Sunday, March 08, 2009
In august company…
Now, you can also find me on http://globalassignment.gettyimages.com/Ritam-Banerjee/ , in the august company of some of the world’s best photographers.
Thank you Ma (Mom), for selflessly standing by me, for me, with me, always, since the time I came into your womb, withstanding all the pains and agony that I have given you to come this far.
I still feel the same comfort I did when I came first into your arms.
On Woman’s day, I promise I would make it certain that your sacrifices for years wouldn’t go waste, as I continue to move closer to my dreams, which Baba (Dad), Kulu (my beloved sister) and needless to say, you, have believed in when even clicking a single frame seemed a distant dream for me.
Ma, here is another Ma, Ma of Azharuddin (from Slumdog Millionaire), with her son, whom we met again on assignment with a German Journalist friend, Markus P`onitz (in the picture with Rubiana of Slumdog Millionaire fame) from ‘Bild am Sonntag’ (which is the best-selling newspaper in Europe and has the seventh-largest circulation worldwide) on Friday evening. Can you not see the same joy in her eyes, the same hope, the same dreams that I saw in yours, at every small achievement of mine, you do, don’t you!
Looking at Azhar’s Ma, I learnt the true meaning of the old Persian proverb which said, “ I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”
Thank you to you, MA, and all the Ma’s of the world, who have selflessly sacrificed everything for the growth of their son (and daughters).
My humble tribute to you, on World Woman’s Day, for Ma, you mean the world to me.
Tomorrow I am shooting Amit Trivedi, the Music Composer of the famed song "Emotional Atyachaar"(Emotional Harassment) from the Film, Dev D, for Verve Magazine.
Life, after all, is a chain of Ironies... :-)