Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dhyāna

Dhyāna

Shot during my visit to Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, Chennai, portrait of a yogi sitting and meditating inside the temple premises. Although the temple remains crowded most of the time but it has a hidden peacefulness can be felt only by looking the serenity of people around it. {Dhyāna in sanskrit means Meditation}

Saturday, June 21, 2014

At an Indian Village







Location: Bopal, Gujarat
Date: 16th June, 2012
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikkor Micro 40mm 2.8

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

At Pike Place Market

Collection of Photographs taken at The Pike Place Market, Seattle

The Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington was founded in 1907, and has a long and storied history. It is the longest continually run farmer's market in the United States.

The Neon Sign Board!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Missing


Every time I see this photo, I get emotional. The photo is taken at St. Peter's Church in NYC. Towards the left is the graveyard. This lady was sitting on this bench for long time completely disconnected, as if she was missing somebody and deep into thoughts. She is facing towards the graveyard. It was ice cold outside - around minus 7º Celsius. I saw her sitting in the same pose for more than 2-3 hours - during my coming towards St. Peters and leaving the area.


(The graveyard - she is facing onto)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Walking is preaching...


One day, the old wise Socrates walks down the streets, when all of the sudden a man runs up to him "Socrates I have to tell you something about your friend who..."

"Hold up" Socrates interrupts him "About the story you're about to tell me, did you put it trough the three sieves?"

"Three sieves?" The man asks "What three sieves?"

"Let's try it" Socrates says.

"The first sieve is the one of truth, did you examine what you were about to tell me if it is true?" Socrates asks.

"Well no, I just overheard it" The man says.

"Ah, well then you have used the second sieve, the sieve of good?" Socrates asks "Is it something good what you're about to tell me?"

"Ehm no, on the contrary" the man answers.

"Hmmm" The wise man says "Let's use the third sieve then, is it necessary to tell me what you're so exited about?"

"No not necessary" the man says.

"Well" Socrates says with a smile "If the story you're about to tell me isn't true, good or necessary, just forget it and don't bother me with it.”

Friday, March 28, 2014

Brad - The servant of Lord (St. Louis)

Photograph Brad, Servant of the Lord - Gateway Arch (1) by Nitesh Bhatia on 500px


During my visit to Gateway Arch at St. Louis, I saw this man standing under the Arch in pure white clothing. It was super chilly wind during that time. But his posture was stiff, as if somebody from army is standing.
He was stiffly standing in this posture, motionless, holding white flag with red plus sign of christianity.

Somebody asked him what was he doing there?

Loudly, he said he is Brad, Servant of the Lord. The Lord had spoken to him and he would be there on earth and would come under this great monument along the mighty river Mississippi
, on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. He is standing there to give this message to everyone.




I came across several St. louis based bloggers who have reported about Brad. One of the blog tells about the actual story of Brad and the reason behind this act of standing.


"A few years ago, Brad Lee was living a rebellious lifestyle and felt that nothing could touch him, but it didn't take long for life to shatter his facade of independence. A female friend, Sunshine, was diagnosed with cancer, and the doctors weren't sure she would survive. The news sent him into a tailspin. Broken down, he cried out desperately for God's help.
Brad felt God drawing him toward repentance. Somehow God revealed that he was not a genie in a bottle. It would take commitment - a full turn from Brad's careless ways - for his prayers to have any weight.
Relationship with God restored, Brad turned his attention and prayers to Sunshine. For him, those Bible references to healing weren't literary devices. They were promises that God hears his saints and responds when they ask for something in the name of Jesus.With the zeal of a radically new believer, he threw himself into fasting and prayer. In light of God's power, he would only accept a full recovery.
Though given only three months to live, Sunshine's health began to dramatically improve. Eventually she was cured completely. Brad saw this not only as an answered prayer, but a new commission. He would pray for as many people as possible, hoping God might similarly change their fate.
So now he stands stoically in the same spot every Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., three solid hours faithfully hoping and praying that God will lead an injured soul his way."
Posted on: http://stillstandingforhim.blogspot.in/2011/06/saint-brad-of-st-louis.html

Photograph Brad - right below Gateway Arch, St. Louis (2) by Nitesh Bhatia on 500px




Friday, February 14, 2014

Street Shots taken with a Cellphone!

Street Shots taken with Nokia 808 Pureview Cellphone. The 41 mp pureview camera does a great job in picking details. All shots are taken directly in BnW, no post processing except cropping, vignetting and watermarking done using LR4.













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