Darjeeling Street Photography

Street photography is a way of seeing and experiencing life by capturing life without interrupting it. Street Photography is all about seeing and reacting, almost by-passing thought altogether.
I am always afraid of Street photography,  because it intrinsically means photography without permission. My inner voice always says ‘Stop!!’. But this time, I went beyond it.. It sometimes feels good by Pushing ourselves outside the boundaries of comfort.

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This little girl’s expressions are worthless..

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School girl while returning back home..

Happy Independence Day India

At the stroke of midnight, as India moved into August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, read out the famous speech proclaiming India’s independence. The moment ended three centuries of British colonial rule. The land was no longer the summer retreat of British. Independence was also the end of nearly a century of struggle for freedom, battles, betrayals and sacrifices. It also created a situation where we were responsible for ourselves. For a lot of people, in spite of a new era promised by independence, partition was a painful reality and so was the bloodshed that accompanied it.

That was 69 years ago. Much has changed; the struggle for freedom lives on in history books and memoirs, and on the tombstones of valiant martyrs. Politics has undergone a personality change from fiery idealism to a pragmatic cynicism. Karma drives the nation on its way forward, and population has crossed the billion mark.

But, come August 15, and the people put their troubles behind them for a while, as they stand up as a nation for the National Anthem. Along with the soaring cadences of the anthem, the hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow are renewed in political speeches and replays of the deeds of those who earned us our freedom. Happy Independence Day!!

Freedom in the mind, Faith in the words, Pride in our hearts & Memories in our souls… Let’s salute the nation on Independence Day! Wishing you all a happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians..

Freedom in the mind, Faith in the words, Pride in our hearts & Memories in our souls… Let’s salute the nation on Independence Day! Wishing you all a happy Independence Day to my fellow Indians..

On the eve of Independence day let’s recollect ‘Where the mind is without fear’ by Rabindranath Tagore:

Where the mind is without fear (Chitto jetha bhoyshunyo) is one of the most quoted poems in India and Bangladesh. Written by Rabindranath Tagore before India’s independence, it represents Tagore’s dream of how the new, awakened India should be to fight and chase the British from India. The original Bengali language poem was published in 1910 and was included in the 1910 collection Gitanjali and, in Tagore’s own translation, in the 1912 English edition of Gitanjali.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into
the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widenning
thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

-Rabindranath Tagore

Source: Google

Thursday Throwback: A Passage to Singapore

The Merlion is an icon with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. The lion head represents Singapore's original name—Singapura—meaning "lion city" or "kota singa".

The Merlion is an icon with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name—Singapura—meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”.


Singapore city over-view from Singapore flyer..Those beautifully constructed building with striking architecture is the Esplanade – Theatres. These building are the centre for performing arts for this island nation

Singapore city over-view from Singapore flyer..Those beautifully constructed building with striking architecture is the Esplanade – Theatres. These building are the centre for performing arts for this island nation


 The Kingdom of Far Far Away is a fictional kingdom in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After.


The Kingdom of Far Far Away is a fictional kingdom in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After.


Life is like a boat in the sea. When sea is rough, the only way to keep your boat moving forward is to keep going

Life is like a boat in the sea. When sea is rough, the only way to keep your boat moving forward is to keep going


Clicked at universal studios, Singapore.  If you plan a visit to this place don't miss transformers ride & the revenge of the mummy.. They are totally adrenaline filled rides..

Clicked at universal studios, Singapore.
If you plan a visit to this place don’t miss transformers ride & the revenge of the mummy.. They are totally adrenaline filled rides..


Clicked in Singapore in early morning.. Good morning friends..  A small inspirational story for you all.. There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you. Keep Believing in Yourself!

One fine Morning in Singapore…


Marinabaysands from singapore flyer... Most expensive building in the world itseems.

Marinabaysands from singapore flyer… Most expensive building in the world itseems.


Singapore Green building council

Singapore Green building council


Singapore City overview from flyer

Singapore City overview from flyer

Monday Macros: Sikkim Flowers with Inspirating quotes

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

 "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman

"There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -Nelson Mandela

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
-Nelson Mandela

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”
– Erma Bombeck

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
– Will Rogers

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.”
– Josiah Gilbert Holland

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu