It can be said that I was at the right place at the right time :). Being at Chandigarh when the second national crafts festival is going on - great time to walk around a large area and be exposed to some of the finest workmanship India is famous for! Pottery was one of the most prominent attractions.
The trip to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, with my friends will always be memorable. It was a well placed required break from mumbai's hassled life. And the sights were just equally enchanting - you really do not feel the pain of the long tiring road journeys if at the end of it, you are greeted with a view as this....
I saw these paintings in the colourful street-market of chinatown, singapore. These glass balls have an opening and artists paint the insides with such beautiful folk lore renditions. The paint brush is also unique for this, with bent upper part. quite intricate indeed...
Splendid highway, lush green vegetation on the sides, and you are zipping past this amazing sight on your vehicle.... hey, slow down... the clouds have just opened up and your windscreen gets drummed with the heavy drops. Your speed reduces to a crawl, you turn on the fog-lights. The driver may be cursing, but you, in the passenger seat, can now see a magical canvas unfold right in-front of you. The clear sharp green trees now become blurred. What you now see is what appears as a water-splashed painting.
We always tend to return to our childhood memories when we see kids playing. Just their simple innocent laughter is enough to open the memories floodgates. I came across these children on the road to Tawang, Arunachal. They were having a great time, and my friends & I just blended in with them. btw, this is my friend Ravi playing with the kids....
It so happened that we were in Assam during this year's Bihu. But we really didnt have any time to visit the actual place of celebrations. We were sad about it when this bright lot stopped our vehicle. And with the slight indication from the driver, they started this Bihu dance. Bihu is a festival celebrated by Assamese people, where they pray for a good harvest.
When we reached there, there was a faint cloud cover... then the cloud moved away sweeping our faces and the sun shone on this plunging beauty. Noh Kalikai Falls near Cherrapunjee also figures in the world's 100 best waterfalls - http://tinyurl.com/34g2mej.
you know you are in a very very small settlement, when toddlers play on the road. This is near Nohkalikai Falls, Cherapunjee. Absolutely no thoroughfare on this road, and these two kids are happily building up memories on the lines .."when we used to sit and play on the road..."
Its very difficult to experience spring in Mumbai. Yet it comes every year, for however brief a period may be. This peepul tree is going over a new makeover. I liked the different colours and shades of leaves that it had.
Early morning time at Gateway, Mumbai. Tranquility all around, only to be broken intermittently by the flapping of pigeon wings. Even the deep throaty pigeon calls had blended into the serenity of the moment.
One thing I am certain - all sunsets are unique. You will always find something different and astounding everyday during sunset - be it clear skies or be it the clouds. Here, as the sun goes down, the bird takes a last sweep of the skies; before returning back to it's nest.
Pralines were first made in France, but were made more famous in the Southern states of U.S. Originally, they only meant sugar-coated almonds. Now, they are made with many 'mmmmmmmmmmm' fillings coated with caramel or chocolate..... Well, I was just lucky enough to gather so many together.. before they would all disappear, I thought I will click this snap..
@Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai. It's an annual cultural festival, where the street 'Kala Ghoda' and the nearby areas transform into a place of fun, colour, imagination and razzmatazz. Apart from plays, films and dance performances, there are many stalls displaying art and handicrafts. This stall displays T-shirts with hand-painted designs. As someone said "Anyone can paint!!"