There is always a thing that makes my trip to a country memorable. Washing a gigantic and playful elephant was certainly one of those things.
“For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.” – Richard H. Baker
I have this thing, I like taking pictures of kids – familiar or unfamiliar. It gives me joy. So let me present you some faces that will relax you from your tiring Monday and bring a soft smile on your face.
That’s my super cute niece – Vanya. She is a fashionista at the age of 2.5 years.
This baby is my colleague’s son. He is less than an year old and is called Noah.
This beautiful lady is again a niece – Saanvi. Super cute, super naughty and a tomboy. Talks like a boy.
As you can figure it out, these Ladakhi kids are twins. You can’t resist taking a photograph of them. Boy is called Jigayel bit grumpy right now in this picture 🙂 and the girl is called Mila, all chirpy and happy. They are my colleague’s kids.
Another kid from the family. He is my nephew and I am afraid to say I forgot his name. Shame. Actually it’s a bit tongue twister and I have seen him just twice but Jesus how can I forget his name.
This is recent from last Friday, a colleague got her 7 months old son – Samyukth to the office. He was such a joy to have. Playful kid.
And this is from today. I commute by local trains and today I met this not so privileged kid looked quite sick and bitten by mosquitoes. He is just 15 days old and was made to travel in harsh conditions. He doesn’t even have a name yet. I was filled with pathos. But what a face :-).
This picture was shared to me by a friend and can’t agree more that it brings out most extreme emotions out of me.
This photograph is given the name of ‘A Final Embrace’ was taken by a Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter after the tragic collapse of a garment factory building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh happened in April 2013. Along them died more than 750 people.
In this picture I don’t feel sympathetic towards the victims as they seem contented in dying in each other’s arms. The facial expression of the man seems so relieved like he has no complaints from anyone in this world as this world has not given him much. They lived a deprived life but there seems no dearth of compassion between the victims here.
This incident raises some serious questions to the authorities who thinks they rule the lives of people. Is a life of any human that cheap? Over 750 people died, and not due to some natural calamity but sheer human negligence. This incident could have been avoided but since the lives of poor are too cheap that nobody even bothered of those souls working there.
This photograph also questions my philosophical side. If such an incident is overlooked or avoided for any discussion, then we all need to relook or revisit ourselves to ask are we humans? And if yes, what makes a human?
This picture is for all those voracious readers, who can not live without books. Keep reading, there is no end.