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 are burning hot. Red hot. Flash fires are sprouting everywhere. Specially the forests in the lower reaches where pine trees are in abundance.

This is a collection of photos taken in the last 7 days.

Forest Fire Shimla
Forest Fire Shimla Hills Himalayas India by Anoop Negi Photography


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Photography in Red

The Theyyam Dancer in Red from Kerala

Photography in the Color Red

Red is a color that is strongly defined in the human civilisation. .

Red is emotive,

Red is dangerous,

Red is sexy

Red is Godly

Red is Evil

As many interpretations are possible depending on the civilisation you are born in.  In India, the color red is significant for it goes to state the raison d’etre of this earth. Birth and Death. The red of the blood signifies the living and the existing. It becomes a symbol of fertility and anything red thereafter attains the primal throes of the Hindu philosophy of existence. Red adorns the foreheads of the Indian woman, sometimes the hands and the feet to mark the fertility rites and red then becomes a mark of a religion. One is born unto this earth for only one reason and that is to continue the human race. Fertility is the dominant theme that defines Hindusim and its Gods.

So here is to Red. From Gods in Red, Ferraris in Red to Women in Red

The Theyyam Dancer from Kerala
The Theyyam Dancer in Red



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