My wish is to travel across India, before I die. I prefer travelling by train over road or air. Air is my last priority. One gets to see the real India on stations, in second class railway compartments and more in general class. Of course there is India which is also. traveling by upper class (air-conditioned, three-tier and above). But, majority of India travels by general class and sleeper class and many times without reservations and tickets. Some pictures from my last travel:


My recent visit to Lotus Temple in Delhi wasn’t very exciting for some reasons. One, the premises have very odd timings, 9:00 Hrs. to 19:00 Hrs. In Morning by the time it opens, the natural light isn’t any more suitable for photography, and in evening it is too early to get good silhouettes. Another reason is high turnout of tourists on weekends, you need to be too patient with each one of them. Someone or other keeps coming into the frame.

Nevertheless, Out of about 100 odd clicks, I managed to get few silhouettes, worth sharing here. The other temple that you see in pictures below is ISKON Temple, as viewed from Lotus Temple.

Lotus Temple, ISKON Temple  Lotus Temple, ISKON Temple

This post is about the pictures of sleeping people, I encounter. In parks, on streets, journeys, waiting lounges..and everywhere..

“Sleep is beauty. It bring me closer to things, I want to see, feel and want in real..”

Following two pictures were taken today, in train from Jaipur to Delhi. I’ll try and keep adding to this set. 🙂


Sleeping People, journeys..

Below, kids sleeping after a tiresome play time..


These pictures were taken at Purana Quila (Old Fort) at New Delhi.

मैं चाहता हूँ की हम तुम मिलें कहीं, युहीं अचानक,
किसी सफ़र में, सिनेमा घर में या रेस्तोरां में
कोई बात न हो, न सलाम दुआ,
फिर लौट जायें, खो जायें भीड़ भाड़ में ,
मैं चाहता हूँ, कोई पुराना हिसाब हो , जो  बचा रहे,
जो मुझे याद रहे, जो तुम्हें याद रहे
मैं चाहता हूँ की हम तुम मिलें कहीं, युहीं अचानक,
राह चलते, उत्सव  या फिर किसी बाज़ार में,
उस हिसाब की बात करें, और किसी निर्णय पर न पहुंचे कोई नया हिसाब शुरू हो, फिर किसी दिन मिलने की आड़ में

मैं चाहता हूँ हम तुम मिलते रहें , हिसाब चलते रहें ..

The inspiration of this poetry is embedded below:


Some Pictures from Jama Masjid, Old Delhi.

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Exercise at Nehru park - Rajesh Advani

“Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. “-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Exercise at Nehru park - Rajesh Advani

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

Exercise at Nehru park - Rajesh Advani

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”  ~Edward Stanley

Exercise at Nehru park - Rajesh Advani

“A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.”  ~Joan Welsh

Exercise at Nehru park - Rajesh Advani

“The best six doctors anywhere,

And no one can deny it,

Are sunshine, water, rest, and air,

Exercise and diet.

These six will gladly you attend,

If only you are willing,

Your mind they’ll ease,

Your will they’ll mend,

And charge you not a shilling.”

~ Wayne Fields

Here are some quick and easy steps to become a photographer:

1) Buy a DSLR camera (as expensive as you, I mean your parents can afford).

2) Get some pictures of yourself clicked with the camera. Ensure, minimum 50% space for your camera in the picture.

3) Set it as your DP (Display Picture) on all social networks, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and reactivate your account on Orkut (yes, it still exists).

4) Update and include “Photographer” in your bio everywhere, even on LinkedIn. There random people recommend you for random skills.

5) Spend some time creating your signature, which will go on all photographs your camera clicks.. err..YOU click..spend more time rather (than actually clicking photographs).

6) Create a page on Facebook. It is free. Yay!

7) Shamelessly invite (force, make it compulsory, beg)  all your friends to ‘Like’ your page. Do not worry, there is no ‘Dislike’ button yet.

8) Promote your post. It is cheap as low as INR 280.00..get likes from thousands of people..

That’s all..there is no 9th and 10th step.

And, there you are.. a famous photographer..


Winters are one season we eagerly look forward to every year. ‘We’ includes all of us in the family, my close and distant friends and I am sure many many Delhiites. If you thought winters were over this year, you were wrong. Bing Weather App says it was 6 Deg. Cel. at around 8: 30 a.m. today. Also, we woke up to a lovely foggy weather outside where visibility was very low. Trees, lamp posts, people, vehicles every thing was only partially visible. Stylish and colourful woolens, ginger tea, hot steaming street food, shopping in crowded bazaars, everything is lovely about the winters in Delhi.

I feel blessed and lucky to be in Delhi in this weather.

Some pictures: