Gokarna Landscape workshop 2016 :photos

Back from an awesome workshop at Gokarna and I must tell you indeed it was a different experience again. We had a full house and very energetic people . Though weather  was not as good as the previous workshop but

Exhibition of photographs on Folk traditions of Karnataka

I am glad to announce that I am exhibiting  series of photographs on folk traditions of Karnataka at Soundrya PU college annual function. This is a single day event which happens on Jan 9 . Please do come and encourage

Happy New year and some news

Hello friends,   First of all very happy prosperous , healthy and successful  new year to you and your family .Many  thanks for all the reads,  appreciation, shares to make it a great year for me in the photographic journey

Karnataka FOLK( ಜನಪದ) events Calendar

This calendar is an effort to post  folk  events happening throughout Karnataka. Every effort will be put to keep this calendar accurate but the events are always subjected to change due to various factors ( eg:  weather, sudden death, political

heaven behind the gods

Badri is the place where gods live according to many in India . If you go to Badri and just visit surrounding shopping complexes  and the temple,  don’t feel you visited heaven ! you just missed visiting the heaven ! You

A Snowy evening in Windsor

od showed up last Friday and told me “Dinesh, I can give you only two days of snow while you are here . And that will be on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience . So shoot what you want

Hemkund: the lake in the heavens

Hemnkund( Hem = snow  Kund=Bowl ) was literally became a snow filled lake  due to sudden overnight snowfall .  Pilgrims who were visiting  this lake to take blessings from the famouse Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib  discouraged but their will to

ಕಂಬಳ ವೇಳಾಪಟ್ಟಿ Kambala Timetable 2015-16

Here are the dates of the famous buffalo race event  happening around Dakshina Kannada. To check out more about Kambala check this post IMPORTANT :  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE MIGHT BE LAST MINUTE CHANGES IN THE DATES AND VENUE.

Mystical Valley of Flowers

uring my college days I read a book called “living with Himalayan Masters” , which  summarized the writer’s ( who is a Sadhu) account of his experiences with Himalayan masters , yogis and some influential people . I remember reading writer’s experience

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

Landscape photography workshop Jan23-25, 2016

I am  happy to share  that I am  a guest mentor at Darter’s  Landscape  photography Workshop  this time too that happens  in Gokarna, Karnataka. During the Workshop  I would love to share my techniques, ideas and the thought process in