Beauty

How many of us pause to look at beauty when our hearts are heavy for want of love or weary of having lost love? It is the existence or hope of love that makes us see beauty, acknowledge and appreciate it, think about it if it doesn’t exist and want more of it if it…

Water

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Water – Image Orientation. #developingyoureye © Ankita Kala 2016

Street

A small local market near Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Street – Establishing Shot. #developingyoureye   © Ankita Kala 2016

Open-Minded

She was sitting two rows behind me, I think. I don’t remember where exactly. I saw her for the first time as a reflection in the restroom mirror. She was adjusting her hair. Oh the unkempt excuse for hair she has, I thought. Hah! (Yeah, I’m quite the Rapunzel, you know!) A mini-second of seeing…

WPC : Rare

This week, the Daily Post challenged us to post something Rare, which, to me, meant a photo like this. I’ve always wanted to take one and always failed. Until now. Although, for this one also, I think I need to thank the person who shook my arm while I was clicking this more than my photography…

Starts With Feeling Like Fanfic, Ends Up Being Terrific!

When you’ve waited for something too long and have, at times, feared its existence to be a mere rumor, you are essentially an embodiment of expectations when it comes to facing that thing Expectations And butterflies in the stomach And excitement Anticipation Anticipation of grandeur Anticipation of excellence Anticipation of magic! And with all that…

The Time Tale

I had a meeting one morning. I reached the venue and waited. And waited. And waited. The people I had to meet were occupied with something else. For an hour. Till lunchtime. Till the evening. Till the night. And, well, the day ended with the meeting not happening. Another day. No meeting still. Which made…

Stuck In A Moment/Comfortably Numb

Some times Some things Some moments Fleeting glimpses of life Flashes of things passing you by Some happenings are such that you want to capture them Stop time Stop for a while And just absorb what’s happening Soak it in your being Internalize the life you’re living The person you are in that moment The…

Why boys should read girl books

The other day, I got rejected. It wasn’t over love, but nevertheless it stung: a middle school declined my offer to speak to their kids about my latest book, The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, because it would exclude boys. At first I shrugged, said I understood and went on to other……

Weekly Photo Challenge : Vibrant

In response to this week’s photo challenge prompt Vibrant, here’s a photograph taken on a walk through the winding roads of Himalayas. Take some perfect sunshine, add the morning sun lighting up everything in its wake and what you get is Vibrant!   © Ankita Kala 2016

Adios, Professor Snape!

Never had I cringed and loathed every time a character made his entry in a movie scene so much, only to shed copious tears of pain when he died……until this man immortalized Severus Snape for me and a whole generation of Potterheads. The world will remember him for his contributions to cinema and theatre, but he…

Ethu Kari Raavilum

They say music is a universal language, it speaks without words. That’s why instrumentals and themes are there. That’s why wordless music still manages to get across what it wants to say. That’s how it’s possible to understand what a song wants to convey without knowing what the lyrics mean. Case in point – this…

Merry Christmas

Wishing a Merry Christmas to everybody all over the world! Hope you have a wonderful time! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge : Oops

In response to the WordPress Photo Challenge – Oops! The game had been long And fraught with several “twists and turns” There were strategies being made and changed Until this moment Which captured the great structure for one last time Before it collapsed and we all went… oops! © Ankita Kala 2015

Elmo And The Office

Elmo lay in a tangled mess of feathers and contraptions on the floor. “I thought disguising myself as a canary would help me get this job!” he wailed (to the world or to himself, he knew not). Poor little Elmo. At three and a half years old, he was still too young to understand the…

This Day – The Fray

Discovery of the day! This band I hadn’t listened to till today, As the curtain dawns on this day, I’m hearting THE FRAY! 🙂

Backbone

    Photo credit : Sandra Crook “Oh, that?” The tour guide mopped his brow with his sleeve. “Those are the remnants of the landslide last year when the earthquake struck. Terrible times for this place!” “I can imagine”, the traveler mumbled, “but hey, how come nothing happened to these little homes here?” “Isn’t that what…

View

Photo by J Hardy Carroll ………………………………………………………………………………. The couple had just about finished setting up their new house beside the church. It was their first day at the mass and the service had just ended. Shaking with disbelief, they took the sight in. It was true, after all. All the rumors! “Oh God, how could we have…

Special

It takes a special person To come over again And remind you who you were Siblings who’ve moved out of the nest While you’ve remained precariously entrenched One foot dangling from the edge The other in the snug comfort of the drawing room carpet Feathers hidden under oversized clothes Eyes looking out to the horizon…