Dandeli revisited

Though it is called as industrial town of Uttara Kannada district the dense jungles surrounding the town make Dandeli second largest wildlife sanctuary of Karnataka.Dandeli is not new town to me , I used to visit my uncle,s family here

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

Chat-with-artist : Chittani ( Part 2)

  Shri Chittani Ramachandra Hegde (ಶ್ರೀ ಚಿಟ್ಟಾಣಿ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಹೆಗಡೆ )   Hailed as a  living legend of Yakshagana, Chittani Ramachandra Hegde is the first Yakshagana artist to win the prestigious Padmashri award before winning several awards in Karnataka. His style is

Harake aata ( ಹರಕೆ ಆಟ )

In coastal Karnataka there is tradition called ” harake” ( ex-voto, fulfillment of a vow ) aata ( ಹರಕೆ ) to conduct a Yakshagana theatre play . There are some temples which continually host Yakshagana performance every night as ex-voto

ತರಂಗ ಸಾಪ್ತಾಹಿಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾದ ನನ್ನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು

ಈ ವಾರದ ತರಂಗ ಸಾಪ್ತಾಹಿಕವನ್ನು ನೋಡಲು ಮರೆಯದಿರಿ , ನನ್ನ ಕೆಲವು ಜಲಪಾತದ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು (ಕವರ್ ಪುಟ ಸೇರಿ ) ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡಿವೆ . ತರಂಗ ಬಳಗಕ್ಕೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು  Do not miss Taranga magazine this week , few of my photos are published including a cover page feature, thanks

Workshop in Udupi

Quick news, I will be doing a small workshop this Sunday at Udupi, KA . It is a 2 hr photography talk where I will cover little bit on current trend in photography, some techniques and a little bit on

Chat-with-artist : Chittani ( Part 1)

Everyone from Karnataka is familiar with Yakshagana, a form of folk dance, but do we know how Yakshagana is actually performed? Google the word and you get hundreds of websites right from Wiki to YouTube videos telling details about artists, their

Significance of Full moon days in Karnataka Folklore :5

Series of articles of about Full moon days and their significance in Karnataka folklore . 1. Banada Hunnime(ಬನದ ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ) The first one is called Banada Hunnime  , the full moon day coming in January . To know more about it

singing waves of Kumta

One of he most thrilling experience of my hometown  Kumta is always being the beach in my childhood days. I dont know how many times I just sat on the shore and watched those waves crashing. Now that I have

frozen moments of joy

Last weekend was full of family activities , commitments in Kumta for my newborn daughter Paridhi. Photography is the  last thing I would think of during the whole trip! But suddenly I got a small task of taking my sister’s

Bengaluru Karaga 2015 time table

26.03. 2015, 10 PM      Event begins at Dharmaraya Temple , K R Market with a small carfestival (ರಥೋತ್ಸವ )  27.03.15   3 AM Flag Hoisting   ( ಧ್ವಜಾರೋಹಣ, night of 26th )    which is  the mark of start of the event.

My photo in Nat Geo book Gratitude

Quite overwhelmed after learning that one of my photo is used in the NatGeo book “Daily Gratitude”. Here is the look of the print  which i bought though my cousin. This book also contains very nice photographs all around world