Soulie Saturday #28: Closing Thoughts And Posts From Instagram!

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The best love is the kind
that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more,
that plants a fire in our hearts
and brings peace to our minds.
And that's what you've given me.
That's what I'd hoped to give to you forever.
~ The Notebook

It's been a little over 6 months since I wrote the post Is The Camera A Tool Or A Barrier While Travelling? and took it as an inspiration to start the #Soulie project on My Yatra Diary... and today, the time has come when I have to call this project a break. With a new yatra to Varanasi coming up next week and a long backlog of travel posts (remember Pandharpur Yatra begins?!) eyeing me for their attention, I am finding neither the time nor energy to devote in my soulies on the blog, unfortunately.

Having said that however, something that I started spontaneously, almost on a whim, it feels so good to have enjoyed every minute of the journey of this project. Picking up a picture from my travels and pausing just a while, to write more about those moments, to touch something that is no longer existing except in a small still photograph... has been a very gratifying experience, both personally and professionally. It's been like a relationship, a nurturing one, one that has nourished me with love, love of the best kind as The Notebook says in the quote above and I hope somewhere at least, she has been able to give you the same as well.

I can't thank enough all the wonderfully inspiring people who have rallied behind the project, either with their work, encouragement, curiosity, creativity or support. A very BIG thank you to all of you!

As for now, I'd like to rest a while by closing the #Soulie chapter and keeping this particular part of the diary aside. Although I hope to continue it on Instagram but on the blog, I would want to focus on writing in depth on my yatras that have waited in the pipeline for pretty long to be blogged about. 

Before bidding goodbye however, today being the soulie sharing day, so thrilled to share a few marvellous posts that I have saved, as and when I had liked them. I hope you'll visit the profiles as always to cheer their talent along as they go along creating magic with their pictures. However, I would also like to add that this list is no way exhaustive. Going by the truckloads of fabulous posts that I see almost everyday on Instagram and the paltry number that I have saved from them, I can safely conclude that I am very lazy when it comes to clicking the save button on Instagram!

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चलो कहीं दूर चलते हैं, नदिया के पार कहीं ... जहाँ सादगी हो , और निराशा का नामोनिशान न हो ... जहाँ अकेले  तो रहें। पर तन्हाई कोई नाम न हो ... चलो कहीं दूर चलते हैं , नदिया के पार कहीं .... #boat #river #lake #sunset #dusk #silhouette #kolkata #poem #hindi #phodus_competition #ig_calcutta #landscape #poetry #photographers #discover_india #travel #travelingram #storiesofindia #insta_photography #insta_photo #mypixeldiary #ngtindia #traveldiaries #westbengal #photographers_of_india #photographersofinstagram #postcard #indiaclicks #indiapictures #india_undiscovered
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एक मूर्ति बेचने वाले गरीब कलाकार के लिए किसी ने क्या खूब लिखा है ""गरीबो के बच्चे भी खाना खा सके त्योहारों में, तभी तो भगवान खुद बिक जाते है बाजारों में!.. ❤️ #_coi #streetphotographyindia #streetphotography #streetphotographers #streetlife_award #streetleaks #indianwriters #magnumphotos #people_infinity #silhoutte #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravellerindia #official_photography_hub #sunsetlover #photofie #phodus_competition #everydayindia #dslrofficial #desi_diaries #indiapictures #dawn #indianshutterbugs #photographers_of_india #i_hobbygraphy #mypixeldiary #mysimpleclick #indiaclicks
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  1. What a lovely way to end what has been a hugely enjoyable project but onward and upward, I'm sure we'll enjoy your next venture.

  2. Lovely...I will click and visit individual profile....

  3. I haven't been reading much these days and I feel awful for that. Congratulations, Arti on getting such a wonderful response for Soulie from everyone and for introducing us to this fascinating and soulful instagram series. I loved posting under the hashtag since its inception and gladly you always appreciated my pictures with your thoughtful comments. Hope your trip is going well!

    Would love to see the next season of Soulie series soon. :)

  4. Wonderful Instagram pictures. I especially like the train ones cause my grandfather worked for the railroad. The friend quote is special also. I'm not on Instagram yet - my little blog is about all I can handle right now haha.



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