Standing Single and Strong

Single and Strong

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I am over cause you’re gone
You try to break me but you see
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger………

                                                                              – Kelly Clarkson

Randomness

After coming to an end to the season of festivities, I decided to rummage my collection of miscellaneous shots and it was indeed very amusing and shocking at the same time to think of all those situations when these shots were clicked. Infact, when I started to shortlist them for posting here,it dawned on me how much a single picture can speak. For every single shot, I would have a whole slideshow of memories 🙂

Lone ray of light

A very recent shot that was clicked right outside the Kali temple on the night of Diwali. It was approx 3:30AM in the morning and this single streetlight peeping through the leaves was the only source of light in the small gully. Reminded me of a similar Streetlight shot I had clicked a few months back at Talaopali

A lot can happen over a cup of coffee 😉

Well nothing much happened on this cup of coffee, except that both of us kept on gossiping like two college girls about everything under the sun….hee hee 😉 Poor girl, I didn’t even give her a chance to pose for the shot….am sure she is gonna thrash me for posting this one….Sorry Pooja 😛

Pied Piper

It was the last day of Durga puja i.e. the morning of Dassera and we were all busy in the preparations for the remaining rituals. This elderly gentleman entered the mandap prayed in front of the idol, asked permission to sit there. No one noticed him much but everyone was surprised infact some were shocked when he started playing his flute there. Trust me, the music was so melodious that if I could I would’ve captured it in this shot. Frankly speaking, I was already on my edge thinking of Maa’s visarjan and his music literally brought a tear-drop to my eyes.

Cloud patterns

Clicked more than a year back with my good old digicam Sony DSC-700. This one shot made me so nostalgic and guilty about ignoring my sweet old digicam after my SLR arrived. Infact some of my earlier best shots were all because of my digicam.

Jasminum auriculatum

The first bloom of this season adorning Mom’s garden. It was almost midnight when Mom and I noticed the flower spreading its wonderful fragrance in the room…..clciing it was an absolute delight 🙂

 

Flicker of hope, is it?

Load shedding is a very common and “natural” occurrence in India, so why would Mumbai be left out? Returning from a tiring day at work to get stuck mid-way in the lift, somehow getting rescued and climbing 5 floors up….only to find this single candle illuminating the whole room…phew!!

Aug’2011 -V

WOWWWWW

A lady whose energy and enthusiasm puts a 20 something like me to shame, a show for which each of us in Aratrika gave a bit of us to make it a success, a stage that recreated Konark right in Matunga and a stellar performance that was simple AWESOME……Clicked more than 200 pics on my poor digicam but posted the one pose I loved the most….

Shyama aunty you truly rock!!

Pillars of Aratrika

 A big big round of applause, hugs and kisses for these absolutely wonderful and gorgeous ladies….presenting to you the pillars of Aratrika and the support behind this wonderful show.

Bottleneck Traffic....a Mumbai speciality

Absolutely Mumbai special….the extremely exhausting,mindless Mumbai traffic…..exclusively for the office-goers and available at anytime of the day or night….grrrrrr…..am fed up!!!

Clouds again

Cannot really explain my fascination for clouds except for the fact that I simply loving clicking them…..shot this one while waiting haplessly on the E.E Highway for a damn bus/auto 😛

March’2011-III

22-03-2011

Light and Shadow

After a tiring weekend, Monday was surely gonna be hectic….and it was…well, worked out nicely at the gym to beat the stress :-)…took this random shot while waiting in the evening bus.

23-03-2011

Cotton buds or Clouds?

Well, now with the new mobile in my hand..am back to clicking my fav old stuff….nature!!

24-03-2011

Rays of hope….

Clicked this shot on my way to office…was getting damn late but the bunch of rays peeping from behind the building froze me then and there….and I had to wait and get this pic 🙂

25-03-2011

Cosying up….:-P

sorry for the intrusion of privacy(?)…but couldn’t help clicking a pic of this lovey-dovey couple at the traffic signal…

10-12-2010

 

Bed of Clouds

10-12-2010

Bed of Clouds

Two winks of sleep,terrible exhaustion and chilly weather…….”dead”ly combination, I say 😦

Had it not been for this fantastic view outside the flight window and a heavenly view of the sunrise, I would have cursed this early morning flight like anything. The view made up for all the irritation 😀