1:45 A.M. We don't remember the nights we sleep well; there are way too many of those, for us to count. We only remember the sleepless nights spent awake because they give us reasons worth remembering. Whether it be your hard works, your prayers or your commitment, the only one to witness them is the Almighty in His descent to the lower heavens in the dead of the night as the moon and the stars gaze down in amazement. Good things come to those are patient.
Journey to 150. I still look back and remember the days I wouldn't be able to get a couple of laps. But the key is to get started. I hated myself on some weekends. Cramps, sore muscles and even threw up a lot; countless breaking points. I knew it wouldn't be easy but intuition told me it'd be worth it in the end. You know you are doing it right when it feels tough. You don't stop when you're tired; you stop when you are done. You are tougher than you think, faster than you know and better than you will ever realize. Am I at the top of the mountain? May be I am not there yet.. but I am closer than I was yesterday. Alhamdulillah. Get started. You'll be glad you did. #symmetrykillers
Just realizing that the sky is like the highlight reel of a movie you never get tired of watching. And its even better with the sunset looking like an iridescent flower. If this is how breathtaking the view is, just imagine how beautiful the One who created it must be..
They say autumn paints the world in colours that the other seasons never see. Fall season has it's own share of perks. Pumpkins, chestnuts and the transition of all the colors that the season brings with it. But as spectacular as the heaps of auburn leaves may be, I am let down seeing all the vibrantly clashing foliage fall off at the end. Winter is coming.
She is the one from the dreams. A majestic tragedy, she may be, but she is the goddess whom we owe for molding our hopes and weaving our dreams into reality. The streets and her city lights, coupled with the twinkling stars in the night, are of the likeness of a carnival of fireflies leading to the horizon and beyond. She is in the infinite cerulean sky, with the sweet cotton candy clouds afloat. She is in the warmth of the radiant summer sun; she is in the melodious drum-beating raindrops of the monsoon rains. Her rivers flow like veins. In the words of Tagore - Oh my golden Bangla, I love you. This country, despite all of her many flaws, weaknesses and failings, still finds a way to seduce you. She stains our hearts with the spirit of green and red. Regardless of all her struggles, she is manifest in the smiles of her people's happiness. She is a sight to see, and her name is Bangladesh. #dhaka#bangladesh#doubleotravels#photographersofbangladesh
To where the sky meets the sea, where the clouds kiss the land and where the sun melts into the horizon. There are those who will follow you all the way to the edge of the world.. And beyond, if possible. Keep them close.
A Ramadan night in the Middle-East. I got to pray Taraweeh here, Alhamdulillah. Quite a memorable stay; one that I will cherish for years to come. Experience the food, the culture and the everyday life. It's very different to say the least! Abu Dhabi gave me a more organic outlook and insight into the lifestyles of the Arab world, something quite different from what we find in Dubai. If anyone ever gets the chance, I would highly recommend spending some time travelling over there. You will not be disappointed! #abudhabi#doubleotravels
Don't let negative news drown you down. Don't let it stop you from doing the good you can. While there is light, there is hope.. Love and prayers for those who lost their lives and those affected by the Las Vegas shooting incident.
To say that my past summer was a mere rollercoaster ride would be an understatement. A much-needed getaway for selfcare and introspective reflections. It was filled with great many blessings in the form of experiences through enlightening journeys, memories created with lots of love, smiles and laughters, and enjoying delectable food with great company of family and friends. I revisited my roots and had the opportunity to share precious moments with old pals. I also had the opportunity of a lifetime with an internship at H&M Corporate and work on there future campaigns, which was priceless. I was fortunate enough to travel quite a few places when I was busy trotting around the globe, hopping from city to city. So I finally got around to filtering through my cameras and SD cards for the pictures, in hopes that I can share glimpses of my travels. More of the pictures will roll out over the next few days! 😃 Follow the journey on #doubleotravels
I think we all carry with us various different versions of ourselves. But the greatest, most honest and truest version of ourselves can be developed and nourished, or it can remain dead from neglect. Ultimately, the version that strives, the version that thrives and the version that dies - all depends upon the choices we make and the loved ones in our lives. Let us chase the best version of ourselves we can become.