Weekly Photo Challenge – Admiration


2 days back…29th April 2016 to be precise it was International Dance DayΒ and this week’s Photo Challenge is about Admiration….so when you add up the two, the only person I could think of was my dance idol , my Guru – Smt Nivedita Mukherjee aka Shampadi for me…

Thanks Di for being a part of my life…blessed to be your student!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Coming back to the arena after 60 loong days feels very different….just like the day when I started it all.

Lot of factors added to the temporary hiatus … fabulous ones…some extremely bad….but then that’s how Life is !!!

Curves. …..that’s one aspect a girl can talk about for hours together …either the absence of it or the envy of someone else’s …..lol πŸ˜‰

Well, for a change I shot a road curve at Kuala Lumpur on a recent trip and it just came handy πŸ˜€

Curve down the road .....

Curve down the road …..

Tried my best ….but couldn’t ignore the gentleman on the side ….no issues though πŸ˜‰



Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

Attended the Day 1 of the most eagerly awaited festival of Mumbai – Kalaghoda Arts Festival


it was simply mind-blowing!!!

Below is a picture of the numerous ones I clicked that eventful evening….many many more to follow…Overall an experience never to be missed πŸ˜€

Rama Vaidyanathan

Rama Vaidyanathan

This is what I call a “Unique” experience…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

This week’s challenge almost got me in my “Philosophical” mood….Beyond!!

Have you ever wondered why some of us sink into anxiety at the onset of any challenge while some get charged up and raring to go like the bull which sees the red cloth (bad example :-P)? Well, that’s simply because the latter ones choose to see beyond their current hurdles and visualize the finish line…

Look beyond the hurdles...

Look beyond the hurdles…

Well,this picture represented this fact for me. Many of you may choose to disagree but when I saw this picture in today’s context, I saw the rock lying on the sand as the biggest hurdle of my successΒ  – “Me”. Yes, I am my biggest hurdle. There is a vast ocean of success, abundance and prosperity waiting for me out there, but it’s that voice inside me which stops me from looking Beyond.

It’s high time, I kick off that hurdle(voice) and run towards the ocean….Beyond the Waves!!!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

Trust Sara to come up with a topic that is already hovering in your mind…..Resolutions!!

New Year has always been more synonymous with “Resolutions” than with anything else as far as I can remember. Although majority of those never see the daylight beyond a couple of weeks, there springs one or two which do get through the year with grit,determination and a lot of pushing πŸ˜›

Well, this year I’ve decided to get better at my two passions – Dancing & Photography. Either I spoke real loud or much earlier than others could coz there comes a dance shooting assignment within a week of ushering the new year. What more can I ask for?

Guru-Shishya: Darshana Jhaveri and Sohini Ray

Guru-Shishya : Darshana Jhaveri and Sohini Ray …sharing a light moment!!

It is very rare to get a Guru-Shishya (Teacher-student in Hindi) jodi as closely knit and dedicated as Darshana Ma’am and her disciple Sohini Ray. Infact, I consider it a blessing to have so closely interacted with someone as magnificient as Darshanaji and to watch Sohini perform with all her grace,finesse and sharpness is a rarity.

Darshna Jhaveriji’s Website


It may across to many people that Manipuri dance is a relatively easy and a very simple dance because of subtlety and softness that is portrayed, but trust me it is one of the most difficult dances to learn and yet not so popular as the regular Bharatnayam, Kathak or Odissi. An hour long workshop had us questioning our stamina and balance πŸ˜›

Sohini Ray’s Website


I have almost a hundred pictures that were simply stunning, but alas cannot post them all. But the sheer joy of shootingΒ  two awesome ladies whose basic personality exudes warmth,humility and sincerity is something I cannot explain in a mere post.

Happy New Year to you all πŸ˜€

Weekly Photo Challenge – My 2012 in Pictures

AΒ  year that will be a milestone in all aspects…..

A year that will forever be etched in my heart……..

A year that started new phases andΒ  closed old chapters…….

And a yearΒ  that taught me a lot about myself than all the previous years could together πŸ˜€

Bye Bye 2012 :-D

Bye Bye 2012 πŸ˜€

A year that gave me lots to cry for and loads to rejoice….

A year that made me proud but more to be ashamed of 😦

A year that I bade goodbye with loads of happiness and joy πŸ˜›

A year that I bade goodbye with a hope that 2013 brings ten-fold happiness and peace

ByeΒ  Bye 2012

2013…here I come!!!!

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

What better to live up your festive season than a surprise which brings a smileΒ  to someone’s face and makes their day!!


A very interesting emotion to capture…..coz if it goes down the scale it can end up being a shock πŸ˜›

Well, I really had the picture coming to me today morning at a wedding I attended. Couldn’t wait to post the two pics which co-incidentally matched the theme….hehehehehe πŸ˜€

Surprise or Shock

Whattt….We are not getting married today??

This was a classic expression by the bride and the groom….I couldn’t think of any better caption…..Lol

πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€



Can you believe I got two shots at the same event?? This cute cuddly angel was quite taken by surprise when I clicked her pic…but ain’t she absolutely adorable….mwah!!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Entering a new phase of life and I’ve already started admiring that even the strongest of relationships are bound by a


thread of “Trust”, “Patience” and most important link – “Love”

Delicate Relationships

Delicate Relationships

Some emotions are better felt than described…….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

The seasons surely are changing dynamically this year. Well, for a person residing in the coastal city of India, Mumbai…..it is getting relatively difficult to judge if its finally winters or is the October heat still on an extension 😦

Got this pic last year at the onset of the winters……as the mercury starts dipping; the clouds start increasing and the sky takes a beautiful crimson pallete

Onset of winters

Onset of winters

Clicked this one a few days back….it just excites me to see new life taking shape during this season

Onset of new life

Onset of new life

Reflections Again…

Couldn’t resist publishing this pic….

Divine Reflection

Divine Reflection

A classic example of Reflections….this is actually an Indian Bengali ritual of bading farewell to the Goddess Durga on the last day of Durga puja.

A mirror is immersed in a large pan containing red-coloured water and placed right at the feet of the idol, so that the entire idol is reflected in it. It is a symbolic repreesntation of the actual visarjan and is also known as “Darpan visarjan”. One of my most fav rituals, I enjoy the myth surrounding the ritual more. It is said that ladies who dip their fingers in this water go on to possess great culinary skills πŸ˜‰

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

This is simply awesome….two weeks after a much needed and much awaited holiday and I find a topic that is exactly what I wanted to post on!! πŸ˜€


Innocence reflected....

Innocence reflected….

I clicked this girl sitting very calmly on the beach….totally aloof of what was happening around here….loved the shot!!



Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Frankly speaking, Green is my least favourite colour when itΒ  comes to making choices for my wardrobe…. πŸ˜›

Having said that, I totally love the hues of Green the nature is painted in especially during the monsoons….its just refreshing and healing in the least!!

Sorry to be not able to capture “Out of the Box”,but below is my collection of “Greeny” captures….

It’s green down the road….

Clicked during one of my weekend early morning trips to the local Joggers’ Park, I found this pair of leaves clicked as it is on the border of the lake….made me pretty philosophical though!!

Wet and……Green

This was clicked in Mom’s garden during the onset of monsoons this year….one of my fav captures πŸ™‚

Dash of green

This was clicked on my way back from one of my cycling trips. The twig belongs to the “Tulsi” plant , considered as one of the holiest plants in the Hindu rituals and to spot this lying on the ground among the dust, brought an ironic smile to my face!!