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I, me, my, mine …. belonging and possessing!

My and Mine are so powerful expressions of self – emotional bonding, belonging and possessing …. For me, the dimensions are endless as human being is all about this powerful emotion! Every moment, every thought, every action is more or less motivated by this emotion. I am compelled to explore these endless dimensions, that cover a full life cycle…

 
 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

 
 

My little sibling, waiting for you
My little sibling, waiting for you.

 
 

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

 
 

My baby.......
My baby…….

 
 

 
 

My mummy, you cannot take away. Dubai
My mummy, you cannot take away. Dubai

 
 

 
 

My mama, let me help you. Ahmedabad
My mama, let me help you. Ahmedabad

 
 

 
 

My Family, by an eight year old
My Family, by an eight year old

 
 

 
 

My Siblings, Chandni Chowk Delhi
My Siblings, Chandni Chowk Delhi

 
 

 
 

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” Epictetus

 
 

 
 

My lapop, I will not part it with my father; just one and possessiveness appears
My lapop, I will not part it with my father; just one and possessiveness appears

 
 

 
 

My parents!..........oh, that is my ball!
My parents!……….oh, that is my ball!”

 
 

 
 

“A true friend is the best possession.” – Benjamin Franklin

 
 

Yeh dosti, hum nahin chodenge... This friendship we will never give up
Yeh dosti, hum nahin chodenge… This friendship we will never give up

 
 

 
 

My space : Books are my true friends
My space : Books are my true friends

 
 

 
 

My true friend takes me everywhere. Shekhawati, Rajasthan, India
My true friend takes me everywhere. Shekhawati, Rajasthan, India

 
 

 
 

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” – Henry Vandyke

 
 

 
 

My time, my expressions
My time, my expressions

 
 

 
 

me and my dance. lead female dancer, bad boys group. US
me and my dance. lead female dancer, bad boys group. US

 
 

 
 

me and my partner. promising Bharatanatyam dancers - satyapriya and christopher
me and my partner. promising Bharatanatyam dancers – satyapriya and christopher

 
 

 
 

You are my love, dancers, bad boys group, US
You are my love, dancers, bad boys group, US

 
 

 
 

my partner in life
my partner in life

 
 

 
 

“We are more than what we do . . . much more than what we accomplish . . . far more than what we possess.” – William Arthur Ward

 
 

 
 

my creation : silk saree weaving, Varanasi, India
my creation : silk saree weaving, Varanasi, India

 
 

 
 

my invention : solar lamp pioneer Subodh, India
my invention : solar lamp pioneer Subodh, India

 
 
 
 

“Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give, possesses you.” – Andre Gide

 
 
 

my nector : have the honey
my nector : have the honey

 
 
 
 

Nature is selfless, nature is giving. We human beings plunder never thinking of tomorrow

 
 
 

my dance : specially for you
my dance : specially for you

 
 

 
 

“We cannot possess what we do not understand” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 
 

 
 

my faith : silent and disciplines, mostly
my faith : silent and disciplines, mostly

 
 

 
 

my faith : it is all about service and giving
my faith : it is all about service and giving

 
 

 
 

“A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away–the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us–is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.” – Charles Dickens

 
 

 
 

my granny, I love you. Will be with you always
my granny, I love you. Will be with you always

 
 

 
 

my friend, we have been co-travellers will continue into the sunset
my friend, we have been co-travellers will continue into the sunset

 
 

 
 

“Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.”
-William Blake

 
 
 
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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

- Indus Art Gallery, Campus – Indus World School of Business, Greater Noida

Display / Collections

- At my Alma mater : Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

- Various schools of Indus World School chain

- Private collections

Recent Publications featuring my work and in Media [know more]

- The India Idea, Wisdom Tree publications for Ministry of External Affairs, Public diplomacy division, Aug 2011

- Penguin India, Top 5 “India through my Lens” 2011

- Femina Magazine, Anniversary issue, October 14, 2011

- Photographs featured with poetry in the book Hindustani Poems ‘Shayad, Yaheen kaheen se ho’ by Satya, April 27, 2012

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12 responses

  1. Oh Sreeni – an overwhelming group of masterful images, all jostling for recognition! For once I have to go with the personal, the first image – the child is so unselfconsciously claiming possession of the departing adult.

    October 3, 2012 at 2:50 am

    • Dear TWG, thanks for you kind and encouraging ‘shabashi’ (pat) as always. I love going through you expressions too.. a lot to learn. Love.

      October 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      • What a wonderful word to describe something we all need and enjoy so much :)

        October 7, 2012 at 4:28 am

      • hahaha! Thanks for your constant shabashi’s! love.

        October 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

      • :)

        October 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

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  3. great post!

    October 3, 2012 at 4:31 am

    • Thanks Anne for leaving your encouraging footprints. Love.

      October 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  4. thanks for stopping by ♥ your images convey “a lot of emotions” have a great weekend ♥

    October 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

  5. Very beautiful and intimate impressions! So many feelings, so much color, so much life and beauty.

    October 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

    • Thanks Nelia for embellishing my emotions with your colors of appreciation too. Love

      October 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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