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No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.
~Edwin Hubbell Chapin

 
 
 


The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

 
 
 

The pleasure of being a mother, holding the young one, Indira and Svwara
The pleasure of being a mother, holding the young one, Indira and Svwara

 
 
 


Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~George Cooper

 
 
 

She is the real graaaand Mother : Svwara in the lap of Ammammai (grand mother)
The tenderness of the grand mother is way beyond….: Svwara in the lap of Ammammai (grand mother)

 
 
 


I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.
~Terri Guillemets

 
 
 
 
 

The musician mother after the day long singing at Mehrangarh fort, goes home with her child
The musician mother after the day long singing at Mehrangarh fort, goes home with her child

 
 
 
 


Who fed me from her gentle breast
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheek sweet kisses prest?
My Mother.
~Anne Taylor

 
 
 
 

Mothering...Bhimtal, Uttarakhand
Mothering…Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

 
 
 
 


That best academy, a mother’s knee.
~James Russell Lowell

 
 
 
 

I am safe and secure, Gold Souq, Dubai
I am safe and secure, Gold Souq, Dubai

 
 
 
 
 

“My mother is a poem
I’ll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon Doubiago”

 
 
 
 

I owe it to the vantage point I have, my lovely mother. Leh. India
I owe it to the vantage point I have, my lovely mother. Leh. India

 
 
 
 
 


I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~Abraham Lincoln

 
 
 
 
 

My Mother is my father, My Father is my mother. Equally good. Anandita, with satya and Uma
My Mother is my father, My Father is my mother. Equally good. Anandita, with satya and Uma

 
 
 
 
 


“How beautifully everything is arranged by Nature; as soon as a child enters the world, it finds a mother ready to take care of it.
~Jules Michelet

 
 
 
 
 

Mothering Father. Purbi Champaran, Bihar
Mothering Father. Purbi Champaran, Bihar

 
 
 
 
 

“Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.
~Andrew Carnegie

 
 
 
 
 

Against all odds, she fathers me too. Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi
Against all odds, she fathers me too. Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi

 
 
 
 
 

“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
~Jewish Proverb

 
 
 

For a few mothering starts so early. Street children. Delhi
For a few mothering starts so early. Street children. Delhi

 
 
 
 
 

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.
~Abraham Lincoln

 
 
 
 
 
 

I love her, she loves me. Who knows me better than her. Malika with Indira
I love her, she loves me. Who knows me better than her. Malika with Indira, Sikkim

 
 
 
 
 

“A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.
~Victoria Secunda

 
 
 

Matching the steps. Dancers, Sharanya chandran with Mother Geeta Chandran
Matching the steps. Dancers, Sharanya chandran with Mother Geeta Chandran

 
 
 
 
 

Forever My Mother
by Shelly Middleton

Beauty and Grace,
through her expressions of faith.

Comfort and tears,
she helps calm my fears.

Love and Life,
she’s always my guide.

There’ll never be another,
she’s forever my Mother.

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Recent, CURRENT and coming EXHIBITIONS

– Recent : Large format dance photography exhibition at open spaces of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (April 26 – May 05 2013)
– Coming : Large Format dance photography Exhibition at SPIC MACAY international convention, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
– 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]

– Coffee table books of Parragonn publications on JAISALMER, Rajasthan and Golden Triangle 2013

– 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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5 responses

  1. Heartiest congratulations from my mother too,to whom I just shown all these pictures .My mother is kind of amazed to see such beautiful pictures of different aspects of motherhood.my mother is sending lots of blessings to you for this blog.regards

    May 12, 2013 at 3:19 am

    • My humble pranams to amma ji and love to you and every one at home. I am blessed.

      May 12, 2013 at 5:14 am

  2. sunny

    amazing compilation! happy mother’s day to all

    May 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    • Thanks Sunny for your kind encouragement. Love

      May 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  3. Reblogged this on The journey within – Awakening the Self and commented:

    Mother is a mother for ever; every woman is mothering the world!

    May 14, 2017 at 12:40 am

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