Category: Weekly photo challenge

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Holi Wish

Colors of Joy on Holi

A Time to Unwind,

A time to de-stress,

A time to bond with sweets,


Thandai drink for Holi

Jalebi with rabadi,



Gujia for Holi


gulab jamuns,

Immerse yourself in the colors of joy,

Holi shop

Red for prosperity,

Green for happiness,

Blue for long life,

Pink for friendship

I Wish you all

Happiness and laughter

This Holi


Cycle matchbox A  small box for holding matches

Ship matchbox- matchbox with a nameA match is a tool for starting a fire.

Typically, modern matches are made of small wooden sticks or stiff paper.

Aim matchbox

One end is coated with a material that can be ignited by frictional heat generated by striking the match against a suitable surface.

Wooden matches are packaged in match boxes, and paper matches are partially cut into rows and stapled into matchbooks.

I struck a match 

But before

I could light


With it,

The flame danced and swayed.

Matchboxes with names

Humans love naming things

Here are matches with names

Although their purpose remains the same.

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Celebrate Diwali – Let Your Light Shine.

Celebrate Diwali- Let your light shine

Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival which is celebrated every year during autumn. This year Diwali falls on October 30. The celebrations include millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors, and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries wherever it is observed. Diwali is a festival of lights- Diyas, lanterns, and serial lights. Celebrating Diwali is impossible without having these items lined up at home, having the bright light fill up the room and bringing a happy glow on people’s faces.

A Diya is a small earthen lamp that is particularly lit on Diwali for ‘pujan’ and decoration purposes. A cotton wick is used in diyas, and oil or ghee serves as the burning fuel. Diyas are plain and colored, big and small, simple and fancy, and so on. The markets are flooded with various types of gifts, decoration, and puja items. The crafted and designer diyas are one of the big attractions in such markets. Diyas embellished with zari, painted patterns, mirrors, etc. are quite enticing by their very appearance.

Here are 5 unique and colorful #diyas for #Diwali

Terracota Diwali Diyas Shine

Terracotta Diya- The material is Terracotta and multicolored. The package consists of 4 Diyas and 4 Cotton wick with gold tinsel Swastik borders and purple, yellow, green and red pear-shaped centers.

Floating Diwali Diya Shine

Exquisite Hand Crafted Festive Decor Crystal Floating Diya (tealight candle holder), clear transparent crystal – Elegant and tastefully decorated floating tealight holder for adding a festive touch to your home. You can either float this in water or use on floor/table, looks great both ways. It enhances the festive look of your home or Puja room. Decorated with colorful and attractive multi-color stones. 
It is a must to have in festive seasons. Also, makes a great Gift to your near and dear ones. It is handcrafted to perfection, by the skilled artisans of India.

Tiedribbons Diwali Diyas Shine

10 beautiful hand painted Diya candles- It is suitable for Indoor use, on a decorative shelf or in Puja. It is handmade in India.

Swanky home decor LED light Diwali Diyas Shine

Diwali Decoration lights It is multi-coloured LED Colour Changing Tealights- Has On/off Switch at Bottom and is ideal for Pooja decoration in Diwali.

Earthern oil handcrafted Diwali Diyas shine

Colorful Earthen Oil Lamps Hand Crafted Diwali Diya with Studded Stones– You can place Diwali diyas at your doorsteps, windows, balcony or temple for Diwali decoration. Handcrafted out of the finest quality of clay by the skilled endowed artisans of India. Let your world be illuminated by the festive collection of colorful Diwali Diya. They are hand painted with gorgeous colors and would look great incorporated in any home decor theme.

All of the above ‘Diyas’ are available on Amazon. So, shop now for Diwali Hampers- Kaju Katli and Set of 6 Diyas.

The sun does not shine there, nor does the moon and the stars, nor do lightning shine?

All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the Self.

Merge yourself in this light of lights and enjoy the supreme Deepavali

Celebrate Diwali – Let Your Light Shine.


World Photography Day

World Photography Day

I came across a Facebook post from a dear friend and a blogger  who posted about it today. August 19 is celebrated as World Photography Day.

World Photography Day, observed every year on Aug. 19, celebrates the works of amateur as well as professional photographers in equal measure.

History behind Photography day

Nicephore Niepce originally made the photograph using silver chloride coating a piece of paper. The photo did not turn out well with it. The earliest known permanent photographic image, however, was created by a more complex process called heliography in 1826. The exposure time needed to create that photograph was eight hours. Over the years, photographs have become better as compared to the ones of the World War 2 and the modern cameras.  With the advent of digital cameras, over 350 billion photos are taken worldwide each year.

With a soft click of a camera, a flashlight and the moment is captured to cherish for a lifetime. The medium whether digital or on a film the memory lasts forever.

Photo gallery on world photography day

Quotes on photography– The following quotes describe the true essence of photography on World Photography Day.

“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant

“Black and white are the colours of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected” — Robert Frank

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ― Ansel Adams

“Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to describe the world the way they see it.” ― Sahara Sanders

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all know light. Know it for all you are worth and you will know the key to photography” ~ George Eastman.

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” ― Elliott Erwitt

LIFE is a camera FOCUS on what’s important, CAPTURE the good times DEVELOP from the negatives if things don’t work out TAKE another shot.

So, take a photo, share it and celebrate World Photography Day today.

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