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Sun set “Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under” #pyramids #pyramidsofgiza #giza #eygpt #sunset #sunsetphotography #travelphotography #travel #travelling #traveler #traveltheworld #travelgram #photography #photooftheday #photo #photos #photographer #photographs #naturephotography #quoteoftheday

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Aag ka kya hai, pal do pal mein lagti hai... Bujhte bujhte ek zamana lagta hai... Happy Lohri 🔥 #happy #lohri #lohricelebration #fire #punjabi #winter #ghazal #kaifbhopali #urdupoetry #hindisongs

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“You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is” ~~ Tove Jansson Do you remember where you were for New Year’s Eve 2000? There was so much anticipation. There was so much apprehension. The banking system would fail ... ALL the computers would fail. They didn’t. I was in Delhi. I was also in Delhi for New Year’s 2001. What happened that year was that the entire northern grid failed. No power for days to all of North India. 230 million people affected. No electricity meant no hot water in geysers, and no water because no motors to pump the water, no heaters in frigid foggy winter weather. I remember where I was for so many other New Years. Going to Trafalgar Square when I was 7. I remember my parents finding it very rowdy. Taking the number 7 train to Times Square in 1980. I remember it being very cold. Flying to Rome in 1984. I remember the pilot wishing us new year according to our position in the sky at that moment in time. Walking to Harbour Bridge in Sydney in 1985. I remember it feeling very warm and friendly. Gate crashing a friend’s friends new year’s party in Massachusetts some time in the 1990s. I remember becoming uninvited overnight guests due to a blizzard. Being driven through San Francisco in 2011. I remember rekindling the bonds of friendship. Dressing up in sequin dresses in Puerto Rico in 2012. I remember my girls and spouse falling asleep while watching Pirates of the Caribbean. Taking my father to Freeport in 2016. I remember how strong willed he was to go up four flights of stairs to our apartment. This year we were in a village in Lapland, called Saariselka, 250 km north of the Arctic circle. I will remember taking a reindeer sleigh to go see stars and northern lights. But I also remember the very many New Years spent at home in pajamas. I remember most fondly going nowhere. “Because sometimes you have to travel to NoWhere to be Now Here” #happy #newyear #travel #home #family #celebration #memories #travel #saariselka #lapland #finland #aurora #joikukotsamo #writersofinstagram #writer #writerscommunity #writersofindia #indianwriters

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“But on an occasion like this we must wait for sunset. Setting out in the right way is just as important as the opening lines in a book: they determine everything.” ~~Moomin by Tove Jansson Wishing everyone a very happy start to the new year❣️ #happy #new #year #happynewyear #2020 #sunset #sunsetphotography #photo #photooftheday #travel #travelphotography #nature #naturephotography #saariselka #lapland #finland #polarnights #winter #winterwonderland

22 days ago 0
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“I had now found my first friend, and so my life was truly begun.” – Moominpappa by Tove Jansson. #love #happy #family #sisters #friends #coldweather #winter #winterfashion #travel #traveltheworld #travelling #travellers #travelphotography #photooftheday #streetphotography #streetstyle #helsinki #finland #quoteoftheday #quote #moomin #tovejansson

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War does not determine who is right, only who is remaining. ~~ Finnish proverb. #war #peace #fortress #cannons #suomenlinna #helsinki #finland #finnish #travelphotography #travel #traveltheworld #travelgram #traveling #travelholic #traveller #instatravel #photography #photooftheday #photo #photograph #photogram

26 days ago 0
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City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style, In the air there's a feeling of Christmas. Children laughing, people passing ... #merrychristmas #citysidewalks #holidayseason #peoplepassingby #lottepalacehotel #fifthavenue #ny #nyc #nycphotographer #nycstreetstyle #nycstreetphotography #dotheyknowitschristmas #travelphotography #photography #photo #photooftheday #photographer

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Happy Everything It's the most wonderful time of the year . . . But Do they know it's Christmas time at all? It's that time of the year when Muslims Hindus Pagans Christians Jews Africans Zoroastrians even Atheists Sikhs Buddhists celebrate. So, it's OK to say "Happy Holidays" Happy Milad Un Nabi Happy Sankranti Happy Winter Solstice Happy Christmas Happy Hanukkah Happy Kwanza Happy Zartusht-no-diso Happy New Years Happy Gurpurab Happy Bodhi Day Wishing Happy Everything to Everyone Everywhere. #happy #holidays #happyholidays #seasonsgreetings #celebrations #happy #winter #wintersolstice #merrychristmas #happynewyear #seasonaldecor #photooftheday #photo #photography #photographer #photograph #writersofinstagram #writer #writerscommunity #writerslife #writerofindia #writersofindia #indianwriters

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“Patience is to wait for the ice to melt instead of breaking it”. ~~ Munia Khan. #ice #icicles #frozen #winter #winterwonderland #photooftheday #photo #photography #photographer #photograph #nature #naturephotography #quoteoftheday #quotes #quotestoliveby

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Fire and Ice ... Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate, To say that for destruction ice Is also great. And would suffice. ~~ Robert Frost. #ice #frozen #iceart #winter #winterwonderland #evergreen #nature #naturephotography #photography #photooftheday #photo #photographer #photograph #poetry #robertfrost #quoteoftheday #quotes

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“We all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer. The poor get it in the winter”. ~~ Bat Masterson. #frozen #ice #nature #naturephotography #photooftheday #photography #photographer #photo #photograph #tree #treephotography #branches #quoteoftheday #quotes

1 months ago 0
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“You've got ice in your veins, but you're smart enough to keep it from freezing your heart”. ~~Tijan. #frozen #ice #nature #naturephotography #natural #iceart #photooftheday #photo #photography #photographer #photos #photograph #quoteoftheday #quotes

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Hafiz Khuda: I used to be beautiful. Well everyone is beautiful when they are their younger selves. Now I am middling and menopausal. Fifty is the new forty they say. I say fat and frumpy thats the new me. Rather than me carry bags to the airport I carry them under my eyes. The excess baggage I pay for is in my cholesterol numbers. If beauty is the the eye of the beholder and if the eyes are windows to the soul ... well then ... not only has my beauty faded from the surface but my soul has lost it’s sheen too. I say this is as I became an increasingly weary caretaker to my ailing parent. I lost my patience with my very patient father much too often. My loss of empathy increased as his abilities decreased. It has been five years since we found my father on the floor of his bedroom on 21 December 2012. We had to cancel our Mexican Christmas vacation. On 31 December 2012 he called us to his side to say his final goodbye. We hugged we cried. I took a few photographs. He lived to see another day and more. In the last five years we both vacillated from extreme sadness at the impending end. To complete forgetfulness of the final outcome. But in the past 8 months my father was admitted to the hospital more than 8 times. Each time arriving home weaker than the time before. He became increasingly irritable as did I. Both feeling inadequate and helpless and therefore angry more with oneself than each other. It’s hard to constantly mourn a death to come. Or to say the final goodbye over and over again. He could not understand why I could not be at his side all day and throughout the night. I couldn’t explain to him that I didn’t see the need of sitting beside him. I needed to sleep. I had to go to work. I had to run the house. I had to raise my daughters. I had to go on with the needs of the living. But today I was at his bedside. I held his hand. He held onto life for as long as he could. 90 years. For my sake. I had to let go. For his sake. Was it for the best? For him ... perhaps. For me ... perhaps not. Khuda Hafiz Abba Jaan. (16 December 2017) ऐ ख़ुदा रेत के सहरा को समंदर कर दे, या छलकती हुई आँखों को भी पत्थर कर दे. #father #fatherdaughter

1 months ago 0
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Waqt ki qaid mein zindagi hai magar, Chand ghadiyan yehi hain jo azad hain, Inko kho kar meri jaane jaana, Umr bhar na taraste raho, Aaj jaane ki zid na karo, Aaj jaane ki zid na karo . . . #father #daughter #fatherdaughter #fatheranddaughter #fatherdaughtertime #fatherdaughterlove #love #memories #hands #holdinghands #strength #waqt #aaj #hindisongs #hindipoetry #ghazal #urdughazal #hospitallife #thecolorpurple #purple #bruise #photooftheday #photography #photo #photograph #photographer #photographersofindia #indianphotography

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