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If words could satisfy the heart,
The heart might find less care;
But words, like summer birds, depart,
And leave but empty air.

Black And White Ripples

I asked the Man to skip stones for me, so that I can take some photographs. Instead, he collected multiple stones and flung them all together. That’s how he skipped skipping stones and created these artful ripples. I didn’t get what I wanted, yet I am delighted with […]

Candle in the Wind

I got a call from one of my students of 2016 batch yesterday morning . Year 2020 had dealt another blow. We lost our friend, a 20 year old girl, her mother and her 15 year old brother in a car accident. The car rammed into a stationary […]

You Are What You Eat.

November Photo A Day Challenge, by City Sonnet, Day 23 What if you could eat all you want and still stay fit? These days everything I eat seems to gather around my face. Don’t you agree with Julia Child when she says People who love to eat are always the […]

Life Happens on Streets

November Photo A Day Challenge, by City Sonnet, Day 21 Street There is a lot happening on streets. Oblivious to the rest of the world, the scripted and often unscripted play unfolds. And somewhere there is a person with a lens, probably a voyeur capturing that act , which is […]

Sun Lost A Battle.

Sun was fighting a losing battle today.He tried but the clouds were stronger and he couldn’t free himself from their hooded captivity. He was denied even a teeny glimpse of his ardent admirer who was waiting with the lens focused on him. Yet, he let me know that […]

Old Photographs

November Photo A Day Challenge, by City Sonnet, Day 20 Old More than anything else, the word old, reminds me of old photographs. A moment frozen in colour or sepia. A portal to travel back in time to that moment . Fragments of memories that we leave behind for our […]

Happy International Men’s Day

This post is for the good men in my life. Particularly to the one who changed my life. My family was statistically, a female dominated one; my Daddy being the only male member. Having a father who was conservative, protective and also who was a police officer; my […]