#artismoments

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@arti.a.jain rocking our #tyedye #wool jacket with a vintage embroidered patch (on the back) - in Europe! Perfect for Fall, takes you from day to evening! Since this style has been so popular we are bringing you more soon... #Repost @arti.a.jain with @get_repost
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Vintage meets Green for Geneva.
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Thank you Sonali @srdoha for creating this beautiful green coat in hand spun, hand woven, tied-dyed wool. 💚
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If you’re in Doha, check out Sonali’s gorgeous pieces: clothes and jewellery created with a conscience. 
#adayingeneva #myordinarymoments #srdoha #indianfabric #artismoments #green #style #radiodaysvintage #redbag #greencoat #indiandesigners #kutchch #kutchchh_india  #doha #qatarfashion #india

@arti.a.jain rocking our  #tyedye  #wool jacket with a vintage embroidered patch (on the back) - in Europe! Perfect for Fall, takes you from day to evening! Since this style has been so popular we are bringing you more soon...  #Repost @arti.a.jain with @get_repost ・・・ Vintage meets Green for Geneva. .... Thank you Sonali @srdoha for creating this beautiful green coat in hand spun, hand woven, tied-dyed wool. 💚 ...... If you’re in Doha, check out Sonali’s gorgeous pieces: clothes and jewellery created with a conscience.  #adayingeneva  #myordinarymoments  #srdoha  #indianfabric  #artismoments  #green  #style  #radiodaysvintage  #redbag  #greencoat  #indiandesigners  #kutchch  #kutchchh_india  #doha  #qatarfashion  #india

Heard about happiest bride ? 
See it for real !

#Finally #ArtisMoments

Heard about happiest bride ? See it for real !  #Finally  #ArtisMoments

The support she has been throughout till this day , Who said you can't make soul friends at this age ?

#OyoBuddy #ArtisMoments

The support she has been throughout till this day , Who said you can't make soul friends at this age ?  #OyoBuddy  #ArtisMoments

Hang in there, brave girl.
The pain, rejection, disappointment, loneliness and sorrow turned into smiles, laughter, happiness, and joy in God’s perfect time. You deserve so much more and YES ! Better things are already on your way.
Choosing to love is the greatest decision you have ever made and alot like me are here to back you up no matter what. 
Seeing you make such a beautiful bride with that glowing face and glitter in your eyes melted hearts out there and made souls happy inside out. 
With alot of respect for Gaurav and love for you ,  Congratulations you two.♥️
The best people Won. 
#Finally #OyoBuddy #ArtisMoments

Hang in there, brave girl. The pain, rejection, disappointment, loneliness and sorrow turned into smiles, laughter, happiness, and joy in God’s perfect time. You deserve so much more and YES ! Better things are already on your way. Choosing to love is the greatest decision you have ever made and alot like me are here to back you up no matter what. Seeing you make such a beautiful bride with that glowing face and glitter in your eyes melted hearts out there and made souls happy inside out. With alot of respect for Gaurav and love for you , Congratulations you two.♥️ The best people Won.  #Finally  #OyoBuddy  #ArtisMoments

It is so satisfying to see your designs on people. It takes on a completely new life. ✨😊
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Arti you're looking gorgeous!! 😍🙌Thank you for sharing this lovely picture.
#artismoments is wearing the 'Kaali' neckpiece from the 'Razia Kunj'- Temple Collection  teamed up beautifully with a grey and black Coimbatore cotton saree.

It is so satisfying to see your designs on people. It takes on a completely new life. ✨😊 . Arti you're looking gorgeous!! 😍🙌Thank you for sharing this lovely picture.  #artismoments is wearing the 'Kaali' neckpiece from the 'Razia Kunj'- Temple Collection teamed up beautifully with a grey and black Coimbatore cotton saree.

My name is Arti and I’m a morning tea person.

A well brewed cup of chai is the sun to my mornings. 
In its absence, my mornings threaten to be foggy, groggy and sometimes unclear.

Settling down to write another chapter which is all about tea, so sharing an old and precious memory of a steaming cup served by Sonia on top of this green canyon of Laitlum, near Shillong in Meghalaya.

Picture taken in October, 2017

#artismoments #chai #blogger #travel #travelphotography #writingabook #laitlum #vistasindia #meghalaya #india #naturelover #chaiaddict #incredibleindia

My name is Arti and I’m a morning tea person. A well brewed cup of chai is the sun to my mornings. In its absence, my mornings threaten to be foggy, groggy and sometimes unclear. Settling down to write another chapter which is all about tea, so sharing an old and precious memory of a steaming cup served by Sonia on top of this green canyon of Laitlum, near Shillong in Meghalaya. Picture taken in October, 2017  #artismoments  #chai  #blogger  #travel  #travelphotography  #writingabook  #laitlum  #vistasindia  #meghalaya  #india  #naturelover  #chaiaddict  #incredibleindia

Existence

Consciousness

Bliss

सत चित् आनन्द

Even a monarch sits still, very still,
in solitude, 
in her cocoon:
mulling over all that she has munched on as a caterpillar —
to shed all that is old and burdensome
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So she can spread her wings —- Heavy hearts don’t fly.

Wishing you cozy cocoons to sit in your stillness so you may rejoice in the bliss of your wings. 
Happy weekend 💜

#artismoments #musings #thebronx #newyorkbotanicalgarden #newlyhatchedbutterfly #blogger #videographer #sep2019 #meditationmusings

Existence Consciousness Bliss सत चित् आनन्द Even a monarch sits still, very still, in solitude, in her cocoon: mulling over all that she has munched on as a caterpillar — to shed all that is old and burdensome — So she can spread her wings —- Heavy hearts don’t fly. Wishing you cozy cocoons to sit in your stillness so you may rejoice in the bliss of your wings. Happy weekend 💜  #artismoments  #musings  #thebronx  #newyorkbotanicalgarden  #newlyhatchedbutterfly  #blogger  #videographer  #sep2019  #meditationmusings

A spider’s silk

Trembles  in the window sill

Watching the sun rise .
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A new day
A new haiku
😊

#artismoments #thebronx #sunrise #haiku #poetryofinstagram #blogger #spiderwebinspired

A spider’s silk Trembles in the window sill Watching the sun rise . . . . . A new day A new haiku 😊  #artismoments  #thebronx  #sunrise  #haiku  #poetryofinstagram  #blogger  #spiderwebinspired

Autumn walks #7 
#banksy in #parkcityutah 
Is this a comment on photographers or social media or society? 
Are we destroying beauty with our clicks? 
Is Banksy painting Gibran’s words: “Travel and tell no one, live a true story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.”?
What do you think— about Gibran’s words and/or Banksy’s art? 
#streetart #utah #utahgram #visitingfamily #streetportrait #travel #travelphotography #portraitofphotographer #saltlakecity #blogger #artonwalls #artismoments #myordinarymoments #art #banksyutah #autumncolours #autumn #october2018 #walkingstreet #khalilgibran #kahlilgibranquote

Autumn walks  #7  #banksy in  #parkcityutah Is this a comment on photographers or social media or society? Are we destroying beauty with our clicks? Is Banksy painting Gibran’s words: “Travel and tell no one, live a true story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.”? What do you think— about Gibran’s words and/or Banksy’s art?  #streetart  #utah  #utahgram  #visitingfamily  #streetportrait  #travel  #travelphotography  #portraitofphotographer  #saltlakecity  #blogger  #artonwalls  #artismoments  #myordinarymoments  #art  #banksyutah  #autumncolours  #autumn  #october2018  #walkingstreet  #khalilgibran  #kahlilgibranquote

the sun that rises

sets

to rise again .
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Same house
Different window
Same sun
Different time

#artismoments #thebronx #sunset #windowwithaview #houseplants #blogger #nyc #photographer

the sun that rises sets to rise again . . Same house Different window Same sun Different time  #artismoments  #thebronx  #sunset  #windowwithaview  #houseplants  #blogger  #nyc  #photographer

My first Haiku... A warm red flower
holding on to a bare branch
waves autumn good-bye
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Wrote a blog post after a long gap. There’s more on:
artismoments@blogspot.com

#artismoments #autumnsky #capetown #travel #haiku #poetryofinstagram #kirstenboschgardens #southafrica #blogger #bluesky

My first Haiku... A warm red flower holding on to a bare branch waves autumn good-bye . . . Wrote a blog post after a long gap. There’s more on: artismoments@blogspot.com  #artismoments  #autumnsky  #capetown  #travel  #haiku  #poetryofinstagram  #kirstenboschgardens  #southafrica  #blogger  #bluesky

Rock. Water. Vapour
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AUM
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Earth. Woman. Heaven
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Meditating with eyes wide open.
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Gazing at the alchemist at work.
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Stable. Serene. Steady.
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Still in every state: solid, liquid and ether.
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A continuous reminder of constant change.
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Nothing stays the same.
No-thing
From no-thing to no-thing
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Is it a journey or a state of being?
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Could be both: for like Rumi’s drop of ocean which holds the ocean it belongs to within itself, the destination is after all a child of the journey. .
To No-thing, then I direct my Self. 
To surrender to Shiva, that which is not, I open my inner eyes to.
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Chats with a dear friend, and @vbpahwa ‘s post of yesterday got me pondering. 
#artismoments #meditationspace

Rock. Water. Vapour . AUM . Earth. Woman. Heaven . Meditating with eyes wide open. . Gazing at the alchemist at work. . Stable. Serene. Steady. . Still in every state: solid, liquid and ether. . A continuous reminder of constant change. . Nothing stays the same. No-thing From no-thing to no-thing . Is it a journey or a state of being? . Could be both: for like Rumi’s drop of ocean which holds the ocean it belongs to within itself, the destination is after all a child of the journey. . To No-thing, then I direct my Self. To surrender to Shiva, that which is not, I open my inner eyes to. —- Chats with a dear friend, and @vbpahwa ‘s post of yesterday got me pondering.  #artismoments  #meditationspace

Many colours of Maunda, a village in Uttarakhand. 
Apu, Alex and I spent a couple of mornings with a group of school children in Maunda earlier this year. 
It was late spring. 
The past winter had been one of the coldest and longest we were told. 
So the mountain blooms were running late to blossom.

From children’s hearts and hands though, flowers sprung out on paper, wearing bright crayons. Leaves dipped themselves in shades of green.
Flower pots assembled on pages of art books and right there in front of us, we witnessed a blossoming of spring. 
It was one of the most beautiful mornings in May for me. 
#artismoments #art #artinthehimalayas #travel #blogger @vistasindia @alexdavisstudio #keepthemountainsclean #uttarakhand #avillagecalledmaunda #respobsibletravel #india #may2019

Many colours of Maunda, a village in Uttarakhand. Apu, Alex and I spent a couple of mornings with a group of school children in Maunda earlier this year. It was late spring. The past winter had been one of the coldest and longest we were told. So the mountain blooms were running late to blossom. From children’s hearts and hands though, flowers sprung out on paper, wearing bright crayons. Leaves dipped themselves in shades of green. Flower pots assembled on pages of art books and right there in front of us, we witnessed a blossoming of spring. It was one of the most beautiful mornings in May for me.  #artismoments  #art  #artinthehimalayas  #travel  #blogger @vistasindia @alexdavisstudio  #keepthemountainsclean  #uttarakhand  #avillagecalledmaunda  #respobsibletravel  #india  #may2019

Still life
Still alive 
Still singing
....soundscape of a Bulgarian village.

#shirokalaka #bulgaria 
#july2019 
#artismoments #travelphotography #blogger #naturelover #rooftops #bulgarianmountains

Still life Still alive Still singing ....soundscape of a Bulgarian village.  #shirokalaka  #bulgaria  #july2019  #artismoments  #travelphotography  #blogger  #naturelover  #rooftops  #bulgarianmountains

Banana tree in Bulgaria! 
He stands lush and tall inside the high walls that were built by the people of Plovdiv to keep the oldest church of this city, St. Constantine and Helen church, hidden from the street. Why? You may ask. 
Shall tell you tomorrow. 😊

#artismoments #plovdiv2019 #travelphotography #instatrees #bulgaria #oldchurches #travellingwithhusband #blogger #naturelover #bananatree #treesofinstagram

Banana tree in Bulgaria! He stands lush and tall inside the high walls that were built by the people of Plovdiv to keep the oldest church of this city, St. Constantine and Helen church, hidden from the street. Why? You may ask. Shall tell you tomorrow. 😊  #artismoments  #plovdiv2019  #travelphotography  #instatrees  #bulgaria  #oldchurches  #travellingwithhusband  #blogger  #naturelover  #bananatree  #treesofinstagram

Summer soundscapes: 
#oldtown 
#plovdiv 
#bulgaria 
Vines of grapes
Songs of birds
Streets of cobbles
Plovdiv
Bulgaria:
Like a multilayered archeological cake, this beautiful city has 8000 years’ worth of history to dig into... sweet! 
Luckily, Pavel, our guide from the free Plovdiv tour yesterday, squeezed all that history into a delicious two hour tour and added a huge dollop of his fantastic humour.  I’ve never laughed this loudly on a guided tour, that too on a day when the sun was pretty hot. 
Thank you Pavel. 🙏

If you’re planning to visit Plovdiv, a word of caution: please wear very comfortable shoes to tackle the seriously ancient cobbled streets of the old town. 
#artismoments #travelphotography #blogger #naturelover #greenincities #plovdiv2019 #freeplovdivtour #travellingwithhusband

Summer soundscapes:  #oldtown  #plovdiv  #bulgaria Vines of grapes Songs of birds Streets of cobbles Plovdiv Bulgaria: Like a multilayered archeological cake, this beautiful city has 8000 years’ worth of history to dig into... sweet! Luckily, Pavel, our guide from the free Plovdiv tour yesterday, squeezed all that history into a delicious two hour tour and added a huge dollop of his fantastic humour. I’ve never laughed this loudly on a guided tour, that too on a day when the sun was pretty hot. Thank you Pavel. 🙏 If you’re planning to visit Plovdiv, a word of caution: please wear very comfortable shoes to tackle the seriously ancient cobbled streets of the old town.  #artismoments  #travelphotography  #blogger  #naturelover  #greenincities  #plovdiv2019  #freeplovdivtour  #travellingwithhusband

Belated is a prefix I often use when I’m wishing my friends happy birthday because I don’t remember dates.

Dates don’t stick in my head.

And friends often enjoy the wishes that have tumbled in a couple of days late. “It makes the celebrations last longer...” a friend once told me when I wished her two days after her birthday. 
So, this morning, when I looked up to the moon, long after she’d been celebrated for her fullness, more than a day and a night after she’d been applauded by eclipse watchers for her dance with Earth’s shadow, I wondered how she’d feel if she knew I was taking her pictures to share her luminosity on insta today— a belated portrait. 
I wondered.

I walked. 
Morning walks in Aspire start really early these days. It gets too hot after the sun is up.

Morning walks are more magical than ever these days: they start with the moon and end with the rising sun.

What more can a nature lover ask for?

Happy glorious Thursday to all. 😊💜 #artismoments #earlymorningwalks #aspirepark #moon #risingsun #thetorchdoha #cloudscape #morningsky #blogger #myordinarymoments #photograoher #naturelover #moonlight #lookingforapublisher #qatar_photo

Belated is a prefix I often use when I’m wishing my friends happy birthday because I don’t remember dates. Dates don’t stick in my head. And friends often enjoy the wishes that have tumbled in a couple of days late. “It makes the celebrations last longer...” a friend once told me when I wished her two days after her birthday. So, this morning, when I looked up to the moon, long after she’d been celebrated for her fullness, more than a day and a night after she’d been applauded by eclipse watchers for her dance with Earth’s shadow, I wondered how she’d feel if she knew I was taking her pictures to share her luminosity on insta today— a belated portrait. I wondered. I walked. Morning walks in Aspire start really early these days. It gets too hot after the sun is up. Morning walks are more magical than ever these days: they start with the moon and end with the rising sun. What more can a nature lover ask for? Happy glorious Thursday to all. 😊💜  #artismoments  #earlymorningwalks  #aspirepark  #moon  #risingsun  #thetorchdoha  #cloudscape  #morningsky  #blogger  #myordinarymoments  #photograoher  #naturelover  #moonlight  #lookingforapublisher  #qatar_photo

A friend visited today for breakfast. 
Conversations meandered from food to family to family holidays.
And just like that an old memory bubbled up to the surface, popped open its sunshine and burst its warmth into my day. 
Gudauri, Georgia 2013
More about this trip can be found on artismoments.blogspot.com

#artismoments #travelphotography #blogger #photographer #georgia #gudauri #autumnpost #familyholidays #memories #earthescope #keepthemountainsclean

A friend visited today for breakfast. Conversations meandered from food to family to family holidays. And just like that an old memory bubbled up to the surface, popped open its sunshine and burst its warmth into my day. Gudauri, Georgia 2013 More about this trip can be found on artismoments.blogspot.com  #artismoments  #travelphotography  #blogger  #photographer  #georgia  #gudauri  #autumnpost  #familyholidays  #memories  #earthescope  #keepthemountainsclean

अज़ान और बाँसुरी की तान

Found out today that the root of the word ‘azaan’ (call to prayer) is ‘adhina’ meaning:
“To listen, to hear, be informed about.” When we take time to go to our roots, we find our answers. 
Looking at the world today, one would think, if we listened more intently to one another, 
heard each other more readily 
and 
were better informed about the ‘other’ point of view ( politics, ecology, economics or religion), we’d be in a better place as a race and as a planet. 
#artismoments #doha 
@mathafmodern #mfhussain #MFHussainatMathaf #artinqatar #azaan #krishna #bansuri #blogger #lookingforapublisher

अज़ान और बाँसुरी की तान Found out today that the root of the word ‘azaan’ (call to prayer) is ‘adhina’ meaning: “To listen, to hear, be informed about.” When we take time to go to our roots, we find our answers. Looking at the world today, one would think, if we listened more intently to one another, heard each other more readily and were better informed about the ‘other’ point of view ( politics, ecology, economics or religion), we’d be in a better place as a race and as a planet.  #artismoments  #doha @mathafmodern  #mfhussain  #MFHussainatMathaf  #artinqatar  #azaan  #krishna  #bansuri  #blogger  #lookingforapublisher

Soundscapes of South Africa.

Rain met Mountain 
And created music.

#artismoments #tablemountain #june2019

Soundscapes of South Africa. Rain met Mountain And created music.  #artismoments  #tablemountain  #june2019

The fragrance of friendship tickled my writing a few days ago. 
A  blog post was born as a result. 
Link is in bio.
It’s a 5-7 minutes’ read —depending on how quickly you read or how slowly you ponder:) #artismoments #keepthemountainsclean #uttarakhand #blogger #travelphotography #vistasindia #outdoormonks #kuaripass #newyorktimesopinionsection #lookingforapublisher

The fragrance of friendship tickled my writing a few days ago. A blog post was born as a result. Link is in bio. It’s a 5-7 minutes’ read —depending on how quickly you read or how slowly you ponder:)  #artismoments  #keepthemountainsclean  #uttarakhand  #blogger  #travelphotography  #vistasindia  #outdoormonks  #kuaripass  #newyorktimesopinionsection  #lookingforapublisher

Perfectly timed. 
Read this after posting on Monday.

The universe: faultless with its timing. 😁

#artismoments #qoutes #brahmakumariquotes #simplereminders #balance

Perfectly timed. Read this after posting on Monday. The universe: faultless with its timing. 😁  #artismoments  #qoutes  #brahmakumariquotes  #simplereminders  #balance

I’m in a shamelessly-sharing-selfies kinda mood today. 😁

When someone who is as uncomfortable as I am when it comes to getting my picture taken, gets a candid capture such as this one, it warrants sharing on insta. That’s just the way of the world these days, right? 
@m.v.shilpa took the picture in January of this year and sent it to me yesterday. 
I saw it today. Cropped it a bit and voila — I look like I should when people say ‘cheese’. But I can’t. I get so caught up in where to look... where the blooming blighters is the camera on that phone? How to look? Up/down/side? Smile or not? Gosh!! The pressure of it all makes me so uptight, I end up looking completely unlike me. 
So I choose to stay away from getting clicked. 
You won’t believe it. I can understand. My insta history tells a different story.

The husband, who clicks my saree shots, is a very patient man 😊
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Thank you @m.v.shilpa 
#artismoments #bigbindi #flowersinmyhair #sareelove #patola #bluepatolasilk #qatarindia2019 #antiqueturkishsilverjewelry

I’m in a shamelessly-sharing-selfies kinda mood today. 😁 When someone who is as uncomfortable as I am when it comes to getting my picture taken, gets a candid capture such as this one, it warrants sharing on insta. That’s just the way of the world these days, right? @m.v.shilpa took the picture in January of this year and sent it to me yesterday. I saw it today. Cropped it a bit and voila — I look like I should when people say ‘cheese’. But I can’t. I get so caught up in where to look... where the blooming blighters is the camera on that phone? How to look? Up/down/side? Smile or not? Gosh!! The pressure of it all makes me so uptight, I end up looking completely unlike me. So I choose to stay away from getting clicked. You won’t believe it. I can understand. My insta history tells a different story. The husband, who clicks my saree shots, is a very patient man 😊 —— Thank you @m.v.shilpa  #artismoments  #bigbindi  #flowersinmyhair  #sareelove  #patola  #bluepatolasilk  #qatarindia2019  #antiqueturkishsilverjewelry

If you’re in Doha and would like to feast your eyes on some joyous art, go and check out @surabhi_gaikwad_artist latest exhibition at Katara, building 19.

I’m a fan of Surabhi’s colourful art. Have written about her on my blog. Love her sunny smile and twinkling eyes.

Go and colour your summer. 😊 
#artismoments #kataraart #artindoha #portraitartiat @surabhi_gaikwad_artist #qatarindia2019 #blogger

If you’re in Doha and would like to feast your eyes on some joyous art, go and check out @surabhi_gaikwad_artist latest exhibition at Katara, building 19. I’m a fan of Surabhi’s colourful art. Have written about her on my blog. Love her sunny smile and twinkling eyes. Go and colour your summer. 😊  #artismoments  #kataraart  #artindoha  #portraitartiat @surabhi_gaikwad_artist  #qatarindia2019  #blogger

Chai, strong chai, एकदम कड़क चाय, is what I miss the most when I’m travelling.

My morning cuppa has to be cooked Indian style, the dip, dip tea bag version just doesn’t do it for me. 
So, when I reminisce about my time on treks in the Himalayas, chai sipped at tea stalls such as this one makes it to the top four: mountains, rivers and forests being the other three. 
The tea that day was prepared by this owner of kind eyes and shy smile, called Baisakhi. “दूध रोक के और पत्ती ठोक के” (hold the milk, be generous with tea leaves) is the standard instruction our troop of trekkers gives to the makers of tea at tea stalls.

And sugar on the side, of course. 
Baisakhi took note of our instructions.

The chai she served was the best I’d sipped in a long time. 
Is it the milk? The leaves? The water? The chulha? 
What makes a cup of tea taste so perfect that one can taste its magic so many months later, in the folds of one’s memories? 
I suspect it’s the love for what she does, making tea for travellers, that shines in her eyes and sweetens her smile and makes me think about her and write about her long after I’ve left her tea stall, long after I’ve been back in my part of the world.

Simple acts of daily chores done with the right amount of love can result in such joy. No? 
Wishing you all a Sunday full of smiles and good cups of tea:)
————- #artismoments #uttarakhand #chai #teastalls #keepthemountainsclean #avillagecalledmaunda #vistasindia #outdoormonks #lookingforapublisher #blogger #trekkinginhimalayas #travelphotography #portraits

Chai, strong chai, एकदम कड़क चाय, is what I miss the most when I’m travelling. My morning cuppa has to be cooked Indian style, the dip, dip tea bag version just doesn’t do it for me. So, when I reminisce about my time on treks in the Himalayas, chai sipped at tea stalls such as this one makes it to the top four: mountains, rivers and forests being the other three. The tea that day was prepared by this owner of kind eyes and shy smile, called Baisakhi. “दूध रोक के और पत्ती ठोक के” (hold the milk, be generous with tea leaves) is the standard instruction our troop of trekkers gives to the makers of tea at tea stalls. And sugar on the side, of course. Baisakhi took note of our instructions. The chai she served was the best I’d sipped in a long time. Is it the milk? The leaves? The water? The chulha? What makes a cup of tea taste so perfect that one can taste its magic so many months later, in the folds of one’s memories? I suspect it’s the love for what she does, making tea for travellers, that shines in her eyes and sweetens her smile and makes me think about her and write about her long after I’ve left her tea stall, long after I’ve been back in my part of the world. Simple acts of daily chores done with the right amount of love can result in such joy. No? Wishing you all a Sunday full of smiles and good cups of tea:) ————-  #artismoments  #uttarakhand  #chai  #teastalls  #keepthemountainsclean  #avillagecalledmaunda  #vistasindia  #outdoormonks  #lookingforapublisher  #blogger  #trekkinginhimalayas  #travelphotography  #portraits

Travel means different things to different people. For me, admiring arts and crafts created by local artists tops the list. 
So, when we found ourselves in Franschhoek, South Africa, last Saturday, the day of the Franschhoek village market, I couldn’t thank my stars enough. 
Even before we entered the market, I had spotted the face that captured me through the wire mesh wall of the village green. 
Her eyes were too captivating to resist. 
Shall we? I asked the husband. 
He was as spellbound as I was.

Sadly, we couldn’t meet the artist but his art travelled back with us to Doha.

From trees full of autumn to a summer sizzling with heat, she’s travelled seasons and hemispheres to be with us. 
I hope she’s as happy as we are with her journey.
———
#artismoments @jeans_art5 
#travel #blogger #southafrica #localartistsrock #franschhoekmoments #art  #fabindialamp #ikeachairs #homedecor #artonwalls

Travel means different things to different people. For me, admiring arts and crafts created by local artists tops the list. So, when we found ourselves in Franschhoek, South Africa, last Saturday, the day of the Franschhoek village market, I couldn’t thank my stars enough. Even before we entered the market, I had spotted the face that captured me through the wire mesh wall of the village green. Her eyes were too captivating to resist. Shall we? I asked the husband. He was as spellbound as I was. Sadly, we couldn’t meet the artist but his art travelled back with us to Doha. From trees full of autumn to a summer sizzling with heat, she’s travelled seasons and hemispheres to be with us. I hope she’s as happy as we are with her journey. ———  #artismoments @jeans_art5  #travel  #blogger  #southafrica  #localartistsrock  #franschhoekmoments  #art  #fabindialamp  #ikeachairs  #homedecor  #artonwalls

Sky wore a blue so blue yesterday that Cloud didn’t dare to knock on its door. 
Mountain stood very still. 
Palms on Pink and People in Yellow didn’t know Mountain was eavesdropping on them. 
Only Bird did. He could see what others couldn’t. He had an advantage: a bird’s eye view:) ———-
If you had the time to read this picture, what would your story be? 
#artismoments #bokaap #tablemountain #capetown #travelphotographer #blogger #instastories #storiesisee #lookingforapublisher #june2019

Sky wore a blue so blue yesterday that Cloud didn’t dare to knock on its door. Mountain stood very still. Palms on Pink and People in Yellow didn’t know Mountain was eavesdropping on them. Only Bird did. He could see what others couldn’t. He had an advantage: a bird’s eye view:) ———- If you had the time to read this picture, what would your story be?  #artismoments  #bokaap  #tablemountain  #capetown  #travelphotographer  #blogger  #instastories  #storiesisee  #lookingforapublisher  #june2019

Edible plants of the Himalayas. 
Wild rose not only looks pretty, its fresh fleshy shoots can be eaten after peeling the skin off.
It’s as crunchy as celery and has a sweet aftertaste. 
#artismoments #avillagecalledmaunda @vistasindia #uttarakhand #himalayas #foragingforfood 
@alexdavisstudio #keepthemountainsclean #lookingforapublisher

Edible plants of the Himalayas. Wild rose not only looks pretty, its fresh fleshy shoots can be eaten after peeling the skin off. It’s as crunchy as celery and has a sweet aftertaste.  #artismoments  #avillagecalledmaunda @vistasindia  #uttarakhand  #himalayas  #foragingforfood @alexdavisstudio  #keepthemountainsclean  #lookingforapublisher

“धीरे चलोगे तो मिलेंगे
बार बार
और जो जल्दी चलोगे
तो फिर मिलेंगे हरिद्वार.” ~मोंडा के प्रधान जी 
Poetry and idioms pour out of Pradhan ji, the head of Maunda village, like juice from a ripe mango. 
His humour, his wit and his generosity is always ready to put a smile on your face.

A simple warning to drive or walk safely in the hills can be transplanted to the way we choose to live our lives.
To slow down and to pay attention to the here and now.
To honour our ordinary everyday, to be grateful for the gift of pauses before it’s too late. 
#artismoments #avillagecalledmaunda #uttarakhand #keepthemountainsclean #lookingforapublisher @vistasindia @alexdavisstudio

“धीरे चलोगे तो मिलेंगे बार बार और जो जल्दी चलोगे तो फिर मिलेंगे हरिद्वार.” ~मोंडा के प्रधान जी Poetry and idioms pour out of Pradhan ji, the head of Maunda village, like juice from a ripe mango. His humour, his wit and his generosity is always ready to put a smile on your face. A simple warning to drive or walk safely in the hills can be transplanted to the way we choose to live our lives. To slow down and to pay attention to the here and now. To honour our ordinary everyday, to be grateful for the gift of pauses before it’s too late.  #artismoments  #avillagecalledmaunda  #uttarakhand  #keepthemountainsclean  #lookingforapublisher @vistasindia @alexdavisstudio

Forest bathing #2
Shinrin-yoku in the Himalayas.
———
Watch the video, then close your eyes. 
See the sounds with the beatings of your heart. ———
My darling,

Take tiny sips of the magic.

Still the waves of worry.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

The journey has only just begun.

Come, sit with me in silence.

Let me drink in your beauty.

You and I are the blossoms of pink: 
Dancing in the sun together.

When you fall to kiss the earth,
I’ll join you.

Who knows where you begin and I end.

Our chorus of crunch will welcome the ones who walk on us.

Their footsteps will mingle with the sounds of the mountains.

They may carry on.
But their sound will add music to our band.

Then one day as dust diamonds, 
you and I will hum the song of us.
————-
#artismoments #forestbathing @vistasindia  @outdoormonks #trekkinginhimalayas #rhododendrons #banjarasoul #leaveonlyfootprints #keepthemountainsclean #blogger #poetryofinstagram #naturelover #earthescope

Forest bathing  #2 Shinrin-yoku in the Himalayas. ——— Watch the video, then close your eyes. See the sounds with the beatings of your heart. ——— My darling, Take tiny sips of the magic. Still the waves of worry. Breathe in. Breathe out. The journey has only just begun. Come, sit with me in silence. Let me drink in your beauty. You and I are the blossoms of pink: Dancing in the sun together. When you fall to kiss the earth, I’ll join you. Who knows where you begin and I end. Our chorus of crunch will welcome the ones who walk on us. Their footsteps will mingle with the sounds of the mountains. They may carry on. But their sound will add music to our band. Then one day as dust diamonds, you and I will hum the song of us. ————-  #artismoments  #forestbathing @vistasindia @outdoormonks  #trekkinginhimalayas  #rhododendrons  #banjarasoul  #leaveonlyfootprints  #keepthemountainsclean  #blogger  #poetryofinstagram  #naturelover  #earthescope

What happens when you go foraging for food in the beautiful forests of middle Himalayas? 
Only superlatives like awesome and super can attempt to describe the feeling, and even they don’t seem sufficient.

Guchchis (aka morel) spotted, harvested and consumed with the folks of Maunda village a couple of weeks ago. 
A book about this beautiful village is under construction, so if there are any interested publishers out there, get in touch. I’m ready. 
#artismoments @vistasindia #uttarakhand #avillagecalledmaunda #morelforaging #guchchi #foragingforfood #himalayas #naturelover #blogger #lookingforpublisher #sliceofheaven

What happens when you go foraging for food in the beautiful forests of middle Himalayas? Only superlatives like awesome and super can attempt to describe the feeling, and even they don’t seem sufficient. Guchchis (aka morel) spotted, harvested and consumed with the folks of Maunda village a couple of weeks ago. A book about this beautiful village is under construction, so if there are any interested publishers out there, get in touch. I’m ready.  #artismoments @vistasindia  #uttarakhand  #avillagecalledmaunda  #morelforaging  #guchchi  #foragingforfood  #himalayas  #naturelover  #blogger  #lookingforpublisher  #sliceofheaven

Soundscapes of the Himalayas. 
Jhinjhi village, Uttarakhand
————— #uttarakhand #trekkinginhimalayas #artismoments #vistasindia #outdoormonks #trekkinginhimalayas #blogger #himalayas #soul #soloinapack @outdoormonks @vistasindia

Soundscapes of the Himalayas. Jhinjhi village, Uttarakhand —————  #uttarakhand  #trekkinginhimalayas  #artismoments  #vistasindia  #outdoormonks  #trekkinginhimalayas  #blogger  #himalayas  #soul  #soloinapack @outdoormonks @vistasindia

Hymns of Himalayas.

The children of Pana village sang this very well known prayer when we met them on our way to the camp site. 
The lyrics seek wisdom, strength, faith and forgiveness.

My heart and my eyes tell me they have all of the above.

What the children and their community need is more rooted in the day to day, like medical facilities which are regular and reliable and enough work opportunities for the youth. so that they can call this piece of heaven home in the real sense of the word.

Let’s do something about it now. Prayers for villages to flourish in the mountains are needed. Action is needed so that these ‘heavens’ we capture when we pass by on our treks don’t get reduced to places where only the ageing and the young live. 
Reverse migration projects will save these villages and the cities. It’s time to wake up. 
इतनी शक्ति हमें देना दाता.... #himalayas #panavillage #childrenofthehimalayas #outdoormonks #artismoments #vistasindia #responsibletravel #prayer @outdoormonks #lookingforapublisher #empowervillages #trekkinginhimalayas #uttarakhand

Hymns of Himalayas. The children of Pana village sang this very well known prayer when we met them on our way to the camp site. The lyrics seek wisdom, strength, faith and forgiveness. My heart and my eyes tell me they have all of the above. What the children and their community need is more rooted in the day to day, like medical facilities which are regular and reliable and enough work opportunities for the youth. so that they can call this piece of heaven home in the real sense of the word. Let’s do something about it now. Prayers for villages to flourish in the mountains are needed. Action is needed so that these ‘heavens’ we capture when we pass by on our treks don’t get reduced to places where only the ageing and the young live. Reverse migration projects will save these villages and the cities. It’s time to wake up. इतनी शक्ति हमें देना दाता....  #himalayas  #panavillage  #childrenofthehimalayas  #outdoormonks  #artismoments  #vistasindia  #responsibletravel  #prayer @outdoormonks  #lookingforapublisher  #empowervillages  #trekkinginhimalayas  #uttarakhand

Not too long ago, not too far from Pana village, two Himalayan porcupine fought over a grudge. 
The forest knew but didn’t tell anyone.

Rocks and shrub held evidence in their shadows: a carpet  of quills.

Our group of trekkers spotted the spill of quills. “I shall use one in my bun.” I thought and I did. ———
I often wonder about the porcupine who shed his/her quills. Was the grudge worth the spill? ———
Thank you @vbpahwa for the photos🙏

#artismoments #blogger #writer #porcupinequills #himalayanporcupine #outdoormonks #vistasindia #uttarakhand #trekkingthehimalayas #lookingforpublisher #kuaripass #may2019

Not too long ago, not too far from Pana village, two Himalayan porcupine fought over a grudge. The forest knew but didn’t tell anyone. Rocks and shrub held evidence in their shadows: a carpet of quills. Our group of trekkers spotted the spill of quills. “I shall use one in my bun.” I thought and I did. ——— I often wonder about the porcupine who shed his/her quills. Was the grudge worth the spill? ——— Thank you @vbpahwa for the photos🙏  #artismoments  #blogger  #writer  #porcupinequills  #himalayanporcupine  #outdoormonks  #vistasindia  #uttarakhand  #trekkingthehimalayas  #lookingforpublisher  #kuaripass  #may2019

नीम के नीचे
चटायी बिच्छाई
उसपर ट्रे सजाई

सब रोज़ की तरह है
बस एक कमी है
घर में दूध नहीं है 
तो चाय नींबू और शहद वाली है
पहले घूँट से पहले 
इस फूल ने ट्रे पर टपक कर
मुझे ऐसा रिझाया 
की अब दूध की कमी नहीं है

सब कुछ सही है
——-
#artismoments #hindi #hindipoetry #gardeningindoha #neeminbloom #frangipani #morningcuppa #lookingforapublisher #blogger #photographer #blissfulmorning

नीम के नीचे चटायी बिच्छाई उसपर ट्रे सजाई सब रोज़ की तरह है बस एक कमी है घर में दूध नहीं है तो चाय नींबू और शहद वाली है पहले घूँट से पहले इस फूल ने ट्रे पर टपक कर मुझे ऐसा रिझाया की अब दूध की कमी नहीं है सब कुछ सही है ——-  #artismoments  #hindi  #hindipoetry  #gardeningindoha  #neeminbloom  #frangipani  #morningcuppa  #lookingforapublisher  #blogger  #photographer  #blissfulmorning

Our benevolent sun
Our shams 
Shines 
So we may see
Our darkness in his light.

Darkness defines light, 
like silence punctuates music.

May we all find the balance we seek to shape 
our light, 
our darkness 
and our shadows 
to live this life well.
——
#artismoments #goodfriday🙏 #photographer #blogger #travelphotography #srilanka #geffreybawa #lunaganga #sunlight #gardendesign #leaves #earthernpots #travelmemories #seekingpublisher #prayer

Our benevolent sun Our shams Shines So we may see Our darkness in his light. Darkness defines light, like silence punctuates music. May we all find the balance we seek to shape our light, our darkness and our shadows to live this life well. ——  #artismoments  #goodfriday🙏  #photographer  #blogger  #travelphotography  #srilanka  #geffreybawa  #lunaganga  #sunlight  #gardendesign  #leaves  #earthernpots  #travelmemories  #seekingpublisher  #prayer

तुम बिन 
अधूरी नहीं हूँ मैं फिर क्यूँ अक्सर एक ख़याल 
दस्तक देता है दिल की दहलीज़ पे

कि शायद तुम बिन
पूरी भी नहीं हूँ मै

कुछ इस नयी नवेली सुबह 
और उसके सूरज की तरह

तुम में सिमटी भी हूँ
और नहीं भी मैं।
——
#artismoments #morningwalks #aspireparkdoha #poetryofinstagram #hindipoetry #hindipoetrylove #blogger #photographer #nature #dappledsunlight #blessedmorning #loveisintheair

तुम बिन अधूरी नहीं हूँ मैं फिर क्यूँ अक्सर एक ख़याल दस्तक देता है दिल की दहलीज़ पे कि शायद तुम बिन पूरी भी नहीं हूँ मै कुछ इस नयी नवेली सुबह और उसके सूरज की तरह तुम में सिमटी भी हूँ और नहीं भी मैं। ——  #artismoments  #morningwalks  #aspireparkdoha  #poetryofinstagram  #hindipoetry  #hindipoetrylove  #blogger  #photographer  #nature  #dappledsunlight  #blessedmorning  #loveisintheair

“Taking steps slowly,
in mindfulness
is an act of liberation.

You walk and you free yourself of all worries, anxieties, projects and attachments.

One step like this has the power to liberate you
from all afflictions.

Just being there,
you transform yourself. “ ~Thich Naht Hahn

#artismoments #morningwalks #barcelona #wordsofwisdom #thichnhathanhquotes #treesofinstagram #spingblossoms #pinkpetalsonstreetsofbarcelona #blogger #photographer

“Taking steps slowly, in mindfulness is an act of liberation. You walk and you free yourself of all worries, anxieties, projects and attachments. One step like this has the power to liberate you from all afflictions. Just being there, you transform yourself. “ ~Thich Naht Hahn  #artismoments  #morningwalks  #barcelona  #wordsofwisdom  #thichnhathanhquotes  #treesofinstagram  #spingblossoms  #pinkpetalsonstreetsofbarcelona  #blogger  #photographer

बसंत आयो हमारे अंगना।
......
Very happy to share that a piece I wrote and a few pictures I made have featured in this issue of @thelookoutjournal 
Read this and more on:
www.thelookoutjournal.com

Thank you Anusha and Vangmayi for your kind and considerate treatment of my verbose writing style.😊 Happy moments such as these make writing so worthwhile. 
#artismoments #thelookoutjournal #southindia #southstories #sari #blogger #streetphotography #traveloguesofartijain

बसंत आयो हमारे अंगना। ...... Very happy to share that a piece I wrote and a few pictures I made have featured in this issue of @thelookoutjournal Read this and more on: www.thelookoutjournal.com Thank you Anusha and Vangmayi for your kind and considerate treatment of my verbose writing style.😊 Happy moments such as these make writing so worthwhile.  #artismoments  #thelookoutjournal  #southindia  #southstories  #sari  #blogger  #streetphotography  #traveloguesofartijain

And the Moon?
She watched.
Dressed in feathery clouds, she watched.
Dancing her silver salsa, she watched.
And slid across that inky sky.
While our hearts beat to the rhythm of #arrahmanmusic 
She whispered,
“Once more...”
———
#artismoments #doha #qatar #uditnarayanlive #arrahmanconcert #poetryofinstagram #blogger

And the Moon? She watched. Dressed in feathery clouds, she watched. Dancing her silver salsa, she watched. And slid across that inky sky. While our hearts beat to the rhythm of  #arrahmanmusic She whispered, “Once more...” ———  #artismoments  #doha  #qatar  #uditnarayanlive  #arrahmanconcert  #poetryofinstagram  #blogger

कान्हा के संग खेली होली 
ना रंग
ना गुलाल
बस अभिनय और ताल
बाँसुरी ने ऐसा छेड़ा राग
मन हुआ बेराग
कान्हा से कहना 
मन नहीं भरा
फिर आना दोहा 
राधा को भी लाना
————
Enjoyed a mesmerising #odissi performance by the extremely talented dancers of Guru Rina Jana’s group last night. 
Sometimes as soft as spring petals, and sometimes shimmering like iridescent peacocks, the dancers took the audience on a voyage of kaleidoscopic discovery. The play of masculine and feminine representations via square and tribhangi shapes was spell binding.
I’m in awe.
#indiaqataryearofculture2019 #artismoments #qatarindia2019 #blogger #photographer #indianclassicaldance #doha #qatar #odissidance

कान्हा के संग खेली होली ना रंग ना गुलाल बस अभिनय और ताल बाँसुरी ने ऐसा छेड़ा राग मन हुआ बेराग कान्हा से कहना मन नहीं भरा फिर आना दोहा राधा को भी लाना ———— Enjoyed a mesmerising  #odissi performance by the extremely talented dancers of Guru Rina Jana’s group last night. Sometimes as soft as spring petals, and sometimes shimmering like iridescent peacocks, the dancers took the audience on a voyage of kaleidoscopic discovery. The play of masculine and feminine representations via square and tribhangi shapes was spell binding. I’m in awe.  #indiaqataryearofculture2019  #artismoments  #qatarindia2019  #blogger  #photographer  #indianclassicaldance  #doha  #qatar  #odissidance

Bandhani (बाँधनी)
Traditional tie and dye craft from #kutch 
I attended a workshop conducted by @abduljabarkhatri At @vcuqatar recently.
Thank you @srdoha for making this happen.
—
To tie knots
To dip and dye
To untie and reveal patterns that are intricate and sublime.
To be tied to our heritage with soft cotton threads.
To immerse in tradition with colourful natural dyes —
A privilege
An honour and 
A responsibility.
——-
#savethecraft #buyhandmade #kutch #bandhani #artismoments #blogger #vcuarts #indiaqataryearofculture2019 #qatarindia2019 #dohaqatar

Bandhani (बाँधनी) Traditional tie and dye craft from  #kutch I attended a workshop conducted by @abduljabarkhatri At @vcuqatar recently. Thank you @srdoha for making this happen. — To tie knots To dip and dye To untie and reveal patterns that are intricate and sublime. To be tied to our heritage with soft cotton threads. To immerse in tradition with colourful natural dyes — A privilege An honour and A responsibility. ——-  #savethecraft  #buyhandmade  #kutch  #bandhani  #artismoments  #blogger  #vcuarts  #indiaqataryearofculture2019  #qatarindia2019  #dohaqatar

#ajrakh 
Translation: Keep it today
......
Artisans such as Sufian Khatri keep traditions as old as the Indus Valley Civilisation alive for today and tomorrow.
—-
Attended #ajrakh workshop at #vcuqatar recently. Used four perfectly carved out blocks to create a pattern.
Fermenting Indigo, bubbling lac and the knocks on blocks sang a symphony of ‘keep it today’.
Yes, let’s keep these traditions alive today so they may flourish into our future too.
Let our children and their children after them feel the magic of continuity that comes only with commitment.
History can be a shawl of Ajrakh. 
Thank you @srdoha for making this possible.
#artismoments #qatarindiayearofculture2019 #indianartisans #blogger 
#ajrakhworkshop #supporthecraft #buyhandmade #dohaqatar

 #ajrakh Translation: Keep it today ...... Artisans such as Sufian Khatri keep traditions as old as the Indus Valley Civilisation alive for today and tomorrow. —- Attended  #ajrakh workshop at  #vcuqatar recently. Used four perfectly carved out blocks to create a pattern. Fermenting Indigo, bubbling lac and the knocks on blocks sang a symphony of ‘keep it today’. Yes, let’s keep these traditions alive today so they may flourish into our future too. Let our children and their children after them feel the magic of continuity that comes only with commitment. History can be a shawl of Ajrakh. Thank you @srdoha for making this possible.  #artismoments  #qatarindiayearofculture2019  #indianartisans  #blogger  #ajrakhworkshop  #supporthecraft  #buyhandmade  #dohaqatar

“Now that you live in my chest,
Anywhere we sit is a mountaintop.”
~Rumi 
The essential Rumi by
Coleman Barks
——
#artismoments #rumi #travel #kelaniyatemple #travelphotography #blogger #photographer #srilanka #buddhisttemple #booksilove

“Now that you live in my chest, Anywhere we sit is a mountaintop.” ~Rumi The essential Rumi by Coleman Barks ——  #artismoments  #rumi  #travel  #kelaniyatemple  #travelphotography  #blogger  #photographer  #srilanka  #buddhisttemple  #booksilove

“You fall seven times, you get up eight times.” A quote painted on a tuktuk in the hills of Sri Lanka. 
Happy women’s day.

#artismoments #travel #travelphotography #srilanka #morningtea #paradiseroadtintagel #march2019 #blogger

“You fall seven times, you get up eight times.” A quote painted on a tuktuk in the hills of Sri Lanka. Happy women’s day.  #artismoments  #travel  #travelphotography  #srilanka  #morningtea  #paradiseroadtintagel  #march2019  #blogger

I was unmade.
So I could make
a new me
and
I did. ——
Sharing:
A couple of lines written a while back. 
A picture taken years ago. 
Coz I’m visiting a few old memories today. 
#artismoments #travelphotography #buttermere #lakedistrictuk #indianphotographergplus #blogger #memoir #lookingforpublisher

I was unmade. So I could make a new me and I did. —— Sharing: A couple of lines written a while back. A picture taken years ago. Coz I’m visiting a few old memories today.  #artismoments  #travelphotography  #buttermere  #lakedistrictuk  #indianphotographergplus  #blogger  #memoir  #lookingforpublisher

धूप को सलाखों में क़ैद होते देखा है कभी? Reflective bars. 
#myordinarymoments #poetryofinstagram #artismoments #blogger #photographer #qatar_instagram #abandonedplaces #abandonedfishingvillage #aljumail #hindi #indianphotographersgplus

धूप को सलाखों में क़ैद होते देखा है कभी? Reflective bars.  #myordinarymoments  #poetryofinstagram  #artismoments  #blogger  #photographer  #qatar_instagram  #abandonedplaces  #abandonedfishingvillage  #aljumail  #hindi  #indianphotographersgplus

दो ख़ाली कुर्सियाँ
ख़ामोशी की धूप में
यादों को सेक रहीं हैं। ठीक उसी तरह
जैसे हम और तुम
साथ साथ गुज़ारे पलों के सिट्टे
आँखों की अंगीठीयों पर सेका करते थे। आज भी तुम चुप हो
और मैं ख़ामोश।

अपने फ़ोन की screen पर तुम नतमस्तक 
और मैं सुबह से messages की माला जप रही हूँ। सन्नाटा है,
पर ...
forward और share के शोर में
धूप सिर्फ़ दिखती है
महसूस नहीं होती। ज़रा नज़रें उठाओ,
हम भी अपनी उँगलियों का dance
रोक देते है। तुम बस अपनी आँखों से क़िस्सा तो शुरू करो,
हम उनकी आग में धूप की गरमी को टटोल लेते हैं।
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#artismoments #poetrymusings #myordinarymoments #hindipoetry #ikeachairs #poetryofinstagram

दो ख़ाली कुर्सियाँ ख़ामोशी की धूप में यादों को सेक रहीं हैं। ठीक उसी तरह जैसे हम और तुम साथ साथ गुज़ारे पलों के सिट्टे आँखों की अंगीठीयों पर सेका करते थे। आज भी तुम चुप हो और मैं ख़ामोश। अपने फ़ोन की screen पर तुम नतमस्तक और मैं सुबह से messages की माला जप रही हूँ। सन्नाटा है, पर ... forward और share के शोर में धूप सिर्फ़ दिखती है महसूस नहीं होती। ज़रा नज़रें उठाओ, हम भी अपनी उँगलियों का dance रोक देते है। तुम बस अपनी आँखों से क़िस्सा तो शुरू करो, हम उनकी आग में धूप की गरमी को टटोल लेते हैं। ........  #artismoments  #poetrymusings  #myordinarymoments  #hindipoetry  #ikeachairs  #poetryofinstagram

चलो आज हम औंस बने
तुम धूप
हम तितली
तुम पुष्प
कुछ पाएँ या ना पाएँ
बस बेपरवाह
खो जायें
.....
Pondering about the sweetness of surrender. 
When dewdrops surrender to sun’s first rays
And flowers open up to butterflies,
Identities melt.
So love can thrive.
.......
Typing in Hindi inspired by @manavkaul and @kusum2911 
#artismoments #attemptingpoetry #hindipoetry #zinniasofinstagram #gardeningindoha #fridayfeeling #butterfliesinmygarden #naturephotography #blogger #poetrymusings #birdsong

चलो आज हम औंस बने तुम धूप हम तितली तुम पुष्प कुछ पाएँ या ना पाएँ बस बेपरवाह खो जायें ..... Pondering about the sweetness of surrender. When dewdrops surrender to sun’s first rays And flowers open up to butterflies, Identities melt. So love can thrive. ....... Typing in Hindi inspired by @manavkaul and @kusum2911  #artismoments  #attemptingpoetry  #hindipoetry  #zinniasofinstagram  #gardeningindoha  #fridayfeeling  #butterfliesinmygarden  #naturephotography  #blogger  #poetrymusings  #birdsong

Indigo: 
as old as the Indus Valley Civilization, 
as new as the dupatta dyed in Kutchch that sits wrapped up in my cupboard, waiting for the day I find the right kurta to drape it with. 
#indiaqataryearofculture2019 opened officially this week. 
I chose a saree I’d bought from @khamircrafts a couple of years ago.
Sharing the story of our visit to this wonderful place that keeps our history alive and colorful. 
Read when you have a moment to yourself. Perhaps with a hot cup of adrak wali chai.
I’m posting sipping my chai, the birds are chirping, the sky is blue. A cuckoo calls ‘too-who.. too-who’.
This blogger sends her words out to who-ever wants to read. 😊
https://artismoments.blogspot.com/2017/04/k-is-for-khamir-atozchallenge.html?m=1
......
#artismoments #khamircrafts #blogger #photographer #travelphotography #saree #indigo #sari #sarilover #banarsibooti

Indigo: as old as the Indus Valley Civilization, as new as the dupatta dyed in Kutchch that sits wrapped up in my cupboard, waiting for the day I find the right kurta to drape it with.  #indiaqataryearofculture2019 opened officially this week. I chose a saree I’d bought from @khamircrafts a couple of years ago. Sharing the story of our visit to this wonderful place that keeps our history alive and colorful. Read when you have a moment to yourself. Perhaps with a hot cup of adrak wali chai. I’m posting sipping my chai, the birds are chirping, the sky is blue. A cuckoo calls ‘too-who.. too-who’. This blogger sends her words out to who-ever wants to read. 😊 https://artismoments.blogspot.com/2017/04/k-is-for-khamir-atozchallenge.html?m=1 ......  #artismoments  #khamircrafts  #blogger  #photographer  #travelphotography  #saree  #indigo  #sari  #sarilover  #banarsibooti

1992. Chennai. Mani Ratnam’s Roja was released.
My house mate was a medical student  from Malaysia. She was Tamilian.
She insisted we watch the film in Tamil without subtitles and promised me that she’d be my translator.
Less than five minutes into the film, I was in love. 
She didn’t need to say a word. 
The magic of cinema took over.
After the film, we landed at Nalli’s to buy a saree.
I was sponsoring my wedding so I would save up every month to buy a saree. 
I had saved up enough to buy my first Kanjivaram and my friend was going to be my guide. 
Once again, she didn’t need to say anything. 
One look at this melody of saffron and green with green parrots woven along the border, and it was love at first sight. 
I draped it after almost twenty years on Monday to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations in Doha.
The sound track of Roja has been humming in my head ever since. ...........
#artismoments #saree #sari #kanjivaramsaree #bigbindi #flowersinmyhair #marigold #flowersfrommygarden #weavesofindia #style #maniratnammagic #lifeisbeautiful

1992. Chennai. Mani Ratnam’s Roja was released. My house mate was a medical student from Malaysia. She was Tamilian. She insisted we watch the film in Tamil without subtitles and promised me that she’d be my translator. Less than five minutes into the film, I was in love. She didn’t need to say a word. The magic of cinema took over. After the film, we landed at Nalli’s to buy a saree. I was sponsoring my wedding so I would save up every month to buy a saree. I had saved up enough to buy my first Kanjivaram and my friend was going to be my guide. Once again, she didn’t need to say anything. One look at this melody of saffron and green with green parrots woven along the border, and it was love at first sight. I draped it after almost twenty years on Monday to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations in Doha. The sound track of Roja has been humming in my head ever since. ...........  #artismoments  #saree  #sari  #kanjivaramsaree  #bigbindi  #flowersinmyhair  #marigold  #flowersfrommygarden  #weavesofindia  #style  #maniratnammagic  #lifeisbeautiful

An old photo 
A new year
A tinge of sunset
In a sea of grey
Is it the end of a day?
Or the beginning of an evening? ———
For more thoughts on grey and greytitude, check out: www.artismoments.blogspot.com
.......
#artismoments #blogger #photographer #naturephotography #sunset #jerseyshore #travel #indianphotographersgplus #lookingforpublisher #lookingforpublishing #grey #greytitude #musings

An old photo A new year A tinge of sunset In a sea of grey Is it the end of a day? Or the beginning of an evening? ——— For more thoughts on grey and greytitude, check out: www.artismoments.blogspot.com .......  #artismoments  #blogger  #photographer  #naturephotography  #sunset  #jerseyshore  #travel  #indianphotographersgplus  #lookingforpublisher  #lookingforpublishing  #grey  #greytitude  #musings

Light. Camera. Action. 
In my case, after all the action, a big dollop of inaction. 
Friends and family who know me, know how much I love to sit and stare.
This life of busy can be made beautiful with long, languorous pauses such as these: candles, flowers, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan’s album ‘dil’ and a watering can filling up a blue urli.
Easy does it:)
Be kind to your precious day: give it long pauses of paying attention to the ordinary. 
Wishing you all a Monday filled with light, love, perfume of flowers and notes of your favourite melody. 💜
——
#artismoments #apositiveoutlook #myordinarymoments #ustadsujaatkhan’smusic #homedecor #ikeacandles #vinca #flowersfrommygarden #gardeningindoha #blogger #whenfriendscomeoverfortea #photographer #videographer

Light. Camera. Action. In my case, after all the action, a big dollop of inaction. Friends and family who know me, know how much I love to sit and stare. This life of busy can be made beautiful with long, languorous pauses such as these: candles, flowers, Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan’s album ‘dil’ and a watering can filling up a blue urli. Easy does it:) Be kind to your precious day: give it long pauses of paying attention to the ordinary. Wishing you all a Monday filled with light, love, perfume of flowers and notes of your favourite melody. 💜 ——  #artismoments  #apositiveoutlook  #myordinarymoments  #ustadsujaatkhan’smusic  #homedecor  #ikeacandles  #vinca  #flowersfrommygarden  #gardeningindoha  #blogger  #whenfriendscomeoverfortea  #photographer  #videographer

Met the man behind @raw_mango after the fashion show at DECC last night. 
His views are as fresh as his designs. 
Loved the show, the chat and the amazing clothes and sarees.
Thank you @de_bold_and_debrassy for bringing Sanjay Garg to Doha.
Thank you dear @kusum2911 for this capture. 
More about the saree I’m wearing tomorrow. 
Cheers to #shopqatar2019 and @the_event_company_sakala_ for a fabulous evening.
#artismoments #doha

Met the man behind @raw_mango after the fashion show at DECC last night. His views are as fresh as his designs. Loved the show, the chat and the amazing clothes and sarees. Thank you @de_bold_and_debrassy for bringing Sanjay Garg to Doha. Thank you dear @kusum2911 for this capture. More about the saree I’m wearing tomorrow. Cheers to  #shopqatar2019 and @the_event_company_sakala_ for a fabulous evening.  #artismoments  #doha

Not all mornings are as clear as day.
Fog of self doubt or  heartache or mundane routines can dull the shine of a brand new year. “Pity party’ is how my grown up kids see it. 
I call it a time to introspect: a quieter time, a time to travel within sans parties and music and crowds. 
Emerging from this self- inflicted exile of 48 hours, I feel the grey clouds parting. I see the clolours of a new dawn lining the horizon. 
My love affair with silence is hard to explain to my loved ones. 
Maybe one day they will see what I hear when I’m silent: the birdsong of new beginnings. 🦋
Happy New Year everyone. 
Picture clicked on the morning of December 31st, #aspirepark 
#artismoments #blogger #sunrise #morningwalk #photographer #musingsofawanderingheart #myordinarymoments #indianphotographergplus #treesofinstagram #lookingforapublisher #nofilterneeded

Not all mornings are as clear as day. Fog of self doubt or heartache or mundane routines can dull the shine of a brand new year. “Pity party’ is how my grown up kids see it. I call it a time to introspect: a quieter time, a time to travel within sans parties and music and crowds. Emerging from this self- inflicted exile of 48 hours, I feel the grey clouds parting. I see the clolours of a new dawn lining the horizon. My love affair with silence is hard to explain to my loved ones. Maybe one day they will see what I hear when I’m silent: the birdsong of new beginnings. 🦋 Happy New Year everyone. Picture clicked on the morning of December 31st,  #aspirepark  #artismoments  #blogger  #sunrise  #morningwalk  #photographer  #musingsofawanderingheart  #myordinarymoments  #indianphotographergplus  #treesofinstagram  #lookingforapublisher  #nofilterneeded

“Ikk tukda dhup da” wrote Amrita Pritam. 
Translation: a piece of sunshine.
Mainun jaroorat hai ujj thode tukdian di.
Hulka karan je mere aneeherian noon.
Translation: I need a few pieces today. 
To lighten my dark corners.
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#artismoments #travel #sunset #travelphotography #amritapritamwords #attemptingpoetry #punjabipoetry #chiangmai #colours #sunset_pics #myordinarymoments #blogger #photographer #indianphotographergplus #poetryofinstagram #treesofinstagram

“Ikk tukda dhup da” wrote Amrita Pritam. Translation: a piece of sunshine. Mainun jaroorat hai ujj thode tukdian di. Hulka karan je mere aneeherian noon. Translation: I need a few pieces today. To lighten my dark corners. .......  #artismoments  #travel  #sunset  #travelphotography  #amritapritamwords  #attemptingpoetry  #punjabipoetry  #chiangmai  #colours  #sunset_pics  #myordinarymoments  #blogger  #photographer  #indianphotographergplus  #poetryofinstagram  #treesofinstagram

“Every situation in life must be faced, so why not face it with love?”
Everything is borrowed for this post today. 
Those insightful words are from @brahmakumaris.quotes that I read a few minutes ago.
And this piece of art is the work of a gentleman who’s undergoing cancer treatment at HMC.
I’ve been trying out art therapy sessions with some patients as part of a volunteering programme. 
Yesterday, the art was put into frames. 
Love for life is as clear as the green and red pigments of this painting in that room full of patients. 
Love is simple. 
Life is fickle.
The choice is always ours. How much love we infuse into this fickle life is always up to us.
Wishing you all a beautiful, colourful life full of love. 💜
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#artismoments #art #brahmakumarisquotes #gratitude #iloveqatar #arttherapy #colours #love #treesofinstagram

“Every situation in life must be faced, so why not face it with love?” Everything is borrowed for this post today. Those insightful words are from @brahmakumaris.quotes that I read a few minutes ago. And this piece of art is the work of a gentleman who’s undergoing cancer treatment at HMC. I’ve been trying out art therapy sessions with some patients as part of a volunteering programme. Yesterday, the art was put into frames. Love for life is as clear as the green and red pigments of this painting in that room full of patients. Love is simple. Life is fickle. The choice is always ours. How much love we infuse into this fickle life is always up to us. Wishing you all a beautiful, colourful life full of love. 💜 ......  #artismoments  #art  #brahmakumarisquotes  #gratitude  #iloveqatar  #arttherapy  #colours  #love  #treesofinstagram

Last week in Doha, husband and I went to check out the new exhibition @dohafirestation 
Russian Avant-Garde is a must see.
I’m thankful for the art and heart of this country I live in. 
Happy Qatar National Day.
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Draped this #narayanpetcotton saree in black and teamed it with an old favourite #kalamkari blouse. The saree’s ochre border woven like tiny checkerboards is utterly delightful. 
Saree was bought at @lepakshihandicrafts New Delhi.
#artismoments #sareesofinstagram #weavesofindia #sareelove #saree #bigbindi #art #artinqatar #firestationdoha #exhibitionsworthseeing #myordinarymoments #cottonsarees #qatar🇶🇦 #grateful

Last week in Doha, husband and I went to check out the new exhibition @dohafirestation Russian Avant-Garde is a must see. I’m thankful for the art and heart of this country I live in. Happy Qatar National Day. ...... Draped this  #narayanpetcotton saree in black and teamed it with an old favourite  #kalamkari blouse. The saree’s ochre border woven like tiny checkerboards is utterly delightful. Saree was bought at @lepakshihandicrafts New Delhi.  #artismoments  #sareesofinstagram  #weavesofindia  #sareelove  #saree  #bigbindi  #art  #artinqatar  #firestationdoha  #exhibitionsworthseeing  #myordinarymoments  #cottonsarees  #qatar🇶🇦  #grateful

Ek chaadar neelee si,
Ek tukda dharti ka,
Yeh dhoop saanjhi si,
Kaafi hai.
Hain na? ......
Translation to follow tomorrow.😊 Who knows, there may be more lines to paint or maybe not.
Maybe this is enough.
......
In the mood to write Hindi poetry
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#artismoments #chainsheel #vistasindia #outdoormonks #attemptingpoetry #blogger #travel #travelphotography #uttaranchal #outdoorbliss #mondaymusings #bandarpoonchpeak #himalayantrek #peaksofuttarakhand #schoolformaunda #lookingforapublisher

Ek chaadar neelee si, Ek tukda dharti ka, Yeh dhoop saanjhi si, Kaafi hai. Hain na? ...... Translation to follow tomorrow.😊 Who knows, there may be more lines to paint or maybe not. Maybe this is enough. ...... In the mood to write Hindi poetry ......  #artismoments  #chainsheel  #vistasindia  #outdoormonks  #attemptingpoetry  #blogger  #travel  #travelphotography  #uttaranchal  #outdoorbliss  #mondaymusings  #bandarpoonchpeak  #himalayantrek  #peaksofuttarakhand  #schoolformaunda  #lookingforapublisher

Silently, Moon and her children lit up #aspirepark last night. 
I went for a walk in the evening breeze, holding hands with my love.
Is this bliss? I wondered.
“Rumi says it is a state of awareness best spoken of in terms of what it is not.” I read the lines once again this morning.
I sigh. 
I see. ......
The quote above is from The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. 
I’d say, a copy of this beautiful translation is a must in every home. ......
#artismoments #rumi #musingsofawanderingsoul #booksofinstagram #colemanbarkstranslation #myordinarymoments #blogger #videography #qatarinstagram #thisbeautifulworld #lookingforapublisher 
#moon #nightsky #qatariflag #fairylights

Silently, Moon and her children lit up  #aspirepark last night. I went for a walk in the evening breeze, holding hands with my love. Is this bliss? I wondered. “Rumi says it is a state of awareness best spoken of in terms of what it is not.” I read the lines once again this morning. I sigh. I see. ...... The quote above is from The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks. I’d say, a copy of this beautiful translation is a must in every home. ......  #artismoments  #rumi  #musingsofawanderingsoul  #booksofinstagram  #colemanbarkstranslation  #myordinarymoments  #blogger  #videography  #qatarinstagram  #thisbeautifulworld  #lookingforapublisher  #moon  #nightsky  #qatariflag  #fairylights

Artful alleys of Doha.
....
Went for a dosa to @sangeethadoha and found this happy alley bursting with colours.
....
Wishing you all a rainbow Monday. 💜
..... #artismoments #myordinarymoments #thisbeautifulworld #yellow 
#yellowdoor #redcrate #red #blue #colors #streetart #doha #qatar_instagram #streetsofdoha #sunpatterns #streetphotography #blogger #indianphotographergplus

Artful alleys of Doha. .... Went for a dosa to @sangeethadoha and found this happy alley bursting with colours. .... Wishing you all a rainbow Monday. 💜 .....  #artismoments  #myordinarymoments  #thisbeautifulworld  #yellow  #yellowdoor  #redcrate  #red  #blue  #colors  #streetart  #doha  #qatar_instagram  #streetsofdoha  #sunpatterns  #streetphotography  #blogger  #indianphotographergplus

“What you seek is seeking you.”
~Rumi
.....
A warm as sun and bright as rose petals cushion cover created by Moh @vidyapshenoy came seeking me on Saturday and I’m busy finding her a comfortable place to rest.
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#artismoments #myordinarymoments #madeinqatar #designedinqatar #homedecor #yellow #liwanfurniture #ikeachair #polkadots 
#indianphotographersgplus #localbusiness #creativefriends

“What you seek is seeking you.” ~Rumi ..... A warm as sun and bright as rose petals cushion cover created by Moh @vidyapshenoy came seeking me on Saturday and I’m busy finding her a comfortable place to rest. ......  #artismoments  #myordinarymoments  #madeinqatar  #designedinqatar  #homedecor  #yellow  #liwanfurniture  #ikeachair  #polkadots  #indianphotographersgplus  #localbusiness  #creativefriends

When saree lovers meet, it’s an instant connection. 
Thank you @ambika4380 for this beautiful salmon pink #venkatgirisaree and for this opportunity to meet and hug @chinnadua who looked resplendent in her gorgeous Kantha saree with embroidered red roses.
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A few of us were blessed with a chance to hear @chinnadua sing along with her husband, @vinoddua7 whose soulful renditions matched @chinnadua’s sublime singing and transported me to an era gone by.
Gratitude—from this happy heart. 🙏
.......
Note for Doha blouse material seekers: my blouse material is from Bombay Silks on Salwa Road.
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#artismoments #instagramchinnadua #saree #sareeblouse #weavesofindia #pinksaree #sareelover #style #bigbindi  #flowersinmyhair #momentslikethese #shakespeareandcodoha 
#thisbeautifulworld

When saree lovers meet, it’s an instant connection. Thank you @ambika4380 for this beautiful salmon pink  #venkatgirisaree and for this opportunity to meet and hug @chinnadua who looked resplendent in her gorgeous Kantha saree with embroidered red roses. ..... A few of us were blessed with a chance to hear @chinnadua sing along with her husband, @vinoddua7 whose soulful renditions matched @chinnadua’s sublime singing and transported me to an era gone by. Gratitude—from this happy heart. 🙏 ....... Note for Doha blouse material seekers: my blouse material is from Bombay Silks on Salwa Road. ......  #artismoments  #instagramchinnadua  #saree  #sareeblouse  #weavesofindia  #pinksaree  #sareelover  #style  #bigbindi  #flowersinmyhair  #momentslikethese  #shakespeareandcodoha  #thisbeautifulworld

Bliss is a hot cup of chai in the lap of the Himalayas. Never mind if the liquid in these cups is not actually chai. 😁 It’s  the only picture which truly captures the joy only hot chai can bring when it’s below freezing and you are camping outdoors. .......
Chai ki chuskian, Chainsheel ki waadion mein. 
Photo courtesy —  a monk of @outdoormonks ....
#octobertrek #thisbeautifulworld #outdoorbliss #artismoments #myordinarymoments #chainsheel #schoolformaunda #blogger #travel #chai #uttarakhand #uttarakhandheaven #trekkinginhimalayas #treksofuttarakhand #vistasindia #outdoormonks 
#mountainsarecalling #musingsofawanderingsoul

Bliss is a hot cup of chai in the lap of the Himalayas. Never mind if the liquid in these cups is not actually chai. 😁 It’s the only picture which truly captures the joy only hot chai can bring when it’s below freezing and you are camping outdoors. ....... Chai ki chuskian, Chainsheel ki waadion mein. Photo courtesy — a monk of @outdoormonks ....  #octobertrek  #thisbeautifulworld  #outdoorbliss  #artismoments  #myordinarymoments  #chainsheel  #schoolformaunda  #blogger  #travel  #chai  #uttarakhand  #uttarakhandheaven  #trekkinginhimalayas  #treksofuttarakhand  #vistasindia  #outdoormonks  #mountainsarecalling  #musingsofawanderingsoul

Bageeche ke phool—flowers from my garden: zinnia, calendula and basil. 
Celebrating day 1 of my favourite month: February. 
#nofilter #myordinarymoments #gardeningindoha #calendula #zinnia #basil #gardening #yellow #đithi #gratituteforwhatis #artismoments

Bageeche ke phool—flowers from my garden: zinnia, calendula and basil. Celebrating day 1 of my favourite month: February.  #nofilter  #myordinarymoments  #gardeningindoha  #calendula  #zinnia  #basil  #gardening  #yellow  #đithi  #gratituteforwhatis  #artismoments

Good morning life. 
Even in the end you are worth capturing. 
#nature #myordinarymoments #grateful #qatar_instagram #morningwalk #doha #artismoments

Good morning life. Even in the end you are worth capturing.  #nature  #myordinarymoments  #grateful  #qatar_instagram  #morningwalk  #doha  #artismoments

The ocean echoes but the sand is serene.
#qatar_instagram 
#marroona 
#myordinarymoments 
#grateful 
#nature
#artismoments

The ocean echoes but the sand is serene.  #qatar_instagram  #marroona  #myordinarymoments  #grateful  #nature  #artismoments

Morning walk@Aspire today😊#Aspire # Doha #qatar_instagram #artismoments

Morning walk@Aspire today😊 #Aspire # Doha  #qatar_instagram  #artismoments

Local Arts Museum - Pano Lefkara, Cyprus #myordinarymoments #artismoments

Local Arts Museum - Pano Lefkara, Cyprus  #myordinarymoments  #artismoments

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