Weekly Photography Challenge: Numbers

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Numbers hold the key to some of the best-kept secrets of the universe. They determine order among chaos, sequences in seemingly random patterns, predictability in the unpredictable. The elegance of numbers is just dazzling and one cannot imagine a world without numbers. How else would we answer questions like ‘how old are you?’, or ‘how many stars are there in the sky?’ – the latter was a trick question to throw you off.

If you take a closer look, you’d be overwhelmed by the sheer number of numbers we have around us. Be it  bits of encoded information on your phone or your daughter’s birthday, everything is represented using strings of these digits; intimidating, isn’t it?

When I read this week’s challenge brief, I instantly fixated on a fairly simplistic interpretation of numbers in our life – the license plate (or number plate, as we like to call it in this part of the world). Presented here is a photo of a crankshaft vehicle I stumbled across in Coventry, UK – it also makes you reflect on how quickly things go from ‘in-style’ to ‘outdated’.

Age may not be just a number after all!

Words of Wisdom: Mysteries of the Female Mind

Time flies by so fast: one moment you have this little angel in your arms, barely able to help herself, and the next you’re sneaking up on her while she’s standing at her mom’s dresser trying out the latest lipstick shades. These words of wisdom came to me while I was watching my almost-three-year-old daughter unsuccessfully try on some lipstick and smearing it all over her cheeks.

What is it with females? They can’t wait to grow older when they’re young and get younger when they are old.