It’s Not This Time of Year Without….

To me Diwali is only when I draw beautiful patterns on the floor popularily known as Rangoli. That’s what make my Diwali festival complete. Every year without fail I make rangoli at the entrance of my home. Lighting Diyas, laxmi pooja nad celebrating the festival with my family makes my Diwali so special. It brings fond memories back. It is the beginning of winters and the festivities too. Enjoy few rangoli designs made by me on various years.

“It’s Not this time of the year 


WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: JUBILANT 

Audience showing rejoice, clapping hard to watch these great performances by renowned Indian classical dancers. The dancers on the other hand are jubilant to display their talent and years of hardwork. 


I may be old and tired but not broken
You need not empathise, just respect meI nurtured you till now, protect meI may not lost in the crowd, acknowledge meI am selflessly guarding you, trust meI work to stand on my own, support me I am tired of school life, pamper meI am laughing but not necessarily happy, understand me Face


It is rightly said that there are many shortcuts to happiness and dance is surely one of them. 

Yesterday evening I happened to attend a dance show organised by “The Yellow Door”,a group belongs to the famous Maharashtra newspaper “LokmatTimes”. The owners are Darda family who keep on organising such events for Aurangabad citizens. The workshop was part of summer entertainment package for young ones of the city. 

This five to seven days workshop is actually an initiative of very famous Indian choreographer, Shaimak Davar, noted as one of the first to bring contemporary jazz and western forms of dance to India. He is known as the guru of contemporary dance in India as well as “the king of Bollywood dance.”

 Shaimak called his training program “It’s summer…..let’s funk it up ! ” and students really surprised everyone including their parents by giving electrifying live performances. 

They actually funked it up with their moves, expressions and attractive costumes. I was admiring them and decided to take up dance classes soon. After all it is so much fun !!!

I enjoyed dance performances by juniors. Seniors too performed so well and received admiration for their efforts. 



Marilyn says that anything looks abstract if you shoot close enough. I have tried few shots of my window mesh and its iron frame and I think they can fit in this abstract category. 

The feature of a rock hill looks abstract to me 

The working model of a solar heater made with empty plastic bottles, prepared by one of my students gives the abstract feel using the zoom. 

DINNERTIME: DP Photo Challenge

IMG_0867This is what you call a real dinnertime when hot crispy Jawar roti and sarson ka saag along with mint-coriander chutney is served. This Indian rural meal was prepared by me few days back……And it tasted SO GOOD !!!