India, Photography, Travel

The succulent kababs of Lucknow…

They say no trip to Lucknow can be complete without a visit to Aminabad where the famous Tunday Kababi is located…

though the market boasts of a number of shops selling kababs, nans and the special sheermal (saffron flavored flatbread).

The market around the hyper active restuarant is equally hyper active…loud enough to bring you to your centre.

You feel like you are meditating in the midst of the chaos, and you actually are since no thought can sustain in your brain for more than 30 seconds. 

Maneuvering your way through the bikes and rickshaws, a stroll around the market presents some of the most amazing photo opportunities of real people going about their usual business.


If you can be strong enough to smile at the guy who would not stop honking incessantly… the trip to this place can be quite memorable..

shopaholic women trying to find a ride while a guy tries to sell balloons to them, the extra curious passersby insisting on guiding you around or the peanuts seller who would not agree to keep the remaining change and insist that you take the balance money back 

…my country has some of the most interesting and genuine people.

India, Travel

ONE A DAY !!! PURPLE SPLENDOUR

Purple is royal! The moment you robe a scene in purple it changes in character, it means different, it lives different. Can the landscape have a dream….if so what could it be? I tried to discover.

Purple Splendour

From the series titled Life…Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

The artist has experimented with photography on canvas that so relateswith the theme which explores dream consciousness in life. Canvases depictvarious life forms and their aspirations. There are portraits, landscapes, flowers and monuments that the artist encountered while travelling to the inner core of the country that is so living and thriving.

India, Photography, Travel

ONE A DAY NEW GLASSES…

The Sea might be inviting, the picture might be pleasing and the world around might be most beautiful. But, you need new glasses or different ‘frames’ to let new ideas and newer perspectives sink in, dwell in the ‘self’, and take a tangible shape from the bed of your soft dreams…the beauty around can be felt with tabula rasa in the mind.

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From the series titled, “Tabula Rasa…for a new beginning”!

Tabula Rasa in Latin means a clear slate, and originates from the Roman tabula or wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothening it, to give a tabula rasa. In Psychology, it relates to the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a “blank slate” without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one’s sensory experiences. And so in order to reach for his goals and desires, despite the setbacks that one has faced, one needs to clear his mind to reach a tabula rasa and start afresh.  In this series, the artist has exhibited pictures those describe the meaning of ‘Tabula Rasa’, ‘before it is reached’ and ‘after it is reached’ in the human mind.

 

India, Photography, Travel

ONE A DAY !!! CELEBRATION

Who does not want a celebration? The palace, the water, the wind, the sky and most importantly YOU!

Celebration From the series titled Life…Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

The artist has experimented with photography on canvas that so relates with the theme which explores dream consciousness in life. Canvases depict various life forms and their aspirations. There are portraits, landscapes, flowers and monuments that the artist encountered while travelling to the inner core of the country that is so living and thriving.

India, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized

ONE A DAY!!! THE ARTIST

I do not see you in a mosque or temple

I can’t read those books I am too simple

As I weave and sculpt in total surrender

Your kasturi touches me so tender

ArtistFrom the series titled, Kasturi … an eternal Search

Kasturi or deer musk is found in the navel of deers of the Indian subcontinent. A musk deer goes on searching for the fragrance while all along the source of the same lies inside its own body. All the search for the unknown, or God or happiness or peace, also seem to be in vain. The actual source of everything that is worth achieving lies much inside all of us.

 When everything in nature is happy without chasing this and that then why only humans feel uncomfortable without a purpose or a chase. While nature performs perfectly it does not expect to reach a destination while reaching a destination seems most important for humans even at the cost of inefficiency. Only if we be more peaceful and do our most trivial tasks with enthusiasm our life would fall in place.

India, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized

ONE A DAY !!! SUN FLOWER

I never get bored of this modus operandi

As I turn my face constantly

I’m looking for my sun religiously

My each breath depends upon its intensity

With you around my face brightens instantly

SunflowerFrom the series titled Kasturi… an eternal search

Kasturi or deer musk is found in the navel of deers of the Indian subcontinent. A musk deer goes on searching for the fragrance while all along the source of the same lies inside its own body. All the search for the unknown, or God or happiness or peace, also seem to be in vain. The actual source of everything that is worth achieving lies much inside all of us.

 When everything in nature is happy without chasing this and that then why only humans feel uncomfortable without a purpose or a chase. While nature performs perfectly it does not expect to reach a destination while reaching a destination seems most important for humans even at the cost of inefficiency. Only if we be more peaceful and do our most trivial tasks with enthusiasm our life would fall in place.

India, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized

ONE A DAY!!! A FRIEND

Even in the midst of heat and dust, joy or sorrow, good or bad times, a friend always helps one to grow and clear one’s mind. Your friend is your other ego, your ‘self’ mirrored. A friend brings solutions not problems; he/she is your own ease of living. The world literature is full of glorious examples of friendship, but what we see here is the simplicity of its expression. Your friend helps you to reach a tabula rasa of the mind.

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From the series titled “Tabula Rasa…for a new beginning”!

Tabula Rasa in Latin means a clear slate, and originates from the Roman tabula or wax tablet used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothening it, to give a tabula rasa. In Psychology, it relates to the theory that at birth the (human) mind is a “blank slate” without rules for processing data, and that data is added and rules for processing are formed solely by one’s sensory experiences. And so in order to reach for his goals and desires, despite the setbacks that one has faced, one needs to clear his mind to reach a tabula rasa and start afresh.  In this series, the artist has exhibited pictures those describe the meaning of ‘Tabula Rasa’, ‘before it is reached’ and ‘after it is reached’ in the human mind.