on one face. it emerges at every corner and shows you her life. that … Continue reading inside faces – what are the stories they tell?
there has been a lot going on and in a good way…actually great way! lots of writing, lots of traveling and lots of writing again. sadly, my blog seems very ignored! but this challenge by dailypost seems like a good way to get started on the writing again… focus is something i have struggled with all my life. what i want to do. what i want … Continue reading the weekly photo challenge: fiddling with the focus
mazgaon lies hidden, tucked away… the new eastern freeway that runs right over it on a tall, thick pillars alienating itself from the people below. almost reminding me the movie cars, when a new highway bypasses a town… mazgaon has been forgotten for a long time. we seem to want to live and be present in the latest hip and happening suburb, forgetting the past … Continue reading weekly photography challenge: the masterpiece is mazgaon
as bombay begins to get warm again, i dream about the himalayas, which means the abode of snow (from hima “snow”, and ālaya “abode”)… when i was there december, i woke up early morning, shivered my way out of the room hoping to catch the first rays of the sun light up the snow-capped range in front of me… there was little sun but more clouds. so i shifted … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: golden hour
the indian railways has been a recurring theme of my life. i grew up in mumbai & then pune, both of which are around 1300 kms away from my parents’ native city of chennai. when summer creeped up on us we would all head down to chennai, then madras. 20 years ago, this was a long, exhausting 24 – 30 hour train journey and my … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: nostalgic