31 December 2017
30 December 2017
Ek Shaam Kavitaoen Ke Naam, A poetry recital program organized at the Gungun’s (Padmaja’s) home on 22-Dec-2017. Aunty (Gungun ki Mummy, I don’t know her name.) was reciting her poems when I clicked this shot. It was a lovely evening and after the poetry recitals she treated us with tasty Pav-Bahji.
But two days later Sir urrf Mr. Himanshu Vyas exposed to me that it was Uncle’s (Gungun ke Papa’s) hand behind the tasty Pav-Bahji.
The first maiden voyage of Heritage Palace on Wheels (HPOW) reached Jaipur today from Delhi's Safdarjang station this morning at Gandhi Nagar with 28 tourists on board. The HPOW on its first tour has 27 domestic tourist and 1 foreign tourist from South African. This train will run in two itineraries, first 3 Nights (Golden Tringle) Delhi--Jaipur-SawaiMahdopur-Agra-Delhi and 4 nights (Desert Triangle) Delhi-Churu-Bikaner-Jaipur-Agra-Dholpur-Delhi. Those who want to spend luxury time and cannot do it due to either shortage of time or spend less money cannow enjoy the ride on HPOW, especially weekenders, corporate executives etc. As the train can also be booked for facilities like Conferences, Board Meetings and even Pre Wedding Ceremonies. The tariff is now only 300USD or 19000 Rs per night per person.
The General Manager (HPOW), Mr. Pradeep Bohra, who is accompanying the tourists, informed that the train arrived at Jaipur's Gandhinagar Station on the last leg of its ‘Golden Triangle Circuit Tour’. Train officials were exhilarated over the maiden voyage of this train. The passengers were given a warm reception at the Gandhi Nagar Station with music playing and traditional garlanding of the tourists with all the gala celebration by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Department of Tourism on their arrival.
This is the third luxury train in Rajasthan which is being run by RTDC. The HPOW will depart from Jaipur tonight, Saturday, 30 December from Durgapura Railway Station.
27 December 2017
26 December 2017
|14 - December - 2017|
I took the above mobile shot on the 14th Dec morning at the front lawn of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Jawahar Kala Kendra is a big time Art center so even when I enter that area the vibes make me all creative and I see art everywhere. When I saw the Brief and Vest hanging there in the context of “Jawahar Kala Kendra the Major Art Center” that also looked like an art installation to me and I clicked the pic.
I guess there is some care taker there who takes bath in the Lawns of Jawahar Kala Kendra and then wash his clothes there and hang them for drying in the morning and remove them before the officials start coming to the center.
Today also I went there early morning and saw the Installation took the picture which is below. But today brief was missing.
|26 - December - 2017|
After the nationwide search finally the CBI intervene into the case and today the brief was back (photo is below). But the stains on the vest are raising some serious questions. And the nation wants to know what happened?
|27 - December - 2017|
25 December 2017
A mobile shot taken today of two friends Arvind Jodha and Anjali Shekhawat at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. Sometimes when you share this kind of photography and like it then many questions arise in your mind and the biggest question of them all is what is the criteria of good photography?
I am doing Photography from last 20 years and still I learn new things every day. With every new situation you come up with new Idea and that gets converted in the new result. Initially when I started I studied that A Photo should be Sharp, With High Contrast, Colourful, Well Exposed, Well Composed and Have Some Creativity. Then came a time when things got more advance and I added few more points in my definition of “Criteria of Good Photography” Like Impact of Photograph, Proper Use of Light, Story it’s Telling, It's Technical Quality and Proper Presentation of Photograph. All these points helped me a lot in my Journey of Photography and I will recommend all the new bees to memorize these points for output of a good Commercial Photograph.
With the Time I learned that there are Two kinds of Photography First Commercial and Second Personal.
In Commercial Photography you have to keep all the above points in mind and Commercial Photograph is a Photograph which does not have any Emotional Involvement of Photographer in it. The sole purpose of Commercial Photograph is to get maximum viewership and appreciation. For example if a photographer is at a place of tragedy and he clicks a very Painful Picture of tragedy then don’t think that it’s not a Commercial Photograph. It is also a Commercial Photograph because Photographer didn’t had any Emotion Involve in the Photograph he is just trying to take most painful picture with all the Criteria of Good Photography so that he or she gets maximum viewership and appreciation. Some Photographers might say that no they are Emotionally Involved in those kind of Photographs but that will be a lie because just think if your loved one gets a bad cut in his hand what is going to be your first reaction to take his photograph or to help him? If you are Emotionally Involved in any situation then taking a Photograph with the Criteria of Good Photography becomes kind of impossible. If you are Emotionally Involved in a situation then you forget about all the Criteria of Good Photography, Viewership and Appreciation. This is the same reason that the best of the best surgeons don’t operate on their loved ones.
Second Kind of Photography is Personal in which Emotional involvement is so much that you forget about the “Criteria of Good Commercial Photography”, Viewership and Appreciation and that automatically becomes the “Criteria of Good Personal Photography”. According to me Personal Photography is the real Photography because it captures the emotion between Photographer and the situation or subject. Photographers don’t generally share those photographs but keep it safe cause viewing those photographs give them pleasure in whatever way. For example I had taken many Photographs of My Son, My Family and My Friends which I keep with me or sometimes share and I enjoy watching them. But that does not mean I had not taken their Commercial Photographs I had taken their Commercial Photographs also but at those times my Emotional involvement with the subject or situation was nil.
So according to me there are Two different types of “Criteria of Good Photography” First “Criteria of Good Commercial Photography” and Second “Criteria of Good Personal Photography” as mentioned above. Please feel free to post your comments below.
21 December 2017
Yesterday evening when I was coming home I saw this guy on red light selling these Santa Caps. I took this Mobile Shot and a cap for my Kid (I am a Hindu and Santa has already got few Gifts for my kid this month). On the way I was thinking that every year we celebrate Christmas in such a big way in Jaipur and every year it’s growing Bigger and Bigger. You will see all the market and the city in the festive color of Christmas at this time of year. So I was thinking like what is the population of Christians in Jaipur? I Googled my query and the Jaipur Population Census 2011 Data came in front of me.
I was shocked after seeing the result, according to the Jaipur Population Census 2011 Data.
Total Population of Jaipur was 6,626,178 in 2011 out of which
Total Population of Hindus in Jaipur was 5,819,980 in 2011
and Total Population of Christians in Jaipur was only 12,708 in 2011
And still if you come to Jaipur at this time of year you will feel like entire city is celebrating the Christmas.
Mean while I reached home and there was smile on my face, I was thinking that all this propaganda of Communal Politics in India is not true now and Time is changing. Had dinner and went to bed, opened the twitter to check any last minute interesting news and saw this article “Hindu group disrupt Christmas celebrations in Rajasthan.” by a Journalist friend of mine Tabeenah Anjum who works for Deccan Herald.
Ah. . . this was enough for ruining my good mood. These were just 5 to 8 guys trying to get easy fame through Communal Politics and ended up in defaming the entire Hindu Ideology of Love and peace.
I went to Khadi Gram Udyog Exhibition Jaipur 2017 – 2018 yesterday evening with my Wife where I took these Mobile Shots. I go there every year and from last two years I feel like it is losing its touch. Don’t recommend much but if you are interested in Khadi then you can have a Round.
It started on 25th November 2017 and it will end on 7th January 2018.
Timmings are from 12 noon to 8:30 in evening.
Location - Khadi Gram Udyog, Opp Gandhi Nagar Railway Station, Bajaj Nagar, Tonk Road, Jaipur.