Bangkok, a city slightly more than high-rises, busy corporate life, go-go bars and active night life has been my home for the last one week. It would be unfair to the city and it’s people if I don’t acknowledge the beautiful skyline, the culture , the food and of course the super fast life that mesmerised me in the few days that I’ve been here.
Different cultures, folk tales and their festivals intrigue me. Travelling is no more just a passion, it has become a habit. Exploring is a necessary to keep me alive and breathing. This Photo-Blogging contest by Thomas Cook, really interested me and thus, I make this blog post.
In this blog post, I shall explore the four vital elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
The earth seems strong, ruthless and the mighty, when you are exploring the depths of the largest caves in north eastern India. Within it’s folds.. at times, it is scary. This photograph was taken in Krem Mumluh, a 7 km long cave in Meghalaya. Find more Meghalaya caving photographs here.
Social Media (“M” in capital letter, bold) is the way we communicate today. And that is perhaps the easiest way to have put it. What and how we communicate, is entirely our prerogative. Effective communication is the key to a healthy existence of life !
During various phases of my life, I’ve connected to people based on my requirements. During school days, my English was not very presentable. I used social media to learn English, Blog post and send them to different people for their feedback and thus improve. Later I used the social media to promote my college events and discuss ideas.
Standing today, I use the social media for various purposes. While my blog posts discuss ideas, travelling experiences or promote my work, I use Facebook to converse and stay connected to people.
When I share ideas with people over Facebook, they often get trashed. At times, people are convinced and that leads to some good work. But these conversations over the social media shape views and opinions and help me ideate further. That is precisely why I use the social media.
1. Ideating & Promoting: I started promoting “Kolkata Bloggers” on my blog, gathering opinions and spreading the word. When we had to conduct “Social Media in Photography”, the entire coordination and promotion was done using social media. We sold 191 out of 195 seats.
2. Conversing: Be it discussing good ideas or Mohan Bhagawat’s comments. At times, conversations go personal with younger friends asking personal questions and solving various coming-of-age problems. When extremely jobless, conversation starters can be “First 3 likes get a TBH…”. Extremely stupid but serves the purpose!
3. Showcasing: My blog has been the only platform where I’ve been posting my photographs. I generally do not take part in competition, exhibition and I’ve never submitted photographs for any Salon or news agency. All my publications and invites to academic institutions has been my Blog’s exposure and people’s love. Click here to know my journey so far.
How did “The Telegraph” get to know me?
After my workshop in Loreto College, a student is in touch with me and follows my blog. She is now in The Telegraph and got me connected to the writer of the story. The writer went through the blog post and contacted me later.
About this mention in The Times of India:
After Kolkata Bloggers’ work with “The Times of India”, one very senior writer wanted to know more about blogging and make a story on it. He asked me to get him connected to a few bloggers in Kolkata and a week later, we had a one page story on bloggers based in Kolkata, I am featured by default.
Wazid had the most content and satisfied smile on his face, when the rest of us broke into a thunderous applause. He looked at me and I noticed him pant as the sweat dripped down by the side of his eye brows.