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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The New Year Resolution

Its a new year again. 
Resolutions and promises .... only to be broken, as they say in modern cities.
Not for her. 
Ria has never made New Year Resolutions.. She don't need them. Her life as a cashier in the India Gas Agency in rural outskirts of Moradabad is more than punctual, disciplined and content. Free from all those complications that a life in Metro offers to a young 17 something girl.

But this year is different...she has some savings and the offer seems irresistible.

To be able to click HD images,edit and filter them and make a fancy collage and to be able to take part in the prestigious 'Pic Of The Year' in her district is something only dreams are made of ... for her at least .

Well , clicking pictures is not as easy as it seems. It needs patience and persistence - the only two things she has in abundance ,she thought wryly.

But then, that's why this resolution is needed.So that she can not step back. There are other things, a list of priorities on which pic of the year is nowhere to be seen. But still, Ria wants to at least give a real try to it.

The major deterrent is that the past seven years' winners were all students or pass-outs from the suave` graphic courses from big colleges in Moradabad and other cities. Neither she has, nor she can have the cameras they bring with them while receiving awards ... Those huge black monsters with strange long lenses attached making them look like a black arm zooming to capture the shot. 
And Ria has no knowledge except that inner feel,an inherent sense for light and shade and the free ocean of knowledge available online. 

Its equal to what a bird knows about swimming. But then, she chuckled, " Penguins are birds ..Aren't they ?" 





The topic she had in mind is Nature .
 She will make a collage which show how nature is more loving , caring and giving than us humans in all aspects .
Toying with her idea for a whole night , she finally took the plunge and bought the Micromax Canvas Tab P666 . The Tab with Intel Inside and Intel Media Accelerator ... which promises to fulfill her dream of clicking fast, clear, in HD and then to send the images to the URL of the District Panel of Photography ...all by a click of a key from her hometown! 
 "No need to advertise the fact by boarding a train!" she smiled .
                                       
Armed with her brand new device and brimming confidence Ria was glowing with excitement.She had clicked numerous pictures and with instant connectivity she knew more about rules of the contest. NO filters/NO Editing .It says.

She has so much time to browse and enrich her knowledge as there are still many days left in submission. No more dependency on the cyber cafe` wale bhaiyya for internet browsing.

Finally she submitted 3 images she had clicked of which one got selected and cleared the round one and two. Now came the final round where the contestants have to combine their chosen topic with Patriotism.

As she has chosen nature she was much worried... nature and patriotism .. its good but how to convey in an image ? Only 2 days were left when suddenly, she has to go to Bhopal with her senior for some urgent work. From Bhopal they went to Indore and to Jhansi too. Ria clicked tons of images in the journey and finally chose an image of a Gul-mohar tree providing shade to a neglected statue of Rani LaxmiBai. 
The tree was in bloom and the orange -red petals were adorning the Rani and her little son on her back. It was a beautiful pic speaking volumes but the light was bad and the image saddens the heart. Ria was looking for something optimistic .


Nature and India
Before submitting the image she was having a last look when suddenly, she saw something unbelievable....Ria was shocked.
 It was a pic she clicked on Bhopal-Indore highway and it shows trees making a map of INDIA !!
It was so clear as if photoshopped!

Ria's heart was beating fast and with trembling hands she submitted as her entry.

Next few days were a blur which she realised on the day she received an email congratulating her as a winner . Finally she made it.The award which is so prestigious and important to her ..all by the help of her new Micromax Canvas Tab P666 which enabled her to click clear and fast, store and browse and submit it even from Jhansi :)


This post is a work of fiction written in response to IndiBlogger happy Hours with Micromax Canvas Tab P666. 

27 comments:

  1. Oh that's a beautiful picture Kokila :). Absolutely brilliant!

    Happy new year :) :)

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    1. Thanks Vinay :) for the sweet comment and the new year wishes ... Wishing you and Vidyashree the same :)

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  2. Lovely story. Happy New Year to you and yours

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    1. Thanks Shashi... glad to know you in 2014 and looking forwards to have a wonderful blogging experience in 2015 with friends like you :) Have a Happy New Year ..

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  3. Beautiful image of nature and India!

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    1. Thanks Uppal ji ..glad you liked it :)

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  4. Sweet story.....
    Loved India map most. :)

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    1. Thanks Ravish :) It is definitely nice :)

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  5. Lovely story, I like Ria.
    And the India photo.

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    1. Thanks dear for reading the long post .... Welcome here and you too have a great photography blog :)

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  6. What a sweet story! Still can't believe that the photo is not photoshopped!
    TC! Keep smiling :)

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    1. Thanks Sindhu .. even I tried to check about the pic at Zee News site ... Its nice :)

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  7. A Good Post.... Happy New Year 2015! Best wishes to you and your family....

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  8. I commented on this post! :-O Blogger ate it up... hate it.... grrrrrr !!!

    Here I go again, enjoyed the sweet, small story and the picture is just unbelievable! Naturally India... :-)

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    1. Truly Grrrr ... maniparna when it eats our lines...its jealous that you are being sweet on me and its loving sweets :) :P Stay the same.. stay the same...
      Thanks dear friend for being the way you ARE ....
      And Yes Naturally India !!

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  9. Such a believable story I thought it was true until I got to the part that stated it was fictional. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Kathy..your words are so motivating :)

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    1. I remember seeing that pic. It's an image that sticks to your mind, photoshopped or not.
      Congrats on weaving a story around it and adding some brand new technology to it.

      All the best for the Happy Hour. ( I missed the mark on the 'travelling with kids post' :()

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    2. Right D... photoshopped or not it sticks to mind :) Thanks for the New Year wishes and the gift of motivation by following :) Thanks for all :)

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  11. Nice story Kokila, I liked the imagination here. :)

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    1. Thanks Indrani ... glad it appealed to you dear :)

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  12. Dear Kokila, I’m having a bit of blogging holiday at the moment, but I couldn’t resist coming over to see what you’ve been up to, and I’m so glad I did! I loved this story of Ria and her ‘map of India’, thank you for sharing it. xx

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    1. Thanks Barbara :) Its great you decided to visit and i got this sweet comment of yours :) Glad you liked the story . yes the map is being claimed as authentic but real or not it is looking beautiful :) Heartfelt thanks again, for your time from your 'Time-Away' :)

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  13. If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. "Cyril Cusack"

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    1. Its the most illuminating and a life long one :P :)
      Welcome to the blog :)

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