Monthly Archives: October 2012

Kasiga@Dawn

The Kasiga School announced a cross country run for the students and I was dreading the moment because I was to be on duty at 5:30 am on a Sunday morning!

But when I reached the point where the run was to be flagged off I pointed my camera to the sky and captured some breathtaking moments of the the colours of dawn.

5:30 am – Blue skies at the entrance gate of Kasiga School

6:10 am – Sacred Dawn … the temple and the sun

7:10 am – The sky is ablaze

And here’s the proverbial early bird…

Next time, no cribbing about getting up early!

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Durga Puja – Bengali style

“Festivals are like a map charting our spiritual progress in God.”

This time the city was alight with celebrations of Dussera. On the day titled, Maha Ashtami, I was witness to the Durga Puja at the Bengali Library in the heart of Dehradun.

After confirming the directions from a few friends, we made it on time for the beginning of the puja. There were drums and cymbals and a general atmosphere of festivity! It made for some really vibrant pictures…

There were drums and cymbals and a general atmosphere of festivity! It made for some really vibrant pictures…

In the modern day, LED lights take the cake in adding that special touch of colour to the pandal.

There was a lot more to be witnessed that day, however, duty called and I had to be back home…

… but not after savouring some spicy bhel puri that made the shop owner do a brisk sale in bottle water too 🙂

Here’s wishing everyone, a Happy Dussera 2012!… Shubo Bijoya!!!

 

(Picture painting above done by Mr. Bapun Dutta – Art teacher at Kasiga School)

Ethereal Landscapes

Another drive up to Mussoorie over this weekend. And as we sat lazily watching the clouds go by… This was another of those moments where the landscape looked the same (ie. something I have clicked all too often), yet I wondered how could I capture it through a different lens.

What turned out was indeed a sight to behold!