It’s not about the Image!!!!

” It’s not about the Image” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 5 of a 12 part series. Today I would like to share a small story about a shot, a shot which I took last month in Chopta. It’s not a spectacular shot, in […]

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Walk to your right please!!!!

“Walk to your right please” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 4 of a 12 part series. Panting up the slopes of Raavanshila, I heard some people shouting and taking selfies. It was a young crowd of girls and guys trekking, hoping to see and […]

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Yellow-throated Martin in Kedarnath WLS Uttarakhand, India

Wide-angle Wildlife Photography

“Wide-angle Wildlife Photography” A monthly blog series about one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 3 of a 12 part series. Making wide-angle shots of wildlife is a challenge that has intrigued me from the time one of my friends introduced it to me. Frankly I never knew of such a […]

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An indelible Image- Jan 2018 - A monthly blog post series

An indelible Image!!!!

“An indelible Image- Jan 2018” A monthly blog series of one of my most favorite image every month. This is post 1 of a 12 part series. That evening I was, as usual sitting in front of the heater and working on my laptop. The weather was cold and I dreaded going to the kitchen […]

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My Year 2017-Five Stories

“My Year 2017 in five Stories” It’s January 2018 and as I sun bathe on this cold winter day, i am reminded of my various experiences (both warm and cold) of the year 2017. I did not travel as much as I would have liked to the previous year. But travel I did, and these […]

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Blue-fronted Redstart Kedarnath WLS

Bird Checklist Mansoona- Kedarnath WLS (Winters/Spring)

I am preparing a checklist of birds seen around my area (Kedarnath WLS) and will continue doing so till….. well forever . These are are birds which i have been able to record in the past few days. I intend to update this list whenever i have an addition to the  list. 1. Common Sparrow […]

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Bird list- Trijuginarayan

TrijugiNarayan- Bird Checklist (Dec 2017)

Below is the checklist of the birds, i was able to see/hear in the 2 days that i stayed in Trijuginarayan. Himalayan Bulbul Black Bulbul Red-vented Bulbul Blue Whistling thrush Himalayan Bluetail Common Sparrow Russet Sparrow Slaty-headed Parakeets Kalij Pheasants Golden Bush Robin Streaked Laughingthrush Variegated Laughingthrush Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Common Myna Jungle Crow Red-billed Blue […]

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Kedarnath- The story of an Image

Kedarnath- The Story of an Image

This is a story, a story of an image, which took me more than a year to shoot. This is the story of how I was finally able to shoot one satisfactory shot of Kedarnath peak. If you remember, last year I posted a shot of Chaukhamba with a small house along a ridge (shot […]

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A Himalayan Monal, My Purse and a Dog- A Miracle story

A Himalayan Monal, My Purse and a Dog

The title may at first glance seem strange, really strange. I mean how a Himalayn Monal, a Purse and a Dog could have any connection whatsoever. But believe me they do, these three together make for something that I (or anyone reading) could not deny being a miracle. First of all what is a miracle, […]

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Telephoto-Adding magic to Landscapes

The tenderness of feeling a snow clad mountain peak bathed in golden light, experienced in person, is an emotion impossible to replicate. We human beings, however have an innate longing to capture our emotions in whichever way we can. This longing pushes us to write poetry, to paint, to sing and quite recently, to capture […]

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