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Nature photography and impressionism

Have been experimenting a bit with the camera. Given that I have zero background in arts, and am somewhat of a philistine regarding non-nature/wildlife stuff, I had to do some serious reading. Also looked at the works of renowned painters and photographers. Theory is ok, but takes practice to get things right in camera. And [...]

2017-12-11T12:01:48+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Photography|

Urban wildlife

There are wild creatures living among us. Perhaps a hundred feet away from that road you take when going to office. Or on a tree 20 feet  from your house. I stay in East Bangalore, and can reach the city outskirts after a 10 minute drive. After a tiring day, I often do short 20-25 [...]

2017-10-10T15:17:18+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Photography|

Birding from a hide near Bangalore

I recently visited a birding hide a couple of times, and it was an interesting experience. I am not a birder - I prefer mammals - but it was fun to shoot the entertaining and charismatic feathered creatures as they went through their antics. The Oriental white eyes were funny creatures to follow, and they [...]

2017-10-09T09:38:55+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Photography|

The Warrior

Story behind the shot I was driving through Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve when I saw this massive bull gaur behind some bushes. Got out carefully, stalked the animal using the bush as cover, and got close enough to take this shot. All the while hoping it doesn’t run away, or worse, charge.  This guy had torn [...]

2017-10-11T14:21:09+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Photography|

Delighted To Be Featured By Nikon in “Behind The Lens”

Delighted to be featured by Nikon India in their "Behind The Lens'' series, where they cover leading Nikon shooters from India. Copy and link below. "When I was growing up in Kolkata, I used to visit the Himalayas twice a year with my parents, and enjoyed stories about wildlife and adventure. Reading and travelling helped [...]

2017-10-12T23:54:39+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Photography|

World Tiger Day: Thrilling Tiger Encounters

On World Tiger Day, Scroll.in came up with a nice article around thrilling tiger encounters, featuring Valmik Thapar, Bittu Sahgal, Neha Parmar, Rohan Chakravarty, and yours truly.  On World Tiger Day, five lovers of the big cat describe their most thrilling brush with the animal https://scroll.in/magazine/845150/on-world-tiger-day-six-lovers-of-the-big-cat-describe-their-most-thrilling-brush-with-the-animal Other memorable moments:  The very first time I took [...]

2017-10-07T18:15:33+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Photography, Travel|

The Pale Tiger: Coverage in Indian Media

The pale tiger generated a lot of buzz in Indian media. The first journalist to connect with me was one based out of Ooty, Nilgiris. After that, there was a spate of articles in domestic media, print and online. Times of India, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald, Bangalore Mirror, Bombay Times, Malayala Manorama etc. [...]

2017-10-08T13:20:43+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Pale Tiger|

The Pale Tiger: International Media Coverage

Happy to share that the pale tiger was featured in leading international media such as The Guardian, Fox News, The Independent (Indy100), Russia Today, CNN Español, New York Post etc. Was joking with friends that Fox News balances The Guardian, and CNN balances Russia Today. This tiger has been successful in crossing political and geographical [...]

2017-10-08T13:18:29+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Pale Tiger|

Featured in Smithsonian Magazine!

Honoured to be featured in the prestigious Smithsonian Magazine for discovering and photographing the pale tiger. Smithsonian is the official journal published by Smithsonian Institution, world's largest museum and research complex based out of Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Magazine Stunning Images Capture Rare Pale Tiger in India https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/super-rare-pale-tiger-photographed-india-180963980/ IFLScience, an online publication dealing with the lighter side [...]

2017-10-07T16:22:26+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Pale Tiger|

The Pale Tiger

After discovering and photographing the rare tiger, I had sent RAW and JPEG images to Sanctuary Asia and Belinda Wright, tiger conservationist and Emmy Award winning wildlife filmmaker who worked with National Geographic for many years. Belinda said that this was the palest wild tiger she had seen in India, and an extremely rare find. [...]

2017-10-07T18:14:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Pale Tiger, Photography|