Hello my fabulous readers. When I was enthusiastic, I had a habit of clicking pictures of everything. Whether it was a party, outings or just a casual meet, I never forget to click pics. Some people disliked this, because I had a habit of clicking their pictures without their permission. Obviously, It was bad because sometimes, the picture portrayed some different situation, some different story. But I never shared such pics with anyone, but yes I have shared the rest of the pics. I even blackmailed my friends with those pics. In a joking way, of course.
Not only that, I was very fond of the newly launched mobile with a high tech camera. Long back, I had even bought one. I still have that mobile in working condition. But because of rising technology and the internet, I had to buy a new phone because of this 4G-5G support. Yes, but this time, I didn’t buy it with my money. and also, by that time, I started losing my interest in technology.
Over time, I started losing interest in capturing moments too. Now-a-days, I am too lazy to click pics. Also, I find it boring to pose for someone, to be in a pic. Whether it is clouds, or shades of lights on water, even some print on bedsheets, I had clicked all. Whether food, my new haircut, or some xyz statue, I didn’t leave any stone to capture it. By the way, I have clicked pics of stone too. People said, enjoy the moment, don’t waste it by clicking pics. True, But memories do come back when we see photos. As such, I don’t remember some places that I had visited a long time back. But when I see the pics, I recollect all the places. Thanks to google, for giving us notification of photos memories. We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise it’s gone.
When I see my old pics of some vacation, I sometimes laugh. Because the way I dress was funny. But sometimes, I also see the accessories I had worn that time. The nails, nail paint, the hairband, not so messy hair, the shoes, the watch, etc. and sometimes shocking because I really don’t know where these accessories are? Because some dresses I still wear. And Because, I had visited this place too.
I am not at all a professional photographer. I don’t have a DSLR. I had one digital camera. and I carried it once in the Mumbai rains. RIP. My digital camera, you will be missed, always. I had always clicked snaps from my mobile. When Nokia was ruling, I had this awesome phone. Don’t remember the model number, but it was a flap mobile. The camera quality and also the zoom quality was awesome. But I don’t know how I lost it. But now with this latest mobile, I don’t know what’s wrong with this. The camera quality is good at start, but when you update the software, it loses all its quality, even some features. So it happened with my latest mobile too. Now, the camera quality is not so good.
So what’s great in clicking pics? When a professional photographer clicks your photos, he or she makes sure that you feel good, look good and special in that photograph. All your emotions come out, when you see your own inner image. But when a roadside photographer, like me, clicks your photos, You will either be laughing or you will find the devil inside you. But on a serious note, after a few years, you will feel great that you have not clicked, but you have captured the memories. You have arrested the memories.
Have a great day.. Keep clicking photos.
Shared / sharing some photos here, clicked by me.
** all images are captured by me. Please do not use the images without my permission **
15 August, 1947, though I was not born in that year, I haven’t seen the victory of magnificent India. Yet I can feel happiness when I read it in history or on the internet. The actual feeling comes out when someone has witnessed those days. and you actually feel that you too belong to those days. I still remember, when my uncle who belonged to those days, narrated his story, of how they used to play the dangerous hide-and-seek games with Britishers and how they actually celebrated the victory. After hearing his story, I went to my friends and narrated this story as if I was present in those days.
India Flag, Dukes Retreat Resort, Khandala
In these internet days, we all get information on Independence day and hence will not copy-paste those contents here. I want you all to visit India and also experience their culture. Here are some wonderful photos of magnificent India. Well, I haven’t seen all of India, But here are some of my collections. Let’s start with the place I belong to.
Mumbai. Mumbai has some pretty places like Sanjay Gandhi National Park where you can go for a morning walk. It has a mini train ride and boating too. So pack your bag, full of snacks and go for a picnic. Mumbai also has Marine Drive, Gateway Of India, Juhu beach. Infact Mumbai is a mini Goa. Beaches, parties and shopping.
Worli Sea Face
Pune. Pune has a lot of places to visit. Best season to visit is during the monsoon and winter season. Pune is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s birthplace. And hence has many historic places to visit. Sinhagad Fort, Lohagad Fort, Shivneri Fort. Please visit these forts, not only for scenic beauty but also to acquire information on these legends. It is worth listening to.
Another hill station in Maharashtra, to visit during monsoon and winter. These places are adjacent to each other and have many scenic beauty points including Pratapgad Fort
Matheran: Matheran is near Mumbai and Pune. This place is situated in forests and has a very beautiful scenery. You can either walk or take a horse ride. Vehicles are not allowed here.
Dapoli: Maharashtra has this konkan region. And in this konkan region, there are many places like Dapoli, Ganapatipule, Diveagar, Harihareshwar, etc. Best to visit during monsoon season. And this place is again full of beaches and temples.
Goa. The only place in India where tourists want to relax. Goa has more beaches and parties. But Goa has various temples too. Visit South Goa now, If you are almost a regular visitor. And Don’t Forget The Incredible DudhSagar Waterfall.
Mahalaxmi Temple, Ponda
Leh Ladakh: No words to express the beauty of this place. The extremely most beautiful place in the whole world. This place is so beautiful that adjacent countries want to capture this place. Though a risky place to visit because of political issues but Indian military and the local people help a lot to make this place a tourist attraction.
Lachung, Gangtok, Sikkim, Darjeeling: If you are visiting north-east India, Don’t forget to visit Lachung. It is the most mesmerizing place with Zero Point and Yumthang Valley. This place is listed in zero-plastic zone and high military zone. Do keep this place in your bucket list followed by other north east states like Gangtok, Sikkim, Darjeeling.
Zero Point, Lachung
Mount Abu: Situated in Rajasthan, Mount Abu is a hill station. Here the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center is a must visit for relaxation.
Ooty, Kodaikanal: The land of Flowers. Visit this tea plantation place during monsoon and winter. The place is full of tea plantations and pine tree forest and also very big open lawns. If you visit here, then make sure to take a toy train ride that takes you through the Nilgiri mountains.
Kerala: Kerala is known as God’s own country. This place has many small hill stations like Munnar, Thekkady with their tea and spices plantation.
Kerala, Kalathil lake Resort, Kumarakom.
There are many, many many places in India. If I keep listing all, then the post will be too long. Please make a proper plan to visit India. Because there are many places in one state itself. They say that it will take you a lifetime to see each and every corner of India. Yet you will leave behind something. India is not only about historic places but also about spirituality. You will find inner peace when you visit places like Kedarnath, Rishikesh. Mine is yet to visit.