Belief

Cambodia

“This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins”.”

― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

One of my very favorite photographs from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Taken in Bayon Temple. I could have centered it by moving little bit to the right, if I had been planning on it. Saw this at the last moment when we were about to get away from the place and took this very quickly before I regret not doing it. Nevertheless I am very happy about this photograph. Something about the idol sitting all proud and majestic (can you see the smile?) amongst the ruins (or whatever is being restored of that) is very endearing to me.

WPC: Careful

IMG_0548 (2)

Taken in Bayon Temple in Cambodia. There were so many of these stones that were stacked in even (or was it odd) numbers so carefully on each other it was amazing how they were standing at all. Apparently, it is based on some local belief.

IMG_0339

This was taken in Bali, where we had been to Uluwatu to watch the Kechak Dance. This actor playing the character of Hanuman (from Ramayana) had to play the part where he sets fire to Srilanka. It was done very carefully, that even the closest audience do not get any burns even when the actor has to throw those burning stuff everywhere. See the guy with a broom at the back ? Many such co-actors (or rather singers infact) had to immediately step in and clear the burning embers away from the audience.