Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia, particularly in the Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan, Hyderabad, Delhi and other parts of India. I saw these young Qawwali singers at Ajmer Sharif Dargah during the Urs Sufi festival in Ajmer, Rajasthan. I was amazed with how good these boys were despite their young age (probably 6-7 years old). They obviously were trained well and will turn out to be great […]
Sharing my first Audio Slideshow from my last India trip. Sleeper class is the budget class in Indian Railways and described as ‘Best value for money’ class. It is not air-conditioned and mostly used by locals. I spent some time photographing Sleeper Class windows and waiting areas at Ajmer Railway Station in Rajasthan India. The […]
I’m back from an unforgettable journey through India where I spent 2 weeks spread between Srinagar Kashmir, Ajmer Rajasthan and Delhi. I took part of The Travel Photographer Sufi Saints expedition workshop we concentrated on visiting Sufi shrines of most respectful Sufi Saints in India. It was a different experience visiting shrines and meeting Sufi worshipers from Delhi to […]
Hello India I missed you so! Its my second day in Delhi and I’m overwhelmed by this amazing crazy city. I just downloaded my photos from the past two days of streetphotography shooting and I just fell inlove with this photo I couldn’t keep it to myself and had to share it. This was taken at […]
Fisherman waiting by the shore with stack of baskets over his head waiting for the daily catch
Before cinema, before TV and before internet there were the Shadow Puppets. The “Tholpavakoothu” Shadow Puppetry using leather puppets is an ancient ritualistic art form very popular in South India’s state of Kerala. I made this video from still photos taken with Canon 60D and the video clips were taken with iPhone 4S. Audio was […]
Sharing the last set of India through my iPhone photos. In this gallery I’m sharing shots from Trishur (Aka Trichur) and Kodungallur which is a destrict within Trishur. Some photos include the old vedic school , the kathakali performace, the shadow puppets and finally the most intense Bharani festival. All of the photos were taken with iPhone 4S and edited with […]
“I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.” Hindu form Namaste
I finally made the big convert to Mac *YEEY* !! I couldn’t wait any longer to buy the new MacBook Pro Retina display. I was speechless when I first opened the MacBook and saw the Retina display so vibrant and full of colors ! I’m still in the phase of getting used to the operating […]
Sharing another set of my iPhone shots from my last trip to India. Most of the photos at this set were taken during hindu festival “Arattu Utsavam” in Kottayam Kerala. Photos were shared and edited via Instagram.
Taj Mahal photo sprayed on dry ginger ready sacks to be distributed. Have a look at my video Dry Ginger to know how the dry ginger is processed and packaged. Hoping to see the real Taj Mahal one day :)
I found young Gandhi in Kerala ! This was taken in Kottayam Kerala at the last day of Arattu Utsavam hindu festival last march.
My latest audio slideshow “Dry Ginger” I made this video from still photos combined with ambient sounds taken at the Ginger Palace in Mattancherry Cochin. Workers dry the Ginger, pick, pack and carry the sacks of Dry Ginger. They are paid only 5 Indian Rupees for each Ginger sack they produce. The […]
Sharing some of my favorite photos from the At the Madrasa video. The photos were taken at an Islamic school in Kerala, India. Happy First day of Ramadan :’) (Click on photos to enlarge)
Needless to say I took many photos during my India trip ! I used my iPhone a lot during the trip and I shared many photos in Instagram. I shared the first part of the trip Cochin through my iPhone and Arabian sea – The Daily Fishing trip through my iPhone. Will share the other parts of […]