Street photography & me -1

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This series covers some of my street photographs from various locations along with the stories behind them. The stories are largely based on experience with some part based on interpretations. Of course, when it comes to interpretations, there can be infinite possibilities to the stories. If these pictures tickle your imagination, feel free to share

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The knitting lady

A village nestled deep within the mountains Where the homes are made of stone walls and red roofs and lizards dwell in abundance… A village only accessible via a flight of stairs A climb down off the road which is steep and long enough To test your legs and lungs. In such a hamlet stays

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Travancore and Kochi – The treasury of God’s own country – Part 1

If I have to describe this part of Kerala in one word, it would be ‘RICH’. Blessed with an abundance of natural resources this is the land of the kings that ruled forever without losing their glory and gold. The richness in the architecture, art, food is so evident that we can only envy them. Kerala for some people is just natural beauty or backwaters. Only if they take interest in the history of this land and admire the tastefulness in every form of their art.. only then they will realize why they call it God’s own country!

Travancore and Kochi – The treasury of God’s own country – Part 2

Kerala is for those who are hungry for experiences. Don’t be the ‘sightseeing’ kind of a tourist here. Because honestly, everything that you ‘see’ here is a sight, and if you are not used to observe or feel the place then you are going to miss most of the fun.

Maharashtra & the struggle to preserve its heritage

Maharashtra is a land of paradoxes. Its heritage though extremely magnificent on papers is now nowhere to be seen in its complete glory. The forts and temples built by the ancient dynasties (Satvahana, Chalukya, Yadava etc) and later on by the Maratha empire were largely destroyed by Mughal and British east India company. Had the Marathas ever befriended the Mughals or East India company they wouldn’t have faced such wipe out situation ever. But Marathas were too proud to not be self destructive.

Prosper through harmony

There is a phrase in Sanskrit as “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means the world (Vasudha = Earth) is one family (Kutumbam = Family). This is a very powerful phrase. It reminds us that we are all part of one family. We all are dependent on one another and we cannot prosper by supressing others in the

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