TIME and their photographers have done a marvelous job of capturing essence of the personalities in the three portraits I have chosen to publish here, out of their many other “TIME’s Best Portraits of 2011“.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of Burma’s National League for Democracy.
Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State. From “10 Questions,” June 6, 2011, issue.
Here are two very stunning photographs, quite vocally telling the story of labors and pains that the participants at the Annual Republic Day parade undergo:
“January 17, 2012. Indian soldiers from the Border Security Forces, atop of camels, stand at attention in front of the Presidential Palace during a ceremony in preparation for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi, India.”
And another one…..
“January 18, 2012. Paramilitary soldiers of the Indian Border Security Force wait under a tree with their camels amidst winter morning fog before the start of Republic Day parade rehearsals in New Delhi, India.”
In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging!
One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems.
So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation.
At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships.
I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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