Sakshi Verma Photography: Blog https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog en-us (C) Sakshi Verma Photography sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:27:00 GMT Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:27:00 GMT https://www.sakshiverma.net/img/s/v-5/u666305625-o253683128-50.jpg Sakshi Verma Photography: Blog https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog 120 80 Belle https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2017/3/belle-visits-my-studio So we started this session with the thought of combining this beautiful child's love for dressing up, and celebrating the Disney classic about Belle. I met little S, and it took me all of 10 seconds to decide that I wanted to take pictures of her to showcase her spirit, and not to recreate my impression of a character from fiction.

I don't showcase too many studio sessions (actually I rarely share any of my work online), but of late have really enjoyed doing some work indoors as well. 

We squealed, danced, jumped, tossed confetti.. had fun, and had some more fun. And while we were at it, we took some pictures as well!

Celebrating beauty, coz it lies in the innocence of childhood, in the radiant spirit of this gorgeous little person. Such a warm feeling, that even when I view the pictures days after the shoot, my heart wants to smile.

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Family Hong Kong Family Photographer Hong Kong Kids Photographer Sakshi Verma Photography studio sessions https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2017/3/belle-visits-my-studio Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:30:00 GMT
Ideal time for your family portraits! https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2016/10/time-for-your-annual-family-portraits “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” - L.M. Montgomery

 

Yes, it is indeed my favourite time of the year. When the Sun doesn't feel too warm, and it's not time for those jackets either. I find myself smiling for no reason, and I'm guessing(and hoping) that so must a lot of you too. 

Good weather also means that the little ones are a lot more cheerful, and not as irritable as can be on a hot summer day. Dressing up becomes more fun than just a chore. Shorts, summer dresses, light jackets, scarves.. even those jeans finally become an option. And for some of us, who enjoy a touch of make-up.. well, it doesn't seem to be melting on our faces with the usual HK humidity!

Our packages are now revamped, and we are offering mini sessions on a regular basis. Minis start for as low as HK$ 2250. Standard portrait sessions, our most popular offering, are in full swing, and we suggest booking asap as weekend slots are getting filled up quite quickly. Remember, you receive high-resolution digital files with all packages. 

Shoot an email to sakshi@sakshiverma.net or call +852 6626 5525 for more details.

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Christmas HK Holiday Hong Kong Lifestyle hong kong photographer photos https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2016/10/time-for-your-annual-family-portraits Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:03:26 GMT
Here in a nutshell - The Hindes Family https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2015/6/ifat-hindes I am not a good blogger.. and I don't rate myself high in terms of content or frequency of blogging. But every now and then, comes a "must-blog" moment.

Wanted to share with all of you, a recent shoot of a friend and fellow photographer, Ifat Kafry Hindes. Ifat started Hong Kong's first gluten-free restaurant called Choice Cooperative. She has inspired me to make small changes in my kitchen, and has always been more than willing to share her knowledge on the subject. <Her kids start their day with Kefir, and would prefer a smoothie to a soda anyday.> 

About the session itself, Ifat discussed how she wanted the pictures without any make-up or special outfits. Just another day in the Hindes household.. This was not a typical "posed" session, but more of a "moment in time" in the household. I sure hope that the pictures gives you a glimpse of what a beautiful and loving home this is!

Here are some pictures of the family with their latest addition, Little baby E. By the excitement and adoration that writ large on his older siblings' faces, I foresee the little one being the centre of all attention in this beautiful family. Stay blessed, Baby E. 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, if I were you, I would put myself on the waitlist for this supermom's book of healthy delights - Here in a Nutshell - now!!

Until next time!

x.

 

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Here in a nutshell Hong Kong Family Photographer Ifat Kafry Hindes newborn photography hong kong sakshi verma photography https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2015/6/ifat-hindes Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:36:58 GMT
Soma https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2015/1/soma  

Unlike most other posts that talk about the kids, this one is dedicated to the mother. A beautiful person, inside and out, she has been a very big inspiration in my pursuit of photography as a career. One of those people that you want to meet when you are at your lowest, coz there's no way you can be in low spirits when Soma is around. An artist at heart, I do believe that I have tons to learn from her.

This was a short session with family that was visiting them, and as expected, turned out to be a lot of laughter and smiles in the air. This was less to do with portraits, and more about capturing family shots together. It was also very special to meet the little darling of the family, Miss N, who was one of my first newborn clients. It still feels like yesterday when I first met her with my camera.

Soma knows that one of my greatest highs is to see a picture that I've clicked, on the walls of another home, and always calls me to see the frames in her beautiful home. I can't wait to see some of those frames updated, and another invitation for a cup of coffee with this very beautiful person.

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Children Families Hong Kong family photographer Kids Oh Precious Images https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2015/1/soma Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:43:26 GMT
A neglected blog https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2014/5/A-neglected-blog So I’ve not been regular on this blog. The last post is almost 11 months old, doesn’t speak too well about my blogging skills.

I am in the process of updating my website. In the meantime, I would request you to follow and support me on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OhPreciousImages). That is certainly more updated, and you can see some of my more recent work on that page.

I shall update this blog once the new website is done and ready to be shared!

Thank you for visiting this blog!

My best,
Sakshi

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2014/5/A-neglected-blog Wed, 14 May 2014 02:55:40 GMT
One Sassy afternoon.. https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/6/One-Sassy-afternoon Last week, Sassy Mama organized it’s first big marketplace at Sal Curioso in Central. They brought together some very interesting pop-up shops, all run by amazing “mamas” from around Hong Kong. From bracelets, trinkets and super-stylish fashion accessories , to beautiful arty trays, gorgeous dresses, gift hampers, and the most sinful cookies.. the Sassy Marketplace had it all, and more. Forgot to mention the lip-smackingly delicious ice-pops. I had a tough time deciding between “blueberry coconut mint” and “watermelon basil”! Annabel Karmel, the bestselling author of baby/toddler cookbooks was present at the event. Bookazine had a big collection of her books, amongst other books and activity sets for young kids.

All moms went back with a great collection of goody bags for themselves and their kids.

The girls at Sassy pulled off yet another one beautifully. Why am I not surprised?

p.s. if you happen to see Ain’t your mama’s with their gluten-free  goodies and bakes anywhere, make sure you try their cookies. You will never know that these are gluten free. And definitely one of the best cookies I’ve had. Tell them about my recommendation! (Never know, it might get me a discount next time!!)

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/6/One-Sassy-afternoon Wed, 05 Jun 2013 03:53:09 GMT
Protected: A session with Little Miss E and her family https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/5/Protected-A-session-with-Little-Miss-E-and-her-family

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/5/Protected-A-session-with-Little-Miss-E-and-her-family Thu, 09 May 2013 10:51:07 GMT
Kate and Richard &#8211; My first real wedding photoshoot. https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/4/Kate-and-Richard-8211-My-first-real-wedding-photoshoot Weddings have this way of making me feel all mushy inside. Within moments I get transported to the time when I first became Mrs. Verma. However, this time around, there was nervousness aplenty, and not much time to get nostalgic. This was my first real wedding photo shoot. I have clicked pictures of friends or cousins at their weddings, but this was certainly a job of more responsibility! I wasn’t just another person who liked carrying her camera to the wedding, I was the only person there with a camera. Jeepers!!

Once, the pre-wedding jitters (!) were set aside, it was the simplicity of the evening that totally struck me. A small gathering, plenty of warmth. Kate and Richard, made such a handsome couple. As I was going through these pics, I just had to share some of them with you immediately.

Here’s a glimpse.

p.s. Kate / Richard, thank you for trusting me with pictures of your big day. I sure hope not to disappoint you.

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Hong kong family photographer, Sakshi Verma, Oh precious Images

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Events Families weddings https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/4/Kate-and-Richard-8211-My-first-real-wedding-photoshoot Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:55:17 GMT
Maternity shoots @ Oh Precious https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/3/Maternity-shoots-Oh-Precious Hong kong family photographer, maternity, pregnancy

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/3/Maternity-shoots-Oh-Precious Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:02:35 GMT
Sherry and her beautiful family https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/3/Sherry-and-her-beautiful-family A note from a reader finally pushed me to write again. I had started to think that after this long hiatus, there wouldn’t be anyone looking at this blog anymore. Why would they? The frequency of posts has been shameful, to say the least.

Anyways, I’ve now promised myself that I shall not make any false promises to myself or to people who visit this blog.

So, towards the end of March, I finally make the first post of 2013.

Well, I shall try to redeem myself by introducing this beautiful family. Sherry, her husband, & their very pretty daughters. I loved the way they coordinated their outfits so well. I suspect Sherry picked the girls outfits from her ultra-comfy collection on itsybb.com.

This was an action packed shoot, with sometime on the grass, some on a tree, and even some mid-air! In between shots,their under-3 yr old, talked to me about her cranium, humerus, femur, fibula and more!!

There were so many “keeper shots” from this session, that I honestly had a tough time shortlisting for this blog post. Which is why I now have this one simple but adorable family shot here.  Doesn’t it make you want to smile back at them?

< Know Sherry personally? Perhaps you could ask her to share with you some more images from the day. >

 

 

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Children Family Kids https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2013/3/Sherry-and-her-beautiful-family Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:59:13 GMT
A small thank you note. https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/11/A-small-thank-you-note I always feel grateful when someone chooses me as their photographer. I do have confidence in the art, but it does mean a lot when people trust me with preserving some important moments for them. People to whom I am a complete stranger.

I have met a lot of wonderful people while slowly trudging the path of photography. This short note is to thank all those who have actually taken the effort of sending their family/kids pics to me much after the photo session. They bothered to share with me how their family has grown, and how the kids are now even more beautiful than they were before. Or if I bump into them in the street, they quickly show me some updates on their phones. Some, even after having moved out of Hong Kong! Please do send me more. Can’t have enough of them!

Thank you to you and you and you. For keeping me in your thoughts. I’d like you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts too.

My best,
Sakshi

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/11/A-small-thank-you-note Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:20:58 GMT
Jake &#8211; at 4 weeks https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/10/Jake-8211-at-4-weeks In an attempt to make up for all those post-less months, here are some pics from a recent shoot of a four week old baby with his beautiful mom.

A recent article which I also shared on my facebook page made me think about how a lot of us moms are never a part of the picture with our darlings. Much as you would like to just have your baby photographed, there is a very high probability of him/her looking for pictures of this time with you.  So, this blog post, I would like to share pictures of Jake with his beautiful mom. Between him and his mom, I wasn’t too sure who loved the other more.

To me, these emotions are what really make a photograph. What do you think of them?

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Babies Newborn https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/10/Jake-8211-at-4-weeks Mon, 22 Oct 2012 02:31:02 GMT
Introducing Arivaan https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/10/Introducing-Arivaan Almost 6 months since my last post.. pretty much half an year went by. No excuses really. Well, does the fact that I was blessed with my second miracle 3 months back, count? Not sure. Some of you even decided to postpone your sessions to allow me to capture your pictures at a later time. Can’t thank you enough for your faith in me.

It’s been a mixed bag of emotions. Mostly ranging from happy to very happy! After over 5 yrs since I held my first little bundle, it was a very different feeling. All 3 of us were in love with the little one, even before he arrived. But to hold him, well, it was the same as what every new mom goes through…just as unique… just as overwhelming!

As a photographer, I have visited the hospital to capture quite a few newborns. I had been planning all these lovely pictures that I would click when my baby would arrive, not realising what an overwhelming experience a new baby can be. Sadly, I don’t think I’ve done real justice to my baby.

Here are some shots of my little miracle, Arivaan. Some pics of him with his doting older brother are soon to come. Forgive me if you don’t find these pics special. I love them. Can’t help being a biased mom!

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Babies Newborn Personal Hong Kong newborn kids family photographer Oh Precious Images Sakshi Verma https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/10/Introducing-Arivaan Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:28:33 GMT
Arthur at 16 months https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/4/Arthur-at-16-months I keep promising myself that I will be more regular on my blog, and it just hasn’t happened that way. There’s a backlog of way too many fun days that I should have blogged about. Quite often, I’d actually write inside my head, and would just not get around actually doing it. Hoping to improve on my track record!

When my son Nirvaan was born over 5 years back, my parents declared that their love for him would certainly surpass the attention I had ever received! It’s quite incredible how grandparents can’t take their eyes of the grandchildren. I, as a mom, may lose my temper on my kid sometimes(more than sometimes, actually).. But the grandparents, NEVER!

So, coming to this particular shoot. Little A’s parents wanted some pics of their family, especially with his grandmother who was soon flying back home. Quite naturally, he was the centre of attention during most of the shoot. It was beautiful to see how he had his grandma ( and his parents, of course!) wrapped around his little finger.

Hong Kong kids and family photographer, sakshi Verma
Hong Kong Kids and family photographer, Sakshi Verma

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Babies Families https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/4/Arthur-at-16-months Mon, 30 Apr 2012 02:21:08 GMT
Oh Precious featured in DONUT https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/4/Oh-Precious-featured-in-DONUT We were featured in the very popular DONUT magazine’s March issue. It was an honour being featured amongst the most popular/influential photographers of Hong Kong. In their own words, they liked our natural style of photography. Well, we love the look of their magazine. It’s stylish, colourful, high quality, and looks very different from many other magazines I’ve seen in HK.

Here’s a link to the online edition of the magazine.

Here’s the original interview in English, in case you are like me (guilty of not understanding Cantonese!).
Q1: Could you briefly introduce Oh Precious Photography to our readers?

Oh precious images specializes in  natural, candid and relaxed portraits. Our subjects range from maternity portraits, newborns, to babies, and families. I strive to make each session a good family memory, and create custom artworks for your homes. These are also very special heirlooms for your families.

 Q2: How would you describe the style of Oh Precious Photography comparing with other photographers in market?

Each photographer has his own unique style, and I haven’t tried to ever compare myself with the others. I am a lifestyle photographer, and like to capture images which are in the moment. I watch for the expressions in a child’s eye, and like to give parents pictures which truly describe their kids.

Q3: Why would you firstly start newborn/babies/kids photography at the beginning?

Of all of God’s creations, the beauty in children has always amazed me the most. They are so honest with their emotions. Capturing the innocence and beauty of a child is a precious memory for the family. I wouldn’t possibly think of more attractive subjects for my photography venture.

 Q4: What are the difficulties to shoot with newborn/babies/kids?

With newborns and babies, it is difficult to predict a schedule, and I need to keep quite a long timeslot for their sessions. This could mean a three hour session to fit in feeds, nappy changes, and even a nap.
Some young kids tend to be more camera-aware and might like to “pose” or flash fake smiles. My efforts are basically to ensure that they start ignoring the camera, and reveal their true smiles.

Q5: Any memorable/funny experience with newborn/babies/kids that could share with our readers?

A toddler who was chasing pigeons at a park, accidentally ran into a water sprinkler. While her mom and I laughed at her startled expressions, it also gave me another new emotion to capture.

Q6: Could you pick one “Best Favorite Photo” in your previous shootings? Why?

I do have many favorite shots instead of a single photograph. Right after a session with an energetic 5 yr old, he ran into the fountains at hk park. While he enjoyed the cool shower, luckily I was still around to pull out my camera and click some shots that are very special to me(and hopefully his parents as well!)

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Events Personal Hong Kong newborn kids family photographer Oh Precious Images Sakshi Verma https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/4/Oh-Precious-featured-in-DONUT Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:24:58 GMT
Is the stork visiting you soon? https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/2/Is-the-stork-visiting-you-soon Expecting your baby soon? Have you booked your session as yet? Preserve those moments. Get those birth announcement cards ready in time.
Newborn shoots are typically scheduled when the baby is between 4-12 days old. You don’t need to travel with your infant for the shoot. Our shoots can be arranged in your home, or even in the hospital room. Trust me, these moments won’t last forever.

Oh Precious is a combination of my love for kids and photography. But doesn’t the sight of these tiny curled-up cottonballs set your heart fluttering as well?

Here is a short video of 2 different newborn shoots that we did at Oh Precious sometime back. Somehow, I totally missed sharing the video on my blog(and I can’t seem to find it on my facebook wall either!). Hope you like the video – coz you can’t not like the babies for sure.

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Babies Newborn https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/2/Is-the-stork-visiting-you-soon Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:41:37 GMT
The Baura family https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/2/The-Baura-family A blessed family with 2 beautiful daughters.

Even though the sun turned out brighter than what I prefer for my shoots, it couldn’t really over”shadow” the beauty in these lovable little girls. The family exuded warmth and smiles, which would surely be felt by all that know them.

I was a shutter-happy bystander, while the family celebrated their love, and enjoyed their Sunday

Angela, the mum, is a contributing writer to parenting magazines, and specializes in parenting advice to Hong Kong mamas. Once her newest baby, WobblySteps, is on its feet – she will be the GoTo mama for all others(like me) who might seek parenting help/advice.

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Families Kids https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/2/The-Baura-family Mon, 06 Feb 2012 04:37:46 GMT
A post long pending. About Daniel &#8211; 5 yrs https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/1/A-post-long-pending-About-Daniel-8211-5-yrs I haven’t been active on this blog for much longer than I’d have liked. There have been shoots that I wanted to talk about quite sometime back, but just did not get around to actually doing it.

Here’s one of them, with Daniel and his lovely parents.

It was a beautiful morning, and with his parents help, Daniel was my friend in very little time.
Playing soccer with his dad, practicing camera words from school, making play-doh creations with his doting mom, or simply posing for my camera – that one hour gave me a very pleasant glimpse into the activities of this happy, young man. Here are some images for you.

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Family Kids https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2012/1/A-post-long-pending-About-Daniel-8211-5-yrs Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:17:26 GMT
Riley with Tina &amp; Tim {Hong Kong Family Photographer} https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2011/10/Riley-with-Tina-amp-Tim-Hong-Kong-Family-Photographer Riley – I am still not sure what was more attractive. Was it her smile, her curls, the way she never forgot her mommy’s bag, or her vocabulary (remember she isn’t even 2 yet!). She would go marching ahead, picking up little petals for her doting parents. Every now and then, she’d find something amusing..and would laugh in a way that would thrill anyone with a camera!

In just over an hour she had given me so many moments to capture. I had a tough time telling myself to close this session!!

Thank you, Tina and Tim! Riley, hope to meet you again!

 

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Children Families https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2011/10/Riley-with-Tina-amp-Tim-Hong-Kong-Family-Photographer Sun, 30 Oct 2011 00:24:17 GMT
Prayaas &#8211; Charity day at IRC https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2011/10/Prayaas-8211-Charity-day-at-IRC Prayaas is a non-profit start-up initiated by a group of Indian expats in Hong Kong.
On the 2nd of October, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, Prayaas organised its first public fundraising event. Despite the rain Gods not showing too much mercy, the day saw plenty of participation in both outdoor and indoor activities. Cricket was certainly the highlight of the day, but the event really had something for everyone.
When I was not behind my lens, I picked up some gorgeous earrings by Shikha Lamba(Forgive me, I’m only a woman!), savoured some delicious bakes by Japneet/Party Mate, and even won the most beautiful prizes in a round of Bingo. Beautiful especially coz these were handmade at one of the centers that Prayaas supports.
The fact that we were all there for a good cause, brought a lot of meaning to my day. I think I smiled a lot more, and saw quite a few faces with a similar joy writ on them.
To see more pictures from the day, visit the album on Facebook.
If you’d like to contribute, or want to know more about the group, visit www.ekPrayaas.net or drop an email to info@ekPrayaas.net.

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sakshi@sakshiverma.net (Sakshi Verma Photography) Events https://www.sakshiverma.net/blog/2011/10/Prayaas-8211-Charity-day-at-IRC Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:13:26 GMT