My Love for Marina!


The Grand Marina!

Hello there !

Its been almost 6 months that we’ve moved here and Dubai is growing on me. From the stress of moving your life into this completely new domain, I have now moved into this cocoon of comfort that this city offers. It is all because of the wonderful people I ve met, the amazing infrastructure that Dubai offers and of course the surroundings and environment that we encounter on a day to day basis.

Living in a city that is a major tourist hub, especially at this time of the year, you realise how much the beauty of all things- big and small, make u fall in love with it slowly and steadily. I know its just one factor amongst many that has contributed to this, but I truly believe when u live amongst such beauty, it makes u feel good each and everyday. So here’s my take on Dubai Marina, the very dynamic and absolutely beautiful part of Dubai.

Cheers & Joy, Always!


Ps: More to follow soon!!!!!



cooesncuddlesphotography/marinalove/adding colours!

Adding Colours!

cooesncuddlesphotography/marinalove/A lovely fountain

A lovely fountain

cooesncuddlesphotography/marinalove/the boats await.

The boats await!

cooesncuddlesphotography/marinalove/a walk to remember

A walk to remember

cooesncuddlesphotography/marinalove/lighting up for the night

Lighting up for the night


Before Sunset!


Our Emirati sojourns officially began yesterday with a short trip to Al Ain, the beautiful Garden City of UAE. It surely is a very pleasant surprise with more greenery around, hardly any high rise in sight and of course much lower decibel levels.

There’s so much to do here for  everyone- Museums, Forts, Zoo etc. It’s a family getaway for sure. All we had time for yesterday was the Al Ain zoo and a drive to the top of Jebel Hafeet to experience the spectacular sunset from the top.

Rising 1,240 metres, Jebel Hafeet is the emirate’s highest peak, and UAE’s second that stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//the Craggy Jebel Hafeet

The Craggy Jebel Hafeet

The ride to the top is not an easy one but the views of the craggy and beautifully weathered mountain all along surely are worth the trouble.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//Beautifully Weathered

Beautifully Weathered!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//Our Way up

The Way up

Once on top, all you need to do is find the right place to stop and park ( many stopover points all along) and enjoy the view.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//Half Way there..

Half Way there…

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Before Sunset//Al Ain after dark

Al Ain after dark

We thoroughly enjoyed a few hours of bliss up there and will be going back soon again. If you are in and around Al Ain, surely take time out to enjoy this view from the top. I can assure you of an unforgettable experience.

Cheers & Joy, Always!


Happy Diwali!

Here’s wishing each and everyone a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali. Hope you Dream Big, Sparkle More & Shine Brighter than ever.


Happy Deepawali!

Cheers & Joy, Always!




As promised I am back with something special from the 10 day long Ganesh Utsav. I know this post is a week too late, but better late than never.

Ganpati ‘Visarjan’ meaning Immersion, marks the end of the 10 day long Ganesh Utsav. As per the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, more than 50000 idols were immersed in natural /artificial water bodies this year. I did witness a few and I still am in awe. It is a wonder that the ever moving fast pace of Mumbai Life nearly comes to a halt for this day, every year. Streets, Roads, Highways all are mostly packed with vehicles of all shapes and sizes carrying the Lord of Mumbaikars- Ganesha on their backs.

As the idols of our beloved Lord Ganesha are immersed, throngs of devotees chant “Pudchya Varshi Lavkarya” asking the Lord to return soon into their homes and make their lives brighter and better. They bid adieu with a heavy heart, performing the last Aarti, letting him know of their Wishes with all their Respect & Love.

As I saw the immersions up close at the Powai Lake in Mumbai, all I could think of was the Lord smiling his blessings upon all his devotees, even as he went away. His idols will be gone, but the unwavering faith in him will only grow in our hearts and he will be welcomed back into our homes next year again with more Love, Respect and of course a hell lotta Enthusiasm.

Just so everyone of you, from all around the world gets a feel of what I am talking about, I did do my bit of clicking. I know pictures won’t do any justice to it, but still.

Its time for me to end my post and say it one last time again this year…

Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudchya Varshi Lavkarya!!

Cheers & Joy, Always!!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//All Lined Up

All Lined Up

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//I ride with my family

I ride with my family

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//One Last Time

One Last Time

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//Hear my Wishes

Hear my Wishes

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//All Preparing to go

All Preparing to go

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//Awaiting his turn

Awaiting his turn!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//All Shapes and Sizes

All Shapes and Sizes

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//Bless us oh Lord

Bless US oh LORD

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//I do Weigh a ton

I do weigh a Ton

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//We make it happen

We make it Happen

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//So Long Farewell

So Long farewell…

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//I Slide

I Slide…

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//My Turn Next

My turn Next

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//There they go

There they go

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//Till we meet again

Till We meet again…


Afloat- Weekly Photo Challenge

Hello! When I think Afloat, I think Venice, the city that floats . 117 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges on the Venetian Lagoon… Wow… Ain’t that just awesome! I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in this ever floating wonderland a few years back and I am using this Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat, to share my clicks of Venice with you. No picture can ever do justice to it, but I am still going to try. Enjoy! Cheers & joy, Always!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//WCP-AFLOAT- Venice//Busy Grand Canal

Busy Grand Canal

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//WCP-AFLOAT- Venice//Gondola's Galore

Gondola’s Galore

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//WCP-AFLOAT- Venice//Rialto


Cooes N Cuddles Photography//WCP-AFLOAT- Venice//Dusk!!!


Cooes N Cuddles Photography//WCP-AFLOAT- Venice//Living -Boating

Living -Boating

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//WCP-AFLOAT- Venice//Nigh time wonder

Night time wonder


The Setting Sun{Weekly Photo Challenge}

Hello again!

On a recent road trip from Mumbai to Goa, we drove through the Chorla Ghat, a part of the Western Ghats in the Sahyadri mountain range. It is at an elevation of 800 meters and the view from the top is simply spectacular! While descending these mountains, I was awestruck by the beauty of the setting sun & couldn’t stop the photographer in me from capturing it. Here’s what I got & I so loved every pixel of it. Hope you do too. Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//TheSettingSun

The Setting Sun!


Diwali Lights!

Hey there!

Here’s wishing you & your family a very Happy Diwali. May this festival of lights brighten up your days, and spread colours of joy in your Life.

In anticipation of this beautiful festival, every place is lit up with beautiful lights. The world around becomes brighter, prettier & a very Happy place. The marketplace is a riot of colours with a variety of lanterns, clothes, food etc on display. So I captured a glimpse of these festivities through my viewfinder, for all of you. My blog post is my Diwali gift to you. Happy Diwali once again. Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//HappyDiwali

Happy Diwali

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Bless us

Bless us

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Circleoflights

Circle of Lights

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Bright & Wonderful

Bright & Wonderful

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Some Kind of Bright & Beautiful

Some Kind of Bright & Beautiful

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Lanternseverywhere

Lantern Lantern every where

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Godishere

God is here…

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Idols


Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Toomuchcolour

Too much colour

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//bestlamps

The best Lamps

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Diwalilights//Praisethelord

Praise the Lord



Hello again!

I have always been fascinated by the pictures of Manhattan skyline at night, & have dreamt of capturing it through my viewfinder too. My trip to New York last month gave me the perfect opportunity to fulfil this dream. So, we got onto the the late evening Harbour Lights Cruise one day. This cruise was filled with tonnes of beautiful moments with my family and also gave me the most amazing Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge & Statue of Liberty clicks.

Although this post was scheduled to be much later in my vacation series, WCP Nighttime challenge came in between and here I am sharing these beauties now. Enjoy this Cruise through my eyes.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//The setting sun

The setting Sun

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//Brooklynbridgeitis

Brooklyn Bridge it is!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//Dusky wonder

Dusky wonder

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//Inlovewiththisbeauty!

In Love with this Beauty.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//LightsON!

Lights ON!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//Well, it's Lit Manhattan!

Well, it’s Lit Manhattan!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//Enlightening the world!

Enlightening the world!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Harbourlightscruise//Grande!