Thursday, May 26, 2016

Colours of a Heart

cleansed of blood
laid bare
to entice
to be taken

Bhashwati wrote:
Ye to kisi behroopiye ka dil hai...
jis ke rung aur dhung hazaar, bach ke rehna re baba

The composition is a crowning glory of the serviette series.
Rainbow on a platter. Almost.

Sunday, May 22, 2016



Friday, May 20, 2016


tucked in

after the bedtime story
happily ignorant
of print and electronic media
or a state of the art

Bhashwati wrote:
They look so simply funny wottotellonly.
i was thinking if the creators of Goldilocks and the papa bear mama bear people had seen this they could have done so many variations of their tale.

The blissful ignorance of the three is actually representative of the state of the largest number of human animals dont you think?
i wish awareness could be deemed blissful too.
Chalo jo bhi.
May the accursed bear their curse well.

Charu wrote: "And unaware of forks and knives to give them nightmares! It is a great picture."

Anonymous wrote: The colour choice of Triplets is so appealing and the image of creatures snugly swaddled so reassuring in a time of harsh hostility.

Bhupen Gandhi wrote:


An answer to your “Triplets”.  Even the words fit.

tucked in

after the bedtime story
happily ignorant
of print and electronic media
or a state of the art

Mom Gives Birth To Quintuplets, Has The Most Adorable Photoshoot

 by Greta Jaruševičiūtė

On August 18th, 2015, 26-year-old Kim Tucci had the surprise of her life: she and her husband, proud parents of three children, found out that they were expecting quintuplets! And after a good pregnancy, on January 28th, Tucci gave birth to her five darlings: Tiffany, Penelope, Beatrix, Allie, and Keith. Australian photographer Erin Elizabeth Hoskins was there to capture it all.

Some might say that Kim should have known–after all, she was eating 6,000 calories per day while pregnant! Others are amazed that it took her just 2 minutes to deliver all 5 babies (OK, fine, it was a caesarian section , but it still sounds impressive!)....  (original source:


Monday, May 16, 2016

Phantom Soul

I am not at all getting where (in your home) the phantom soul is seated but that is totally in line with the title and the nature of the composition.

Sawaal ye hai ki soul equal to phantom or photo equal to soul of phantom?

Vaise hamein donon se bhi ethiraj nhain hai.

Kyunki sansaar ki har shay ka itna hi fasaana hai 
ik dhundh se aana hai ik dhundh mein jaana hai

Us dhundh ke aage peeche ya baaju mein kuchh aur samajhne ki koshish kee to dhoondhte reh jaaoge.

What a composition!!!
Everything is lit up and everything is throwing a shadow except the phantom who is a shadow itself or the soul of a shadow and therefore reality thrice removed.
The door, the light the book shelf (?) seem to be a constricted space but also several self contained worlds available to the phantom.
So many right angles in a world where nothing else is right.

To my biased (in favour) eye umbra penumbra and antumbra are in a slow waltz so the composition is not as grim as it may seem at a casual glance.


Sunday, May 08, 2016



the meeting begins

instructions are given

vote of thanks

a satisfactory conclusion


Gratefully acknowledged: screen-grabs from a TV commercial, creators unknown.

Inspired by watching the ravens which come to drink water, and harass the pigeons who have had the same idea, on my balcony, where there is a fountain/sculpture.  The ravens are too clever and fast for me, and by the time I can fetch my camera, they have flown away. My fascination and urge to capture them was fulfilled, when unexpectedly a very appropriate commercial appeared and reappeared in the middle of programs on TV.

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Calm

before the storm (1975)

Hemantha Kumar Pamarthy wrote:

Kashti ka khamosh safar hai, shaam bhi hai tanhayi bhi
Duur kinare par bajati hai laharon ki shahnayi bhi

Kashti ka khamosh safar hai, shaam bhi hai tanhayi bhi
Duur kinare par bajati hai laharon ki shahnayi bhi

Aaj mujhe kuchh kahna hai, aaj mujhe kuchh kahna hai
Lekin ye sharmili nigahe mujhko ijazat de to kahu
Khud meri betaab umange thodi fursat de to kahu

Aaj mujhe kuchh kahna hai, aaj mujhe kuchh kahna hai...

Courtesy: Sahir Ludhianvi! 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Arctic Sun

Because of man-made climate change and the depletion of the ozone layer, the Arctic sun has reduced the snow by almost 90%. Where has this snow gone? Into oceans, rivers, water bodies, and then onto the land, continents, cities; flooding streets and homes.

But that is not all. The depletion of the ozone layer over the the poles has conversely facilitated the penetration of ultraviolet radiation, which affects earth, its creatures, weather and life itself.  When this phenomenon of reduction of the ozone layer had not taken place, it was protecting all life, and controlling more or less all weather in a particular system and order in the planet earth.

Now, that protective ozone layer has been progressively reduced to smithereens. The behavior of water bodies has gone haywire, and therefrom springs unseasonal heat, rain, storm, flood, and countless other inclemencies, causing enormous harm, disease and death to creatures of every hue and kind; to forests and vegetation; and to almost everything else on earth.

Is this process of disintegration of the planet as Man knew it restorable, renewable? I have no answer. I would be grateful if someone has, and if I come to know about it before my time is up.