Random thoughts on photography
While growing up in the seventies in India, Kashmir was the only hill station that one knew of, & this beautiful state was showcased to the hilt in the romantic movies of Shammi and Shashi Kapoor. Kashmir was engraved in all our minds forever as a heaven on earth thanks to the immortal lines uttered by Jehangir - " Gar firdaus bar rue zameen ast, hameen asto, hameen asto, hameen ast" translated as "If ever there is paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here!". After almost twenty years of trouble, Kashmir has seen a rare summer of peace this year. We were lucky enough to be able to take advantage of this, and paid a short visit to Srinagar last week. It is the fall season there now, and the entire state is currently a riot of colours. From a pre-dawn shikara ride to see the floating market, to plucking luscious apples from orchards to horse rides in the lovely meadows of Pahalgam, we tried to squeeze in as much of the state as we could in the three brief days of our stay there. And the state totally lived up to its reputation. Lovely weather, beautiful landscapes, friendly and beautiful people - Kashmir is all this and more. I hope that Kashmir remains peaceful from now on so that the people can prosper after so many years of strife. And of course, I do hope that we will be able to go back to visit this beautiful pace time and again. Hope you like the photos of Kashmir that I have loaded on this site. Look forward to your feedback.