Towards Light

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  • The Reader

    "We read to know we are not alone." (C.S. Lewis - British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963) This young lady was reading at Dasaswamedh ghat in Varanasi (Benaras). It was at sunrise and it was foggy. She was coming from South India in order to worship the…

  • Shaped by the Light

    "There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape." (Henri Cartier-Bresson - French photographe, 1908–2004) This was shot a…

  • The Open Hand

    "Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light." (Le Corbusier - French Architect and city planner (born in Switzerland), 1887-1965) This is the largest of the many Open Hand sculptures that Le Corbusier creat…


  • Space, Light and Order

    "Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep." (Le Corbusier - French Architect and city planner (born in Switzerland), 1887-1965) This is a part othe main wall of the Secretariat buil…

  • The Style of an Epoch

    "Our own epoch is determining, day by day, its own style. Our eyes, unhappily, are unable yet to discern it." (Le Corbusier - French Architect and city planner (born in Switzerland), 1887-1965) This was shot in Chandigarh, the capital of the Indian stat…

  • On A Light Stand

    "Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide…


  • Towards Light

    "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars." (Og Mandino - American Essayist and Psychologist, 1923-1996) This is the staircase of a building in Chandni Chowk where the post Office stands…

  • Shadows and Lights with Rhythm

    "What reinforces the content of a photograph is the sense of rhythm – the relationship between shapes and values." (Henri Cartier-Bresson - French photographe, 1908–2004) This picture was shot inside Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb who was in the court of Sher…

  • From the Soul of Souls

    “What can I do, Muslims? I do not know myself. I am neither Christian nor Jew, neither Magian nor Muslim, I am not from east or west, not from land or sea, not from the shafts of nature nor from the spheres of the firmament, not of the earth, not of water…


  • That Overwhelming Existence

    “Who if I cried out, would hear me among the angel's hierarchies? and even if one of them pressed me suddenly against his heart: I would be consumed in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are still just…

  • A Lightning Instant

    "The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box." (Henri Cartier-Bresson - French photographe, 1908–2004) Lucknow, the mythica…

  • Surfaces, Lines and Values

    “This recognition, in real life, of a rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation, being a simultaneous coalition – an organic coordination of visual elements. “ (Henri Cart…


  • Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat

    "...Is jagaa hum mile phool dil mein khile Kya khabar, kya pataa hum mein tum mein ho kya Baaton baaton mein kabhi, aankhon aakhon mein kabhi..." (...We meet in this place and flowers bloom in my heart Who knows what there is in you and me Sometimes in wo…

  • Life Welling Worth

    "I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself and to explore the depths where your life wells forth." (From "Letters to a Young Poet (1934)" by Rainer Maria Rilke - Austro-German lyric poet, 1875-1926) This is the Sheesh Gumbad shot from the…

  • Working with Atmosphere

    "Technique undoubtedly helps make photography magical, but I prefer to work with atmosphere. I think that the obsession with technique is a male thing. Boy's toys. They love playing... but once you've perfected something you have to start searching for…


  • The Beauty of the Morning

    "Earth hath not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie Ope…

  • Imperfect Beauty

    “There is desire in the perfect, beauty in the imperfect. Thus I lust over the flawless, and fall amorously forceless to the flawed.” (From "Reminiscence of the Present: Spiritual Encounters of the Analytically Insane" by Ilyas Kassam) North to Man Sing…

  • An Interior World

    "If the photographer succeeds in reflecting the exterior as well as interior world, his subject appear as “in real life. In order to achieve this, the photographer must respect the mood, become integrated into the environment, avoid all the tricks that d…