Jaipur isn’t one of the most visited cities in India without reason. Within its City Palace is the Pritam Niwas Chowk, a courtyard with four gates known as Ridhi Sidhi Pol (‘pol’ means gate). With exquisite carving and inlay work, each gate is coloured and… Read More
With colours and shapes that match their habitat, animals are masters at the art of camouflage. Despite being such a large bird, this Anahinga was not too easy to spot at Keoladeo National Park (earlier called Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary). Soon, more pictures coming up along… Read More
It must be because of the stories that my grandmother used to tell me of feisty heroines from history like Rani Laxmi Bai and Rani Durgavati that I was drawn to visit the museum that has been named after the latter. While Rani Durgavati Museum… Read More
This week’s Photo Challenge at the Daily Post is One Love – find link here What spells love more than looking to start a family together, I thought. So, here’s a pair of Parakeets scoping places to build a nest at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan.… Read More
‘Hawa’ literally means air. Inspired by numerous windows letting in air into the building, this famous red and pink sandstone structure in Jaipur, Rajasthan was named Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of the breeze’. It was, in fact, meant for the queens of Jaipur and their… Read More
I’m just back from a trip to Rajasthan. This one was specifically planned to see the painted havelis of the Shekhawati region. While I will be sharing stories from this once prosperous region of Rajasthan, this wall painting from the Ramnath Podar Haveli and Museum… Read More
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
This post is in response to the WordPress weekly photo challenge – find the link here I found Jen Hooks’ pictures on the Monochromatic theme fascinating. They inspired me to put my own interpretation out here. For more pictures of flamingos or To read about… Read More
Join me in wishing India a very happy Independence Day. Reproduced below is my favorite poem ‘Pushpa Ki Abhilaashaa’ (The Desire of a Flower) by Poet Makhanlal Chaturvedi. The poem is dedicated to all the martyrs who laid down their life to free/defend their country.… Read More
The Mumbai monsoon brings with it all shades of green and out come the creepy-crawlies. With the rains on a break, I dug out this pic of a juvenile Oriental Garden Lizard to remind me of it. What are your favorite memories of the rains?
In this post, I feature tips on how to select pictures for an exhibition plus I showcase all the pictures that were displayed at the Xavier Institute’s Photography course exhibition. Btw, thank you for your likes and comments on my earlier post – CLICK HERE… Read More
A few of my pictures taken during the course of a workshop at Xavier Institute of Communication
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