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Friday, October 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Replicated...

Day101/ 365
April 10th, 2013

Replicated...


Two identical palatial houses are coming up in my neighbourhood. Even the work progresses in an identical fashion. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Simple things that bring a :)

Day100/ 365
April 9th, 2013

Simple things that bring a :)


......
Today I complete my 100 days of the Project 365. Here is a floral feast for all and a booster for me to continue clicking for the rest 265 days. 


Monday, April 8, 2013

Seed-o-logy~


Day99/ 365
April 8th, 2013

What to do with the seeds??


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A question that keeps ticking my head every time I eat a fruit. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dried~

Day96/ 365
April 5th, 2013

Dried...

Summer has come into all our lives.. The white Anthurium flowers are drying up and I  have decided to utilize these properly. Pluck them and dry further and use as dry flowers in old wine bottles or vases to decorate the home corners... Viola, what an idea!  

I'm a true botanist and have dry-flower fetish.. :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pests~

Day95/ 365
April 4th, 2013

Aphids' Attack
I hate these yellow dirty fellows... :(

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fresh~

Day93/ 365
April 2nd, 2013

Fresh~ 

......from the garden  :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Always up....


Day92/ 365
April 1st, 2013

I'm always up..
For a tea-full cup..!! :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lichen and Bark..

Day 60/ 365
February 28th, 2013

Lichen and Bark..
Challenge of the month : Patterns and Textures.

With this, I sign off for February 2013's challenge.
I tried hard to justify and come up to the challenge I took for myself.
Few of the days -I goofed up, most of the days -I did it. The whole month was a really tough. Every morning I got up from bed, I had to think what will I click. I even started looking any damn thing to fit my challenge- figuring out the pattern they form etc etc...!

Sounds like going to an extreme. Little crazy.
So, NO more challenge for March.. Just normal photos a day.. :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

'S' for ~

Day53/ 365

February 21st, 2013
The shadow on the sunlit wall~


S for Sun
S for Shadow..
They go together...!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A flower: Many Moods

Day52/ 365

February 20th, 2013
The story of a flower~
The different moods reveals by a bunch of flowers: Alive, Half withered, fully withered...

P.S.: W.r.t. this month's challenge, the changing patterns of the flower and its colour was the capture of the day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ll patterns..

Day51/ 365

February 19th, 2013

The Parallel patterns 

Of Stairs, Rods and Shadows~


The theme for this month is patterns and textures...! I am trying to see that in every damn thing I try to click. While working in the balcony, noticed this pattern on the house opposite the road.  Was thrilled to shoot this and make my daily wish fulfilled..!


Sounds weird, but this challenge has been interesting. I am seeing a different thing in everything around me.

Inflorescence...


Day50/ 365

February 19th, 2013

Ray Vs Disc florets~
A close up of a composite flower


I sudenly realise I am a freaking botanist...! yeah  :D

Monday, February 18, 2013

The ♥ for dry flowers~

Day49/ 365
February 18th, 2013

My ♥ for dry flowers is since circa 1990s. I always wanted to own a herbarium house, one can say so !  


Recently, I chopped down the dying old tulsi plant and kept these stalked dry flowers for a simple makeover...! And viola, the corner actually looks great.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Towered up.


Day48/ 365

February 17th, 2013
 

 The neighbourhood has made it all a cancer-prone zone for some money by installing the Reliance and Airtel towers... :(

A black and white shot of the same tower here~
 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Reflected~

Day47/ 365

February 16th, 2013

"Be your own sunlight to see your own reflection..."


A kutchi sun wind chime's reflection on the mirror that hangs in the balcony and tinkles every now and then, radiating the positive energy..!

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Hook~

Day 46/ 365
February 15th, 2013

Nothing much to think about and write down...! 
With the challenge for this month, I am running short of ideas.
This is another mundane shot. The hook of an earring pair..!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

♥ ♥ HVD ♥ ♥

Day45/ 365
February 14, 2013
♥ ♥ ♥

Flying Hearts~ 
Wishing all a Happy Valentine's Day...!
 ♥ ♥ ♥  ♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

.....Any guesses??


Day 44/ 365
February 13th, 2013

Stacked and Clustered~
Any guesses~??


I  love collected dry plant parts- leaves, flowers, seeds, pods, petals, small twigs ....! This one is Auracaria cunninghamii 's leaf, commonly seen in gardens. Also, known as hoop pine.

The 'S' Curve~

Day 43/ 365
February 12th, 2013
The 'S' Curve~

"There are at-times 'S" curves in the colourful journey called life...!"

I am running short of ideas for the challenge I took for this month~Textures and patterns.. Here is one mundane shot of a coloured carpet and on it is a tiny hair..! :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Syconium~

Day 42/ 365
February 11th, 2013
Syconium~

The inside of a fig fruit with its intricate structure.


More figs cut for dinner~
 
Want to have a slice of fig~

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clustered~

Day 41/ 365
February 10th, 2013

Clustered~
A morning shot in the green balcony...!


I love collected succulents, cacti and small miniature plants- orchids, ferns, bonsais. I guess I want to have every damn plant in my small balcony garden. Recently, I picked up one more cactus from my Gujarat trip, from roadside.  :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Apartment Culture ~


Day 40/ 365
February 9th, 2013

In my neighborhood, at least 4 such big landmarks are coming up.. Huge skyscrapers and in them are the newly built apartments (some on process of completion), that are selling like hotcakes..

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Bottled Poetry* ~

Day 39/ 365
February 8th, 2013

*"Wine is bottled poetry."
~Robert Louis Stevenson



 We raised the toast for health and happiness etc etc for Mr. Roy... :)

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Angel (?)


Day 38/ 365

February 7th, 2013
Angel (?) on a Bottle ~
 

Guessing what is this~ Its a bottle of Wodka Gorbatschow.
Another shot in black-and-white. 



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Whorled~

Day 37/ 365

February 6th, 2013
Whorled~

The leaves of this bamboo (picked from Siliguri market) are initially rolled in a whorl and as they grow out (one by one), the give rise to spiral (criss-crossing leaf pattern) phyllotaxy..! 

Interesting is botany...Isn't it!!

The sleeping botanist in me loves collecting such unique plants. At times, I wish I was working for a botanical garden like Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew ...!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rugged Wall...

Day 36/ 365

February 5th, 2013
Rugged wall in my balcony~
This wall resembles the canvas of life~ dark -sunlit phases, rugged, unpolished, rough and smooth at places..!

This month I have challenged myself to capture textures and patterns.. Already finding it difficult.. I know getting demotivated is so easy, but I am trying hard not to..

Monday, February 4, 2013

The "Guy-Catcher" boots~

Day35/ 365

February 4th, 2013
The "Guy-Catcher" shoes/ boots~


Nazma got for herself a pair of these exquisite boots from her Japan trip.. I wish I had such a pair of shoes to flaunt around in front of people. 

More snaps of this devilish shoes are on Amtrips Photography

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Evening snack~


Day 34/ 365

February 3rd, 2013
Evening snack~ Some boiled/ steamed Nendran banana



CSH loves south indian food. Blame it on his south indian genes. I was initially reluctant when he said these are boiled bananas. But it seemed tempting and actually it tasted great. Slightly tangy and sweet. I loved hogging on this delicacy. Supposedly Kerala special.


Here is a recipe for how to do it.
http://relishdelish.blogspot.in/2012/08/steamed-bananas-nendran-pazham.html

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lightened up~


Day 33/ 365

February 2nd, 2013
Lined up.. Lightened up..
 

Couldnt find a better title for this post. Had been to ITC Windsor , Windsor Manor Bridge for some work and thought to grab a snap of everything in queue~ the lightposts, the cars... My camera has been still not repaired and I am still clicking with it. Hoping to get a new camera by this year end.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Season of ♥ begins~


Day 32/ 365

February 1st, 2013
The beginning of the season of ♥

I have completed the 1st month of the Project 365 challenge, traveled to Gujarat (a land where I wanted to go always), went to Gir National Park, met an old friend after 5 years gap, made some new and close friends, entered my 30s, got lots of gifts from family and friends...January has been truly blissful.. :)

Looking forwards for the 28 days of February..!

Monday, January 28, 2013

~Happiness in a bottle~

Day 28/ 365

January 28th, 365
~Happiness in a bottle~


Picked this attractive bottle from Namdharis. Its imported from Thailand and is supposedly the tender coconut juice. Sounds funny.. Its named as Young coconut juice auff inside tnd had bits of coconut slices in it. The packaging is what actually impressed me, though the stuff inside the bottle was just okay.
Here's another shot of the bottle.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chitra Santhe~ 2013

Day 27/ 365

January 27th, 2013
At Chitra Santhe, 2013
An one day art-fair, where artists from all around India participat to exhibit and sell their art pieces. The whole Kumara Krupa road is filled with just one thing- art and paintings. The crowd here wass a mixture of artists, homemakers, art-admirers, police and media, and vendors selling tea, coffee, puffed rice with roasted peanuts, ice-creams and not the least amateur photographers like me. It was indeed a great outing.


I did buy two art pieces for my home. I have to wait to display them on my wall.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Season's Greetings ~ 2013


While I think about the year that passed by, I realise 2012 had been quite a learning year for me.. However, the recent news of gender assault, crime against women has made me angry, feel gloomy and isolated suddenly.. But does that stop the new year from coming into each one of our life?!?
No...
So, here's my wish for each and all of you..
A Happy New Year  to Everyone!
May 2013 bring with it all the very best in each of our life ~ peace, strength, patience, happiness, modesty, prosperity, joy, dreams and wishes..
May each one of us learn to respect others, learn to be strong, actually learn to grow like a tree...!
Amen.

The Last Sun of Yesteryear (2012)


The Last Sun of Yesteryear (2012)

“Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


An evening shot when the sky had pink and blue colours on the last day of 2012.
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