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Delhi completed its 100 years yesterday on Dec 12, 2011. “Happy Birthday Delhi!” to began with!
So yesterday, I and a few of my friends went out to click some pictures of this awesome city showing its various colors.. turned out, it can’t be compiled in one post, and neither can it be clicked in one day! So I’ll upload more as they come, meanwhile..

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A recent trip to Kutch district in Gujarat was far more than I had thought it would be. I expected that Id see some village, some artesian, some desert and I would try to get some pictures. But perhaps I had imagined less. Far less!

This trip showed how much is left for us to see, and more importantly understood. What I saw was a rich heritage untouched from industrialization (well almost, till lately) suspended in time, and immortalized by their Handicraft. The craftsmen are truly God-sent, but it is sad to know that they are not completely getting what they deserve most -Acknowledgement.

Id like to take this platform today, to bring to your notice, the people, their art and their self-less endeavour to keep it alive. But before that, a brief go-through of the place and the trip  :)

A mini pick-up lorry, and don’t miss the paint! No one does kitsch like India!

A Temple, and the flags..

Sunset at the Great Runn of Kutch, a White saline desert. I hadn’t witnessed such a sight before! 

The tradition, still prevalent..

How could I have missed the Turban!  :P

And the journey..

(I was accompanied by a few of my colleagues, forming a design team which went there and did this project. You might want to read from a different perspective, perhaps Legend of the 16 tribes and the soul of the embroidery art: http://saumyanagar.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/44/ )

India Celebrates its Republic Day. I do my part as a designer.

The job of motivation.

Oh no, this is  just the beginning  :)

“Jay Hind!”

Bought myself a new pair of the same old shoe i had. A bad example of no matter how many fancy things come and go; the basics always remain a necessity!  :D

Old faithful  :)

Every year, it is like an exciting task for us to know exactly what is desired by our friends, so that on their birthday we are able to present the particular long desired gift to them and see the surprised, priceless expression on their faces. *sigh*

In 2009, around September/October, i was searching for a book called Fashion Now 2 (Taschen Publications), as one of my faculties at NIFT had once spoken very highly about it. But i couldn’t find it anywhere in stock. So i ordered for that book in a store and gave my contact number for further information. I was waiting eagerly. This is when one of my awesomely intellectual friends got an idea of somehow changing the contact number that i had given to the book store, and instead, giving his. So when the book came, he got the information of its arrival, purchased it for me, and gifted it to me on my birthday in Nov! Super surprising!  *phew!*  :D

So this book, Fashion Now 2 is an awesome reference book about all the well known fashion designers. It talks about a little of their history, and a lot about their philosophy. Inspiring, Contentful, Juicy!  :)

A must-have for fashion students.

Visited Chennai Coast guard airport base this Sunday. Thanks to Uncle to have gotten us permission.

Why couldn’t i b a pilot or something?  :/

While in a meeting in the design studio i work for, i happened to spot a bug from the window, which was so beautiful that ever since i saw it, it became difficult to focus on the meeting itself! (although i did, okay!)  :D    Anyway, as soon as the meeting got over, i got myself the studio camera (happens to be a Nikon D80) and prayed to God for the bug to have stayed while i rushed to the site. I took about some 10-15 snaps and then left for my workstation to transfer them. Oh n by the way, the creative head of my design studio was also there, he too obviously, is a creative person. Showing interest in it, he asked me to send him a copy too. Here’s where it started to get bad.. After transferring the pics i realized they had shaken due to zooming  :(

Id have almost let go of the opportunity, if my senior wouldn’t have teased me regarding my photography skills (which i agree aren’t great, but dude! “ego!”) With 1% hope i was running down the stairs praying harder that the bug had stayed! this time with tripod in the other hand! LOL!  :D

I found the bug almost there. It was moving slowly. I set the tripod, zoomed in, set the perfect frame, focused tight, just to realize that the battery had JUST (about 5 seconds back) discharged! Boy! It wasn’t funny i tell you! I went back to get the battery charged. And i was so impatient by now that i was literally running up and down to check for the bug and the battery alternatively! 2 mins and i checked the battery again to see if its charged enough to just get 3-4 shots! I dont remember last when i got so desperate! It still didn’t work. I put it back for further charging and get back to the still slowly moving bug, where i waited for FULL 10 MINUTES. Yes, they seemed like eternity! Only after which i got the pic i expected.

And whats worse? im still not convinced by this attempt  :/     Next time boy! Next time!

This could be a good subject for photography enthusiasts, good frame (i guess), good space division, good silhouettes, nice painting-like evening clouds.

But behind every photo is a story. This guy happens to be my flatmate (consider roommate) ..we’v been friends since the time we joined the design studio we’r working in. Not very long. But we’v gotta learn good things from all around us. This guy, Nitin, is pretty much of our (referring to all our flatmates) motivation. And then again, not completely! I have picked up some good things from him, one of which is a classic balance of adaptability with not-being-very-tolerant, Spending-like-theres-no-tomorrow with not even being careless enough to not being able to survive!  :D

And now he’s resigning. No worries, Iv made a friend. We’ll meet again.

Yes, he can play a little, but mostly, I’d say, he posses well. Hence the chemistry (probably, who cares?)  :D

Its amazing how many times you have gone through something, and yet it remains unnoticed. Recently i realized it could be a good idea to upload photos from day-to-day life which have some colors which would otherwise go unobserved. “Color board” in Design Language  :)

For color understanding goto previous post: https://flutterhead.wordpress.com/2010/11/13/pantone-color-matching-system/

i ♥ window seats (Especially if i have my camera along!)  :D

Saturday, 10th July, 2010 (Chennai)

I was coming back from office when i looked at the sky to find this amazingly dramatic scene..  My college roommate once told me that he asked his mother, what exactly can be called ‘beautiful’? To which his mother replied, “Something that you once see, and you want to see again, ..a little more, ..a little longer”

..My eyes still stuck to the sky, I asked my colleague to stop the bike, took a lot of will to take a moment off to take out my camera, and take a snap. And then i continued to gaze at it ..till it was gone.

I now understand what she meant. I bow to her wisdom.   *content*

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