I Shut My Eyes in Order to See


“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

Badshahi Mosque and Food Street, Lahore

Having something of a phobia of heights, taking these pictures from hundreds of feet above the ground was a bit of a challenge for me. I look down from the first storey of a building and my head spins. However, for some odd reason, the beauty of the place somehow nulled my fear. The splendor of the view took center stage in my head, and the fear trailed in the background, like a minor nuisance. I was able to move towards the edge of the terrace at Cuckoo’s Den, my eyes locked on the incredible mosque. I momentarily forgot all about the height.

Just in case though, I made two of my cousins stand on either side of me who held me (in case I suddenly felt the urge to jump off the edge) and I clicked.





Sunset in the Mountains

My Beautiful City, Lahore

I took these while getting a ticket from the traffic police. They made us park at such a perfect spot, and luckily I had my camera with me. So while the traffic police prepared the ticket, I clicked..


It Twinkled Like Stars

I had to run down five flights of stairs at The Masoinette after making more than fifty people wait in my college bus while I took these.

A single rose can be my garden..a single friend, my world – Leo Buscaglia

I saw this rose lying discarded in Liberty Market during the first day of our Cannon Photography Workshop. I thought it was too beautiful not to capture.

An Epileptic Child

I met this child a few days ago. He came up behind me, suddenly grabbing my arm while yelling something I could not make out. Naturally, I was scared. I jumped and tried to free myself. Luckily, his father was behind him. He yanked him away from me. As his father steered him away, the child kept his head turned towards me, as if calling out for help. I noticed how scared his eyes looked. He was unsure of the world. Unsure of who he was. He was six years old and he has had epilepsy all his life. 

Later, I took some pictures of him, and during the whole time he kept saying just one word: roti, roti (food)…

Kinnaird DramaFest 2012

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The Sunshine Award

Its an honor to be nominated for the Sunshine Award. Thank you Literatii for considering my blog for this award. Now, passing on the nominations, here are the rules:

Sunshine Award Rules:

  1. Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
  2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.
  4. Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
  5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

1. Favorite color? Black
2. Favorite animal? I don’t like animals.
3. Favorite number? why would anyone have a favorite number?
4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? hmm coffee, tea, coke, apple juice..
5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, hands down!
6. My passion? photography, writing..
7. Prefer getting or giving presents? Both
8. Favorite pattern? What kinda question is that?!
9. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
10. Favorite flower? Red Rose

My nominations:

Monty Bandial’s Two Cents , The Reddotman , allthingsboys , James  , jamdanceboogie , indiraadams , arindammohapatra , marinachetner , ramiungarthewriter

Some More Nature Shots

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