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Treasure

Treasure

I am a book-lover. And a movie buff!

So when the movies meet books, its a treasure for me♥

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Classic Movie posters on display in the lounge at PVR ICON Gold, Andheri.

 

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The Name’s Bond,.. James Bond!
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From Pirates to official Nat GEO Photos to Ferrari and what not!
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The Book ‘Early Bombay Photography’ worked like a time machine, Some dance forms and Animated films were cherry on the cake.
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I wanted to check this book out: ‘Why we travel?”, But it was time for our show.
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Again the allure of all 3 of them made me wonder whether to skip the movie and actually spend my time in the lounge itself.
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‘Bollywood behind the scenes’? Oh Yes, please! And look who’s there : Bond, again! Shaken, but not stirred 🙂
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Oh, I’m so much intrigued, next time I’m heading there 3 hours before the show (If they allow that) and hog the lounge for as much time as I can, and read or skim through as much books as I can 🙂

 

 

Such an amazing collection, isn’t it? A treat for all book + movie lovers.

I know there’s nothing much from photography point of view, But somehow, these are the things that I treasure, so … I had to post it 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this treasure as much as I did!

 

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Connect to ‘Nature’…

 

If I ask you that if you are to spend the rest of your life in a totally stranded, uncivilized, uninhabited island, and you are permitted to take one item with you, what would you choose?

Most of the people will go for their gadgets, specifically their Smartphone, I-Pod etc. And if this is the first thought that occurred to your mind too, there’s nothing wrong in it. It’s a great gadget, apart from its normal task of calling people, a smart phone can also act like a camera, music player, notebook, organizer, alarm, scanner, navigator and much more.

But if you really are going to spend your life on the island, wont you need the most obvious thing: food? water? Would you really know where to find water on that huge island? Will you be able to distinguish the berries that are edible from the ones that are poisonous? Will you be able to survive in the rough weather? How will you make it there?

I know you might be a great Bear Grylls fan, or have seen ‘Cast Away’ a hundred times, when it comes to the actual scenario, theory wont work. Practical experience can only help you survive. Then how will we get such experience if we constantly hide behind our gadgets in the warmth of our Air-conditioned home/offices? And when I think about it, I feel our generation is at-least better off. We played on the playground for hours in our childhood. What about then next generation who plays only on play station?

There’s only one way to remedy this: Help them connect with nature. Tell them how beautiful it feels to wander off the wilderness, how amazing the sky looks at sunrise/sunset, how many days it takes a caterpillar to transform in a butterfly and why does the rainbow appear in the sky. Look at their face as you teach them this. The more they get close to the nature, the more amazed and curious they’ll get. And while you are at it, teach them not to disturb the laws of nature.

 

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Teaching the new generation to ‘Connect’ to nature is a must.

 

We draw energy from our surrounding, so we already have some Connection to the nature. Its time we  deepen it!

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Bliss

 

Monsoon is a lovely season indeed!

Why, one might wonder? The sky is always gray, it’s always too damp, traffic jams and cancelling of local trains due to bad weather, and on some days you desperately wish for some Vitamin D.

But despite of all these problems, when you encounter such a beauty in nature, would you complain?

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Small streams of rainwater…
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This is pure bliss!

 

And believe me I get to see this scenery on my way to work. Such a refreshing start of a day!

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Water

The theme for the day is : ‘Water’

 

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I’m always mesmerized by ocean waves. They seem to follow some pattern, some rhythm. Some are small, some merge into each other to form a bigger one, but all pleasant nonetheless. The mixture of salty air and sound of rippling waves is a heady mixture; it always soothes me 🙂

And when you look at this photo, don’t miss the bird in the bottom-left corner. Peaceful, isn’t it?

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Home Sweet Home

♥ Home is where the heart is ♥

 

Recently I’ve been working on my photography skill, a passion which was dormant for so long was taking its roots in my mind. So i signed up for this amazing Blogging-U course from ‘The Daily Post’. And guess what? The theme for the first day was ‘Home’ 🙂

Having moved to a lot of places; first because of my father’s transferable job, then my education and job, and then after my wedding; I cannot imagine any one place as my ‘home’. I had lived in many ‘Places’, some of them are close to my heart, some I hated. But this, I can clearly say, was, is and will always be my home:

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This photo is taken in a holiday home with my Parents and In-laws. This is my home. All the people I need in my life. If they are with me, I’m Home.

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Echoes of my neighbourhood : Raindrops keep falling on my head

The Monsoon season has a multifold effect on me. I feel happy, gloomy, rejuvenated or bored all in one single day. and my mood changes from minute to minute depending on the situation I’m in and the intensity of the rain.

If I’m stuck in traffic and it rains cats and dogs,I hate rain.

If I am sitting by the window at home, sipping tea and it rains cats and dogs, I love it.

If I have forgotten my umbrella on my way to work and suddenly it’s drizzling, I hate it.

If I’m out and about on weekend and it’s drizzling, I love it, and might even let some raindrops roll over my head.

But no matter what, when I see the after-effects rain leaves on my neighbourhood, I can’t help but adore the beauty of it, and my heart sings the chartbuster single from B. J. Thomas – ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head…’

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Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin’ seems to fit

Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun

And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done

Sleepin’ on the job

 

Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know

The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me

It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

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Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red

Cryin’s not for me

‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’

Because I’m free

Nothin’s worryin’ me

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It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red

Cryin’s not for me

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‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’

Because I’m free

Nothin’s worryin’ me

When there is such splendid beauty  everywhere around , who’s gonna complain about rain? Despite the grayscale sky scape and lack of sun, I feel the warmth of life. So I’m singing on the loop, – Raindrops keep falling on my head… and I beckon you to enjoy this melody too:) ♥♥

 

Posted for Jackie’s Echoes Of My Neighbourhood’ photography challenge.