Monday, November 16, 2009

Nature photography and me...

"Every picture should have something to tell" he said.
"But how can nature pics tell something... Its the beauty of that moment I want to capture" I debated.

...With my camera and my perceptiveness I can freeze a moment. A beautiful moment of nature that goes unnoticed in this fast paced life. Now it will last forever, thanks to my keen eye.

All pictures on this blog (all are mobile uploads except for the last one) are pieces of everyday life that goes unnoticed. That piece of time now belongs to me.

The sunrise or the sunset will never quite be the same way ever again; This image is taken while in the cab coming back from office... Sunset in Gurgaon.

Early morning picture taken from home terrace, before leaving for office.

This one is just after rain stopped one sunday afternoon, taken from my balcony. There's a faint rainbow in this if you noticed. Check it on fb for larger and clearer view.

A mysterious night...

A very common plant in your backyard that goes unnoticed.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Are we going in right direction?

Read an article by Kunal Kapoor in HT City yesterday, that triggered a series of thoughts rather a fight within me and I am sure many of us go through this fight within more often than not.

We have a good balance of work and play in our lives. We work diligently on the weekdays and enjoy our weekends...catching up with friends, movies, shoping, photography, blogging, painting, carrom... But still why is there some kind of dissatisfaction. Is it because of not being able to be a good human being, not being able to live with parents, enjoy those long relaxed moments of love and togetherness?

Quoting few lines from the article to make it clear by what I mean being a good human being -

I smile and think of all wonderfull things I want to say to her. That's when my Diary screams "Stop wasting time, there's a lot to do".

I want to say sorry but diary goes rush, rush... else u'll be left behind.

The author wants to be good human being but has been transformed into a robot

What do I want from life... or so to say what do we all want. Run after what all our friends have - a good job, big house, a car...??? Or have limited needs and enjoy moments...small moments of life - sipping a cup of tea with family for hours savoring each sip of it; Having home cooked (mom cooked with me assissting) meals with all members of the family; Caring for people around; Having a heart felt talks with a close friends ... Isn't that what we really want...what makes us happy?!?

We all know this but still keep ignoring it due to our fear of being left behind.

Not sure if it is right to put it on city life but it does have some share in changing us from good human beings to emotionless robots. Rush rush in the morning to catch cab, skiping breakfast... attending meetings... ordering dinner from outside since there was a late evening meeting... Life just goes on like this. We have no time to help the injured person on the road, spend some time with old aunt who just want few moments from our life, cook a nice meal for the family and enjoy it with everyone, say a few words of love and appreciation to the one who matters the most in our lives...

Time to ponder - what are we heading to become

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Life... Another strange angle to it

Till some time back I was totally convinced that city life and the hectic lifestyle it offers has more cons than pros. But after this call from a friend who is well qualified doctor, settled in a small town with her lawyer husband and 2 kids, my opinion seems to be changing. She's having problems with relationships - to be more specific husband/ wife relation. And it has gone to the extent that she has devloped suicidal tendencies. I was wondering if these people have a lot of time to themselves to get into such fights or is it that life hasn't given them enough exposure and hence they are stuck with these issues.

This busy life has given us at least one good thing. Since we are too busy with our work, we want to spend quality time with our family involving in some constructive activities rather giving too much importance to the disagreements or issues in our relationship. Working with many different people (read all kinds of weirdos) has given us enough patience to handle relationships . And the great thing is we can get rid of those weirdos by changing jobs and can always use the skills aquired in our personal relationships... ;)

Kudos to our busy city lives! What say?

PS - I would still prefer life in a small town to life in a big city (Metro), may be after getting that exposure required ;)

Friday, August 14, 2009



Some things...

Some people...

Some moments...

Are there to stay,

Even after they are gone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life's journey

Its a strange journey
Life's journey...

Journey of knowing yourself
and of knowing people around you.
At times...
you find yourself as a stanger
And some other times...
you find people around you, whom you thought you know well,
as strangers

Its a strange journey
Life's journey...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Not just another day

Beautiful morning
Weather is lovely
Smiling faces
and heart is happy

Things to accomplish
Meetings to attend
intelligent minds debating
leading to great learning

Its not just another day...

Hearing songs
while watching sunset
Holding hands
with someone special

Throwing tantrums
on ones who care
And sharing dreams
with those happy to hear

Its not just another day...

Everyday is special
Its not just another day!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Experiencing different culture

Enjoying days with in laws these days. A nice happy family... what else does one want from life.

One would die laughing to see how we communicate. Hindi, English Bengali....all mixed. How we started is really funny. I would speak in Hindi, they answer in Bengali. They would speak in Bengali, I answer in Hindi. And the good thing is we would understand each other really well. Their knowledge of Hindi is as good as my knowledge of Bengali.
And even today.... we communicate the same way, hehe. I tried, but couldn't get rid of hesitation to speak the language, I did speak fairly good at one of the marraiges in the family recently though. And to my surprise my mom in law has overcome the hesiation to speak in Hind. Now she has started speaking to me in Hindi... in sweet broken sentences :). Love you mom.

Same way our food... a good mix of Himachali and Bengali food. Veg, Non veg, Khatta, meetha...a mix of all.
For us in Himachal its mandatory to have one khatta item in the menu and sweet is part and parcel of Bengali cuisine. Before marriage I was not quite fond of sweets, its only on festivals that I used to have some sweets. But now I have developed a sweet tooth. A meal seems incomplete without a sweet. Another big difference is the number of items served in a meal. Himachali meal is very simple and Bengali cuisine is known to have variety. A meal starts with some Bhaja, then comes Dal, then some vegetable then fish\chicken\mutton, then chutney, papad, sweets. Its like never ending. We have develped a style thats a mix of both... Khatta meetha...veg non veg...simple on weekdays...eleborate on weekends.

I love wearing saree, listenig to Rabindra sangeet, talking on a topic for hours over a cup of tea, traveling.... some of things very peculiar to this new culture I was introduced some time back. Not long ago, just 5 years back...hehe.

It was a big decision in my life to get married in a diferent culture. But I think it was a good decision. Experiencing different culture is really too exciting and interesting. Its fun!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Love is...
Knowing a person more than yourself
Taking care of his every little need
Keeping no record of his wrongs

Does not envy, it does not boast
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.