Beauty, Black & White, People, Smile, Travel

The Conversation 

It just happened like that

I was not aware nor were you

And silence was the only word.

Beauty, Tradition

Makers of My Favorite Attire

And finally the Navaratri is done. It’s pack up time now. These gorgeous colors will go in suitcase now and I will have to wait until next year. All the credits goes to my Maa and my Baa (Grandma) for making this amazing authentic ethnic wardrobe. My Maa sew the Kediyas and my Baa did all the handmade embroidery. Isn’t it PHENOMENAL ???

Black & White, Festival, Tradition


Rakshabandhan                     iso 400, 42mm, f/5.0, 1/1250

Rakshabandhan, its all about love, care, protection, trust, belief and a special bond. Here, Rakshabandhan is a festival celebrated to show special bond between siblings. Its a festival where sister tie Rakhi (A thread of love and protection) on brother’s arm to depict her love for his brother and to show she’ll stand by him no matter what.(But they ask for expensive gifts too:P ). But according to me, its not just about brothers and sisters, its about anyone who stands for each other and say I’ve got your back in any situation.

Happy Rakshabandhan!!!

Black & White, Festival, Regular, Smile, Tradition

137th Rathyatra Celebration

With millions of Amdavadis, I and Raju Vednayagam witnessed 137th  Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. On Ashadha Maas Shukla  Dwitiya(second day of waxing moon cycle in the Hindu month of Ashadh) after the Pahind Vidhi (Path Cleaning on chariot of Lord Jagannath) Lord Krishna come out to visit the city with his sister Subhdraji and brother Baldevji. Rathyatra covers 18 kilometer of route around the old Amdavad with 18 elephants. The city streets overflows with devotees to meet Lord Jagannath. The procession halts at Saraspur at Mama’s Place (Mother’s Brother) for ‘Maha Bhog’ (Grand Meal). The Rath proceeds further to compete the yatra around the city.

With Raju Vednayagam At Municipal Kotha, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

Black & White, Festival, Fun, Regular, Tradition

Rathyatra Eve

This is the aura of my city AMDAVAAD just a day before the big festival Rathyatra. It’s the festival when god take the tour of city. The people have to come to invite him to their home and have delightful meal.

At Jagannath Mandir, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

Architecture, Black & White, Regular, Tradition

Step well

1                      iso 200, 18mm, f/6.3, 1/100Sec4                       iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec
3                     iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec
5                     iso 800, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/30Sec
2                     iso 200, 39mm, f/5.0, 1/15Sec

Dada Hari Ni Vaav

Vaav as we say in Gujarati, a step well is popular as an ancient Indian art form. It’s construction began in around 600 A.D. and went on for many years till 11th to 16th century. Main purpose of this architectural structure was to store water. It also served as a place of social gathering and religious celebrations.
Watch out for my next post on Step Well.

With Papa at Dada Hari ni Vaav, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.