As an immigrant from India at the age of nine, my passion for photography didn’t emerge until I was fifty years old. I grew up in West Haven and received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut. After college I began my career as a clinical pharmacist for Yale New Haven Hospital and then switched to CVS Pharmacy. I have been a pharmacy manager for CVS Health for thirty years in West Haven. I currently reside in Orange. I truly love my profession and have had the opportunity to travel with my family in Europe, Asia, parts of the United States and the Caribbean Islands.
One rewarding aspect of traveling is that you will be exposed to new people, cultures and lifestyles, and beautiful places. As you travel and experience more of the world and life, you become overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for all the beautiful moments you enjoyed with people and all the beautiful places you saw.
My passion for nature and beauty eventually led me to take photographs to capture the moment. Some photos gave me real peace and real joy. I submitted three photos in the Orange Country Fair last year. Two photographs were awarded first place and one came in second place. Around the same time one of my photos made the cover of Orange Life Magazine (Winter 2017, issue #16). In “Fill the Frame Adult Amateur Photo Contest”, I placed first, third, and honorable mention for three photos I submitted. I started to realize other people saw what I saw in my photos. I have become obsessed with capturing the beauty in the moment. I have realized most people are too busy to take the time to stop and enjoy all that surrounds them. One should appreciate everything life has to offer. Be awake and take time to appreciate nature. Capture the moment!