Exploring Culture, Art and History

When you're bitten by the travel bug, there's no stopping for a wanderer. I recently took a trip to Varanasi, Agra and Lucknow - exploring the cities, their stories, their quirks and their glory. 

While the cities were very different from each other in a few contexts, the things that bound them together was depth - of faith, of beauty, of culture, of royalty, of art. I've tried to capture them in my own weird way, exposing all of it. 

1. The Creation

2. The Details

3. The History

4. The Constant

5. The Cage

6. The Color

7. The Strength

8. The Maze

9. The Curve

10. The Bottoms Up

11. The Perfection

12. The Linings

13. The Doors

14. The Uniqueness

Each of these captures has a story to tell, it could be very different from my perspective of them. In case you want to share your thought, do reach out. After all, artists grow and learn by sharing.

JY Photo Series - Through My lens

Jagriti Yatra is a 15 day train journey through 12 cities, meeting 12 role models, traversing 8000 kms across India with 480 strangers. Its foundation lies in the concept on building India through enterprise. 
The Yatra is one of a kind experience that will change you, motivate you, stir your emotions, question your reasoning, make you think differently, pull you into a box while pushing you out of it, inspire you, move you and all of this in just 15 days! 
This is my attempt at capturing the essence of the Jagriti Yatra 2016 only through pictures. Each of them has a story to tell - in case you want to listen to them, do drop in a comment and I'll get back to you! 
Note - Please give the due credits in case you want to use these for any purpose. They were not taken from a DSLR, only a good phone with inbuilt filters. 
Clickture #1 - The Hope, Gram Vikas, Berhampur
Clickture #2 - The Decision, Royally unique chessboard, Madurai
Clickture #3 - The Beauty, Deoria Clickture #4 - The Perspect…

To the Movement and The Constant

To weird handshakes that turned into hugs
To the numerous feelings that moved our mind and hearts
To being with others and yet being yourself
To reluctant conversations that stirred learning
To the storm in our head, the fire in the heart
To getting started at the hint of dawn
To the push that was required and the pull that we overcame
To the conflicting minds that found solace
To the music, the laughter, the tears, the feels
To the movement - that was the train, and
To the constant - that became of us. Jagriti Yatra 2016.
Signing off, Nitsy

North East - A Trip To Remember!

It was one night in the middle of August that I suddenly started planning a trip. I didn’t know where I wanted to go but just that I needed to travel. The concept of solo traveling has intrigued me for quite some time and hence I was inclined to take it up and plan something for Kerala. I got on a call with my friend Ishaan and told him about this. He and a few other friends were planning a trip to the North East and shared the idea of me joining them for that trip.
In my 25 years of existence on Earth, I have never traveled with friends for a week long holiday. Yes! You read that right. I have the same excuse as many of us – didn’t have time, too much work, no money. But suddenly neither of these mattered anymore. I was thrilled by Ishaan’s proposal and decided to take this up. And I couldn’t have been gladder that I did! This trip has been my savior in so many ways that I can’t even count. It has a been a trip of experiencing and exploring beauty, nature, serenity, peace, friendship…

Teach for India - What and Why

Extensive details regarding the Fellowship and the Organization can be found on the website.
As for the interview process regarding the staff application, you can get in touch with me over mail. I'd be happy to have a discussion. 
Signing off,

To friend or unfriend?

This friendship’s day was a revelation – an enriching one. Three of my most important and best friends didn’t call me and neither did I. We (speaking for them too, cause I’m me) didn’t feel the need to call, exchange wishes and be in an awkward position after 30 seconds on what to discuss.

The First One

It was time and I was hot.
He had made me wait for long The baited breaths were difficult to turn down Bit my lower lip, closed my eyes, sighed in vain Craving for his touch.