Wednesday, 26 February 2014

68. Birds: 1

The perspective of human beings is different from other species around us. 
For example, who would call a stream, mostly carrying drainage water beautiful? Who would say it is essential? 

But it is very essential for the birds. 
See Intermediate Egrets and Indian Pond Herons together here.

Their peaceful coexistence for the use of limited resources is a lesson to all of us.  

Tuesday, 18 February 2014


One has to visit Desert to find its beauty.
Yes, it is not easy, but it is beautiful.

Here are some images of desert in Barmer district, Rajsthan.

And how do people live here? What is their lifestyle? Housing? Roads? Transport? Agriculture?
Maybe, some other time. 

Monday, 10 February 2014

66. Photographers: in Action

It is hard to catch photographers in action. Generally they are the ones who are actively capturing action. 

I was arranging photo folders today and smiled at these photographs. 

Of course, these are not Professional Photographs. 
They are Civil Society members, participating in a session on "Capacity Building in Photography" - meaning "How better to take photographs!"

After the resource person gave an instruction, everybody tried to do something.

The intensity for learning was visible. 

This was in Delhi. Sometime in May 2012.

I too participated in that session. 
I don't know how much the learning reflects in my photographs! 

Yes, and I have captured some action of Professional Photographers as well, maybe some other time! 

Monday, 3 February 2014

65. Bullock Carts

When I was in Madhya Pradesh in August 2013, I visited many villages. 
It was not surprising to  come across Bullock- carts; I know they still are important aspect of village life and especially Farmer life. 

What amazed me was the variety.

This one was in Amalatha; a smaller one. 

Another one in the same village. This is little bigger and without any added color.  Both these are "parked" near the farms, away from the residential area.

However, the third one was seen in village Chhota Badada.

Do you observe differences? in size, in colur, in shape, in design?

A simple "utility" object - but how farmers make give personalities to bullock carts. 

Well, where are the bullocks?  
You will have to wait for them as they are resting