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July 19, 2014

Munnar

Munnar has been on my destination wishlist for a very long time. After much planning, we set out on a weekend hoping that the monsoons don’t ruin our much anticipated trip.The light rains had washed away the dust and fresh green sprouts had turned the hills a lush emerald green. I have never before seen a brighter deeper greener ‘green’. It was nature at its best.

We stayed in a beautiful room at the Club Mahindra Resort, with a big picture window overlooking the never ending hills and the winding roads through them. An elephant ride for the kids, a drive up the hills to a reservoir lake, a trip to the local market for tea leaves and fresh local vegetables – there was much to be done before we got back to the grind and grime of the city.

Hope you enjoy these photographs, a beautiful reminder of a beautiful place…

Munnar

August 3, 2013

Broadway

With Google+ celebrating their 2nd anniversary, photowalks were organized around the world.  Kochi had one on June 29th.

It started with around hundred photographers meeting up at Marine Drive and then splitting up into different teams. The group I was in headed straight to Broadway. People from Kochi will know this – this place is anything but broad. It is one of the oldest markets in Kerala, crammed with shops and vendors. You can get everything and anything here. From shops selling diamond jewelry to roadside cloth sellers, wholesale banana sellers, restaurants, the list goes on…

Word spreads fast in a place like Broadway. ‘People in black taking pictures’ (the dress code for the day) suddenly became a topic of discussion amongst the vendors. Some of them thought we were from the newspapers or TV channels. Though a little overwhelmed, they were more than happy to pose for our cameras.

According to some reports, Cochin has the highest participation right after New York and San Francisco. Impressive, I say! It was a fun experience. I got to see and meet lot of photogs. We had people shooting film, there were few guys doing just phones. I realized Kochi (and maybe Kerala) is a Canon city 🙂
Google+ 2nd Anniversary Photowalk

November 12, 2012

Athirapally waterfalls

A few weeks ago, we found time for a weekend getaway to visit the Athirapally Falls in Kerala. Located just a few hours away from Kochi, it was a quick and refreshing weekend spent in a beautiful hotel surrounded by the unspoiled green forest and the thundering waterfall .

We stayed at the Rainforest Resort – a boutique hotel set on a hilltop with 180 degree views of the powerful Athirapally Falls. I was skeptical about the ‘eco’ tag they proclaimed. But it didn’t take me long to realize that everything was very thoughtfully designed, and lets nature be as it is, as much as possible.

Every morning we woke up to the beautiful sight of the misty spray from the falls set against the verdant green forest; the silence of the early morning broken only by the roar of the water. It is the perfect place to just be and do nothing.

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All pictures taken on the Canon 5D MK ii and iPhone 4S. Processed on Aperture and VSCO app.

September 21, 2012

Big announcement

Hello dear readers, I have an announcement to make – I have relocated to India!!
This was the reason why the blog was pretty inactive off late – was busy winding down stuff in sunny LA. After a brief 6 years in Los Angeles, we decided to return home.
As a tribute, this post is about a place that has intrigued me a lot, a place I feel wasn’t able to fully explore – the Los Angeles Downtown.

The first set is pictures from Union Station and Olvera Street.
Union St

The second set is of the Toy district followed by my favorite – the Arts district. It was my first time to Toy District, which is also officially Skid Row. For folks who don’t know Skid Row, it’s the largest population of homeless in North America. There were stories of Skid Row that prevented me from exploring this place in 6 years. This time my curiosity got the better of me. With a dear friend for company, I set out for one last tour of LA downtown.
Toy District

April 22, 2011

Yellow meets Blue

Signs of Spring..I get see this wonderful sight everyday on my way to office..
Yellow meets Blue

April 9, 2011

I Love LA and coffee…

Trying out the Instagram app..I was just about to publish this post when a friend of mine posted this link on Facebook..the author has got a point..:)
Why I really hate Instagram
looks good big

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April 2, 2011

Venice Beach..a world of its own

You can check out the slideshow version here.
Venice1

Venice2

March 14, 2011

Graffiti galore

Grafitti galore

March 5, 2011

Miniature fun

I decided to play with some of Ethan’s toys..

I was trying out the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM 1-to-1 Macro Lens…WOW and WHAT A LENS..!! AMAZING!!

December 31, 2010

Murals on Melrose Ave

You get to see a lot of murals and street art on Melrose Ave.

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