Feb 19, 2006

random kabul snaps...

kabul traffic...the only aspect of kabul that reminds me of my hometown.. 

traffic in front of old mosque...

more crazy traffic...
at last a quiet road...
DHL office..
new and old- juxtaposed !...an old mosque and Kabul business center, Sher-e-nov. 
another calm neighborhood...ready for spring!
These are some randon snaps I took today...forgive the quality of photography as they were all taken from my moving car...

15 comments:

  1. Hey.. Dunno how I got to this blog..:-)
    Anyways, You from Kabul??.. What on earth are you doing there??..:P

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  2. Nice photos, i think in kabul the roads are not good.

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  3. Wow! Those are nice snaps of a nice city. Thanks for sharing them :D

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  4. the quality is actually pretty good...considering the fact that you took pictures from your car! Keep up the great work!
    Cheers!
    Megha

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  5. they are very good Ashok...btw, ponnu peru enna vechurukenga?

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  6. Hi Ashok,

    Today I visited all your blogs..Wanted to comment on many
    pieces..art- architecture..and also poems. On the whole marvellous. I loved the lady with bindhi painting you had posted. I used to use windows paint - I started using adobe recently..

    I loved the lady in red and other poems too..
    What are you doing in afghanistan..now?


    priyums

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  7. *vanathi...tanx

    *Ajit...welcome here. I do Architecture.

    *jeevan...u think so?

    *Rita...good to see u

    *Megha...actually its pretty tough taking snaps in afghanistan.People see u with suspision if u take snaps of buildings. Also its a conservative muslim country.cant flash as u like. So with practise,I have now become an expert in snapping quickly and discreetly from my car.

    *IBH..tanx. will tell u soon.

    *Priyums....Thanks for visiting ashokism.Glad u liked my works.U do well too. I wish i had ur time and patience to do such art works.

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  8. Nice photos... hav just dropped you a mail.

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  9. THE FIRST PIC IS AWESOME! love the colors!!

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  10. Very nice snaps. First time I saw something of Kabul.

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  11. Ashok, I have been seeing all the snaps in your blog although didnt post any comments, and enaku oru question which I had been wanting to ask..the way you have taken some of the snaps leave a distinct impression of conveying something to the viewer, have you been involved in any of the photography competitions?

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  12. i liked the last snap a lot ....

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  13. ashok:-- mee too follow-up with usha comment.. When I first saw the photos of child labours I fell some thing bad and not interested in commenting on that...

    But all you photos depiciting some story..

    Good work...

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  14. *Chakra..thanx.so kind of u.

    *Tp...tanx...

    *Hiren...welcome to ashokism...keep watching for more.

    *Usha...I just snap by instinct. NO, never competed in foto comps. I have not reached that level yet.

    *Deepa...any reason?

    *Neighbor...tanx..i even received a couple of mails from friends not to post 'tragic' fotos.But these are not tragic when compared to what i see everyday - for eg. children and women with amputated limbs- lost coz of mine explosion. i dont even have the heart to take fotos of them.

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