My Flickr Pictures...
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
The people in it are the water drops on it...
Everyone has their own space in it,
Everyone stays and goes, some longer and some for short times,
Some evaporate and some trickle down,
While all of this happens life stays !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 12/26/2008 01:03:00 PM
Monday, December 22, 2008
adds a few minutes to my life !
She was the elder daughter of our boatman in Vrindavan...
p.s. need B/W conversion tips, lessons. Please feel free to rubbish this photo if need be, however do tell me how you feel the presentation can be improved
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 12/22/2008 07:52:00 AM
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
He manages a small space where people can park their vehicles near the Ghats in Vrindavan.. is dressed in Khakis with a whistle to help people park !
Another one of the happy souls that I met on my roadtrip !
p.s. I think the image is darker than I would like it to be, but any more light and the parts on his face would feel burnt... Help please !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 12/04/2008 07:40:00 AM
Monday, December 01, 2008
Happy in his own world, people like Krishnakant force one to think if the things they are running after day and night are really worth it or not... The more I meet people, the more satisfaction and happiness I see at various levels.
Had a strong urge to do the usual presentation here, but it would have taken the Chandan (Sandalwood) colors away from the picture, so decided not to !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 12/01/2008 10:06:00 AM
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
This just proves how small things can keep our faith firm !
These are the threads that people tied around the Marble windows in Fatehpur Sikri at the Mazaar of Khwaja Saleem Chishti when they pray for something!
Customs like this are popular at various other places as well in India...
e.g. In Uttarakhand there are temples where people tie bells in the temple compound when they wish for something. In two temples in Uttarakhand (Golu Devta Temple in Bhowali, near Bhimtal and another one at Chitai) people even write letters and leave them in the temple compound !
There might not be a scientific explanation to all this, but when the mind really believes something will happen, small things like tying a thread or writing a letter can make it happen !!!
Hope everyone has a very positive Monday and a week/year/decade and so on :)
God Bless !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/24/2008 09:48:00 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
These are Horseshoe's nailed on the Wooden Door of Buland Darwaza... Horse shoes are said to bring Good luck in many cultures around the world, and they should not be brand new ones... they have to be used.
Mostly I have seen they are nailed in the shape of a U. Probably saying Good luck to "YOU" :) I don't know really...
p.s. I do not think this is a good picture in terms of composition. This completely fails in capturing the amount of horseshoes that were there on the doors, but still posting it as this is the only picture I took of them !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/23/2008 09:51:00 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I think this was the motto of the craftsmen who worked at Fatehpur Sikri and 100s of similar other sites !
Seen above is the ceiling once you enter the Dargah of Salim Chishti through Buland Darwaza (Previous photograph)
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/19/2008 06:54:00 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
You've moved on to the other side friend, I cannot see you clearly enough... but I know you will be around somewhere !
Dedicated to one of my very dear friends, who passed away yesterday... I somehow don't believe it yet, and am still hoping someone is just playing a prank !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/16/2008 11:51:00 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Not sure what he was thinking sitting there in Fatehpur Sikri when the world around him was busy moving !!! I guess he just took a time out to think !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/15/2008 10:28:00 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is where Emperor Akbar used to have the meetings with his important personal...
I wish I could see one meeting in progress, what grandness, what royalty !
p.s. This small size picture is not doing justice to the place at all !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/13/2008 10:46:00 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Pillars make an important part of the architecture at Fatehpur Sikri... What you see here is the place from where Mughal Emperor Akbar used to see the performances of his Musicians
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/08/2008 06:03:00 PM
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Someone from the streets of Shri Badrinath. The rope that you see on his shoulder is used to tie the goods that he carries on his back, from one place to the other. Needless to say, this is one of the toughest things to do on hills. Every rupee that he earns is a result of very very hard work!
God Bless !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 10/26/2008 11:37:00 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Friday, October 10, 2008
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Friday, October 03, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
p.s... this image is also a good example of "what not to do" while taking pictures !! the right top corner has something which was there on the lens and has messed up the picture !!! something to look out for, when you can take a second picture !!! i did not, and ended up with this as my final image !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 10/02/2008 11:17:00 AM
And yes, the colors are coming back slowly :) Thank you everyone for a very encouraging September with the B/Ws !!!
These toads are handcrafted somewhere in Thailand, and when a wooden stick is moved on the groves on the top, it makes a sound which is unbelievably similar to the croaking of a toad !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 10/02/2008 02:42:00 AM
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
One of the many smiles that I managed to captured in the daily flower market in the Fatehpuri/Khari Bhaoli Area in Chandni Chawk.
Bit less sharp than how I would have liked it, but I still like it for the smile that I managed from a complete stranger !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 9/29/2008 11:47:00 AM