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Photo Prompts

These days, I use my pics as prompts for new poems and stories. My latest poem ‘the Vagabonds’ is based on the photo given below.

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Link to the poem: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-vagabonds-5/

 

 

Beauty And The Beholder

You don’t need to go to fancy destinations to click beautiful pics. You can make them anywhere, wherever you are. I realized this yesterday while walking on my way to a grocery store on a relaxed Sunday. I have lived in this place for almost 32 years, but for the first time in my life I ‘saw’ with my inner eye certain things that I never noticed earlier. With my heart beating fast, I captured these views through my mobile phone. Here they are….

  1. Special House (not mine!): See how the network of wires, potted plants, and little, peeping roses give this house such a cute, lively look!
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2. Special Flower: I got this pic by poking my mobile phone through an iron railing.

 

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Timarpur Greens

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This year also, we celebrated Durga Puja (19-23 October 2015) in Timarpur. While walking to the pandal and back to the guest house, I took some random shots of the surrounding greenery with my mobile phone. I got amazing results and it gives me great pleasure to share the pics here on my blog. Look at the photo on the top and see how the branches intertwine to form a canopy over people walking below them…

Timarpur is the oldest government residential colony in Delhi. It was established in the pre-independence era. Unlike other government colonies, most of the area remains untouched and undeveloped since it was first established. That’s why it seems to have an old world charm. Most people who live here are either tenants or the original allotees of the government flats.

With lots of wide, open streets, rich greenery, tall trees as old as the colony itself, the place gives you the feel of a fairy tale with all the elements of good and evil. There are, of course, a few patches of slum areas and the usual traffic. But the noise and pollution level seem to be comparatively less and there seems to be a general sense of all-pervasive peace and calmness.

We lived as tenants in Timarpur for 2 years till 1994, but we keep returning to Timarpur every year during Puja. My family members were government servants and were one of the earliest residents of Timarpur who played a prominent role in helping the Puja continue year after year. Our family tradition is still continuing till date and by the grace of Ma Durga, we always manage to find accommodation somehow near the pandal during those 5 days of Puja.  My 19-year-old daughter says that she cannot imagine herself enjoying Durga Puja at any other pandal.  So I guess the tradition will go on in future as well.

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