Saturday, November 7, 2009


Another one straight out of Baijnath, Pushkar (Rajasthan). Its an old Banyan tree, with its roots, untramelled, unrestricted, encroaching over whatever that may come in its way. The snap covers only part of the roots; in real, the roots had taken over quite some area around the tree, as if it was marking its property.

Right of Way

A right of way is a strip of land that is granted, through an easement or other mechanism, for transportation purposes. I named it so because of the way the road slides from between these rocky mountains, as if to say that it has a right of way, wherever, whatsoever be the hurdle.

The snap had been clicked while I was coming back from my Convocation Ceremony at National Law University, Jodhpur. The place is Barr, somewhere in between Jodhpur to Ajmer.


Generally, any graphical representation wherein the graph is moving up is taken as success or progress, so thats why I've tagged it so. The snap had been clicked in the Mehrangarh Fort, at Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bold & Beautiful

I guess the title says it all. A soft hand wearing a bold colour, and the combo together, simply beautiful. The snap has been clicked while sitting in a car.


It was the evening of Deepawali, and I'd just laid down the diyas everywhere in the house. Once done with that I just switched off the lights to click a single diya in its natural light, but while clicking it, what I realized was that instead of one, the complete queue would look better, and so, here is the line, being reflected in the wall paint, doubling the beauty of the lamps.


I was at Lake Foy Sagar, the picturesque artificial lake near Ajmer (Rajasthan) when I clicked this one. It was not the boat that attracted me, but the way the name of its owner was written in its front. How people abandon their belongings but leave behind their imprints on them, only for people like me to find them later.


Commonly known as Kevda, this is a leaf of Screw Pine [Pandanus fascicularis]. It is a very thorny leaf having hook-like thorns all over the leaf edges after regular intervals. Generally, the thorns are not visible and it is only when one touches the leaf that he realizes about his mistake. I clicked this snap at my home in Ajmer, where we have this plant in a pot.


These are flowers of Bougainvillea, bunched together to form a cluster. I have it in my home at Ajmer. It is a depictive snap wherein I rendered the background as black & white, only to depict that when friends are together, they are happy amongst themselves and rest all seems dull. The depth of focus came exceptionally well because of the distance between the flowers and the background.


Lake Foy Sagar is a picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer Mr Foy, an Englishman, who created it under a famine relief project. It is a masterpiece when it comes to artificial lakes. He created it to tackle with harshest conditions of famine under a famine relief project. This artificial lake was constructed in the year 1892. It appears as flat as a pancake, and offers the eye-catching sights of the neighboring Aravalli mountains. After years I had visited it this time, and it had changed considerably. I was sitting there observing nature in its truest forms when I clicked this snap.

Baradari, Ajmer

The historic man-made lake Ana Sagar lake of Ajmer was constructed by Maharaja Anaji, the grandfather of Maharaja Prithvirāj Chauhān, between 1135 A.D. to 1150 A.D. By the lake is the Daulat Bāgh, a garden laid out by Emperor Jahāngīr. Emperor Shāh Jahān later added five pavilions, known as the Baradari, between the garden and the lake. In the snap, you sure can see three of those five pavilions. For Ajmer today, this place is a lifeline. If you happen to visit it in the mornings, you would find people on their morning walks, in the evenings kids along with their parents are a common sight running from one end to another here.

I remember coming here often when I was a kid, but when I came after a long gap of considerable years, the place seemed changed, needing more support and maintenance from the Government. But well, like all other historical places, I think this has the same fate of running dilapidated with time and ignorance of the (un)concerned authorities.