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here's to the imperfectly perfect Beautiful Mother of thinkers, feelers and lunatics alike! šŸŒ™ . . . | Bangalore-90, 2013 | . . . #moonshine #musings #monochrome #canon #art #artforheartssake #peace

selling tender coconuts in the streets of Kumbakonam. . . . | Tamilnadu 2015 | . . . #travel #shots #farmer #sepia #canon #mirrorless #artforheartssake

the ever jocular Rohullah bro's impromptu portrait with a manual point-and-shoot šŸ˜Ž . . . | Bangalore 2011 | . . . #alumni #day #reunion #canon #pointandshoot #artforheartssake

green room candid in sepia :) . . . | Delhi 2012 | . . . #profile #portrait #ethnic #canon #monochrome #artforheartssake

not that i'm a proper photographer or something (not yet, at least, IMHO. it's a life-long process and I have so much to learn. i love the art and often indulge but labels, hierarchies, rules, custodianism, limelight and such things mean nothing to me. and i thank God for the sanity. or maybe i'm just stupid, you know) but every time i come across kids taking photography (or any art, for that matter) seriously, it just brightens up my day. šŸ˜Š a few minutes of observing these boys (his sibling, or so he seemed to me, was there as well) had me convinced that they would nail the art in a few years to come. they were just so focused. the crowd and the cacophony didn't faze them, they took their time for the right shot(s), their posture was on point and they stopped, checked pics, even sort of consulted each other and then went back to shooting more. it was a joy to watch them in their element and a matter of silent pride to have them as my subjects (without disturbing them or their moment, of course.) the boys deserve a DSLR or at least a decent manual point-and-shoot camera so much. i hope and pray that their parents realise that soon enough. šŸ™šŸ» . . . | Agra 2013 | . . . #photographer #inthemaking #godbless #travel #stories #canon #artforheartssake

a portrait of an adolescent Copper Oscar. . . . | Bangalore 2012 | . . . #profile #portrait #copperoscar #cichlid #monochrome #canon #artforheartssake

new leaves on the trunk šŸƒ have a good day! ^^ . . . | Bangalore 2013 | . . . #new #leaves #nature #seasons #canon #art #artforheartssake

i don't remember who took this shot nor do i remember what i was doing. maybe i was editing, watching something or in the middle of typing away something. i really don't remember. . . . | Bangalore 2011 | . . . #tbt #2011 #yourstruly #bangalore #canon #monochrome #artforheartssake

my brother from another mother, the groom, with his cousins :) . . . | Kathmandu 2012 | . . . #nepali #hindu #wedding #mypeople #kathmandu #canon #artforheartssake

image before and after: i loved the nice vintage architecture of Vijaya bank, shot with my phone from the entrance steps of Fortis hospital, Cunningham Road. though i doubt i'll use the feature much, i do like this update of 'perspective correction' in @Adobe @Photoshop Express for ipad :) . . . | nokia lumia1020 | Bangalore 2017 | . . . #mobilephotography #building #architecture #perspective #correction #nokia #artforheartssake

three shades of the mystical syllable šŸ•‰šŸ™šŸ» . . . | Bangalore 2015 | . . . #om #ballpen #art #wrist #tattoo #canon #artforheartssake

i hope and pray for a remote future when much of the wildlife will NOT be limited to mere frescos, galleries, museums & audio-visual archives around the world! (resulting in our descendants not having any natural means of seeing them in flesh n' blood except through the scientific tinkerings of advanced genetic engineering in morose, high-end labs.) šŸ™šŸ» . . . | Bangalore 2015 | . . . #godforbid #wildlife #extinction #anxiety #hope #faith #canon #artforheartssake

under the street light, late one night. . . . | Bangalore 2015 | . . . #lowlight #meanderings #hereandthere #bangalore #canon #mirrorless #artforheartssake

. "ą¤¤ą¤®ą¤øą„‹ ą¤®ą¤¾ ą¤œą„ą¤Æą„‹ą¤¤ą¤æą¤°ą„ą¤—ą¤®ą¤Æ ||" _/|\_ . an area for light offering adjacent to the temple Gopuram. . . . | Rahu Stalam, Tamilnadu 2015 | . . . #light #offering #lord #shiva #temple #canon #artforheartssake

kinda dreamy cotton clouds; not too high-flying, not too low-lying, on a day nearly as clear as an honest man's conscience. . . . | Bangalore-90, 2011 | . . . #terrace #view #cumulonimbus #bangalore #canon #artforheartssake #goodnight

a 'wasp moth' closeup. . . . | point-&-shoot macro | Bangalore 2011 | . . . #waspmoth #karnataka #canon #macro #pointandshoot #artforheartssake

when ripples meet the fading sunlight. . . . | Bangalore 2015 | . . . #lakeside #evening #ripples #light #interplay #canon #artforheartssake

eyes of a 'drushti bombe' or a 'rakshasa doll' or simply put, an 'evil-eye antidote' atop a house faithfully keeping the 'drushti' or covetous, malevolent, lustful and such evil-eyes at bay šŸ‘¹ . . . | manual point-&-shoot | Bangalore 2011 | . . . #culture #superstition #stories #karnataka #canon #pointandshoot #artforheartssake

"if you're done with your photography or whatever the thunder it is, can i just lie down and go back to napping in peace, please!?" . . . | manual point-&-shoot | Bangalore 2011 | . . . #pleading #eyes #dear #mutt 'o #mine #canon #pointandshoot #artforheartssake

don't talk. just watch the sunset instead. . . . | Bangalore-90, 2011 | . . . #evening #goldspill #visually #poetic #horizon #canon #artforheartssake

working out just the right exposure is a tricky business when your subject is standing half in the sun and half in the shade. there's my dear friend Antara with other ladies at one of our best friend's wedding. since it was a candid, i couldn't ask her to move, of course. resultantly, here's her portrait with the morning sunlight directly on her face while she's busy participating in the ladies' talk, apparently, with the bride by her side and waiting for the next ritual to commence :) . . . | Kathmandu 2013 | . . . #candid #portraiture #nepali #hindu #wedding #kathmandu #canon #artforheartssake

working out just the right exposure is a tricky business when your subject is standing half in the sun and half in the shade. there's my dear friend Antara with other ladies at one of our best friend's wedding. since it was a candid, i couldn't ask her to move, of course. resultantly, here's her portrait with the morning sunlight directly on her face while she's busy participating in the ladies' talk, apparently, with the bride by her side and waiting for the next ritual to commence :) . . . | Kathmandu 2013 | . . . #candid #portraiture #nepali #hindu #wedding #kathmandu #canon #artforheartssake

a Yin-Yang'like stonework at the entrance of an ancient Shiva temple. this particular temple has the tradition of especially offering blessings to those desirous of starting family life with a husband/wife. once they find partner and get married, they come back again to offer prayers and to express their gratitude to the The Lord & His Consort, The Divine Mother _/|\_ PS i wasn't there for that purpose, though. a friend of mine was. and he got married the next year :) . . . | rural Tamilnadu | . . . #sacred #symbols #travel #stories #tamilnadu #canon #artforheartssake

one sweltering afternoon spent in a coconut grove of rural Davanagere with native friends, hunting for tender coconuts to drink water from šŸŒ“šŸŒ“šŸŒ“ . . . | rural Karnataka 2013 | . . . #travel #stories #summer #rural #karnataka #canon #artforheartssake

exploring alone ^^ . . . | Bangalore 2012 | . . . #little #solo #explorer #macro #canon #artforheartssake #peace

every time you hold a dog's paw(s), you get to feel something of a God's touch; for there are few 'hands' on this planet as reliable as these, hand's down <3 . . . | manual point-&-shoot | Bangalore 2012 | . . . #canine #forepaw #closeup #canon #pointandshoot #artforheartssake

zoomed in shot of the immense monolith/granite statue (the biggest in Hampi group of monuments) of Lord Laxmi-Narasimha or Ugra-Narasimha, the fourth and a wrathful/protective avatar of Lord Vishnu in the form of half-lion & half-human being. the temple was built & the statue installed in the year 1528 during the reign of the great King Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara or Karnata empire. . . . | Hampi 2012 | . . . #travel #stories #hampi #karnataka #canon #tamron #artforheartssake

portrait of 'a little munchkin' i met at the grocer's <3 . . . | manual point-&-shoot | bangalore 2012 | . . . #southasian #daughters #bangalore #canon #pointandshoot #artforheartssake

a pair of Spotted Doves (Spilopelia chinensis) ^^ . . . | Bangalore-90, 2013 | . . . #spotteddove #pair #birdsofinstagram #bangalore #canon #artforheartssake

it's alright when those 'kissing' look like they're 'fighting' (passion, you see. at least they're enjoying it or even if they're heading for a disaster, the disaster's not immediate) but it's not alright when those 'fighting' look like they're 'kissing' esp. because every single 'copper oscar' is armed with sharp teeth and strong jaws. no wonder these scoundrels in the pic ended up permanently disfiguring (not too severely, though) each other's mouth in the months to come. i only had them for about 8 months before returning them to their owner, a friend of mine, who had brought them to me for the treatment of fin-rot and general depression (which, thankfully, i was able to cure. i just couldn't stop them from fighting frequently once they were healthy. and yes, fishes do get depressed when the conditions are not right.) . . . | Bangalore 2012 | . . . #intolerent #tankmates #story #copperoscar #canon #artforheartssake

tiny red ants attending their own kinda banquet ^^ . . . | Bangalore 2012 | . . . #food #quest #ants #canon #macro #artforheartssake

finally, winter's beginning to whisper, "i'm here!" and it feels good ā„ļø winter in Nepal is beautiful, too, but harsh during the peak (and often gave me sinusitis which, i hope, will not be the case again when i go back) whereas winter in Bangalore is beautiful and sweet and sexy; so sweet indeed that you eagerly wait for her arrival and continuation. but continuation is the part where she fails you always hehe. proper Bangalorean winter, if there be such a thing indeed, doesn't last long. she flirts with you for some time and is gone justlikethat one fine day, without a trace except for her memories. Bangalorean winter's beautiful, yes, but incorrigibly fickle. yet i love her so much. she's the season i favour most for reading and meditation. šŸ˜Š . . . | Bangalore 2017 | . . . #love #musings #bangalore #winter #canon #mirrorless #artforheartssake