Got a Day Off and a Hundred Rupees While in Kolkata? – Let’s Take A Ride Back to 1599!

Had been thinking for almost an year of visiting this place…and like all plans this too had been postponed for a reason or another (I still have a list of places in queue now for years!). So one Sunday of March, deciding to ignore the scorching sun, I hopped onto a local train at Howrah… Continue reading Got a Day Off and a Hundred Rupees While in Kolkata? – Let’s Take A Ride Back to 1599!

Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

After a visit to the Museum, still immersed in the story of Dubai’s evolution into its present glitzy avatar, I headed for the creek. The saltwater inlet divides the two districts of Deira and Bur Dubai. Soon I was walking through the bustling ‘souks’ – market areas offering a milieu of artifacts from spices, textiles… Continue reading Dubai Diaries – the Creek and the Souks

The ‘Platform Lady’

When it comes to travelling and exploring, nothing quite compares to a journey by train. During one such trip as our train pulled into the bustling New Jalpaiguri Station (West Bengal), my eyes fell upon this elderly woman on the platform. Something about her was resilient. With a sharp gaze she seemed to be observing… Continue reading The ‘Platform Lady’

The Furry Love

One morning, our usually quite neighborhood was a spot of activities. This bunch of cute pups were the new occupants. They were soon playing around, to be exact, more of tumbling over each other, yelping….irresistibly adorable. Capturing them through the lens felt wonderful. This photograph is one of those special moments…innocence, curiosity and sweetness in… Continue reading The Furry Love

Through Fires and Flames

Elliot’s Beach forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore and is named after Edward Elliot, Governor of Madras. Located in Besant Nagar, one can reach there simply by following the road along the coast towards south from Marina beach. ‘Fortunate me’ had the company of Kevin, my friend settled in Chennai and his car.… Continue reading Through Fires and Flames

Street Justice ???

  To start with – would not categorize this post as ‘photography’. This was the first such situation I was witnessing with the camera in hands, and I tried to capture the same. Had actually planned for a photo-walk at Mallik ghat (Kolkata) and had left from home around 6 am. But my plan was… Continue reading Street Justice ???

a silent night and an early morning ride @ Mandarmani

Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, India at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the large and fast developing seaside resort village of West Bengal. Almost 180 km from Kolkata on the Kolkata – Digha route. It is argued to be the longest… Continue reading a silent night and an early morning ride @ Mandarmani

Where The Mind Is Without Fear…

  Captured at Dawki, Indo-Bangladesh border…where people from both the countries were cautious not to step accidentally onto the other side (there is no man made obstruction, just a stone marking the border). The kids here were totally lost in their own world oblivious to the rest.