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The leaves of change

In the words of Percy Bysshe Shelley“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
Finally it seems the season of change is upon us, autumn in Finland can be a rather small affair. It lasts for a month or two and then slowly the transition to the dreaded winter begins. The most exciting part of autumn is watching the leaves slowly change their color and leave behind a visual aura that is quite a treat for a nature lover like myself.

The leaves turning pale in color symbolically represents the arrival of change. The cool autumn breeze and the occasional rain creates a feeling of longing and a desire to implement some new changes in our own lives. In my view, Humans are seasonal creatures and tend to introduce new changes every now and then to make up for the feeling of emptiness and loneliness that follows each one of us like a shadow. 

The arrival of autumn always brings back some wonde…

Experience the grandeur of Budapest in 7 photographs

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and for a long time has been one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Europe. I visited Budapest in June last year and it was a memorable trip as i got a perfect opportunity to check out some of the beautiful sights the city had to offer and also experience a completely different culture. I have tried to capture the grandeur of Budapest through the following seven photographs captured by me. 
The magical aura of Budapest can be felt in these aerial views of the city. The two parts of the city "Buda" and "Pest" are separated by the river Danube, which is the second largest river in Europe.

St. Stephen's Basilica is the largest church in Budapest and one of the most popular tourist destinations. The church was completed in the year 1905 and can accommodate close to 8500 people.

The parliament of Budapest is one of the most prominent landmark destinations in Hungary. It stands on the banks of the river Danube and is the …

Life is all about facing your adversities and learning from them.

Albert Einstein once said in a famous quote of his,"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better"
There were times in my life when I felt is there really a god, is there really something called hope and destiny. Let me tell you, life is indeed such an interesting journey, it takes you on a journey across the vast depths of the human mind and tests you by putting obstacles and adversities in your path. It tries to mold you so that one day you are ready to face the real challenges that the world has to offer. When we were small kids little did we realize how hard the world could be. The true challenge my friends is trying to find your place in this world and then trying to make a difference. Don't get me wrong, life is full of opportunities, to succeed in life you just have to grab on to the choices you have in hand and never let go. 

Nature is that force which never sleeps, it rises each day and keeps on going nonstop caring less for what the world h…

Top 3 reasons to spend more time in nature

We all love nature don't we?, Well here are top 3 reasons why it is so important to spend more time in nature

1. Nature rejuvenates your soul

April peerless in one of her quotes says that, "In my walk with nature, an inner calm comes over me. It is magical and appreciated. It is god's gift for my rejuvenation"
What could be more relaxing than watching the melting sun slowly disappear into the depths of the ocean? Spending time in nature creates a feeling of soothing and calmness which cannot be described in words. It’s something that only you can feel for a brief moment of time. Nature has always had a magical feel to it. Nature can act as a stress reliever by taking your mind off the worldly things and gives you that much needed personal space where you can reconnect with your inner soul. In many ways, It helps to put things into perspective by bringing some clarity to those glaring questions in your mind about life and everything associated with it.

2. Nature can help …

The secret to a happy life has always been all around us

Leading a life of righteousness can be so hard at times. The human nature is a mystery in itself. When you start walking down the street you can come across people from all walks of life. You see the poor man asking for some small spare change just to make a living for himself or you come across that rich aristocratic lady who thinks so highly of herself caring less for the smaller things that the world has to offer.

I captured this photograph during my Visit to the wonderful Latvian capital Riga. As I was walking in the old town, I came across a lady playing wonderful tunes on her piano in the distance. The thing which surprised me the most was that hardly any people were noticing her. It was as if the simple things in life meant nothing. Well in my deepest thoughts, I had a feeling of remorse at how unfazed we have become with life. 
I have always been interested in understanding the human nature. As I sit in my lonely brown chair and look at the world outside, one thought always keep…