iso 800, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/80.
It’s a fresh journey to reach the blues with no ease, yet with wings wide open. So I come out escaping the four walls to experience the adventures world. It is the flight of freedom to taste the clouds and mingle with the wind.
At Whistling Woods International, Goregaon, Mumbai.
iso 800, 46mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec
A simple wooden structure with spiked wheel and rotating handle attached to wheel along with thread makes a CHARKHA. It was used to make KHADI centuries ago by Gandhiji and his followers. In one hand there is handful of raw cotton while the other hand rotates the spiked wheel. At the other end of the wheel, a needle is placed in which raw cotton is injected very carefully. Cotton swirls and proceed further to create thin but strong khadi thread. This thread is further processed to make khadi cloth. Sitting here is Mr. Ramesh Patel, a volunteer of Gandhi Ashram and follower of Gandhiji. He demonstrates how to use charkha to tourists. His way of describing charkha purely exhibits how engrossed he is in the process. My small talk with him made me realize his undying love for charkha and tradition that has been carried forward since now and the way he wish to carry it forward for centuries to come.
At Gandhi Ashram, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 400, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/8sec
I’m on the verge. The verge of void. Void which is infinite. Looking down at the black hole. The hole of void. Blacked out. No space. No hope. No light. Yet interacting with the emptiness. Still hunting for the light. Void is coming close. Closer. More closer. Else going far. Farther. Farther Away. BLACK. . .
With bed in my bedroom, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 200, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/640sec
The Giant Wheel! – In my native language Gujarati we call it Chakdol. Me and my friends were standing outside the gate of fun park near ticket window. Thinking whether to go inside or not. Nostalgia and eagerness dragged us inside. After stepping inside we thought of having a quick disciplinary tour and come out. But CRAZY KIDS within us were waiting to jump out and play out loud…….. Few moments later we realized that few moments ago we were kids. Why grow up ???
With Nancy Abraham and Jenny Periera at Amdavad Ustavmelo 2014, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 400, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/20 Sec
The day has arrived when world’s largest democracy will have it’s 14th Prime Minister. The countdown has began, the clock is ticking and results will be out in couple of hours. 814,500,000+ Indians voted for the prosperous future of their nation where 20% were first timers. We the people of India contributed our lives, our faith, our trust, our sweat, our hope and our vote to elect that one person. So this time it is beyond the BLUE.
Election was held in nine phases for 543 constituencies over the period of six weeks. Now there is just one question running in everyone’s head that,
WHO WILL WIN THE THRONE ?
iso 800, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/6 Sec
She’s my MAA. Happy Mother’s Day.:)