Nov 302015
 
Bansphatak Flower Market Varanasi

Colors of Varanasi : Bansphatak Flower Market If there is one city that truly echoes a mini India minus the attempts to scale the walls of modernity clinging to the roots that go deep in the fertile alluvial Indo-gangetic planes then it is Varanasi aka Benaras aka Kashi.  As good old Samuel Langhorne Clemens said – “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Well who am I to disagree with Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who has spent some good time in Varanasi and is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 232015
 
A shy photographer’s guide to clicking people : My experience in people photography

How to overcome  your fear of photographing people on your travels   A few days ago I wrote a post where I shared how I overcame my fear of clicking strangers on my travels and slowly started clicking people during my travels. This has really helped me as a travel photographer as I believe travel photography is incomplete without clicking  people. Below is the article with a link to the original one that was published on The Alternative. I travel when possible, and I love to click pictures of people who I see on the streets. The challenge that I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jun 182013
 
Buying Seeds in Amsterdam

   Desi Goes Shopping for Seeds In Amsterdam In one of my trips to Europe, I traveled to London, Paris, and Amsterdam all alone, trying to be a backpacker, I think I liked Amsterdam the most of the three cities I visited on that trip. Oh no, it has nothing to do with the Red Light District or the museum of 3 letter words or even the Gandhi Restaurant, where I had one of my better Indian dinners outside India. You see Amsterdam is a city designed for pedestrians and cyclist, and everywhere you go you will find both [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]