Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wheels of (mis)fortune

All those household goodies in the picture could be won for as low as 5 Swedish kronor with the help of luck of course. This was one of the many wheels of fortune at Liseberg amusement park in Gøteborg. Apparently there were three kinds of people at the park. The first group was the living personification of mother luck. The wheels seemed to obey every command of this beatified lot. Unpretentiously carrying their previous winnings, they made their way through crowds of aspiring gamblers, bet on a single number, won, casually picked up the prize and breezed past the not-so-lucky over to another wheel to win yet again. The second group enabled this game to flourish by betting relentlessly and not winning a trifle. They would bet four times in a row on their favorite number only to be hopelessly disappointed and move on to another number to find out later that the number they gave up on won some lucky devil a mega prize. The last set of people had probably grasped the essence of the Swedish saying: Lycka ger aldrig; den lånar bara ut (Luck never gives; it only lends). They preferred to get dizzy on the roller coasters with friends and family. I would rather not say which lot I belonged to :D

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake ~Henry David Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake ~Henry David Thoreau This photo was taken almost a year ago by either Maulik or me while climbing the marble steps of Takhteshwar in Bhavnagar. I remember we both photographed this butterfly from a lot of different angles to the point where we eventually pissed it off - recreation at its best. The light was great, flowers in full bloom, earth smelled of fresh rain and the plants and trees were washed clean.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ulriken, one summer's night

This is a result of 7 hours of continuous shooting once every minute on a summer's night in Bergen. Between about 23:00 and 6:00, it isn't dark for long, is it?
Great fun!

Friday, June 17, 2011

George Booth, New Yorker Kindle jacket

Simply stunning, this kindle jacket! For the way it sits perfectly like a hardbound book in the hands as well as on the shelf, for the convenience of being able to hold the kindle in one hand without pushing the scroll buttons, for the vibrant colors and sheer beauty, go buy this thing now! Not much of a reviewer, am I? :D

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Random pictures from today's lazy strolls in Torino - of Pizza and a giant jigsaw wall art.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Only 55 km from Turin, Susa has all the charms of a little town - cafes, a river, a tiny railway station, one shopping street, bakeries and patisseries, houses covered in flowers, surrounding mountains... Makes you want to slow down a little and breathe. Would love to return to this charming town! :D