End of an era! Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passes away.


The end of an era

Yesterday, India lost Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a scientist, a people’s president (the only one in the democracy of India), and a true Bharat Ratna.

He was the only role model India had in decades after Gandhi, who the young generation could follow and be inspired by. He was the 11th president of the county,  and arguably the most popular among the masses. His popularity was beyond any TRPs. During his tenure as president of India from 2002-07, he inspired the nation with his energy, motivated the young with his words, became a favorite amongst cartoonists for his hairstyle and brought smiles to many faces with his sense of humor. As a scientist he was involved in India’s civilian space program and military missile development efforts India. For his pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests, he was nick nicknamed the “MISSILE MAN“.

Even though the terror attack in Punjab was all over news channels, it was the loss of our favorite president that shocked us more.

India will always miss you, sir. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. Thank you for giving India a true Bharat Ratna and being a role model for all of us.

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. –  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

White rose from terrace garden
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Rule of Thirds!



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dark horse

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself!


It was afternoon and the sun was bright, until suddenly it started to become dark. I went outside and saw huge dark clouds floating in the sky. A dramatic change was taking place.The sky was divided into two – one half was bright with clear sky and the other was beginning to be ruled by huge dark clouds. The sun was still shining bright, but not for long. Dense clouds were preparing to overpower its glory. I was anticipating the merger. 10 minutes later, I saw a bright golden line bordering the clouds, as they began to cover the sun completely.

Click!

I was very satisfied with the shot. But when I saw the image again, I was amazed.

When everything seemed to be dark, when there were no rays of hope, when the world suddenly looked ugly and when the battle seemed to have ended, a dark horse with golden hair rose, defying all odds, only to ride over the clouds, reflecting a true DARK HORSE! attitude.

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Feather Touch!


It’s 2015!

It’s been long since I posted anything here. And with the arrival of the New year, I decided to break all barriers that laziness has created within me, and showcase a few of my recent clicks.

Winter is at its peak in India, with no sunshine in Delhi in quite a few days. One day, after lunch, I was comfortably lying on my bed inside the quilt, when I saw bright light entering through the  window. The warmth rejuvenated my mood. That is when I noticed the peacock feather that had been lying at the corner of the window. The light made it look wonderful. For full 10-15 minutes I had been admiring it, before the thought of capturing it struck me.

Here are the 5 best shots out of more than 30 attempts at capturing the feather’s beauty.

If I had to choose a favourite, it would be the photo with the top view angle. Also, the one with sun glare came out well. Sun glares fascinate me, and I enjoy capturing them.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the pictures. Which one do you prefer? Or perhaps you have one of your own. Please do share them in comments.

Here’s to a great new year. Hope you fly high! 🙂