It’s my “About Me” but I am not going to make it look like something where I talk about my accomplishments. No, that’s not cool & does not fulfill the objective as there would not be a personal impression in it. 

As a child I always found myself attracted to stone/wood carvings, paintings and above all the simple beauty of nature in all its glory. So when I grew up I decided to study Fine Arts. During those 4 years in college I learnt painting, sculpture & pottery and photography. And that’s when I fell in love with Photography. I started this journey back in 1993 during my first year at college with the film camera (Minolta XD-7). I took many pictures during that time; leant from my mistakes; then lost my cameras (and many other things) to a theft & never got a chance to even touch a DSLR/SLR after that until a decade ago. 

It was a very slow transition and there was a halt in the journey too when life was throwing various challenges to test how strong I was as a person. It was the time I met my spiritual guide & friend Swami Kriyananda & through him my Guru – Paramhansa Yogananda. Their presence in my life helped me stay centered & calm during those extremely unpleasant situations and eventually the storms passed. God & Gurus have been very kind & their presence – ‘ever loving’ and ‘ever enlightening’. 

I wish to travel & photo-document my journeys just for the love of travel & photography, and yes, I love to share my stories with others. Travel enriches us, it makes us aware of other realities that exist. In the process our consciousness expands & we become humble & accepting. It helps us connect with the world on a deeper level. That’s when our true learning happens.

I also love to read books on spirituality because being spiritual is about staying connected to your ‘higher self’. That way, we never stop growing; we never stop learning.

I really hope that my stories open for you the doors to other cultures, places & regular ‘everyday-life’ things that might be new to many or some of you. Wouldn’t it be a great way to bring people together? 

I would be glad to receive your questions or thoughts or comments. Do write to me if you wish.

Thanks for stopping by!

And this is Manoo!


You may also visit me on Facebook to say hello & hit the LIKE button to show your support & encouragement.  I would really appreciate that.

You can also write to me at manoojphotos@gail.com in case you have an comments of questions.  Please leave your valuable comments here on the blog too as I would love to hear from you as often as you can.

Blessings & Joy!

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