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Field

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life” Elizabeth Kenny

Have you ever walked inside a field?

“No walk is lovelier than the walk you make inside a field!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

While taking this photo, I struggled hard to get a shot of the head of at least one nearby sheep, but then sheep is sheep!

These creatures of God were busy enjoying their meal and their heads were hidden due to well-grown grass.

Are humans anyway different from Sheep?

How true the following quote!

“We’re a nation of sheep. If you go out and look up at the sky, people around you will start looking up at the sky” Alan Abel

You must have come across similar situations.

What about ‘Herd Behaviour’ of humans?

Herd behaviour is seen in the animals. Here animals try to escape the danger.

Sadly humans are copying the same but in a different but destructive way.

True. Humans do exhibit herd behaviour.

It’s seen in large scale demonstrations, strikes, religious gatherings and recently we noticed in football tournaments.

When a situation is ripe for herd behaviour, people lose their ability of judgment and starts vandalising things along with the rest of the group. 

It’s interesting to note that the herd doesn’t need a leader.

Someone jokingly said our herd mentality is well known on Instagram since many ‘follow’ like sheep blindly.

Because humans are herd animals, easily fall prey to consumerism.

Any lessons?

“When you follow the herd… you are bound to step in shit. Define your own life. Follow your own path”  Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC – Fields & Landscapes photo challenge

Without Geometry life is pointless

Geometry by God

“Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

The shapes to avoid in one’s life

“In life there are three shapes you should avoid, vicious circles, Love triangles and square minds”  Unknown

Geometry by Human (Rather copied from Mother Nature)

“Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one’s mind right. All of its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometrical reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus, the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is not likely to fall into error. In this convenient way, the person who knows geometry acquires intelligence”  Ibn Khaldun

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC – Any kind of Geometrical shape photo challenge and also forms part of  Lens Artists Photo Challenge # 156- Black & White, set by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed.

Hinglish

“Be a puncher, not a puncture” Deepikesh Joshi

Punchar Call

IF you notice in the above photo, a car tyre is hung on the broad stem of the tree as the tree starts its first branching.

You can read the PUNCHAR CALL written on the tyre tube. There is also the mobile number provided but erased intentionally.

Does it sound similar to 911 or SOS or mayday?

As a foreigner, you may wonder what is this panchar call & why it’s written on the tyre tube and first of all why the tree is used?

It’s a kind of advertisement one can come across on major road pavements in India (Unfortunately the tree is used as a medium), and whenever the tyre be that of car, cycle and other modes of transport, get punctured, one can make use of the number mentioned and someone nearby having the shop will come and repair the tube.

The problem with the spelling and is it’s written in Indian English.

Indian English is popularly known as Hinglish, unique in its own way.

Why it’s called Hinglish?

It’s a combination of Hindi+English.

In Hindi, it’s called पंचर (Panchar) hence the spelling in English.

Though the name tells that it’s Hindi+ English, the English language is also mixed with other local languages.

Even in advertisements English is freely mixed, though most of the script is in Hindi. (Life मेबी tough बट I am tougher)

Do you wish to know more about Indian English?

My friend, I am sure you love it.

I know all non-English speaking countries have their version of Hinglish.

If you find time, you can check my Guest Post in Renard’s World – 15 funny common Phrases of Indian English, you are unaware!

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- Trees or Tree parts

and also forms part of Becky B’s Tree squares 

‘Selective’ Mentality

Why majority of us are selective in everything?

I don’t know.

Is this something to do with ‘Cognitive Bias’-? I am not an expert.

Of course, I am not referring to sexism or racism. 

Maybe we are lucky to have choices.

Not just the choices of worldly items available for us to choose, but we are also expert in other types of selectiveness, examples can be selective hearing, selective blindness, selective ignorance and even selective memory in certain circumstance.

Even choosing a life partner has become selective!

One can also be socially selective!

Hats off to human behavior & mental upbringing!!

Why one is selective all the time?

My dear friend, being selective is a power within.

This power can have either negative or positive consequence.

By being choosy, are we not encouraging bias or partiality?

Nothing wrong with being selective, just remember that its’ temporary, because you change over time, people change, your tastes change and what you have selected today may not be your liking on some other day.

Ok. What is your selection criteria, my friend?

Who is tricking you to be selective?

Why can’t you have a broad mind?

Are you not limiting your choices?

Remember your judgment is based on your knowledge and your selection may be flawed.

My Free Advice

Being selective has its advantages if undertaken positively.

Start saying ‘No’ to ‘more’

Start saying ‘yes’ to ‘less’

Some Advantages-

  • You can remove your friendly toxic people from your life
  • You can bring down the overload of consumer information.
  • You are less burdened from overthinking & over worrying.
  • You can avoid ‘sales’ gimmicks

Selective Coloring

“Be selective When it comes to choosing friends. 

Some people don’t know the true meaning of friendship and loyalty” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC – Flowers Photo challenge

Every face is born with a thousand masks to go with it- Marty Rubin

Which face you are wearing today my friend?

How many types of faces do you come across daily my friend?

Apart from this, Do you imagine faces in the things?

Oscar Wilde talks of the face concerning gender.

‘A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction”

Faces in things can be man-made or imagination.

You must be aware of the term ‘Pareidolia’ which means human ability to see an image in a random visual pattern.

 

In the photo below you can imagine easily, the windows and door in the form of the eyes and mouth, nose being the lampshade, thus completing the face.

 

 

 

 

In the image above someone drew a troll face cartoon on a wooden plate and fixed the same to the tree.

Apart from this, you can also imagine two spots similar to the eyes on the tree trunk on either side of the troll’s plate, which now acts as a nose resembling a face.

 

Imagination at its best

Now you can easily guess the face in the clouds


Devil from the Hell threatening earthlings

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- Faces in the things photo challenge.Thank you Cee Neuner.

Welcome to the missing seat!

“When we look at an empty chair and say ‘the chair is empty’, the ’emptiness’ gets angry because the chair is actually not empty, the ’emptiness’ is sitting there!” Mehmet Murat ildan

It amazed me to see this chair

Is this a missing seat or an empty chair?

Why it’s kept?

What is the idea behind it?

Is somebody trying to make a fool of us?

Does somebody want to send us a message?

What type of message?

I am not sure.

In this type of situation, what one can do best?

“There is something much better than sitting on an empty chair and that is to watch it and to let it inspire you to think deeply!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Is emptiness important in our life?

Yes.

My friend, we require emptiness for us so that we can fill it up with what we wish to possess.

But western & eastern philosophies have opposite views

Yes, while the western world sees emptiness as negative (Depression/Nihilism) resulting in anxiety.

The eastern world thinks of it as a positive aspect of life.

According to Lao Tzu,

He gives examples of the Center hole in a Wheel, the Emptiness of a pot and the Empty space in a house.

Because there is an emptiness in these situations, things become valuable.

“We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the centre hole that makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it livable.”

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWCSEATING and also part of Xingfumama’s PULL UP A SEAT photo challenge

 

Five

Beach Parasol

“When others try to rain on your dreams, carry an umbrella and dream on!!” Princess Sassy pant & Co

Parasol & Umbrella- Are they similar or different?

My friend they are different.

A parasol is constructed from delicate fabrics such as lace, cotton, silk, linen, canvas and plastic.  A straight shaft completes the formation of a parasol. Parasols commonly seen at beaches.

Whereas Umbrellas are made up of waterproof material.

Unlike an umbrella, the parasol is used for protection from the Sun.

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Umbrella & Worries

“Worrying is stupid. it’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.”  Wiz Khalifa

 

 

5 Petals

“When the petals of the heart unfold, the fragrance spreads across the valley” Amit Ray

 

 

 

Have an Egg-cellent Day!

To prepare an omelette, which you prefer? A pan or Microwave? And why?

“If anyone does not have three minutes in his life to make an omelette, then life is not worth living.”  Raymond Blanc

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s Black & White Photo challenge- FIVE

Cute Kid!

“Kid, you’ll move mountains”. Dr.Seuss

As you have noticed this kid barely less than 18 months, is seen busily trying to climb those slippery steps (there was a drizzle) of The Giant Causeway, Northern Ireland.

The Giant Causeway is a UNESCO world heritage site.

“There are no ‘seven wonders’ of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million” Walt Streightiff

The Causeway displays polygonal columns of basalt rock, resulting from a volcanic eruption some 60 millions years ago.

And I have noticed that the mother was telling the kid to be careful, but the child was too enthusiastic, unaware of the dangers from slippery rock.

What is wrong with parenting since time immemorial?

“A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves”.  Banksy

And from where this tiny tot is getting this energy?

Scientifically, it’s said children have more energy than endurance adults.

Is it a good idea to control the kid with a constant reminder of dangers during playtime?

I feel parents should be bold and not have negative thoughts about the child’s capabilities and encourage the child to enjoy its risky play of course under watchful eyes.

Risk playing is thrilling for the kid and the child can assess its ability.

”Children have a full time occupation. It’s called PLAY. Let them be occupied by it from their early years until their twilight years” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC-  CUTE FACTOR photo challenge

Corners

“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners”  Mitch Albom

“To understand the life better, find a corner and wait there! You will then see that all sorts of things and events will suddenly appear at the corner, as it happens in life!” Mehmet Murat ildan

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC-  CORNERS  photo challenge

Triangles, Diamonds or Squares

Triangles

“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.

Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?

So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
Vera Nazarian

Diamonds

“There are two kinds of diamonds in this world: The diamond itself and the eyes full of love!”
Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Squares

“Being a square keeps you from going around in circles”  J Vernon McGee

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Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- TRIANGLES, DIAMONDS OR SQUARES

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