Unusual Photos

Some funny, some weird, some adventurous, some kind gestures or simply put some unusual photos –


Brides and Bridegrooms enjoying a quick tea break at a roadside tea stall in Hanoi, Vietnam


Heard of tree house, first time saw a tree shop, Hanoi


Shop between rails: A lady selling grapes at Railway Station Nashik, India


Never thought cars would be so affordable in the USA that they will be used as garden beds! California, USA


The baggage of making money: A young student carrying an advertisement on his back, Singapore

Free Library: someone put a library outside their home and the plate alongside reads “Keep a book or return it or bring back one of your own Enjoy It” also translated in Spanish. California, USA


Who needs a ladder to fix a bulb on the ceiling of a petrol pump (gas station)? Nashik, India


Bumper to bumper : Four cars parked San Francisco, USA

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DIY Eco-conscious Living

Here are a few things I made from corrugated paper boxes and other junk. These are superb in function, easy and fun to make, arty yet cheap and most importantly environmentally conscious products for environmentally conscious people and their lifestyle.

Shoe rack from general packing box

Bedside table from printer box, shelf from cooking pan box

Flipflops from general packing boxes and id card string 


Dust bin or trash bin from coffee urn box


Pots for plants from half cut milk can and ‘use and throw’ plastic box


Pen stand from milk carton


Letter or bill organizer from partition from a cold drink carton


Well it does not need  fancy equipment, just a cutting knife, a good tape (I used Gorilla tape and transparent cello tape) a pencil and lots of brain 😉

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Alamere Falls, Point Reyes

Postcards from 8 Mile Hike Alamere Falls in Point Reyes, California (May 2016)

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2On the trail

3Overlooking the Pacific

4       Walking through shade and sun

5             Bass Lake

7Into the woods

8 Poisonous Oak

9              The final stretch

12              The final stretch

10      The Alamere Fall

11                The Alamere Fall joining the Pacific

13         Seagull

14            Flying together


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Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Postcards from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh (October, November 2012) – Ziro, Hong Village, Hapoli, Shivling (A.P.), Guwahati, Nalbari, Hajo, Sualkochi, Majuli, Tejpur, Khatkhati, Dibrugarh, Dhemaji (Assam)

‘Here to stay’ A cloud settled in the Ziro Valley


Rice fields – Ziro valley

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Hong Apatani Village 

Hong village

Hong Apatani Village


Sidheshwar Nath Temple, Ziro


House in Ziro


Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati


River Brahmaputra, Guwahati 


House in Nalbari

Haju Temple

Hayagriva Madhab Mandir (temple),Hajo

Durga Puja Pandal, Dhemaji


Tea gardens, Khatkhati


House in Khatkhati


Kids, Khatkhati


Village life, Khatkhati


River Brahmaputra, Golaghat


Crossing the Brahmaputra, ferry from Golaghat to island Majuli




Satra, Majuli


Satra in Sualkochi


Exhibit displaying silk weaving, Sualkochi (Manchester of India)


Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary 


Costumes from different states of North East India.

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A City During Kumbh

Postcards of the city and common people during Kumbh Mela, Nashik 2015.

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A working holiday: Little girls selling traditional confectioneries


A Sadhu




An old ‘wada’ (building) with grill having Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s motif.


Dispensary in a Tent


Temples, pilgrims and the river Godavari


River Godavari with pilgrims on both the sides.


A holy dip




Basic amenities


Marketing meets Spirituality


A sadhu blowing his conch


Taking a quick break




A colourful gathering

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Fiji: Nandi, Suva, Kula Ecopark, Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Yanuya Island Village (July 2012)

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Local transport at Nandi

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View from Indigo, Port Denarau

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Hay murals at Port Denarau

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Inside a shell

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A street in Suva

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Kovu: A traditional Fiji Cuisine

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Flowers looking like ghost from the Garden of the Sleeping Giant

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Sea Spray Cruise: towards the CastawayIsland

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Yanuya Island Village

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Pristine Fiji Islands

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Early Morning

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Local Vegetable Market Nandi

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Folk Dance

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Wooden Artifacts

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Planning Death

For the first time I was feeling like a hero; more like Shah Rukh Khan from Kal Ho Na Ho or Rajesh Khanna from Anand to be precise. Strangely could not remember any popular movie where in a leading lady played a similar role.  I was lucky to know how much time was left with me to stay on this beautiful planet.

Never had I felt so free and don’t know about heaven or hell but I was already few feet above the ground.  I could now hear the birds tweet, appreciate the colourful flowers on my everyday route to the office and wondered where have all of them been before? The arguments that felt disgusting and irritating now seemed funny. For the first time I was not worried about my savings account nor about my impending promotion or increment. I was feeling so every enthusiastic about everything may be glowing with the eternal bliss. The only thing I wanted was to make the most of the available time.

sand-clockLike our filmi heros I was fantasizing spreading happiness and smiles to ‘babumoshays’ (people) around me. But how and when will I get time to do so was something that bothered me as neither Shah Rukh nor Mr. Khanna had to worry about transferring gas cylinder onto another family member’s name or about filing nominations for bank accounts or about the ‘will’ – distribution of wealth that I had collected by slogging out everyday or about insurance policies ‘zindagi ke sath bhi zindagi ke bad bhi’ (with life and also after life). .. After life?d1

My mind went into a fast forward mode and I could visualize that my family would feel bad (hopefully) because I will not be there but worse for doing all complex paper work and formalities involved in eye donation, closing my income tax account, professional tax account, claiming insurance, cancellation of adhar card, passport ..the list seemed endless. I could not imagine what will happen to my email, facebook and linkedin account, blog, my followers on Quora and the huge data that lay ‘password protected’ with my computer.

I prepared all the documents; for once I thought of submitting these documents myself  however death certificate was missing. Relaxed I was as I thought 90% of the work has been done. Suddenly I remembered my grand parents who played a very important role in my life but when I wanted to tell them about it and how much I loved them, they were not there.

m6240090_763x260-contact-locate-loved-onesSo before I was gone I wanted to tell how much I loved and say a big thank you to my  family for being there! Wanted to meet them, have fun see places and enjoy delicious food. Most importantly I wanted to thank god for letting me know when I was going to die; undisputed it gave me an opportunity to LIVE!

P.S.: Needless to say this is a work of fiction and written on a lighter note. However in this complex world we die everyday to live but can a thought of that one death make us  live?

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