Sunday, December 13, 2009

A few portraits from Pushkar ~

Posting a few faces from Pushkar, which caught my attention and got captured in my camera....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

While at Pushar ~

Had recently visited 'Pushkar fair' ~which is the largest cattle fair of india...the experience was amazing ~ colourful people, hundreds of camels, festivities and spiritual had everything...Here are a few pictures from the fair...The pictures were too many and the place here is posting a few random pics here...will post some more in the coming posts....
Hope you enjoyed seeing these pics...i had a blast shooting these...!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Let the light fill up our lives...


The festival of lights

Fill up your lives with love, peace, happiness, health and wealth

For your and your loved ones.
~ Wishing you all a very Happy Deepawali ~

Monday, October 5, 2009

~ RED ~

The colour of passion, love, energy...

Have always loved this colour. Looking at it I always feel charged up...Hope the image makes you feel uplifted too.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Beneshwar Fair- People (Part-2 of the Beneshwar Series)

Some interesting faces from the Beneshwar fair. These were the faces which had touched something inside me.

The tribal woman laughing her shyful laughter

Tribal men with colourful turbans.

Colourful dany selling his stuff in the fair.

A tribal girl selling weapons. Her expressions perfectly suiting to the things she's selling.

Peaceful loving face of a tribal mother. I loved the light in her eyes.

A tribal women taking a bath in the river, as per the ritual of the Beneshwar fair.

A jolly old couple selling bows and arrows.

All the sterngth to combat the hardships of his life are visible in his eyes.

A tribal child with her stern expressionless face.

Colourful children selling rangoli colours with their father.

Oblivion in his bliss..!
Hope you enjoyed seeing these, as much as I did clicking.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Beneshwar Fair-Place and the mood (Part-1 of the Beneshwar Series)

A couple of months back I, with another friend of mine had made a photographic trip to a tribal fair in Rajasthan. Its called the 'Beneshwar fair' named after the diety-Beneshwar Mahadev (Lord Shiva). This is supposed to be the biggest tribal fair of India and is visited by around 5 lakh tribal devotees from the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra, just over a peiod of 4-5 days ! The Baneshwar fair is predominantly a tribal fair with more than half of the congregation consisting of Bhils. The fair is held at a small delta formed by the river Som and Mahi near Dungerpur (Rajasthan).

Though we were there just for one day, it was a very interesting experience in its own way ~ we witnessed fascinating tribal rituals, shopped in interesting small shops with even more interesting things being sold, talked with rural tribals ~ clicked pictures and enjoyed the energy and enthusiatism flowing in the rustic air...

To present a complete feel of the place I'm posting pictures of the fair over four posts under the following:

1. Place and mood
2. People
3. Traditional rituals
4. Other activities of the fair

Hope you would enjoy seeing the pictures...

Here are a few pictures of the overall feel of the place and a glimpse of the mood.

Morning 6.30, the fair is about to begin..a group of tribal women huddled together walking towards the fair...

Still very early in the morning... a group of tribal men and women spreading their stuff and getting prepared for the fair to begin...

Yes, these actually are bows and arrows being sold at various spreadings! While the lads smoke, the old men have started analyzing the stuff...the map above gives direction for the whole area where the fair is spread.

Midday ~ inspite of the sun being overhead, the number of people have increased considerably...seen behind is the merger of rivers Som and Mahi where the most important ritual of the fair takes place...

Traditional tribal music on drums ~ a common sight in different corners of the fair...

A vendor selling fancy stones, bracelets, thread, beads and the like..

~Evening settling down ~

As evening finally settles down the colours of the fair becomes all the more vibrant...

...and all the more live.

I've tried to presnt the mood of the fair at different times of the day...unfortunately we couldnt stay beyond evening to enjoy the festivities of the night...maybe on the next trip sometime..
The next post of this series will be on the tribal people at the Beneshwar Fair...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Few glimpses from a flower market...

Had recently visited a local flower marker ~ vendors scattered on the roads along with a lot of yellow, red, orange and white flowers. The purpose was to capture street vendors in some interesting angles and situations in the market. Have tried to capture the street vendors in their different moods, their activity and their surrounding with the elements of the street.

Here are some glimpses from the visit...