Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Aadi's B'day

Aadi, the brave little man celebrated his 8th b'day last week. He suffers from a rare genetic disorder -the dreaded NPC. He became the first recipient of Stem Cell Transplant in the world last month, when the operation was performed on him, in Bangalore. He is showing some progress, which gives us all hope. One day, we hope to see him speak, run and be the happy child that I will always remember him as.
For part I on Aadi click on:
http://sudha-pillai.blogspot.com/2008/12/brave-mother-son-duo.html




Bro & Sis


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Life

Expressions of Youth




Life in Different shades




Saturday, February 7, 2009

Paintography



Tradition gives way to Technology

Earlier in most shops it was tradition to light a lamp before either framed photographs or little statues of Gods. It was the shopkeeper's way of expressing thanks and to invoke the blessings of the Gods to bring in more business. I was in Ulsoor, one of the oldest parts of Bangalore when I came across a modern version of the old tradition. Instead of the traditional lamp, there were these fairy lights doing a disco-number inside the framed 3D figurines of Hindu Gods. New ways of thanksgiving I guess!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Magical Moments


CANDID SHOT

It was cold and foggy. There was something tender about this picture.It reminded me of my childhood days when my father used to walk me to school. It was a nostalgic moment indeed!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Guess Who?

I like people-watching! I like to guess their names, their profession, their lives etc...The eyes, the smile, the wrinkles, frown lines, crowsfeet, and the laughter lines....are all signs of life, testimonies to one's experiences in life....I took my people watching one step ahead....I have begun to freeze frame on their faces, here's some of them -can you guess their lives?



(Hailing from a small town in Kerala, Sindhu led a very conservative life and accepted the roles given to her by the society -daughter, wife, mother! She never thought of anything beyond that. But today, she has stepped out of conventional boundaries. She is a beautician who owns her own beauty parlor and plans to open a second one soon


(Michael -istriwalla or `ironman' as we usually call the people who iron our clothes. A breed that is fast disappearing with fancy clean-n-iron shops sprouting all over the place. His office -a broken down four-wheel contraption, with a plastic sheet overhead to protect him from rain and sun. He's been ironing clothes for the last 20 years from 6 am to 8 pm almost every single day.)



(I didn't want to inclue the above pic in this series, but then...)


(Sudha -a brand new grandmother. Need I say more.)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Unusual Combo

The combination of a high noon sun and the rich colors of terracota can be very heady!




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