Emotions, expressions, Travel

Shadows and Cities

I love shadows of people, trees, objects – Cities!

Somehow, they make me think. Especially on busy streets, it is fun to click pictures against the sun. They don’t tell you if the person is rich, poor, black or white.

They are shadows! Isn’t that the reflection of human beings?

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Facts

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Life

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Truth

Identity

Identity

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Maintain your Worshiping Tempo…

India , land of Gods! People worship various forms of god! Atheists find it difficult to match upto the godly behavior, overall. Saw this vehicle, near shivdarshan chowk, Pune. A Mobile Temple!

Shraddha and Saburi – DaanPeti – Datta – Prasad Vaati – Flowers – Bhagwa Flag —> Keeps up the Tempo!

Maintaining your Worshiping Tempo…is a tricky bargain!

Set the right 'Tempo' for your Prayers!

Set the right ‘Tempo’ for your Prayers!

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World Post Day

Today is World Post Day – जागतिक टपाल दिन ! One person which makes this system working is the Postman. On this occasion, clicked a pic with postman in Pune. His name is Kiran Kokane, working in Indian Postal service for 18 years now. His native place is Manchar, in Maharashtra (India).

He was aware about today being World Post Day, and he was happy to be clicked.

Me and Postman kaka

Me and Postman kaka

 

Thanks Udit, for capturing this moment.

 

For all Pu La fans, here is the link to Majhe Paustik Jeevan – a story on Post!

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Bioscope…A lost memory

Sunday afternoon is a movie time. Me and Kaustubh , saw a different movie today. We saw this guy coming with a huge box which has cinema in it. Till he had lunch, we were in queue. I had never seen such a movie, was curious to see what is the mystery, why kids run this man (use to, now with computer games and multiplexes etc this is passé)

Waiting for OUR HERO to finish his lunch and set his  SHOW!

Waiting for OUR HERO to finish his lunch and set the SHOW!

The show started! I saw ads cut from newspaper, right from Priyanka Chopra at some opening ceremony, Movie ads in newspaper, some news (in marathi). I initially thought that isnt it a great idea to show ads before the movie begins, but after the ads, there was no movie! 

As I watched he played some music. The show got over in about 40 secs. All I paid is Rs 10!

Me watching Ads (CInema). He moves a handle which allows a paper to roll over and I could see frames changing! Pretty much like a reel!

Me watching Ads (CInema). He moves a handle which allows a paper to roll over and I could see frames changing! Pretty much like a reel!

Kaustubh Watching - And he says ---> Cinemascope... this thing is still there in city.. small thing but happy to see it's still there.. sure this wld not be there to be seen by my kid..

Kaustubh Watching – And he says —> Cinemascope… this thing is still there in city.. small thing but happy to see it’s still there.. sure this wld not be there to be seen by my kid..

Now it was kaustubhs’ turn to  watch the same movie! Soon, we pulled some crowd for him, few more joined in this NEW way (actually a very old way) of watching cinema.

His name is Shahnawaaj. Age – close to 70, his eyes had visible cataract. We were at Sahakarnagar and he lives near Dandekar pool (Pune), so he walks few kms everyday,carrying this machine, spreading joy!

Kaustubh clicks Shahnawaaj, Me, Cinemascope machine and Gudiya - see that doll!

Kaustubh clicks Shahnawaaj, Me, Cinemascope machine and Gudiya – see that doll!

Photos & Video by Kaustubh Hinge , while he watched, I was the cameraman!

Check out the video 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gZ_2SjxKTo

 

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World Cancer Day – I Dont want to celebrate

Cancer Day

The fact that we breathe… is a  proof of our existence. There is life, even when we sleep. The cells work relentlessly. They breathe too, they live their life too, complex as compared to our simple life, the cell-a true warrior. Unknown to how this hits some of us, we care not to think of it, every day. CANCER. Now, it’s at our doorstep, peeping and disturbing happy cells, at the cost of pain, anger, fear and denial of freedom.

She suffered from this uncertainty. She still is. Yet she smiles, she cares for all, she believes in emotions, she is our hero. She makes everyone around believe in making life worth living.

As i said, neither she nor we expected this. Cancer knocked the door. It opened a different life, the one which encourages depression. Her eyes said it all. We could only say – it’s going to be alright. She learnt to smile at this. Her first step of being strong, she smiled. Still does. How long is this journey? Cancer has the answer, we don’t.

Medicines took over her body. From being healthy to being slave to a stupid disease, she turned into a warrior. The chemotherapy cycled in, pedaling slowly, searching for affected cells, treating them, and allowing them to die. Yes, treatment was to kill cells. Yes. The pain was comfortable in a longer run. Her weight did not wait, neither her hair. After every chemo, she was being healthy, she looked smart, i admired her sharpness, her zeal for getting up, walking, her energy to smile back. I was baffled, I was stunned, surprised, astonished… I never told her this, but she was inspiring me. She still is.

I don’t know what is running in her mind, I don’t want to know, or may be I am not strong enough to understand it. But I know, she loves her life. She loves us. With her bald look, I wanted to click her, but never dared to ask. Determined eyes, distinct nose, graceful stare, her winning smile, I have captured it in my mind. Photographs, would have documented it, I denied documentation.

CANCER – she is strong enough to fight, so don’t bother her now. Go hide yourself. Many have kicked your butt, but you don’t budge. Nevertheless, you are coward, and take my word, we don’t give a damn to your existence. Life is awesome, don’t mess up!

To HER – I respect you. I always will. I admire you, I always will. Strength and Power to you…

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