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To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by...

Cows on the beach

W hen I was in conversation with Dr Sathyajit of Ayurveda Yoga Village  which is newly built on Dhareshwara beach , Kumta ,  two things made me curious . Ayurveda consultation is free for locals and second is in the...

Color Pallet of Koodalasangama morning

A 6th century temple complex built by the great Chalukyas is even today is part of daily life in Badami, Bagalakot. People flock during festivals and weekends to take blessings . On Shivaratri night people come here camp and sing...

Ram fights( ಟಗರಿನ ಕಾಳಗ )

Ram fight one of the oldest blood sport between two rams ( large horned alpha male sheep) found in many parts of the world even today. Today this contest is played much safer and with lot of rules with the...

Force feeding ritual in Ganiga and Dasappa society

Not very far from Bangalore happens a weird celebration just after Ugadi festival where few people from one community force feed the prasada ( ಪ್ರಸಾದ )  to other community people. It may look bit horrifying and weird but all is well...

Manteswami Mahakavya

Manteswami Mahakavya is one of the very important and unique oral folk epic in Kannada. This epic is kept alive by Neelagaras , the deities of saint Manteswami by singing these folk songs for centuries in the region of Mysore,...

study : Folk practices

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12 07 2012
The Gorava dancers performed a unique ritual

    they eat the mixture lying on the ground fro mouth directly Any fair or a village event in...

03 06 2012
The wandering people of Chitradurga

I was on my way back from a fantastic hiking from Mullayyangiri , highest peak in Karnataka state I  saw...

26 04 2012
Bandi Festival: An amazing ritual

Vasantha Maasa ( falls in March-April) , the first month of Hindu year  brings  thousands of annual rural festivals ....

04 03 2012
Suggi Dancers of Halakki tribes

( this was presented in Open Show Bangalore #8. For more info please visit http://openshow.org/) The tribe Halakki tribe is...

24 12 2011
Sankranthi fire

Sankranthi is festival of cattle in Mandya! Makar Sankranthi is another big  festival where one can see the true affection...

22 09 2011
Suggi portraits

When I photographed this  Suggi dance event  this year in last March ,  I never ever thought  that  it is...

study :Landscapes

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All other stories

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28 10 2015
Hemkund: the lake in the heavens

Hemnkund( Hem = snow  Kund=Bowl ) was literally became a snow filled lake  due to sudden overnight snowfall .  Pilgrims...

16 10 2015
Mystical Valley of Flowers

D uring my college days I read a book called "living with Himalayan Masters" , which  summarized the writer's ( who is...

03 08 2015
Dandeli revisited

Though it is called as industrial town of Uttara Kannada district the dense jungles surrounding the town make Dandeli second...

22 07 2015
Chat-with-artist : Chittani ( Part 2)

  Shri Chittani Ramachandra Hegde (ಶ್ರೀ ಚಿಟ್ಟಾಣಿ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಹೆಗಡೆ )   Hailed as a  living legend of Yakshagana, Chittani Ramachandra...

19 07 2015
Harake aata ( ಹರಕೆ ಆಟ )

In coastal Karnataka there is tradition called " harake" ( ex-voto, fulfillment of a vow ) aata ( ಹರಕೆ )...

07 07 2015
My gear : updated

Yesss! a gear update from me ! So this is what my current bag contains of   -Canon EOS 6D...

Dinesh Maneer is a photographer from Bengaluru ,India who seeks to capture the glory of the great culture of our State of Karnataka . That explains why his clicks are mainly focused on landscapes , portraits  and culture of the land to which he belongs. Read More