Art always inspires me, be it in any form. However i have a little more inclination towards painting, music and crafts. No matter where they exist in the world, whether you know the language of the people who create them, whether you understand the lore behind it or not – doesn’t matter. All that matters is a heart that loves it in its true form and appreciates its purity. This picture was clicked at one of the local markets of Ahmedabad. It was a beautiful evening spent at the street at leisure, chit chatting with the craftsmen and sellers. The boxes in the picture are hand crafted and the art form is called “Meenakari”. Meenakari is like a burst of colors with hues of yellow, red, green in prominence. Do not the know the origin of this craft but it proudly nestles in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Advertisements
“Of people and nature, colors and textures, Infusing and blending together, creating its own form, Art as it should be – free, imaginative, and soulful, Inspired from life, around and within.” This picture is of a street at Kala Ghoda in South of Mumbai. Kala Ghoda which in english means (Black Horse) is popular for its culture of arts. You will find here the famous Jehangir Art Gallery were many artists display their work. Right outside the art gallery you would see some astonishing work done by some not so famous or aspiring artists. From portraits, to sketches, to handicraft you would find art in its various forms here all inspired from people and life.
“The value of a piece is only discovered by the hands which bring it to a form, a form which is meaningful, beautiful or simply connected to lives “ This weekend I decided to take part in the near and far travel blog competition by Laterooms.I grabbed my phone camera and traveled all the way to South of Mumbai to discover what I had never seen before. However at the last moment I decided to write my post for the competition on the Gir Forest, because I just could not come up with the right words for the experience I had been through during my trip. Though few pictures were a disappointment (I could not capture them through the right angle) I could manage few clicks which tell a story of vintage Mumbai. My photo series by this title will carry the pictures I took during my day tour through South Mumbai, accompanied by interesting tales that I gathered from people i met.