“You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus” Mark Twain.


India Ink-India’s First Tattoo convention..

Yesterday i got a chance to Visit an awesome Tattoo convention(http://www.tattoo-convention-indianink.com/),thanks to a Flickr friend for arranging the things.

This was Indias first Tattoo convention,loads of artists have flown from different part of the country to show there talent.

It was a 2 day event full of awesome mini events like fashion show,war of bands and dances!

Got lucky to click few of the snaps!

Here is a sneak peek:


This is how it is done:

The apparatus :

The Venue:

The performers:

The dancers:

A quick slideshow:

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Sea and Moods

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn’t subdue you and make you feel abject. It’s stimulating loneliness.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Stark and Dark

Stark and Dark


Happy Holi.

Not getting a home cooked delicious healthy food is acceptable for majority of  people like me who live away from there home(and mom),what is not acceptable is the yucky food available in office cafe,tasteless,disturbingly ugly and sometimes just u cant think of eating that thing bad.

So i decided to take matters in my hand!I decided to prepare salad for myself!I went vegetable shopping then followed the washing,cutting,chopping and decorating stuff..

The result was yummy,healthy and fulfilling.Love it.I wish some one in my office delivers such salads!

Here is the final product:

Here is a slide show of the journey,more pics on my Flickr:

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Kala Ghoda Art Festival-2011

This was my second time visit to the awesome kala ghoda art festival.

Last year i just went there and missed a camera with me(i dint have camera then), but this year the scene was different..i was there for 2 days and clicked pics to my hearts content 😀

Got chance to listen Rekha Bhardwaj music night and wonderful performances by various dance groups in Mumbai!

Had  great time with one of my favorite photographers  Daniel Joshi, his work is exhibited there(must visit).

Here is a glimpse:

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Here are some facts abt Kala Ghoda Art festival:(courtsey wikipedia)

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an annual festival, usually around nine days long, held in late January or early February, in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai, India.

From its inception in 1999, the Festival has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country, and the world.

The Festival is organised by the Kala Ghoda Association (a non-profit organisation that states its objectives as “physically upgrading the Kala Ghoda sub-precinct and making it the Art District of Mumbai”) and curated by teams handling each of the sub-festivals.

The sub-festivals feature the visual arts, dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature, lectures, seminars and workshops, heritage walks, special events for children, and a vibrant street festival. Entry to all events is free to all (only restricted by the size of the venues) and costs are met through corporate sponsorship. Venues include The Jehangir Art Gallery, The National Gallery of Modern Art, the David Sassoon Library, Max Mueller Bhavan, Elphinstone College, the K R Cama Institute, the M C Ghia Hall, and the street area of Rampart Row. Rampart Row is closed off to vehicular traffic for the duration of the festival, with the entire area becoming a street mela, with food stalls, artisans selling their creations, artists who sketch instant portraits, street art installations and the like. In recent years, the Festival has expanded beyond the Kala Ghoda crescent, with events being held in Azad Maidan and Horniman Circle as well.

I don’t want to rust out, I’d rather wear out.

I don’t want to rust out, I’d rather wear out.

Dhobhi Ghat-The worlds largest open air Laundry

On 9th Jan 2011,me and one of my flickr friend went to capture the dhobi ghat, not only we got a glimpse of worlds largest open air laundry we were amazed with the facts that a friendly guy told us.

So here are some facts:

Mumbai’s dhobis (more than 600 dhobi families work together here) relentlessly pound the dirt from the city’s garments in a timeless tradition. Known as the world’s largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is where Mumbai’s traditional washer folk — or dhobis — provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee. Stubborn stains are removed by soaking garments in a boiling vat of caustic soda; drying takes place on long, brightly colored lines; and heavy wood-burning irons are used for pressing.

Established by Britishers there are more than 10,000 people working in 700 washing platforms.

Those Dhobis work from 4 am till 7 pm in the evening 365 days a year without holiday.

They have an efficient marking/indexing system, they don’t mix one clients cloths with others.

They literally live in the constant caustic chemical which results in tearing of there hands and feet skin,every 6 months they need to get a antiseptic injection shot.

They pay goverment taxes.

Like many of us they worship there workplace in the morning.

It was a great photo opportunity,but i came home with so much knowledge about this place.


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More pics on my Flickr stream.

P.S: Some text copied from Google.

My first Exhibition pic-start of this blog.

It was 25 th dec 2007 ,the moment i landed in Mumbai and i knew that i would love this city of dreams.and 3 years after that day i m thankful my that my thoughts have not changed about Mumbai.I still am very much in love with it!
I started to explore Mumbai every day,mostly on weekends..and was amazed by the variety of things/emotions/stuff mumbai can give u!

I had always love photography,so after 2 years of burning out in office i some how saved some money to buy a camera for me(thanks to a special freind who pushed me to buy that).I bought my first camera:)
Since last year i am learning photography and what better way than to learn on the field.I joined photoclub within my firm.I joined a flickr group as well(i am yet to attend a photowalk soon with them).

Often on weekends we go on photo walks around Mumbai(Its been fun i hope i continue doing that.)I am learning a lot about mumbai,and photography!
I started uploading pic on my office blog and was happily surprised to know that people like my work.So i thought to make an external blog as well..(I am not very good with words so i have a photoblog as well, where i just uplaod pics)
The comments gave me confidence to take part in contest,there was a photography contest in my office where 2 of my pics won in 2 categories.

Recently i sent 3 of my pics to MumbaiWeekendShoot the theme was about Mumbai its people,what do you see Mumbai as.Its very difficult to select 3 pics out of 200+ pics, thats where my friends and family helped me choosing the 3 pics(i asked them to vote for 3 pics out of 13).
the results were out soon and i was very happy to know that 2 of my pics were selected to be displayed at the exhibition!No matter how small was the place or event or our pics, its a nice feeling to know that your work is getting dispalyed.(I cant thank enough MWS team)
So I will try to share Mumbai as i see and discover!Let me start with the Exhibition pics.

The following two pics were displayed:

Secret prayer

A street scene at Lalbaug

Kiran Rao and Team met all the photographers to talk about what she also loves-Photography.Wonderful personality.

I saw Dhobi Ghat and loved it,i can relate a lot to the movie.

The Team minus Amir

Before this movie was released i and a friend went to dhobhi ghat for a photo shoot and it was an experience(saving it for my next post)

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