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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: The Farmer’s Friend

farmer going to field, bolpur, shantiniketan, rural life,

We say that a dog is a man’s best friend. However, in rural India, the picture is different. Here, the cow is considered to be a farmer’s friend. Many villagers earn their living by selling cow milk and dairy products in the market. Even cow dung is used as an organic fuel in the village homes.

It was a lovely morning in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. While I was wandering around, I saw this farmer going out for the fields with his quadruped friend.

farmer going to field, bolpur, shantiniketan, rural life,

Published in response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Friend.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Evanescent – Moments in Wilderness

monkey eating banana, coonoor

I met this fellow at Dolphin’s Nose in Coonoor.

While I was walking down the trail toward the exit of the viewpoint, I saw them sitting cozily together in the jungle.

34807586541_4d5b989a37_hSuddenly, a visitor threw a banana to them. And this fellow was able to grab it.

The next moment, I saw him running away from his mates. Finally, he found a cozy corner where he could have his meal without any disturbance. 😀

34096473164_83cb3fcd09_hI didn’t want to miss capturing the moments with my camera.34807295121_f440e99f6a_h34775859042_c41d24020e_h34939615095_c31bf5366c_hPublished in response to The Daily Pose Photo Challenge: Evanescent.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Reflecting the Past in the Present

reflection, window, palace window, rajasthan, jodhpur

“We always project into the future or reflect in the past, but we are so little in the present.”  

~ Marina Abramovic

Modern glass window reflecting the old palace windows in Meherangarh Fort in Jodhpur.

reflection, window, palace window, rajasthan, jodhpur

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

A couple of weeks back, in mid of April, I was in Ooty, a hill station in the Nilgiri Mountains in southern India. On April 17, I went for a day trip to the neighboring town of Coonoor, known for its greenery and scenic beauty.

I enjoyed every bit of this road trip as we drove past beautiful bungalows, orchards, canopied roads and sprawling tea gardens along the slopes.

Coonoor, tea garden, nilgiri, hills

And it was during the Ooty trip, I realized the usefulness of smartphone cameras. They are very handy when it comes to clicking pictures from a moving bus or car. Thanks to my Lumia540. 🙂

I’ll be sharing my Ooty Diaries soon…

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Dense

jungle geranium, flower, red flowers

I found these Jungle Geraniums, thick and beautiful, blossomed on the office premises.

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And these blue Snowball Bushes by the roadside in Sikkim.

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And these Bromeliads at a flower exhibition in Gangtok.

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Solitude

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“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.”

~ Paul Tillich

I feel lonely when I am in the crowd. I enjoy being alone amidst the nature.

We were driving to Lachung from Gangtok. On our way, I saw this woman sitting alone under the trees. It looked like she was contemplating, fully absorbed in the nature and greenery all around. And this is exactly what “solitude” means to me.

Well, I know it could have been a much better, clearer picture, but I took this shot from a running car. Hence, not a very clean shot. Hope you don’t mind that! 🙂

greenery, solitude, nature, sikkim, mountains, woods

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The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Graceful

minarets, asafi mosque, lucknow, footlooseforever

These graceful minarets of Asafi Mosque silently dominates the skyline of the ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow for ages.

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A postcard from Lucknow.

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