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A Shaft of Light

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2013 by designldg

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“Wake! For the Sun, who scatter’d into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heav’n,
and strikes
The Sultan’s Turret with a Shaft of Light”
(Omar Khayyám – Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet, 1048-1131)

Varanasi taught me to wake up early in order to enjoy the sunrise on the Ganges.
These promises at dawn are an absolute treat for the senses and the Heaven’s connection…

This is a picture of the bank of the Ganges facing Varanasi (Benaras) at dawn.

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Promise of the Setting Sun

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by designldg

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“When pain brings you down, don’t be silly, don’t close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sun shine ”
(Alanis Morissette – Canadian and American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress, b.1974)

A few hours ago the sun was setting in the sky of Saket in Delhi and I took this simple picture with my new camera (Panasonic DMC-FZ200).
From the terrace where I was standing I could listen to the call to adhan (prayer) from the muezzin of a mosque nearby.
The sun couldn’t be more oriental and in some ways it became full of promise for someone who was sharing this moment with me and is expecting some good news in a few hours…

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Keh na Sakoon

Posted in With Silver & Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by designldg

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This picture was shot a few days ago at dawn along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

I felt that I could add this song from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s new movie, “Guzaarish” to this shot.

“Keh na sakun main itna pyar…(Can’t say so much love)
Keh na sakun main itna pyar…(Can’t say so much love)
Arre.. seh na sakoon main (O, Can’t bear so much love)
Seh na sakoon main itna pyaar…(Can’t bear so much love)
Keh na sakoon main itna pyar, (Can’t say so much love)
Itna pyaar karta hoon…(So much I love you..)

Sajni…(O love)
Tere uthne pe rukti hai…(When you wake up, it stops)
Takne pe thamti hai…(When you see, it pauses)
Meri sansein tere hi ishaaron pe chalti hai (My breaths run on your signals only..)

Ek pal bhi reh na sakoon, (Can’t live even for a moment)
Ek pal bhi reh na sakoon, (Can’t live even for a moment)
Itna pyar karta hoon…(So much I love…)

Keh na sakoon main itna pyar…
Arre.. seh na sakoon main
Seh na sakoon main itna pyaar…
Keh na sakoon main itna pyar,
Itna pyaar karta hoon…

Sajni…”

 

Out of Sundays Dancing

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by designldg

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“Out of the sky, the birds, the parrots, the bells, silk, cloth, and drums, out of Sundays dancing, children’s words and love words, out of love for the little fists of children, I will build a world, my world with round shoulders.”
(Aimé Césaire – French poet, author and politician, 1913–2008)

Last afternoon those four parrots were dancing in the air at Munshi ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by designldg

Peace is the Way

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“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”
(Abraham Johannes Muste – American pacifist and civil rights activist, 1885 – 1967)

This morning I went back to the ghats and I was on Anand’s boat along the Ganges at dawn.
A new day was starting, it was the begining of a new chapter in the history of the oldest living city where life was coming back to normal with many prayers for peace.
This man was among seagulls, like white doves they became symbols of peace for my picture.

The Divided

Posted in With Silver & Gold with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by designldg

The Divided

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“For in this world Being is twofold: the Divided, one; The Undivided, one.
All things that live Are “the Divided”.
That which sits apart, “The Undivided.”
(The Bhagavad Gita – Chapter XV )

This was shot a few days ago at dawn along the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
A part of a ghat fell in the river and became a great place for those birds.

Dreaming by Moonlight

Posted in Ethereal Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2010 by designldg

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“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
(Oscar Wilde quotes – Irish Poet and Novelist, 1854-1900)

Following the birds which belongs to some kind of ethereal dreams, this is now the Asfi Masjid (mosque) which is one the largest places of worship in India.
It is in the Bara Imambara (also called the Asafi Imambara) complex in Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, built by Asaf-ud-daulah, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784.
Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari.

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