New Zealand


No emergencies. And no exits. - Melbourne, Australia
31st July 2014 – Melbourne, Australia In airports and terminals, I found a new game. Of hide-and-seek, with an edge of chaos and mayhem Time is playing a good referee, and keeps reminding me. The exits are always there. But I have no plans of taking them. They say time flies. Mine must have taken a concorde, because the realisation is a kickback when you are already typing out the 30th day post. The last one month was spent in 5 different countries, and that is a fairly good start. Click here to check out pictures from Vanuautu, one of my favourite countries the […]

Project 365: Day 30 – Going full circle


30th July 2014 – Christchurch, New Zealand Beyond the construction sites, and the debris lying around, Beyond the grey walls, which withstood a calamity, Beyond the trams, and the still pace at which they moved, You realise that you still have a spring in the step, in this beautiful city. The 2011 earthquake has left most of the important monuments in Christchurch, still under reconstruction. Last night, I had met a bunch of local folks over a house dinner, and one of whom was an Engineer on the reconstruction projects. She informed me that it would be years before the city […]

Project 365: Day 29 – Check mate, nature!


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29th July 2014 – Christchurch, New Zealand Light has found a long-lost friend, And the shadows now face their foe. In the ruins and rubble of Christchurch, I found the golden hour, ending my woe.  To make this project easier, sometimes I resort to taking pictures at the beautiful hours. One of which is the sunrise, which explains why I have been waking up so early at times. The other is the golden hour, the twilight zone, which transforms even ordinary places into an amazing palette of colours. But apart from Vanuatu, I haven’t had much luck in my other […]

Project 365: Day 28 – The search for the golden hour



28th July 2014 – Picton, New Zealand The lack of protein has begun to show And the nicotine doesn’t want to go slow With all this hectic travel, sometimes I wonder. If it is blood, or caffeine, that rides the flow.  Those who don’t travel, often keep telling me how jealous they are about what I do. But the wise ones, the ones that travel, keep warning me. “Watch out. You will tire yourself once in a while. Be ready to rejuvenate, and to reinvent yourself every once in a while.” Today was one of those days. The harsh cold winter of New Zealand, […]

Project 365: Day 27 – In coffee, we trust


27th July 2014 – Wellington, New Zealand The kiwi was a recluse on a vacation And the sea gulls already had their moment. The penguins never bothered to say hi, So I had to reluctantly seal my intent. Yeoni, my CS host, felt like taking a good, long drive today. And since it was a Sunday, we did take a good, long drive. We drove all the way from Wellington, to Cape Palliser, which has a beautiful light house overlooking a cliff and some beautiful black, sand beaches.What we didn’t prepare for, was the wildlife. On the way, there was a […]

Project 365: Day 26 – No penguins. No Kiwis. Cant complain.


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This was the 25th post (Day 25) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 26th July 2014 – Wellington, New Zealand The early bird caught the sunrise. The golden arches, into […]

Sunrise at Oriental Bay: Wellington, New Zealand



huka falls hdr taupo
This was the 24th post (Day 24) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 25th July 2014 – Taupo, New Zealand Beyond pine trees, and timber forests, the water flowed home, […]

HDR photography at the Huka Falls: Taupo, New Zealand


Mcdonalds in airplane taupo
This was the 23rd post (Day 23) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 24th July 2014 – Taupo, New Zealand Maybe it was the lake, stretched out in miles Or […]

A McDonalds in an Airplane: Taupo, New Zealand


Britomart ferry terminal auckland
This was the 22nd post (Day 22) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.   23rd July 2014 – Auckland, New Zealand The hangovers came again. Like unwanted visitors. As you sow, so […]

Clicking at the Britomart: Auckland, New Zealand



Auckland needle in the sky
This was the 21st post (Day 21) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 22nd July 2014 – Auckland, New Zealand The cold winds pierced my skin, And the city lights pierced […]

Night Photography in Auckland, New Zealand


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This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning