Gardens of Himalayas

Situated at 3000 mtrs to 3300 meters , Ali Bugyal is heavenly beautiful meadows we come across when heading towards Roopkund, the skeleton lake. Buygyals are knows as gardens of Himalayas that host amazing ecosystem and always a hot attractions

the last days of a rich script

The story of the Tigalari script which is going through it’s last days is very interesting. Some research says Brahmins who visited Kerala to study astrology and ayurvedic during ancient times brought this script back to coastal and malenad region

Faces from the desert

hen I was backpacking in Rajasthan along with my good friend Prabhu  for the first time. After couple of days we were getting bored  seeing back to back palaces and museums. It was not the kind of photography I was

My Roopkund trek

Just finished an awesome trek in Himalayas. I wanted to go to Tapovan on Gangotri glacier this time but due to bad weather I had to change my mind. I instead went to Roopkund which is popularly known as the

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