It’s a journey….

When people say “Success is never a destination, it’s a journey.” I almost, sometimes, never believe it. Or maybe nowadays the idea of success in certain unacceptable ways is ‘the’ destination. When people succeed in life, it seems so easy for them to regard their achievement as a path, a journey that leads them to be what they are. But those who are working hard, striving through every drop of sweat to become successful, in the process of that they regard ‘successes as a destination rather than a journey. I often ask myself this question “Is this going to make any difference?” If we starting believing that success is and never will be destination, instead it’s a journey that each one of us have to embark upon in order to understand the true meaning of life, of faith and love would we become closer? Would we get what we truly deserve?

Visual Art by Chandini Pahuja, Shilpa Salvi, Shweta Naik, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014

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Acres of Diamond

Visual Art by Hetal Shukla

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Some photographs that I took from the city. I haven’t got the time to shoot and upload photographs :( But no worries, I’ll be back in no time.

Nine to five it

Nine to five it

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Some quality time….

It is the best place to have some quiet time with yourself, away from deadlines, work, family, friends and commitments. After a long day of work, you’d want to spend some quality time on a bench at a park, facing the sea, during the day or night. I discovered Breach Candy Park on a rainy day, although the time that I went there was bad because the park was shut and I had to wait for a while for the park to open again. As soon as I entered the park, all my worries, my thoughts and irritation dropped dead. I felt completely deserted and alone, in a good way altogether. After some time I had managed to stroll around the darkness and finally got the hang of the park. There weren’t many people around me so the emptiness was like a friend to me and the light flickering on a lamp made me feel warm….

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Men at work

You may live in a village, surrounded by boats, fishing nets, their resentful wives and headstrong children. The life of a man in the fishing business means more time spent apart from their families, day and night struggling with nets and fish, most of the time spent on the sea, early morning markets and community affairs. Michael, has been working on the fishing net business since 50 years, his ancestors continued to do the same thing and excelled at it every year, and now he is training his son to work on the nets that usually take up 2-3 months to make, depending upon the size and volume. He not only makes the nets meant to catch fish throughout the year, but also goes at sea for weeks or maybe months catch fish, it depends upon the kind of fish they are told to catch; or what kind of fish they find in the sea. He has lived in Worli Koliwada village from childhood; his father was also in the fishing business, who taught him all about catching fish, making nets and training him to catch fish. It was a lifelong tradition to take part in community meetings for Catholics and lead the way into the village.

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Bringing with style

Magnetic designs of slip shoes or ‘chappals’, as they label it in Mumbai, are not only affordable but also very swanky by fashion. Just on the narrow lanes of Fashion Street, I found these Indian traditional shoes only for Rs. 350 (you can also reduce the rate if your bargaining ‘street’ skills are awesome!). The best thing about buying clothes, shoes and bags at Fashion street is that you get hell lot of variety from ethnic wear to western wear and also to night wear, although one thing that I disliked the most is the concentration of men’s wear more than women’s.

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The Moronic crowd

Will those streets be as fulfilling as it were before but without stray dogs and cats? Will the people feel safe if stray dogs are kept somewhere far away in a cage and given insufficient care all year long; even killed if nobody is ready to adopt them, especially the older ones. It’s better that stray animals roam the street with the slightest hope of receiving food or water at least twice a day. It’s better if they get some comfortable location to sleep for the night under a car or on a footpath. It’s better if the ‘other’ people are not to be blamed for the maintenance of the animals, when we ourselves can buy a packet of biscuit or two to feed them and care for them whenever possible. Animals can’t speak and if they could they’d rather roam the streets of Mumbai than being caged and leashed far away from hope. This will only be possible if the people are not too rough with the animals; children will stop considering them as toys to throw stones or sticks at; or even the moronic men who seems to scare the animals like they don’t deserve to live a life.
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Moving towards elegance

Bamboo as a natural resource is becoming very common to see not only as part of a structure, but as the entirety of a number of structures. Bamboo building materials are renewable, strong, resistance of pets, sturdy, and flexible. Nowadays, people prefer using bamboo material to add a little uniqueness and elegance to the environment. It is becoming the modern ideal for building materials.
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Moving towards elegance

Rainbow on the sea

This photograph was taken at Worli Koliwada Village; it was the closest point from Bandra- Worli sea link. There was countless number of boats lying on the sea. Most of the boats set sail whenever there is a high tide, regardless of the days that it takes to catch the fish. The boats are of many colors and designs, most are the usual flat bottom boats that are meant for sailing and travelling long distances on the sea. The village witnesses plentiful of fish every morning, serving as the freshest sea-food market in town

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One’s a company, Two’s a crowd

In a city like Mumbai, where people run faster than time, work is the only reason to keep them going, regardless of the hot climate or some political riot out on the street. The people are built to run, work, exhaust and come back home to enjoy the meal they truly deserve. The people are bustling with life of recognition and money. Money is the second most important thing than life itself. The first one is for you to decide.

One’s a company, Two’s a crowd…. In a city like Mumbai, where people run faster than time, work is the only reason to keep them going, regardless of the hot climate or some political riot out on the street. The people are built to run, work, exhaust and come back home to enjoy the meal they truly deserve. The people are bustling with life of recognition and money. Money is the second most important thing than life itself. The first one is for you to decide.

One’s a company, Two’s a crowd…. In a city like Mumbai, where people run faster than time, work is the only reason to keep them going, regardless of the hot climate or some political riot out on the street. The people are built to run, work, exhaust and come back home to enjoy the meal they truly deserve. The people are bustling with life of recognition and money. Money is the second most important thing than life itself. The first one is for you to decide.

One’s a company, Two’s a crowd…. In a city like Mumbai, where people run faster than time, work is the only reason to keep them going, regardless of the hot climate or some political riot out on the street. The people are built to run, work, exhaust and come back home to enjoy the meal they truly deserve. The people are bustling with life of recognition and money. Money is the second most important thing than life itself. The first one is for you to decide.

A messed up effect

Life seems to be tangled in every way, for some there is complication while for some there is hardships. Life is a bitch, and everyone now knows it.  Life doesn’t look over the horizon to see how many got through, it doesn’t look back to see who fell; it only looks forward to encourage those who have the determination to make something of themselves regardless of the twisted and chaotic situation they’re in.

Life seems to be tangled in every way, for some there is complication while for some there is hardships. Life is a bitch, and everyone now knows it. Life doesn’t look over the horizon to see how many got through, it doesn’t look back to see who fell; it only looks forward to encourage those who have the determination to make something of themselves regardless of the twisted and chaotic situation they’re in.ed 

It’s a long way home

2.A long life lived goes through many hardships, they are only fortunate when you improvise every step of the way. It’s always a long way, you need patience to build something beautiful, and only when you realize the beauty of it, the worth is just a small amount.

A long life lived goes through many hardships, they are only fortunate when you improvise every step of the way. It’s always a long way, you need patience to build something beautiful, and only when you realize the beauty of it, the worth is just a small amount.

The Boy with the red bag

Education is a society of talented aspirants who strive hard to understand the study of respect, talent, belief, language, science, religion and matter. Nothing is as important as an educated soul, the soul breaths words out of big books meant to be held for lifetime. It is only through education that the people of India, tempted with my other bad habits, will realize the importance of being recognized all over the world. The world is very big but dreams are small, a dream will only lead if you have the will and brain for it. Without the two, the world is just an empty book with nothing but wrinkles.

Education is a society of talented aspirants who strive hard to understand the study of respect, talent, belief, language, science, religion and matter. Nothing is as important as an educated soul, the soul breaths words out of big books meant to be held for lifetime. It is only through education that the people of India, tempted with my other bad habits, will realize the importance of being recognized all over the world. The world is very big but dreams are small, a dream will only lead if you have the will and brain for it. Without the two, the world is just an empty book with nothing but wrinkles. 

The reason to struggle

Pollution, lack of space, population and improper use of the sea are the major problems of Mumbai. The environment will slowly and steadily give up if we don’t do something about it, accidents that shook us in these 10 years show what this city has got into, it isn’t something that nature will steadily heal, it is something that we, as human beings have to fight until the reason that kept us dumb for so long, vanishes.

Pollution, lack of space, population and improper use of the sea are the major problems of Mumbai. The environment will slowly and steadily give up if we don’t do something about it, accidents that shook us in these 10 years show what this city has got into, it isn’t something that nature will steadily heal, it is something that we, as human beings have to fight until the reason that kept us dumb for so long, vanishes.

Translating progress

The possibility of this city being at it’s best can sometimes get into every inch of management based on annoyance, compromise and productivity. It isn't about what you had got, it is about the change that leads to progress which ultimately leads to recognition. Mumbai is a city of recognition, it has progressed over time.

The possibility of this city being at it’s best can sometimes get into every inch of management based on annoyance, compromise and productivity. It isn’t about what you had got, it is about the change that leads to progress which ultimately leads to recognition. Mumbai is a city of recognition, it has progressed over time.rr

Mumbai or any city as a matter of fact, has its own rules and conditions. Nothing is ever permanent here, especially when it comes to life and living. I recently had read this somewhere that people will change, they were grow up and soon enough will grow older but Mumbai will always stay as it is.

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Mumbai or any city as a matter of fact, has its own rules and conditions. Nothing is ever permanent here, especially when it comes to life and living. I recently had read this somewhere that people will change, they were grow up and soon enough will grow older but Mumbai will always stay as it is.

Mumbai or any city as a matter of fact, has its own rules and conditions. Nothing is ever permanent here, especially when it comes to life and living. I recently had read this somewhere that people will change, they were grow up and soon enough will grow older but Mumbai will always stay as it is.

Worli Koliwada Village

Worli Koliwada Village, located deep inside the compact lanes sided with grocery stores, beauty parlors, vegetable vendors and dry fruit sellers. It’s a complete package of dedicated people willing to co-ordinate with visitors, to tell their tale of the traditional village that they live from sunrise to sunset.  There are many elements to this village; each element has its own grateful story. It was the perfect combination of a 20 minute walk to a compelling sunset.

Some of my photographs of the village…

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The Shade of Life

Exclusive. Verdant. Sassy. It’s a high-class polished sense of style, with a dash of simplicity and originality. It’s what ‘The Shade Of Life’ is all about. Fashion stylist, Amreen Dhurue has her very own style of confidence, sophistication and appearance. Her love for fashion will drive you into the world of obsession and fantasy. It’s not what she has, it’s what she owns.
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Photography: Ayesha Dhurue

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Photography: Ayesha Dhurue

Memories

It’s true, people believe it and I do too in some way. There isn’t really a rule or maybe a way that a person can just move on, life has its own turns and you never know when you go through some really unexpected route. Sometimes the same problem can appear after certain intervals, maybe even years. So you see, the problems will never end, what has to end is the way we tend to put down those amazing things which do matter.

It all began with an idea to capture this street from the terrace. It wasn’t pre-planned but sometimes even the most unexpected photograph can make a difference. So I start climbing up the stairs, just when I felt a little confident, the terrace was shut. There was no one around to convince so I gave up. As I was going down the stairs, there was a big window on the 3rd floor. I went to take a peek and this was what I saw, exactly the same frame and there it was, waiting for me capture it as soon as possible. Everyone seems to be so busy and occupied in their own life, although the life in the photograph isn’t very satisfying, hardships and judgments surround them everyday. Above it all, the meaning behind this photograph made me click and edit it in a very subtle way, making it not a very bright photograph.

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

A long way home

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