Nothing


what is NOTHING?


Time doesn’t wait for you or me, Days pass & years change, you miss ur loved ones, You move away from your close ones, your life changes, Friends change, People change but your heart has those precious moments engraved in it whether you want it or not. They are always there, making you happy at sad times & sad at happy times. You think about those happy days then smile & when somebody asks the reason for your smile, You just say.. “NOTHNG”

Underwater – Scuba diving in Arabian Sea

A dare to go underwater & that’s where this adventure began. Our search to dive into the ocean ended up at the beautiful coastal region on Maharashtra, India – “Kokan”. To make this adventure more memorable I went on to get waterproof case for my Canon SX210IS. On the way to our two day adventure, I wrote a small poem “For a Date” with Mermaid: 

For I don’t seek the land, this road is mine;
To drink the ocean, its now on my mind;
With thy heart the time must wait;
With the mermaid its a date.

(I never thought I am gonna do it with this camera)

A few underwater snaps of Arabian Sea with my Canon #SX210IS

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Tarkarli a small village with a long and narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters is a perfect destination for calm water & blissful scuba diving. Having first day spare we made up to enjoy various water sports like Banana ride, Bumper ride, Kayaking, etc. Next Day was reserved to drink the Ocean, after all it was a date.

On a fairly clear day, one can see the bed unto a depth of 20 ft. To jumpin with out knowing any swimming was a challenge but we had a DiveMaster who made it so comfortable that exploring the ocean bed of Arabian Sea & Marine Life was a awesome experience. Swimming beneath with the fishes was like visit to another world, Only what i missed was my date – Mermaids 🙂 however we ended up meeting a couple of Dolphins.

Tarkarli is one of the virgin territory of Maharashtra, India. It was surprising to find out that, we were 2nd to do the Underwater Photography at this place. This adventure scuba diving has inspired me and my friends to go a next level of Scuba Diving – Only the time awaits now.

10 meters beneath videos captured by me:

Scuba Diving in Arabian Sea Part1

Scuba Diving in Arabian Sea Part2

Underwater Photography

For A Date!

A Date with a Mermaid


For I don’t seek the land, this road is mine;
To drink the ocean, its now on my mind;
With thy heart the time must wait;
With the mermaid its a date.

~Abhi

The Palace & The Artistic Architecture

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The Art resides here

The City Palace

Historical legend narrates Maharana Udai Mirza Singh when he was on a hunting trail in the Udaipur hills. The Maharana met the hermit who was meditating on top of a hill above the Pichola Lake and sought the hermit’s blessings. The hermit advised the Maharana to build his palace at that very spot and that is where the palace complex came to be established at Udaipur

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It is his character that he knows no fear

Statue of Rana Pratap Sing on Chetak attacking Man Sing on elephant

Haldighati Maharana Pratap Museum

Beyond Haldighati village is Haldighati Pass, a narrow defile almost a kilometre in length, running south to northeast and finally ending in a broad plain. An interesting geographical feature of the Haldighati pass is its soft yellow soil, which when crumbled resembles the turmeric (haldi), which gives the place its name. 

It was here at Haldighati the great legendry battle fought between Maharana Pratap and the Mughal Emperor -Akbar on June 18 ,1576. The vast terrain that was supposedly covered with blood (the sand turned Red in colour) evokes a chill in the spine till date and envelopes a feel of nostalgia, this was the place where the heroic Chetak the gallant charger with his dedicated loyalty towards his chivalrous master (the Maharana Pratap) proved his worth by co-operating till his last breath.

Udaipur City Palace Museum 

The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum displaying a large and diverse array of artefacts. Down steps from the entrance is the armoury museum exhibiting a huge collection of protective gear, weapons including the lethal two-pronged sword.

Artefacts

Udaipur – City of Lakes in Rajasthan, India

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A short visit to this City of Lakes in the month of January ’12. Winter season here was awesome. Cold winds & foggy mornings added flavors to the beauty of the city. In my two days stay I tried to capture the Beauty of Rajasthan.

A Journey began without a point
To the unknown without a Ticket;
Have to go but don’t know why
Seeing the cities passing by;
In the dark still on the track
totally unplanned totally shreak.

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, – a city in the Sate of Rajasthan, India. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajput-era. The city was founded by Maharaja Udai Sing II and thereby inheriting the name Udaipur. The city is also attached to Historical Legend of Maharana Pratap & the Battle of Haldighati

About Maharana Pratap at Museum at Haldighati

Lake PicholaFateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.

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Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is a museum of folk arts. It also hosts puppet shows in its auditorium

Kathputli is a 1500 years old – string puppet art of RajasthanIndia, and is the most popular form of Indian puppetry. Being a string marionette, it is controlled by a single string that passes from the top of the puppet over the puppeteers.

Culture - Strings Attached

Some scholars believe Kathputli art tradition is more than thousands years old. One finds its reference in Rajasthani folk tales, ballads and sometimes even in folk songs. The tribes of Rajasthan have been performing this art from the ancient times and it has become an eternal part of Rajasthani culture and tradition. No village fair, no religious festival and no social gathering in Rajasthan can be complete without the Kathputlis.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal has preserved this art with collection of lots of puppets (even from the foreign lands) & musical instruments of Rajput-era