Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Photo Walk: Juhu Beach

I spent this Sunday evening on the overly crowded Juhu Beach, capturing beautiful moments in my lens.

Presenting some clicks from the photo walk........

Boy watching Kabbadi
A young boy watching a group of men playing Kabbadi

Kulfi Seller
Portrait of a Kulfi Seller

Hawker selling paper articles



The portrait of this kid is my personal favorite. This cute boy was baffled and amused as a hawker in vicinity blew bubbles with the colorful soap water.....

The innocence and curiosity in his eyes just melted my heart!

Siblings playing in sand

A father building sand castle with his daughter. Reminded me of my childhood!

Father Daughter Love

Sky was equally fascinating.... Hundreds of colorful balloons bedecked the sky.

Finally the evening came to a beautiful end as the sun set leaving the sky crimson.....


Monday, 13 April 2015

The beautiful world of Dream Catchers...

There are beautiful concepts and beliefs that exist in different parts of the world. Travelling and technology have shrunk the world so much that many such traditions are now known to us. One such tradition which originates from the Native Americans is Dream Catcher.

It is a handmade object made using a willow hoop, on which a loose web is woven. The dream catcher is then decorated with sacred items such as feathers and beads.

These dream catchers are said to emit positive vibes. It is believed that dream catchers have the ability to catch all of a person’s dreams. The bad ones get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first streak of dawn. However, the good dreams gently slip through the outer holes, sliding down the soft feathers to the person sleeping below.

In olden days, they were woven by the grandparents for newborn children and hung above their beds to give infants peaceful, beautiful dreams.

Fascinated by this concept, I browsed the internet for hand wooven dream catchers in Mumbai. After a little research, I came across an amazing e-shop called 'dreamcatchers_india' on Instagram. I loved their designs and instantly placed an order for two dream catchers.  A bigger one for my bedroom and a relatively smaller one for my office cubicle.

The Dream Catchers arrived within a week. Also, they were more beautiful than I expected. The colors were just perfectly complimenting each other. I could strongly feel the love and compassion with which they were weaved.

Sharing the pictures below:

Dream Catcher for my bedroom

Dream Catcher for my cubicle

Chromatic, Vibrant and Ravishing!

Didn't you fall in love with them ?

Aren't you excited to buy one for yourself or your loved ones?

I am sure you are!

To order or view more of their designs, check their Facebook page here. Their Instagram Id is dreamcatchers_india

So Dream on guys ........ Coz everything starts with a Dream!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Postcards from Mahabalipuram: Krishna's Butter Ball

Mahabalipuram, situated around 60kms from Chennai was a major seaport during the time of Pallava dynasty. Ancient traders sailed to various countries of South East Asia from this seaport.

Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its brilliant rock-cut monolithic rathas and temples built during by the Pallava's.

One such highlight is Krishna's Butterball.

It is a giant natural rock perched on a hillside. The structure is recalcitrant to the laws of physics.

This is one of my favorite clicks from Mahabalipuram. What do you have to say?

Krishna's Butter Ball