Varanasi, a mystic experience

Ever since I had completed my last Varanasi trip, I have been waiting for my next visit. Undoubtedly, Varanasi is a place of great importance to the Hindus. I read this somewhere, “Varanasi, a mystic experience which takes the mind to think beyond the earthly life,” and I can’t agree more.

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Priests performing evening Ganga Aarti on the banks of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India | ©www.nishallama.com

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Mahendra Baba spends sometime together with friends in a crematorium near Harishchandra Ghat by the banks of the river Ganges | ©www.nishallama.com

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A native of West Bengal, Mahendra Baba has made the Ghats of Varanasi his home for more than a decade. He plans to construct a temple by the banks of river Ganges in future | ©www.nishallama.com

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India | ©www.nishallama.com

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Sadhu and Monkey in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh | ©www.nishallama.com

You can view rest of the photographs from Varanasi here,

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A Feast of Coastal Karnataka discovery

A few months ago I was commissioned to shoot Coastal Karnataka and Goa for an assignment by a Travel Magazine. It was a six-day trip, which was more about the journey than the places we visited.

Having lived in Karnataka for close to 12 years, little did I expect that the trip would be a feast of Coastal Karnataka discovery, in the company of an amazing writer.

While, you can view the story here, http://bit.ly/1Iy015f, I am sharing a few photographs on this blog from the trip.

Sakleshpur

Our first pit stop was Sakleshpur | ©www.nishallama.com

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Sakleshpur is a hill station town in Hassan district in Karnataka | ©www.nishallama.com

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Mist filled anonymous lake in Sakleshpur  | ©www.nishallama.com

Fishermen near Shiva Temple at Murudeshwar

A group of Fishermen near Shiva Temple at Murudeshwar | ©www.nishallama.com

A native of Goakarna

A native of Goakarna | ©www.nishallama.com

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In Murudeshwar | ©www.nishallama.com

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Goa | ©www.nishallama.com

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Goa | ©www.nishallama.com

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A group of fisherwomen Murudeshwar

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Freshly caught fishes at Murudeshwar | ©www.nishallama.com

Marvanathe near Kundapura

A view of the ocean from Marvanathe near Kundapura | ©www.nishallama.com

You can view rest of the photographs from Coastal Karnataka here,

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A morning view of the Mighty river Brahamaputra in Guwahati, Assam

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A group of fishermen doing their daily chores in the river Brahamaputra in Guwahati / ©www.nishallama.com

There are many photographs that don’t add up anywhere. These are images, which I would have taken during an assignment, travel – on work, or may be just a pleasure trip – or, may be while doing a photo story.

They are individual images and good the way they are.

I plan to post such images mostly on this blog.

Starting with this one, of the mighty river Brahamaputra.

I shot this image in Guwahati.

The Brahmaputra is a trans-boundary river and one of the major rivers of Asia. It is also called the Yarlung Tsangpo River. From its origin in southwestern Tibet as the Yarlung Tsangpo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas.

In this image you see a group of fishermen doing their daily chores.