Kathakali is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. Kathakali primarily developed as a Hindu performance art in the Malayalam-speaking southwestern region of India .Katakali is similar to MohiniyattamKathakali's roots are unclear. The fully developed style of Kathakali originated around the 17th century,... continue reading
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Loud music playing in the car, chips crunching in someone’s mouth, chatter and the beautiful landscape. There were huge Boulders, shrubs & hardly any people; we were passing by Madanapalle, a small town on the way to Horseley Hills, our weekend getaway from Bengaluru.We were hungry & took the road leading to the Town in search of some local idly, dosa. Food was difficult to locate, instead traffic was wearing us out and we ended up having tender coconut for lunch. We were four of us, two... continue reading
As they are rightly called, Indian weddings are a riot of fun and colours. It is a 4-5 days long event covering different rituals like Haldi, Mehendi, Sangeet, Puja and the final Wedding ceremony. With so many events it is a lot of fun as well as pressure for the photographer to not lose out on any important custom. The key trick, especially for a candid photographer is to capture the emotions right. Extra batteries are a must in these day long events.Below are some of my clicks of an Indian Hindu... continue reading
Have finally reached my 300th upload today, on 1st January 2016!!I have been doing photography for 6 years as a hobby (with 3 years as a freelance professional photographer), and I haven been paying much attention to stock photography despite having been on Dreamstime since 2012, till 2015 when I realized that this is also a very good platform to showcase my works to clients.While had many photos which I felt were good but got rejected, this have given me a greater insight to stock photography,... continue reading
Hello all. I just wanted to share with you one of my favourite recipes -pork madras curry- and some of my recently accepted photos of my version !Here goes. It is incredibly easy as you basically just have to throw all the ingredients into a pan ! In this recipe I’ve used pork, as I find it goes well with this sauce but it can also be made with chicken, beef, lamb, duck or hedgehog. Madras curry originates from the south of India, and gets its name from the city known as Madras when English... continue reading
We are celebrating Diwali in India. It's a festival of lights, gifts, sweets and happiness. Some people say it's Indian Halloween :) According to the myth the holy glow of the lamps keep the demons away!All the houses will be decorated with colorful lamps and candles at night. People will do puja while kids will play with fire works. Everyone will get gifts from the guests and one of the most favorite things about diwali is food!People will visit friends and relatives places with dry fruits,... continue reading
Well I have shot many portraits and I do commercial photography also but I haven't uploaded any model release signed photos on any stock agency yet.Other day while playing with my lights I decided to click some self portraits and signed a model release for me and uploaded few images here. Fortunately all the photos are approved by DT :). Now lets see how salable my face is ;). continue reading
For a long time I was just looking for commercial RF photos. I got idea of editorial photos from another wonderful Dreamstime contributor who has good sale of editorial photos. This weekend I went out and found one interesting guy selling vegetables. continue reading
Kaziranga National Park stretches for about 50km along the south bank of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, North East India It covers some 472 sq km of the flood plain of this mighty river and is renowned as the main stronghold of the Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros. It is also famous as a bird hotspot, with almost 500 species recorded. I travelled there from Delhi, which was fairly straightforward; a direct flight from Delhi to Guwaharti followed by a five-hour drive up the Brahmaputra valley. I stayed... continue reading
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