Konakana Bakshi

Shooting with Konkana Bakshi was as beautiful as her sea facing home.

Charm, elegance and poise comes naturally to her. The lovely Konkana Bakshi’s video portfolio.

Lucera by Gitanjali

The first of the campaign – Lucera by Gitanjali featuring Femina Miss India Ankita Shorey

LUCERA VERTICAL AD

Achilles’ Heel

Shot an ad campaign for a men’s footwear brand Achilles’ Heel some time back. Sharing the images with you. Hope you like it.

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Priyanka Chopra at the Hello Awards Cover Shoot

Shooting the beautiful Priyanka Chopra is always easy and fun. “Sexiness” is something she carries on her arm!

Watch her at the making of the cover at the Hello Awards Cover as she got awarded for being the most Versatile Performer of the Year.

And the final picture!

Priyanka Chopra

Hello Hall of Fame Awards 2013

Hello Hall of Fame Awards
Watch this section for more pictures and the making!

Survivors

Finally!!

Couple of weeks back on this blog, I mentioned the shoot with the upcoming fashion designer Nikhil Thampi. The amazing collection that he had designed was called “Survivors.

We are now ready with the film ‚Äď ‚ÄúSurvivors‚ÄĚ – which was shot for the collection.

Think the team has done a great job this time on the film.

– Aditi Sarda, Project Manager, Vikram Bawa Films.

A Life Cycle!

Food! During our growth years, in our school days, we are often averse to consuming the food we have been given! We absolutely hate eating and avoid it for as many times as we can. And we usually find one of the most ridiculous of reasons for not eating what we have been given.

The sight of food often triggers a stomach ache or an upset stomach or even a feeling of nausea. And while we are down with temperature, we all know the pampering we get:¬†we are allowed to eat all the things we absolutely love! And the best way to attract fever, or so we had heard in childhood, are onions, and you know where to place them! ¬†It doesn’t work! And all you are left with is a disgusting odour of stale onions! Of course, i couldn’t stand the smell and went in for a shower, post the incident!¬†Thankfully, didn’t get caught!¬†A mischief story that was untold till today!

I was a good kid when I was small! Or so my parents would tell you. But like any other child, I too had favourite food items and the not so favourite ones. And obviously, the favourite ones are the ones we don’t/can’t get at home. So obviously, a mere karela/bitter gourd was the most hateful vegetable for me as a kid (Still is!). Spinach was another hateful one. But apart from this I used to love any other vegetable or fruits, fruits being a favourite, even now. Though my current state of health may not be able to confirm that, but nevetheless!

Anyhow, we grow a little older, and come into college! My college was the time that my psychological health grew, and according to my parents, my physical health too! New hostel, new junk food categories and new nuns/sisters from the missionary were just a few new entrants into my life. What also entered my life was a new freedom, away from home, a search for my individual identity, new leaning experiences, a new way of looking at my own life, away from the family dominance. Worked well for me, but not so much for my family because if you go by their word, I got spoilt. But as any teenager would react to that, I strongly disagree!

An increased¬†love for food¬†was a big part of this segment of my life. Food turned into “junk food”. So, coffee with anda-pav, wada pav, omelette roti, anda bhurji became the highlight, along with double fried egg! Vegetables took a back seat, but fruits were still the life saving¬†item from all the junk I¬†was having¬†back then.

This trend continued, with the addition of more coffee, alcohol (Of course), sandwiches and quiches, a definite dessert (better quality, more fattening), after every meal (a childhood habit).

For the other life segments that are still inexperienced, observation has helped me a lot! I see mothers/expecting mothers¬†who have¬†been banned from consuming outside food. A sudden brake from all the junk! How do temperamental and moody women do that?¬†I bet their temperament and mood swings increase, multifold!¬†I pity the husbands, but only for this segment of a woman’s life!

Anyways, this segment of life, with a settled family and children, sees an increased consumption of home made food as well as the junk.  Cravings, is what we have termed it, and we follow it very religiously.

Our life expectancy and survival chances depend highly on how much we have abused our own bodies in the previous quarters and based on that,¬†we get into the next segment, i.e.¬†if at all we do.The last phase forces us to rely on as much medication as possible because our digestive system has given up on us. a realization dawns on us now, if not earlier, that we messed up our bodies so much¬†in the last two quarters, that we are now forced to go back to square one: Only home made food, with less spices, boiled if possible, and a lot if medication, after every meal.¬†We’ve come back an entire circle!

Life, in general, comes back an entire circle. We’ve always been told, “What¬†you give, is what we get!” or even the most scientific of explanations says “Every action has an Equal and opposite reaction!”¬†¬†Some call it “Karma’ and some call it ‘”Destiny”. Either way,¬†all these philosophies, point quite correctly. We need a doze of our own medicine sometimes.

Innumerable lessons later, I am coming to terms with life. Patience, Acceptance, Forgiveness, Love – These are easy to practice but we usually miss them or sideline them. The result, all these attributes sideline us. They are quite simple to follow, only if you have the realizeation and the willingness to follow.

Life teaches us lessons, one at a time. Every person comes into our lives for a reason, to teach us something we dont know we had to learn.

So appreciate, be patient, accept, forgive and love, just a little more, and see how life rewards you back withall of these and much more!

Have a happy weekend!!!

Life’s Lessons

– Surabhi Pratap, Sr. Manager ‚Äď Marketing & Communication, Vikram Bawa

The shoot I loved

TBZ

This is my favourite jewellery shoot by Vikram.

Let me give you some inside news of what happened at this particular shoot.

The entire shoot lasted for more than 11 hours. Our sources confirmed that the Model, Vipasha Agarwal, was not at the best of her health. Then, a tiny mishap occurred, in which one of the light bulbs used by the production team just blew up and made a BOOM sound. Now that really scared the living daylights out of Vipasha.

However, Vipasha, the brave and courageous girl that she is, ensured that neither her illness nor the shock of the incident reflected in the gorgeous photos.¬†A big kudos to Vikram, for ensuring that the ‚ÄėSHOW WENT ON‚Äô and man.. what a show it was!

TBZ

See the pics for yourself!

The shoot was for TBZ and it won the 3rd prize at PX3 Prix De la Photographie, Paris. It’s not only award winning, but also one of those images which top my list of All TIME BEST PHOTOS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Megha Dave, Accounts & Adminstrative Manager, Vikram Bawa Photography