My World Photography Day

A world photography day?
Who knew!
Well … I know today.
Apparently, we owe this celebration to the French.

My interest in photography started via an interest for gadgets. Family happened .. and the interest turned into a hobby. And with my first DSLR, started a slightly more serious affair. Clicking pictures, learning about cameras, composition techniques & post processing – much good times!

  • interest in the unlikeliest of subjects
  • searching for newer perspectives
  • capturing memories
  • befriending subjects

Tulip from above

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Adams

Your truly with a landmark in a frame

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Dorothea Lange

Noticing the tiniest of things

It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.

Anonymous

Our own space odyssey

Let your words be few,
And your exposures many.

Anonymous

Sikkimese mother we met on the way to Lachung

Tigris.. it’s been a while!

Monsoons are usually a great time to be out riding .. but not much riding has happened this season. This one is from a weekend ride many months ago.

My Best Is Still Ahead

Friends & colleagues often talk about retiring early .. maybe at 45. A retired life filled with “not for money”¬†activities – is what many of us aspire for. With this in context, it was a surprise when I stumbled upon a story & a fact involving a couple of luminaries – Mahatma Gandhi & Peter Drucker.


Brushing up on my history a couple of weeks ago during a visit to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, I discovered that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi returned from South Africa when he was 45 years old. This was reinforced when helping my son through his 8th grade history lessons today again. MK Gandhi started tormenting the Britishers in India only after that.


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In his interview with Tim Ferris, Jim Collins narrates the story of his first meeting with ¬†Peter Drucker – his mentor. Jim asks the management guru, who at the time was 86 years old, which amongst his 26 published books was he most fond of. Drucker simply says “the next one”. He went on to publish 10 more books after this incident.


It’s never too late! The mindset required to keep looking ahead & maximising the impact you can have is admirable. Reminds me of my grand mom – an avid reader through her life, she found herself struggling to hold heavy books in her late 80s. She restricted herself to light & small books. Imagine her thrill when she discovered Kindle! No fear of gadgets, new things to learn .. just the joy of reading into her 90s.