Monochrom Madness – A Selfie, By Lucifer! Yes, it is!

    For a change, I decided to post me! Yes! Me, me and me! I took this photo while having breakfast at the Temple Town of Vrindavan. Where they greet each other in names that are holy. They then descend into all manner of abuse. Normally, the descent lasts one minute. So, I asked them why they don’t greet each other by the…

Monochrome Madness – Sleep Little Darling

“Sleep Pretty Darling, do not cry And I will sing a lullaby”                              — Adapted from “Golden Slumbers”, the Abbey Road Album. The Beatles The tears will flow and flow, and no lullaby can stem the flood.

Monochrome Madness – Hauz Qazi

This picture was taken in Hauz Qazi, a part of the fabled “Walled City” in Delhi. Despite the gloominess of the day (we were thankful it rained!!), there is – was – a constant buzz of activity. For this, I kept a slow shutter speed, small aperture and I begged the services of a rickshaw-wallah, to allow me to keep my camera on his…

Monochrome Madness. My Canine Friend

I took this picture while walking down the gullies of Shahjahanabad. Shahjahanabad is also called The Walled Cities, and was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. It is one of the 7 (or 8) cities of Delhi. My project for 2015! This little doggie ( a big guy actually) was sitting on top of…

Monochrome Madness – Abandonment

I spent Sunday evening in a small section of a field with abandoned pipes. Each pipe was about 1 metre in diameter, and I was on top of them. In some sections of the ground, the wild grasses had risen to about 1.8 metres, and so I decided not to walk amongst the thick undergrowth. With the monsoons around – even though the rain…

Monochrome Madness – The Old Fakir

My contribution for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge, hosted by Leanne Cole I took this shot of the Old Fakir in Pushkar last November. Quite a cool dude, yes?

Monochrome Madness – The Acute Angle

  You, who have seen this blog, may remember this photo from a few weeks ago. I have sent this across to Leanne Cole for the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge Some photos look good in colour (multi-hue) as well as in shades of black and white. Black, and white – are colours! Shot in North Delhi, in Daryaganj. Hot day. Me sitting in shade….

Monochrome Madness – Triangles

    I decided to go for something simple this week. I was walking around, shooting for an unpaid assignment, and I looked at this pillar in our building. One of the pillars, in the shadows, presented me with a flat picture. One, the one above, was a bit more dramatic. All I did was to convert this into a high contrast black-and-white, for…

Monochrome Madness – Death On The Highway

I was driving down the highway yesterday, when I saw this car on fire. As the crowds milled around, keeping a safe distance, I danced around and took some photos. I did this until the policeman shooed me away. I don’t think it was a collision. I think that, somehow, the car burst into flames. While it is not as hot as it was…

Monochrome Madness. The Flower Seller

I have chosen this photo for this week’s edition of Monochrome Madness, which will be featured on Leanne Cole’s blog. I shot this picture early in the morning, in Haridwar, India. Haridwar is one of the holiest places in India. The name, literally means, “Doorway To The Gods”. “Hari”, being God, and “Dwar” being doorway. I don’t know if the old lady found God…