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School Chale Hum !



School Chale Hum !


He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo

Children enjoying their walk to school. 
Still many of them have to walk miles to reach the nearest school. State transport bus either don't run on time or don't run at all ! However, the walk serves children to have fun and more importantly to create a bond and memories of lifetime !




School is practice for the future !
This is Sunil, a 14 year boy from a village near Ratnagiri. He and his friends travel back to his home from school by state transport bus. Usually bus does not arrive. So either these little fellows have to walk back or wait for some biker for a lift. Sunil comes from a poor family of four, parents and two brothers. Older brother and father goes to Mumbai for few months for painting job and returns home during Monsoon time to work in paddy field. Sunil after returning home cannot go to play, he has to assist his mother in household work. He too is willing to leave school, to earn more money.




A good school teaches you resilience !

Running a nationwide campaign has certainly increased the number of schools. What about accessibility, infrastructure, and quality ?
However, much better than to have nothing !


Wandering Destination : Bhatye Beach, Ratnagiri


Wandering Destination : Bhatye Beach, Ratnagiri (MH,IN)


Bhatye beach is one of the prime beach my home town Ratnagiri city has. It is wide enough and it is at least a kilometer long. Plantation of cypress tree runs along with the beach. As many people prefer the Mandavi beach, Bhatye beach has comparatively less crowded. Less crowd makes this place peaceful and un-disturbed experience of a breezy evening is possible. 






Personally, I like to take a long walk on this beach.The sound of splashing waves at sunset, watch lighthouse functioning, look at the sand patterns created by waves, get surprised with different colors and textures of the rocks near by and so many things can be experienced at the evening time. Every visit has something new for you. Definitely on the list of my favorite beaches !



View of the beach from Table top

The light house

Cllect some sea shells with beautiful colors, pattern and textures

Talk with the native fisherman !


Non-stop waves

Mesmerizing evening
and the reflections on the water


A rich experience every day !



Pleasure of driving.....



'Pleasure' of driving.....


For photography tours, I always preferred travelling on bike rather than car. Driving bike gives you pleasure being open to nature. Go slow, looking the beauty around, and stop when you like it to be captured. Two wheeler is fastest and easiest mode of conveyance. On one of my memorable weekend travel to Guhagar, I borrowed 'Hero Pleasure' from my sister. Evening golden light on the grass meadow on the way was a perfect surrounding for photographing this beauty. Here are some images for you....