Not long ago, there was a kid, only 6 years old and who was fascinated by almost everything around him. He used to love seeing the sparrows on his roof, chirping, making noises, flying around in groups and moreover the part they played in making all his mornings wonderful and fresh. He Loved the morning dew and the chill in the air, Loved the street dogs waiting outside his house for morning meals and none of his mornings were complete without a walk in the farms close to his house. Every time that kid went outside for walk he made points to what he would like to capture to have it with him always but had no way to do so. Till one fine morning he was given permission to use his fathers costly Yashica Camera. And the life was never same again.
He was not only given permission to use the camera but also was given few films which he could use and would be printed later. And so his journey started, To click, To capture, To save what he felt saving for. After school and after studies, he used to get some free time. Other kids loved playing during this free time but he loved carrying the camera and clicking almost everything. At times he would click even though there used to be no film in the camera. He Loved clicking mostly his Dog and the street dogs. Things continued for a while before he got busy with his academics, moved to different parts of the country every few year, got busy making new friends every 3 years and along the way forgot what he loved most doing as a kid.
Few years down the line, things went back full circle when he realised that he still has that undying inner desire of capturing the world though his lens. He remembered how beautiful those childhood memories were and are, and now he understood as why his father gave him the permission to use the Camera. It was all a part of learning cycle to make the kid respect the nature, Loving all living beings irrespective of their colour, caste, religion and at times breed. It taught him how to be a good human being and why capturing good things help us in our life. They give you a push to continue in life when you need it most.
22 years later he was no more a kid. He grew older and now had the time, resources and the people around to give him much required another push. A push to start living his dream of capturing The world around, The Happiness, The Love, The moments, The occasions, the Machines, People and their emotions. And this person is no other then yours truly, the one who is still learning, still experiencing new things and still trying to mark his space- The Pictographer.