In India’s common language of Hindi, the word darshan-abhilashi means a “desire to see,” and perhaps there is no better word to describe user Varun @varunvj. His pictures of India capture life there with beautiful exuberance, colorful emotions, and the kind of fleeting moments that could only happen in India. Nothing escapes his eye; he sees everything.
If you’ve ever felt cynical about life, there is no place that can turn you around faster than India. Just go there and look around. It is a country a of brilliant smiles, perfumed with spices, and backed with boundless hospitality.
If talent is the ability to find beauty in every situation, Varun must be talented because he captures beauty everywhere, whether it’s in a wild forest or a simple street.
That is the trick to both being a good photographer as well as living a good life–darshan abhilashi. The desire to see all of the beauty around you, rather than accept it as normal or commonplace. Life is extraordinary.