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.

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ONE A DAY !!! HUES OF VICTORY…

Since times immemorial men have descended the steps of a mighty gateway (Buland Darwaza),at the gate of a Sufi saint’s shrine,commemorating victory in war! Obeisance, surrender, victory and celebration! 

Hues of Victory

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 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.

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ONE A DAY !!! Stepping Out

The journey of a thousand miles starts from a single step, which is the most difficult of all…a tabula Rasa of the mind, is essential to start afresh. When Achilles came to clear his mind and seek permission of his mother to go to Troy, she said, “If you stay back you shall marry, have children, become a grandfather and your name shall last a hundred years. If you go to Troy, you shall never return but your name shall last a thousand years!”

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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.

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ONE A DAY!!!NURTURE…

The softness of a flower is unmatched. Its perishability determined by time. It comes to flower and spread fragrance because there is a constant gardener in its life. Within each body is a soul, seeking and evolving! A soul nurtured like a flower can help in clearing the mind to reach a tabula rasa state. The same state of mind moves it on its journey forward.

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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.

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ONE A DAY !!! MIND & HEART

Human tendency is to categorize everything in black & white, lie & truth, doable & not-doable, profitable & non-profitable, right & wrong, take it or leave it and so on…. The heart on the other hand is red and colourful, blooming, desiring, loving, and divine! The mind & the heart!

Mind & Heart 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 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 !!! 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.

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ONE A DAY !!! RIVER

I run endlessly looking for an ending

It is difficult to find my beginning

This eternal search for my family and home

Sometimes reaches the lake sometimes sea foam

But I never get stuck at any stage

Neither on life’s many chapters nor cover page

River From 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.