Jugaad 1

Jugaad is the Indian terminology for finding quick and easy alternatives to solving complex or expensive problems. We see it all around us. While exploring Mt. Abu, I came across this variation of Jugaad, where instead of having banners advertising their wares, the businessmen simply used the whitewashed pillars with arrow-marks to tell someone on the street what they were dealing in. It cuts out the need for spending money on external banners and makes use of what would have otherwise been dull painted walls and pillars.

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Portraits – 1

This is one genre i have not explored much since i got my camera. Hope to keep continuing this series, as there are too many faces out there that need to be photographed. I was in a quandary whether to keep this portrait as colour or BW. But i guess colour won, as i am not sure if i captured the eyes as well as i should have. In retrospect, i realised that it could have been a better frame, had i gone more closer.
Will keep Robert Capa’s quote in mind the next time i venture to shoot portraits, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

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An unfulfilled bet

I was walking around the market place in Mt. Abu with a friend, when we came across this shop of glares and noticed this young chap looking at our cameras. He was holding fort till his uncle would get back to the shop. 
I told him that I’d show him some magic. I would click him as well as my friend in the same frame, catch being, my friend would not stand beside him. He was kinda surprised and said i cannot do it. It was a bet.
His smile widened after he saw the image, and saw me in it too. But, he did not keep his part of the bet. Which was to give us those glares for free. Smart.

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Ciao