Vignettes from Himachal Pradesh – Part 4

The Mighty Muddy Satluj from Kotgarh, Himachal Pradesh This is the river Satluj as it traces its muddy course through the valleys of Himachal Pradesh. It originates in Tibet and surges its way through to the plains of Punjab and drains into the Arabian Sea in Pakistan. The river is muddy all through and I…

Vignettes from Himachal Pradesh – Part 3

  Casting Mile Long Shadows at Barog, Himachal Pradesh   Out on the hills you can barely hear a sound. Bar the soft hiss of the breze rustling in the pines. A small sharp horn, of a car, somewhere on the road. Silence seems to rule the world. You need the light to have life….

Vignettes from Himachal Pradesh, India Part 2

The Stand of Pine Trees in a River of Clouds at Barog Valley, India Another take from the same day and shoot as the last one with a slightly different perspective The foreground has a stand of tall coniferous trees while a settlement of a few houses glints in the morning sunshine through the fleecy…

Vignettes from Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a state in India that was carved out of the vast Northern territories that were controlled by Emperors and Kings, charlatans and brigands and local Rajahs and chiefs over centuries. It has a distinct geography and culture compared to the plains because it was always a little inaccessible being in the heart…

The Great Indian E-commerce Rip Off

E-commerce is happening these days. Every startup, whether from a pearly fresh IIT/IIM graduate, or a Mom & Pop store entrepreneur to established business houses are into it. It is a big market and it is growing bigger everyday. Investors are lining up with huge sums of money to fund such  ventures. The transparency and…

The Rat Temple in Deshnoke, India

There is a lot of text here.The subject matter may be a tad uncomfortable for some. You are cautioned, there will be rat pictures here. Rats are not the most liked of mammals for a variety of reasons. They carry the ominous burden of spreading diseases and destroying food grains. The primary response to a…

Public Monuments with Bicycles and a Photographic still image from India

Monuments on Cycling Of David Gerstein, Bengt-Göran Broström, Einar Utzon-Frank and others  Lalit Kala Akademy Still Photography Bicycling is a part of growing up. An ode or maybe a celebration of motor skills and locomotion that gives you freedom to roam and explore the world around you. The scratches and bruises a life long reminder…

Three Fat Ladies of the Sea and Jenifar.

Fishing Trawlers in Kerala, India Photography of boats and other sea vessels. This is a single insertion of an image compared to the earlier entries which always had 6-10 photos, more like a photo essay format. Change is the spice of life, so sail on. This was shot from a moving boat, a difficult thing…

Extreme Sports – Photography of Bull Races in Kerala, India

Photography of Bull Races in India Craziest Extreme Sport Kerala Photography by Anoop Negi This post is not about Redbull Racing. No It is not that I do not like Vettel. I positively endorse his driving style and love his performances till date. If things be what they are, he may still win the 2012…