Yesterday, married Hindu women from North India observed a strict fast (no food or water until the sighting of the moon) praying for the longevity of their husbands’ lives. I took to the roof to get some shots of the moon, but after playing hide-and-seek for a good half hour the moon chose to continue hiding under cloud cover. Thankfully, the women saw a dull blurred moon and that was enough to conclude their fast.
Personally, I don’t believe in it. I enjoy the rituals for their social significance but fasting never made sense to me. I believe in food, in eating it.
Nevertheless, a Happy
Karva Chauth to everyone. 🙂
Lights, Photography |
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Just a couple of shots of two landmarks located a (comparatively) short distance from each other.
Presenting the UB Tower in Bangalore, a mirrored version of which constituted my
“Wherever human life is concerned, the unnatural stricture of excessive verticality cannot stand against more natural horizontality.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright on skyscrapers.
Photography, quotes |
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My first feature! Debabrat Sukla is a talented photographer and graphic designer, and a very dear friend of mine. Here’s his shot from the day before’s squall.
Yesterday’s post had 8 photos instead of the 10 I had planned (Some WP sorcery). I plan to post the rest tomorrow. Keep watching this space!
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Uninnocent, these conversations start,
and then engage the senses,
only half-meaning to.
And then there is no choice,
and then there is no sense
– Conversation; Elizabeth Bishop
Your sylvan Gods won’t surmise
What puerile minds devised
A concert on each vernal freckle
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What is tied across?
Answers may flood and then sink
like an evening light.