2 days back…29th April 2016 to be precise it was International Dance Day 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!!
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…
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 success – “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!!!
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😛
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?
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.
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😛
I have almost a hundred pictures that were simply stunning, but alas cannot post them all. But the sheer joy of shooting two awesome ladies whose basic personality exudes warmth,humility and sincerity is something I cannot explain in a mere post.
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
Clicked this one a few days back….it just excites me to see new life taking shape during this season
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😉
Frankly speaking, Green is my least favourite colour when it comes to making choices for my wardrobe….😛
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!!
This was clicked in Mom’s garden during the onset of monsoons this year….one of my fav captures
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!!
Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.