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…

Forest Fires in Shimla, Solan, Dagshai

Photography of Forest Fires in the Himalayas Photos by Anoop Negi – Live from the Jump Seat   The months of May and June are the peak of summer in India. The Himalayas provide a weekend or more of succour and relief from the heat and dust of the plains. This summer even the Himalayas…