A Journey Through Life

Let the sun shine brightly Let there be happiness and joy Let the ocean roar in laughter Let the mind roam in the sky Let the birds sing their song Let the nature make Earth beautiful Let the wind show her might Let the child clap in delight Let the butterfly kiss the flowers Let everyone smile

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Still I Have Not Learnt

I fought from the mountain top
I kissed the bottom of the ocean
I killed over and over again
I am still thirsty, perhaps even more

I painted humanity over blood red canvas
I cursed my own footsteps
I always raised the white flag
I still carry the gun

I died a million times
I prayed for the bereaved souls
I have seen inconceivable sorrow
I reasoned all, with a just cause

I tore off my ego
I carried pride in my arms
I preached meaninglessness of war
I kept fighting on

I dug the graves of my dear ones
I glorified my own epitaph
I ravaged land and sea
I again sprang back to life

Still I have not learnt !

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

When I Look In Your Eyes

When i look in your eyes
I see the moon gliding over the horizon
When i see the butterfly kissing the flower
I see the rainbow over the shining sky
When i see the rain
I see you dancing in my dream
When i see you smile
I see the glittering pearls in the midnight sky

Monday, September 03, 2012

Photography Tips - Basic Framing Techniques

Ø  Frame, adjust zoom, pause 2 to 3 sec before releasing shutter. On the view finder imagine that you are looking at the final print out picture. Readjust frame if required.
Ø  Try to visualize a picture then frame it & shoot. Don’t take pictures for the sake of taking it.
Ø  Observe various photographs, take notes, photography is an art, explore it.
Ø  Positioning & timing are important aspects of photography.
Ø  Always try to take natural shots, speak with your subjects if possible and assure your subjects to be comfortable.
Ø  In case of framing friends, known people, set the positions as per your need. Try to have control of the subjects in your frame.
Ø  In case of group photo instead of making people stand in the same line, break it into 2 or more rows.
Ø  Take multiple shots at least 3 to 4 snaps to be sure that no eyes are shut.
Ø  Avoid taking same shots of the same subject in same position over & over again. Try to capture different moments & different positions.
Ø  If a group has to be shot in a single line try to shoot in a diagonal angle.
Ø  In case of portraits more than 2/3rd of the frame should be covered by subject. Check the best possible angle and dress setup.
Ø  Wherever possible try center framing depending on the subject. In case of framing a subject in motion either leave some space in front or backwards to the direction of the subject motion.
Ø  Try different angles.
Ø  While framing 2 people specially man & a woman try to make one person sit while the other standing.
Ø  Try to picture a crowd from top view, it gives an impression of extended viewing effect.
Ø  Background of the subject is very important.
Ø  Avoid unnecessary & undesirable foreground, try to frame a subject relatively closer, use zoom.
Ø  Picture must carry a message or exhibit expression. A picture which doesn’t evoke any emotion is a wasted shot.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


I am walking down the memory lane
In search of those lost days
Do you remember me that we have seen
Twinkling stars in the horizon.

Ocean roaring in laughter
Sparkling pearls in your smile
I was dreaming dreams
Over the midnight sky.

Now that I am passing by the lamppost light
I see the same winding road
A little baby staring at me
Lost in thoughts along with time.

I remember those days
A traveler in time, life passing bye...........

Pearls in eyes

Pearls dripping from innocent eyes
I know not why they cry
Snarling crowd passing by
Did anybody smile ?

There the beggar with the bowl
Air that fills his thirst
Oh ! The children, grim and thin
Where have you lost your fairy queen ?

Here comes the people, kicking dust out of the way
Placards, shouts echo through the lane
Education casts a magic spell
Where have all the noble men gone ?

The bright blue sky the dancing birds cry
Empty buckets catch no pleasure
In the flashing neon the signboard girl smiles
I wonder where the dreams hide ?

The throbbing soul on a single stick
Twilight trails the setting sun
Phantom pearls hide and seek
Sound of silence echo in the air.

A day in memory

Dawn chariots with golden spear
Mystic clouds blossom in the sky
Diamonds sparkle on the grass
Shadows play through winding roads

A butterfly gliding in the wind
Waves dancing in the heart of ocean
Gentle kiss of the breeze
Sun sets sail over the horizon

Glittering pearls in twilight trail
Singing birds on dancing trees
Light and darkness hide and seek
A distant beetle echoes in the air

Calm and quiet in fear and fright
Seen unseen through unknown eyes
Wind whirls a lashing whip
Darkness laughter in phantom silence

A Journey Through Life - Some notes , few words ;

A Journey Through Life - Some notes , few words ;

Sometimes I wonder , if I were not born to be a human being , then perhaps , my existence would have been a token representation in the universe . Perhaps I would had eyes to see , but I would had been devoid of a heart to feel , a mind to think and a soul to admire . I shiver to think how much I would have been crippled , if any of the six senses had not worked properly . Perhaps it is right to say that my destiny is to visualize , to analyze and to comprehend life .

I rose from the bed , opened the door and walked through the streets , long time ago . Hundreds of days have passed , thousands of miles covered , millions of people seen . I have seen clouds in the sky , rainbow in the horizon , grass on the soil - the nature in it’s many moods . I have seen the people in pink , red , yellow - in many shades . I have seen the need and the greed . I dreamt my dreams and analyzed my thoughts .

Diversity is the very essence of life . Mankind has climbed the mountain top , dived beneath the ocean . The mind has mastered knowledge and ignorance , questioned moral and immoral , searched for heaven and hell . Life is limitless , boundless and formless . Life is the road to comprehend the universe and to disappear within the truth . Life is beautiful , only if you can feel it . I have learnt to live within the walls of the life and to expand the boundaries in mind .

At the dawn of human civilization , mankind fought for basic survival . Once survival was secured mankind explored the diversities of life . Human nature consists of both good and evil . Over the ages mankind has journeyed from darkness to light . Quest for knowledge , wisdom gradually increased the complexity of life . The road of life is complex and winding . The journey that began with the very birth of mankind shall not stop at once .

The human mind itself is a marvel . Perhaps the road to understand the deep mysteries of the universe lie in the exploration of the mind itself . Everything in this universe do have some effect on some other thing , nothing goes unnoticed . Desire is perhaps the greatest virtue of mankind . To walk through the road of life one needs to understand life . To understand life one needs to feel , analyze and comprehend own self and the surroundings . Life is the greatest teacher of all .

Sometimes it seems that the world is gradually fading . Life is a museum , complete with dust and glory , past and present . It depends upon the understanding of life whether one should look forward to where present meets the future or present meets the past . Human mind is rationale . If birth be the reason then death is the cause . The death is the desire to be born . Life dwells between birth and death while silence reigns in-between death and birth .

Then there was not non - existent nor existent : there was no realm of air , no sky beyond it .
What covered in , and where ? and what gave shelter ? was water there , unfathomed depth of water ?
Death was not then , nor was there aught immortal : no sign was there , the day’s and nights divider
That one thing , breathless , breathed by its own nature : apart from it was nothing whatsoever .
Darkness there was : at first concealed in darkness , this all was indiscriminated chaos .
All that existed then was void and formless : by the great power of warmth was born that unit .
Thereafter rose desire in the beginning , desire the primal seed and germ of spirit .
Sages who searched with their heart’s thought discovered the existent’s kinship in the non - existent .

Words can’t explain everything , sometimes silence do speak .

I speak , I write what I have felt , understood , comprehend through life . Every human being think and understand the same thing with different words & situations only if they want to think & have the urge and the ability to understand . Every great saint spoke the same thing in different ways & languages. It is my wisdom to understand “ how ” then to question “ why ” and at last to search “ what ” . Mankind shall journey over the ages to conquer the ULTIMATE but shall never be able to master it as journey can only merge within the TRUTH itself .

All along the years I journey to search , understand & comprehend life in order to visualize the vast & limitless human mind .
Life flows like a winding river in its own course searching sometimes for the sea sometimes for the ocean sometimes its lost in the desert - but life flows on. The journey never ends , it adds on .

You are born out of the soul of THE GOD , you have questioned THE GREATNESS so you are given the opportunity to understand , feel & comprehend THE EVIL , THE DARKNESS OF MIND - I believe after death our energy , the soul merges with the energy of universe , our mass the body gets merged within the earth - so death teaches us that we are individual in earth but we all are non entity A GREATER SOUL , UNIVERSE . Death is not an end but the beginning of ETERNITY - a soul gets purified through the journey of life .