Sindur Khela

As the day of Dashumi  or Dashera as most people know it as dawns in, the married women of Bengal pray for long and happy married life by smearing vermilion on each others face and greet them with sweets. It is believed that ‘Sindur khela’ dates back about 400 years


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!


Goddess of power , Durga is a true symbol of power and  inaccessibility.. She stands witness to all good on earth…

Let there be light where there is darkness…. Let there be faith where there is evil….

God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness ”

Weekly Photo Challenge

Serpent Tale



Indian cobra (Naja naja) also known as Asian cobra or spectacled cobra (Highly Venomous)

The Indian cobra’s venom mainly contains a powerful post-synaptic neurotoxin and cardiotoxin.The venom acts on the synaptic gaps of the nerves, thereby paralyzing muscles, and in severe bites leading to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest. The venom components include enzymes such as hyaluronidase that cause lysis and increase the spread of the venom. Envenomation symptoms may manifest between 15 minutes and 2 hours following the bite.

Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure: 1/640s
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100

A Wrinkle in Time



People spend a lot to get rid of their wrinkles and to be attractive. But this man just won my heart with his wrinkled face. I bet nothing could make him look more attractive than those worn line of wrinkles that speak years of neglect and tolerance.Those lines are caused by smiles, tears, worries and  laughter….

If people are said to wear their heart upon their sleeves, faces are wearing their soul upon their surface.

And, to paraphrase Mark Twain, a wrinkle can only go where a smile has been.

The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

The setting of the sun on the banks of river Ganges is a must watch affair for most people visiting the city. Being Born and brought up in the city and still not being able to witness this had been a crime that I had endured for long…. At last the sin was set right…..

Location : Kolkata, West Bengal, India.