Friday, December 25, 2015

The sun going to bed in a cradle



It's time to bring the curtains down!

I started this blog with an intention to post a pic every Friday in 2015, a total of 52 pics. In the 52 weeks I have worked on this blog I have rediscovered the joy of photography and post-photography editing. There have been days when I have had to beat boredom and click and post pics, but in the end it has been worth it.

This choice of this pic, I feel, is apt to bring an end to this blog. I had started this blog with a pic of an early morning sunrise and I'm ending it with a pic of a sunset. A complete circle.

I thank everyone who has been a part of this journey all the best. May you find love, success and peace everywhere you go.

Clicked on a Lumia 920

Friday, December 18, 2015

Harbour Bridge, Sydney



One should stand in front of the Harbour Bridge in Sydney to understand its enormity. Constructed in 9 years between 1923 and 1932, it carries 8 road lanes, 2 rail tracks, 1 pedestrian way and 1 cycleway.

The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design or is simply called "the Bridge" by Sydney residents.

Clicked on a Lumia 920

Friday, December 11, 2015

Opera House, Sydney



The Opera House in Sydney, Australia is one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings and a sight to behold. Built right on the harbour, the white shells shine with all their might on a bright and sunny day with the blue waters left to add a mystical hue.

Formally opened on 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007.

Clicked on a Lumia 920

Friday, December 4, 2015

Enlightenment at The Speaking Tree

Encountered this tree at one of the malls I was shopping in. It was like I had attained nirvana. A white, glowing tree right at the far end of the mall was like the final destination of one's prayers, sacrifice and meditation.

Encountered this tree at one of the malls I was shopping in. It was like I had attained nirvana. A white, glowing tree right at the far end of the mall was like the final destination of one's prayers, sacrifice and meditation.  

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Petals of Fire, Mumbai

Found these flowers one day on my way to office. They seemed like striking a graceful dance pose after a ballet routine filled with emotions. I do not know the exact name of this flower but is a lovely one to have in the garden.   Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Found these flowers one day on my way to office. They seemed like striking a graceful dance pose after an emotional ballet routine. I do not know the exact name of this flower but is a lovely one to have in the garden.

Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Getting candid with Tripsy

 This is one of my favourite pics with my pet dog, Tripsy. Tripsy is unlike other canines. She doesn't eat fried food, is very selective about whom she'll bark at and depending on her mood be loving or aloof. Inspite of us giving her a warm place to sleep she chooses to rest having our car as the roof over her head. And yes, she doesn't like any visitors.   Clicked on a Lumia 920

This is one of my favourite pics with my pet dog, Tripsy. Tripsy is unlike other canines. She doesn't eat fried food, is very selective about whom she'll bark at and depending on her mood be loving or aloof. Inspite of us giving her a warm place to sleep she chooses to rest having our car as the roof over her head. And yes, she doesn't like any visitors.

Clicked by Nelton D'Souza on a Lumia 920

Friday, November 13, 2015

Paper Quilled Diya


Paper Quilled Diya for Diwali at office. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, November 6, 2015

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home


If light is in your heart, you will find your way home - Rumi.

Roof Garden, Godrej & Boyce IT Park, Mumbai. Clicked on a Lumia 920 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sloping Mangalore tiled roofing at Bandra Railway Station


The charm of the Bandra Railway station is in its station building and canopy. Sloping Mangalore tiled roofing, spacious layout and Grecian facade add to the beauty. It was announced recently that the Railways and UNESCO would revamp the station as a Heritage Landmark.

If you watch closely, there is bird perched on the top most tower. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The incandescent Victoria Terminus, Mumbai


The Chhatrapati Shivaji TerminusVictoria Terminus at night, arguably one of the iconic monuments of Mumbai / Bombay, both during the day and night. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Spread your wings and soar to new heights


Clicked this image while returning from Elephanta Island, Gharapuri. It was nice to have the company of our winged friends. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The former capital of Goa - Old Goa, Goa


Clicked this pic while I was waiting in line to enter the Se Cathedral for the decennial exposition of St. Francis Xavier, at Old Goa, Goa. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Waterfall, Mahuli Gadh, Maharashtra


The Waterfall, Mahuli Gadh, Maharashtra. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Not just another brick in the wall, Houses of Goa, Goa


If anyone thought a wall could only be built by bricks he/she is wrong. Go ask an alcoholic and he/she will tell you why. Houses of Goa, Goa is a fine example. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, September 11, 2015

When the skies turned Pink, Mumbai


September is known as the month of beautiful skies. On 6th September, 2015 around 6 PM, the skies turned into a hue of pink, forcing me to capture this pic from my balcony even though the scaffolding was in the way. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Trees ke Beach mein, Miramar, Goa


Through the trees at Miramar beach, Goa. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Waves kissing the coconut, Miramar, Goa


Waves kissing the coconut, Miramar, Goa. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Leaving the grey clouds behind


While travelling from Mumbai to Goa during mid-September, I happened to click this. Seems similar to life. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Peek into the Underworld, Goa


This is actually a drain which got covered with tar while it was being relaid. During the monsoon tiny vegetation came popping out through the slits as if wanting to be clicked. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Just Before The Downpour, Goa


I was riding towards Mapusa when I happened to see this. At once I parked my bike at the side and captured this scene. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Standing Out



To stand out you don't need to be different, you only need to be yourself! - Nelton D'Souza

Clicked on a Lumia 920 at the Wiseman's Ferry

Friday, July 10, 2015

Footprints in the sand



Leave back your footprints in the sands of time, that the world may see them, be it rain or shine - Nelton D'Souza.

Clicked on a Lumia 920

Friday, July 3, 2015

I don't like cricket, I love it



Who knew that a simple blade of wood and a ball could have the power to rock stadiums and captivate hearts and minds? That's what cricket does to a billion people - Nelton D'Souza.

I don't like cricket, I love it (Bobby Cliff- I don't like cricket). Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Towards a single point



The Sydney Harbour Bridge offers amazing perspectives to a photographer. The arc of the bridge, the railing and the frame with their individual shadows bring to life the uniqueness of the structure not seen by many.

Clicked on a Lumia 920

Friday, June 19, 2015

Steps to the top, Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout, Australia



The same set of stairs go up and also go down. It depends how you look at it. I choose to look at them going up, because it's better to look up rather than down. It gives life a meaning and purpose.

Steps to the top, Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout, Australia. Clicked on a Lumia 920

Friday, June 12, 2015

At the doorstep of the mighty ocean



The walkway at Bondi beach, Sydney is a wonderful place for an evening stroll or jog. As you walk along towards Coogee you will meet stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.

The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a medium grade walk but there are some steep gradient paths and several staircases along the track. There are rest stops with great views and seating along the Bondi to Coogee walk. It takes about two hours to complete the Bondi to Coogee Beach section of the walk and another hour and a half if you choose to continue to Maroubra.

"Bondi" or "Boondi" (pronounced Bon-die) is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Blooming Chandeliers, T2, CSIA, Mumbai


 Blooming Chandeliers, T2, CSIA, Mumbai

Clicked this just before my 6 AM flight to Goa. It was my first time at T2, and like everyone else I felt proud to be an Indian. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

A wasp nest shaped as a droplet, Goa


A wasp nest shaped as a droplet, Goa. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

From Wikipedia - A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. This means that wasps are paraphyletic with respect to bees and ants, and that all three groups are descended from a common ancestor; the Apocrita form a clade.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Walk in the woods, Goa


Walk in the woods, Goa.
Rains have something wonderful about them. The petrichor, the freshness they bring and the bright green carpet spread make them very special. This is a pic just after a shower, showing a few rays of light kissing the wet tarmac. Clicked on a N8.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The awesome strength of a bird, Old Goa, Goa


The awesome strength of a bird, Old Goa, Goa
If you see this image from a different perspective it feels like the bird perched on top of the Christmas tree is bending it with its sheer weight and power. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Eat, Drink and be Merry, Goa Portuguesa, Mumbai


A drink fit for a king, at Goa Portuguesa, Mumbai. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Burning Page


Though it may seem like a page is burning it is not. I was reading a book while travelling on the Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR). While at a signal, under a streetlight, I clicked a random shot of the book. The dark patch is nothing but my shadow and the flame a blur of the focus. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Humble Diya, Goa Portuguesa, Mumbai


The Humble Diya, Goa Portuguesa, Mumbai. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Momo Wall, Bandra, Mumbai


While taking one of the bylanes from Bandra station to Mount Mary church during the feast of Our Lady of the Mount, I happened to sight this. Creative I must say. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Shades of Green, Godrej & Boyce, Mumbai


Shades of Green, Godrej & Boyce, Mumbai. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunrise between Mumbai and Goa


Nature reveals itself, only to those who wish to see her true beauty. Clicked while travelling from Mumbai to Goa at 4 AM around Christmas last year. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Victoria Terminus, Bombay


At 8 AM on a Sunday this is what Victoria Terminus looks; very unlike during work hours. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, February 27, 2015

TCS House, Fort, Mumbai


TCS House, Fort, Mumbai. Clicked on a Nokia N8.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gateway of India, Mumbai


This pic of the Gateway of India was clicked while returning from Elephanta Island. Clicked on a Lumia 920.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Long Wait



It's hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it's even harder to give up when you think it's everything you want!