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

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 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…

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…