Monsoon odyssey to Munnar


Munnar is a a beautiful hill station  on the Western Ghats of the Indian state of Kerala.The name Munnar is believed to mean “three rivers”, referring to the town’s strategic location at the confluence of the Madhurapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers. The heavy monsoon had given bath to the entire hills making it a verdant oasis. Munnar is no where in sight, … Continue reading

Tryst with God’s own country


It is not a euphemism, it sure is God’s own country! And I present here only a portion of the Paradise we were in, during the less than 24 hours stay abroad our house-boat wading through the beautiful backwaters in Allepey (Allapuzha), Kerala. I had one of the worlds best but defunct camera (canon 5d … Continue reading

Me, Myself & Camera – Happy Valentine’s day

My friend Anne

My first love- Photography 🙂 . .reposting on Valentine’s Day!  In 1986 in class VIII while struggling with my meagre pocket money, all I knew was that Photography was an expensive hobby. I would envy some of my friends who had a Kodak-35mm film camera (some Rs.700 piece with just the capability to point & … Continue reading

Sunday 9pm at 11th Floor


It was an ordinary evening, I had just dropped my 8 year old to the keyboard classes and I saw strong beams of light moving around in the night sky. A spectacle I had only seen in the United States when I had been to my company’s New Year party. Curiosity took the better of … Continue reading

Head turning Photography!


Ya, if you turn your head and focus on the head of the people around you. You will be surprised to see in how many different ingenuous ways people cover their heads. The official formal way ofcourse is to wear “The Hat”. And the “Hat” itself avatars in millions varying in color, shape, form, texture, … Continue reading

Featureless beauties

Sea or sky?

Simple, featureless and yet powerful that’s Silhouettes for me! It is a wonderful way to convey mystery, drama, emotion, mood to the viewer. And often this is possible under very ordinary light conditions. Silhouettes are fun and worth exploring because there is scope for lot of creativity. And oftentimes you can play with the subjects … Continue reading

The Scenic Mirik

Mirik

Tourist places seemingly present an irony. The famous must see places at any of the tourist spots are infamous very soon. Yeah, everyone reaches there and it is crowded and a visitor yearns for a natural comma in their brief journey of life called Holidays. Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot thriving in the Darjeeling … Continue reading

Do I need a DSLR?

Circle of love

Consider this!   My first digital camera was a 4 megapixel Canon Power Shot S40 compact camera  priced at  $800 in 2001. I had clicked about 5000 pictures with the S40 in just six months knowing the camera inside out and was never done with it! The affordability and curiosity of a D-SLR made me own my … Continue reading

Rendezvous Charminar


Me, Myself & Camera


In 1986 in class VIII while struggling with my meagre pocket money, all I knew was that Photography was an expensive hobby. I would envy some of my friends who had a Kodak-35mm film camera (some Rs.700 piece with just the capability to point & shoot; no bells & whistles) and really dream of owning … Continue reading