Short stay at Agumbe

Did a memorable trek in the western ghats in the rain to a waterfall called “Onake Abbi ” but could not resist taking some rain and fog pictures in Agumbe . What a place ! Here are few photos I

the activist from Tattikai

hen the whole world is worried about climate change , a person who saw this coming 40 years before has silently  left this world after living 97 long years. I was fortunate enough to meet him in September 2015  and photograph

the ritual of throwing chickens !

otturu of Ballari district is one of the  historical place of Karnataka . Bikkimaradi  Durgavva temple is outside the town on the bank of a now-dried Kotturu lake. This temple has no known history. People who worship the Goddess here believe

puddle patterns

I was exploring some locations in the Closepet granite regions of Ramanagar and Magadi and this photo I wanted to share with you to show you how wonderful is nature. I found this small puddle but with some algae but

Kusthi at Kondli fair

We all photographers love Kusthi a lot . Here is one from me as well! I visited Kondli ( Siddapura, KA )  fair this year which happens every five years. I was there during a nice golden hour in the

Fair-Unfair

Few days back Kollam in Kerala witnessed a tragedy due to fireworks that killed more than hundred people and wounded many . Last month a fire-walking mishap killed one person and wounded many in Tumkur. Every year people die due

Talk about ” Portraits of Mother: Introduction ” at The Confluence

Glad to announce that I will be one of the speaker at ” the Confluence” an annual festival from ” Landscape Wizards ”  a Bangalore based group.  I will be showing my long term project ” Portraits of Mother”  at

photo studios at Yellamma fair

Sadananda around 60 years old photographer welcomed me to his makeshift  photo studio openhearted and offered me a place to sit and a glass full of  water to drink. Yellamma fair is one of the biggest fair and it is so

Savadatti Yellamma Fair

I had a preconceived notion  regarding Yellamma fair after going through so many stories, article, documentaries about the Savadatti yellamma fair before saw it myself . This fair is always in news for the Devadasi system , one of the highly controversial religious practice

The temple at Devimane Ghat

here is a temple ( ಶ್ರೀ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಪಾಲೇಶ್ವರ Shri Kshetrapaleshwara : means  god Shiva who protect the surrounding area  )  at the start of Devimane ghat  of Sirsi to Kumta road where the vehicles offer a small donation  to the god

Pallakki Dance (ಪಲ್ಲಕ್ಕಿ ಕುಣಿತ )

  Pallakki Dance , where god’s idol is decorated with cloths and flowers carried on head , is seen almost all the small and big fairs around Bangalore , Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajnagar,Hasan,Tumkur . The pallakki weighs around 30-40 KG and

Phandari bhajana Mandali ( ಫಂಡರಿ ಭಜನಾ ಮಂಡಳಿ)

Phandari bhajan mandali near Bettakote, Devanahalli gets very busy when there is no rains in the area. They do a unique bhajan for the whole night for two or three days for the rain god to show mercy . The

submerged  graveyard of Sharavathi

Today is the earth day and we are celebrating it . Intellectuals run talk shows, politicians release funds, TVs run countless save earth ads, nature lovers show their  affection towards nature by planting seeds , digital people  blabber about it  all