3:12 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

किसान, originally uploaded by Raveesh Vyas.

Second India Art Summit was held in Pragati Maidan Delhi from 18th Aug to 22nd August 2009.Here are some photos of taken by me today. A shot from orissa

Gandhi's monkey by subodh Gupta

3:02 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Second India Art Summit was held in Pragati Maidan Delhi from 18th Aug to 22nd August 2009.Here is one shot

Holy Men are Greeting You

2:59 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Of course they wanted money and of course they were stoned. And I could do my picture and so we all were happy. And maybe that's what they want to tell you: be happy ...

Janmashtami-Dahi Handi

3:43 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Janmashtami-Dahi Handi, originally uploaded by anupama kinagi.

A seven to eight layer human pyramid collapses while attempting to break the dahi handi. “The Govindas” (Troupes of Lord Krishna) forming a human pyramid to break the handi which is suspended at a height of 20 to 40 feet. More than 400 organisations set up dahi handis all over the city.

Dahi Handi is a popular ceremony held on the second day of Janmashthami, the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. The word ‘dahi’ means ‘curd,’ while ‘handi’ means pot. These words refer to the pot of curd, which is to be claimed as a prize during this special ceremony.

This ceremony actually reenacts the childhood pranks of Lord Krishna, who had a special affinity towards milk and butter. The lord along with his friends used to steal milk and butter from the houses in their village. Usually these food items would be hung from the roof beams to keep them out of reach. The Lord along with his friends used to form a human pyramid and reach the food items and steal them.

Konark Sun Temple

3:41 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Konark Sun Temple, originally uploaded by Raveesh Vyas.

Some more wheels. Notice the series of elephants that runs at the bottom. There are more than 1000 such elephants carved in this way.

Feel the light..!

3:39 AM / Posted by li i / comments (1)

Feel the light..!, originally uploaded by harimenon4u.

Wish u all a very 'Happy World Photography Day'
Kathivanoor veeran theyyam near chemmandi thara. Kannur , Kerala


3:38 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

travelling, originally uploaded by navspun.

I stepped out of my house with elated steps, thinking about the beautiful moment I was just about to experience in another hour. My heart was beating fast and nerves were too warm to understand the busy traffic of the city. after a few minutes wait I got into an Autorickshaw ( a public means of transport a bike with three tyres) and headed my way to meet her, after an year of separation.
I rehearsed the moment of meeting her again and again in my mind but always thought that lets do it once more.

Oh I was so happy and joyful.

As we crossed one road after another and a street after another street we entered into a small lane. Slowly the city scape started to go out of my visions. The excitement of meeting my friend was replaced by a sudden moments of grief. I witnessed a surrounding so deserted and untouched that my joyfulness was morphed into senseless emotion.
As the auto zoomed passed these quarters I managed to take these 2 images but several other remained deep in my hearts.

I did meet her, but for some reason I was not with her. Since then I havent met her and dont think it will ever work out.

Point Calimere, Tamil Nadu

3:35 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Made of clay and painted in bright colours, these horses are village guardians against evil spirits and were about 4 meters high

the salute

12:55 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

the salute, originally uploaded by Sayantan Bera.

Independence day 2009; in front of red fort, old delhi

Karnataka (Hampi) - Drying Up

12:52 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

The sacred city of Hampi lazily sprawl along the banks of the Tungabhadra river, the center of much of the local life. At dawn, men, women and elephants alike wash in its current, turning its waters white with soap. In the afternoon, hordes of over-heated children come splashing around for hours before drying up on a sizzling stone.

i love my india

12:50 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

i love my india, originally uploaded by harimenon4u.

Bharath hum ko sab se pyaara hai..!! sab se pyaara desh humhara hai..!

Last year independence day shot from mysore..!!


12:49 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Bejewelled, originally uploaded by ramesh_lalwani.

Delhi government on eve of International Women’s Day launched “Ladli” scheme aimed at curbing female foeticide and enhancing the social status of the girl child by promoting their education and protecting them from discrimination and deprivation.
The Government had also decided to contribute Rs.10,000 on the birth of the girl child. It would also contribute Rs.5,000 each on her admission to Class 1, Class VI, Class IX, Class X and Class XII. For availing of the scheme, the girl should have been born in Delhi on or after January 1, 2008. This would pave the way for accumulation of a deposit of up to Rs.1 lakh which would become payable to the girl child on attaining the age of 18 years and passing out of Class X.
Cheques of Rs 10000 ($250) were presented to a numbers of mothers who had come to receive the amount.
India Gate Lawns were full with yound girls and ladies enjoying cultural programmes and amusements as part of International women’s day celebrations.

Karnataka (Badami) - Drying sarees

4:12 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

The sacred tank is the realm of Badami's women, a horde of laughing, singing, joking, hard-working women all bent on one single purpose : remove that stain by any mean possible.A shot from the state of Karnataka.

Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar

3:53 AM / Posted by li i / comments (1)

This place is Deoghar (Jharkhand). One jyotirling out of 12 in India. Every year this place attracts lakhs of lord shiva's devotees spcially in the indian month called "Shraavan", popularly known as savan. Every day more than 2 lakh people come to place during this period.

Rope Fishing ! in the Arabian Sea

5:13 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Found this fisherman.....just his tight shorts and a rope......at the other end must be a net. He'd move from one end of the beach towards the other end...I followed him and after few attempts got a good burst of shots.. The tension in the rope was so strong...
Amazing , a new form of fishing for me !

Taken at Someshwar Beach, near Udupi.

This is a composite from 2 exposures (2EV apart), exposed for the setting sun and treated thru ACR.

അയ്യപ്പന്‍ തീയാട്ട് Theeyaattu

5:12 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

@ Thunjan Smaarakam, Thiruvananthapuram
On : 25-07-'09
By : Mulankunnathukaavu Raman thiyyaadi's group
Organised by : Drisyavedi

Space Boys

5:10 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Space Boys, originally uploaded by apremeya.

Shot at Besant Nagar Beach while these people were practising the stunts

Tighten up the Drums

5:08 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Tighten up the Drums, originally uploaded by oochappan.

Madurai - City Life
Heating up their drums to the right pitch cause humidity slacks the membrane.

2008-12-08 evening 18:02
Canon EOS 50D, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, ISO-320, 1/160sec, F/4.5

serve somebody !

5:04 AM / Posted by li i / comments (1)

serve somebody !, originally uploaded by Sayantan Bera.

You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls

But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody.


Cotton Candy

4:41 AM / Posted by li i / comments (0)

Cotton Candy, originally uploaded by Katherine Aaishah.

we were involved in a Bollywood production. One shooting location was somewhere in the 'dessert wilderness' near Jaipur. People came to watch from the hillside.
I thought this cotton candy and bicycle looked so beautiful with the blue blue sky of Rajasthan.