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Deceptions Of Nostalgia

Posted in Dreams of An Enthralling India In Colour with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2013 by designldg

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“He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.
But when he stood at the railing of the ship…only then did he understand to what extent he had been an easy vicitim to the charitible deceptions of nostalgia. ”
(Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez – Colombian novelist, b.1927)

This picture was shot early in the morning at Scindia ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras)…

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Love Binds Everything Together

Posted in Banarsi (Portraits) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by designldg

Love Binds Everything Together

“In this universe it is love that binds everything together.
Love is the very foundation, beauty and fulfillment of life”.
(Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi), Indian Hindu guru known as Amma “Mother” and the “hugging saint” – Born 1953)

This afternoon I received darshana from Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi), “the hugging saint”.
I was kneeled and I touched her feet then she opened her arms, grabbed me and hold me tight for a while as she was blessing me with prayers.
I believe that it is too early for me to explain what occured and I might need a few days to put words to this amazing experience however I can say that while she was hugging me I felt a kind of infinite energy, an unlimited love and happiness, just as what happens between a mother and her child.
I couldn’t take any picture at that time and this is why I am uploading this shot done along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras) showing a mother’s love.
After having a bath in the holy waters this lady was combing her son’s hair, he was happy.
Hugs, energy and Happiness to everyone…

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Straying Away

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by designldg

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“Whenever the mind unsteady and restless strays away from the spirit, let him ever and for ever lead it again to the spirit”.
(from the Bhagavad Gita)

This is one more picture shot at the flower market which is located in the chowk of Varanasi (Benaras).
I always enjoy the light there which enhance the colours of any fabric and magnifies the skin shades of the people who come in this courtyard.
This place is magical with all the scents of mixed fragrances coming from the flowers.
That afternoon was very hot, people looked tired.
This boy came from the house and stood under the sunlight for a short while, then he was sweating.
His mind seemed to be somewhere else, I took a few closed-up until I realized that his arm against the wall was making a nice composition.
I had the time to step back and to take this picture.

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The Sleep of Reason

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The Sleep of Reason

 

“Childhood is the sleep of reason.”
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau – French philosopher, 1712-1778)

It was too hot that day in Varanasi (Benaras) and I left the ghats along the Ganges where there was no air.
As I was walking into a narrow street of Kashi, the oldest part of the city, I saw some amazing tiles on a wall with images of several Gods that I started to take in pictures.
Suddenly I heard a voice calling me from the upper levels of the building:
“Hey uncle, take my picture!”
And this young boy was waving at me, I took several shots and he started to bend over the window trying to give me the best smile.
His mother came in time shouting that if he was jumping I would have a better picture.
We all burst laughing, it was a happy moment and it is now a sweet memory captured with my camera.