Wednesday, February 27, 2008

एक निरर्थकता का एहसास !

Shifting Sands

एक प्रश्न जो सभी बुद्धिजीवी सोच को निशब्द करता है - वह है:
मैं क्या हूँ और मैं क्यूं हूँ।
कईं रातें बेचैन करवटें बदलती रहीं, कईं शामें चाय की सुर्खियाँ भरती रहीं इसी प्रश्न के कारण । उत्तर जैसे रेगिस्तान का पानी, जितने कदम बढाये उसकी ओर उतना ही दूर पाया उसे अपने होटों से । चारों ओर बचा केवल एक निरार्थक सा एहसास और जीवन चल रहा है एक टीले से दूसरे टीले पर एक बूँद की तलाश में ...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Love is a wonder ...

Taj Mahal, Agra, India, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Is she an imagination of a dreamer or a dream of a lover
Is it words of a poem or colors of a painter
Drawings of an architect or craftsmanship of a mason.
Whatever she is but she's surely the mecca of photographers all trying to capture her and take her home.
Wah Taj ! Or you may choose to say Wow Taj !!

More photos of Taj !

Taj - A Love Poem !

Taj - A Love Poem !, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Peacefully she lays there enshrined by a monument of love. But she needs to wake up again in the heart of Mughal children and kindle the light to make them see that it's easy to kill but difficult to love. And that a killer is forgotten as easily but the lover lives on in every morning sunrise and everyevening sunset, in stones and in misty air.

More photos of Taj !

Kashmir screams ...

Sonmarg, Kashmir, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

I was so beautiful, so innocent - a much envied virgin. Then they came and ravaged me - sometimes in the name of men and sometimes in the name of God. So unrelegiously did they devour me as though there was no God - and probably there wasn't.
I see no light ahead. Will I ever be someone's wedded wife or will I always remain a mistress of no one?
It's me, Kashmir.

This image shot in June 2003 at Sonamarg, Kashmir, on a transparency - Reala 100 with Nikon F80 & 24mm F2.8 Lens - scanned.

Visit to Kashmir was a dream come true and living in a house-boat at Dal Lake, Srinagar is a truth that's so dreamy !

Ladakh - My Photographic Pilgrimage ...

Flights of Fancy, originally uploaded by heartthatbeats.

Breath-taking - literally & figuratively ! Yes she takes your breath away but inspires life in you. She is full of paradoxes - barren but beautiful. High gompas, high mountain passes and high altitude lakes are sure to give you a life's high that you would have never experienced before. And for the shutterbugs, Ladakh is the ultimate photographic orgasm or photographic pilgrimage - depending on whether you love photography or worship it !

This is the image of Pangong Tso ! For more photos of Ladakh click here.

Friday, February 15, 2008

नवजात शिशु !!!

ब्लॉग के संसार में मैं स्वयं का स्वागत करता हूँ । ना मैं लेखक हूँ और ना मैं कवि । बस अपनी भटकती कलम की पगडण्डी यहाँ बनाना चाहता हूँ ।