Happy New Year – Chamundi Temple Gopura

Dearest Readers, Wish you all a fantastic new year. I hope your life is filled with just the right measure of all emotions, but with the presence of abundant Love! I hope you keep visiting and enjoying this blog! Always, Anoop

Mysore Dasara procession, 400th year

Pictures of 400th Mysore Dasara festival. Mysore Dasara is the ‘state festival’ of Karnataka started in 15th Century under the rule of Vijayanagar dynasty.

Colours of Mysore Dasara procession

The procession is as much a treat to the ear as it is to the eye. The dance troupes, the tableaux, music bands and the grandeur of the decorated Elephants are somethings to be experienced by viewing the procession from close quarters, which I had had never done till then. This year I managed to […]

Kusti at Mysore Dasara

Kusti (Mud wrestling) is a popular sport of India. In Kusti, a player can only win by forcing the opponent’s back to the ground.

First day of Mysore Dasara ’09

Its a visual delight to visit Mysore during the Dasara festivities. The place near Jaya Chamarajendra Circle is always bustling with activity during Dasara.

Hazy Hill of Chamundi

Date: 31st July 2009 Place: Chamundi Hill, Mysore It had been close to 3 months since I last visited Mysore. A visit to the Hill was a natural consequence of meeting a close friend like Jayanth. He shares the same enthusiasm and eagerness to visit the Hill right from college days and has walked to […]

The Perfect Toss

Date: 23rd March 2009 Place: Karanji Lake, Mysore The above shot I took by moving very slowly towards the Heron knowing how easily this bird gets spooked by the slightest disturbance. The picture above is not exactly what I had in my minds eye though. I wanted a silhoutte shot, but clearly the light was […]

Cormorant take-off

Date: 23rd March 2009 Place: Karanji Lake, Mysore A cormorant bursting out of the water and taking to flight is one of the most common, but yet, splendid sights on offer for anyone at a place like Karanji Lake.

Birds in Flight

Date: 23rd March 2009 Place: Karanji Lake, Mysore I have always loved photographing Birds mid air – there is a certain thrill in freezing time as a Bird elegantly glides across. Anhinga Melanogaster (Darter Bird): Karanji Lake has turned out to be an ideal habitat for the Darter; I see more and more Darters in […]

Sunset from Chamundi Hill

Place: Chamundi Hill, Mysore Date: 23rd Dec 2008 Dear Readers, Wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope the passing year has set as gracefully as the Sun and wish that the New Year brings with it peace and happiness to all. Always, Anoop