My morocco diaries - The maze of slopes on the dunes were a mystery to the onlooker .. suddenly came peeping a young camel herder with an astonished look . 3 days in these dunes and every time I looked at them it made me feel like a part of a painting .. a perfect one ... hues of yellows oranges and reds the sand changed colour almost like the sun and sand played games with each other .. such is the beauty of the creator ! Blessed to see nature at its best 🙏🏼
My Morocco’s diaries “are u living or just existing” I realised what this quote meant when I came across these nomad children in the Sahara desert ... beautiful blessed souls and I tell u I don’t know how they survived but they made me question my existence and so will u ..the Sahara desert goes up to 57. Degrees Celsius during the summer months and these kids seemed to live unaware of their surroundings .. life is how we take it .. and no im not trying to re-emphasise poverty in my post but embrace how difficult situations make even such young ones adapt to what is given to them
My morocco diaries - The journey in a land where sunsets are painted by the creator himself .. where the sand prints lead you to nowhere for some and to what someone calls their home . The caravan of camels were a treat to anyone’s eyes especially against the picturesque backdrop of the great Sahara desert .
My Moroccan diaries - The tale of the blue city - Chefchaouen . Yes morocco has its own blue city and it was more blue than Jodhpur .. well there are different theories to why it’s blue some say blue is a spiritual colour and represents the sky and heaven . Others say the Jews introduced the blue while they took refuge here from hitler and the most common of them all is to keep the mosquitoes away! Bustling with tourists Every corner makes a perfect spot for selfies and much more . Very sadly my 24 hours in the city were encountered with rain but that didn’t dampen my spirit .. tried to catch some morning shots of the locals heading to school on this very gloomy and cold morning ! Oh and did I forget this city is well known for is marijuana plantations too !
My Moroccan diaries - “The gateway to heaven “ a very big reason behind morocco on my bucket list was the Sahara desert. The soft golden hues of yellows .. the no filtered blue skies and the simplicity of a small desert town it’s a perfect combination isn’t it Once I got there I knew it was going to be hard to leave and that’s exactly what happened . I cancelled a night in some other city as planned by the tour operator and bummed around at this gorgeous tent camp ... @realmoroccotourssaid thank u for having us here and for the warmest hospitality ever !
My Moroccan diaries - “The nomadic life “ . I was told by my guide in the Sahara that there are many Nomad families that lived around the camp we were living at this really got me going I was very curious to see how they lived in a no mans land . So we drove in our 4X4 through the dunes .. a bumpy ride and all I saw for acres and acres was a barren piece of black land which they call the black desert . Very close to the border of Algeria I started spotting small homes made with cloth and bamboos all spread across this desert . We only visited one and the kids came running towards us .. while they couldn’t speak our language the only thing we thought of us was to offer them some cookies and eatables we had with ourselves and then we knew there was some kind of a friendship we had established there . I only worried of the fact that at 3 pm in March when it was 32 degrees how would these kids survive July at 56 degrees .. their lips were chapped but that smile was unbeatable ❤️
My Moroccan diaries - The blend of culture and people in this county was fascinating . At every nook and corner where you found older men and women with the holy beads inside the mosque I also came across young modern men and work on their way to work Busy on their Mobile phones . An image clicked in the old medina of Fes at a mosque . Non Muslims are not allowed in mosques in Morocco except the big mosque in Casablanca . While I watched the intricate design on the pillars and gateway of the mosque this smiley man was sure to be my subject.
The Moroccan mystery - She walked through the game of light and shadow under that veil signifying the two things that any guest saw predominately everywhere in Morocco the golden hues just like the colour of the Sahara desert and veil clad women .. somewhere when I made this image the patterns represented maybe how a veil is depicted by me - a caged feeling But that’s not how these women felt in this country, so comfortable and with an air of dignity would exchange just the right amount of what can be called a smile and eye contact ... the mystery of why I’m in love with this country continues .. @kooljatt this post is for u as u disliked the previous one.
My morocco diaries - I choose to start with this image as the first image of my recent visit to Morocco because of how camera shy everyone was in that country . I don’t know whether it was horror stories heard by them of how images get manipulated and how often they are on the internet for the wrong reason . However with all the ethics that go hand in hand with a photographer I respected their wishes and left them alone if they weren’t interested in being photographed . This cute lady allowed me to take an picture but was giggling all throughout and saying to me “ I’m so shy this is the first time ever I’ve been clicked “ ..
Moroccan diaries - A must when u travel to a foreign county is to take a part of their culture and leave a piece of yours with them .. these last couple days have been filled with fun adventure and excitement and let’s not forget all the love from the locals here .. thank u @monu_r for capturing this moment in my Moroccan avatar ❤️
Dark nights often reflect the brightest of moments in your life or maybe the darkest As Nandu Bhaiya my boat man from Benares sat there probably doing his 30th Boat trip of the day on the holy river. His emotion reflected the calm and peaceful vibe the river brought to people . Was he happy with his life as a boatman If he was he wouldn’t share the fact that his children won’t carry on the family trade ... yet in his stormy thoughts there was something that was calming ..
Love the people god gave you coz one day he will take them back .. today was one of the days where life and how unpredictable it is flashed straight in front of your eyes not once but twice in the day .. not did we lose the charming Sridevi a superstar who will never be forgotten and it was so hard for me to believe she was no more , while that was something I was only coming to terms with I learnt that the inspiration behind my creativity my beloved art Teacher in mumbai succumbed to the incurable ALS disease .. my creative world feels incomplete today ... Meena didi u will be missed ..