These men doing the river cleaning work by collecting the soil from the middle part of the river Ganga. This soil also needed by many sculpture artists to create traditional and modern sculptures at kumartuli and various other parts of Kolkata.I took this shot at Kumartuli Ganga Ghat.
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shot from a high rise building on Sheikh Zayed road, view of Dubai makes all spellbound. tall structures, cranes for new buildings and iconic structure of Burj Al Arab and in the foreground the spirals of crossovers.
The photo is from a Street Wrestling competition in a street of Calcutta, India which is organized during the Indian festival "Dewali" and the competition is organized by the business community of the city with all colours and pomp .
Tarpana is a term in the Vedic practice which refers to an offering made to divine entities. It is believed that one’s ancestors will be eagerly awaiting for tarpana on all the above-mentioned occasions. If no offering is made, they will return to their places disappointed, and the descendant misses their blessings which he would have received, if he had performed his filial duties. The Hindu community strongly believes in carrying out these rituals on the auspicious day of Mahalaya.
Be it human,animals or Birds..every one has to go beyond its limits to achive the goal.Here the woodpeckers is trying to get the contral over food. To achive the same, the woodpeckers is going boyond and poking the babler.
The photograph was taken in a fish market in Kolkata, India. In this frame the old fish seller is trying to convince his customer and negotiating the cost, it was the time of monsoon and during the monsoon peoples, especially the Bengali peoples love to have the famous Hilsha (locally know as Ilish) fish for it's amazing test and flavor. I captured the negotiation moment.
Daily wage labors are busy working in the small villages of West Bengal, where they are involved in making Traditional Indian dresses for Woman , formally known ass Saree. This is a manual process which involves drying the Jute fiber, extract the fine silk from the bobbins and finally preparation of the Traditinal Saree.
I love the creative process to some extent within reality, in which I put my own interpretation of the subject trying to express my feelings. Concept is more important than physical expression, the aim is to send an ideas with some difference.
This image is one of the photographs from my photo story 'the home project'. Women empowerment is essential both to improve a home and the society. Suppression and violation against women is common in our society. But it is the natural right to freedom of women to live the way they wish.
It was a sunny morning in Kolkata. I came across this place with beautiful & exquisite background combining golden light, shadow & smoke. I prepared my camera & positioned myself for the entrance of right character to complete the scene. I took few snaps but did not meet my expectation. After a brief wait finally I found this right composition among this three characters due to their dress colour and I push the shutter when I found them on right position.
This is an image of an Indian widow who while playing 'Khol' (a traditional Indian drum instrument) was singing 'Kirtan'. ( a devotional type of song) during the days of 'Holi' (a festival of colours during spring) was showered with coloured powders. These Widows, since last two or three hundred years, were used to be dumped in Vrindaban, Varanasi like places of devinity. They lost all lusters of life being married as child to older males and widowed within few years of their marriages. They even didn't have any social respect and many a times few would fall prey to physical exploitation. They simply survived on faith and the minimum needs that they could arrange. Though the scenario presently has changed a lot. Yet they need more moral and physical support.
Kolkata’s Hand-Pulled Rickshaws are British Heritage in India’s Colonial Treasure. It is a mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two people. The rickshaws are a convenient means of travel, able to traverse winding, narrow city streets. During monsoon season, passengers might be carried out of the carriage, above the flooded streets, to the door of their arrival.
This little sized common kingfisher was perched on a branch in the middle of a swamp, with its prized catch in the early morning hours, the background is all haze due to fog ... while it tossed its prey and trying to swallow it
Regarding the subject he is a old man with age of 95. I portrayed his face in Gangasagar Transit Camp. This is a camp where Hindu devotees and Sadhus gather in Kolkata transit camp for their annual trip to Ganga Sagar. The sadhu was portrayed at 4.30pm when the light was little bit dim and soft with the golden effect. He was leaning from one place to other, the intense eyes of the sage made me click the shutter. After clicking I paid him for fooding purpose and get to know more about him.
Streets are full of subjects and full of frames. I like to click street very much because of it's variety , it's subject . Here I am trying to share some different frames of street but every picture has a unique thing that is twin. These clicks have some Twin Subjects, Twin Actions, Twin Stories.
It was month of july 2017.I was trekking with a group. The gol was Hamptapass.The weather was not very favourable for taking picture with the camera.Therefore it was necessary to go to mobile phone.I noticed i and the horsess with us have been moving silently towards our gol.I shared such a picture with you where many horses strode silently along the shores of hills and walking through the rain and there is a driver end of the roe.The scene i capture in my mobile camera
This colorful street is popularly known as "The Jeans Gali"(Jeans alley) near College street, Kolkata, India. Torn and old jeans are being repaired and colored again to give a new look then it will be sold all over India.
Spotted this Oriental Darter at 11.30am sitting on a branch in front of a water body, made me wait for 3 hours before he got in to water to feed. Shot in Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Camera Used :: Canon 5D MK 3 + Canon 400 Prime Lens.
Juvenile Purple sunbirds are so cute, they were sitting on a flower tree nearby my house, and their parents was feeding them , I just noticed it and took some shots of these with my camera. It was a blessed moment for me that I was able to capture that frame.
Woman's are performing her rituals during the festival called Chhath Puja. Chhath Puja is a hindu festival celebrated every year. This festival dedicated to the hindu god Sun, Surya, also known as Surya Shoshti. It is order to perform in order to thank Surya for Sustaining life on Earth and request the granting of certain wishes.
We are residing in the midst of a time. Where illusion and reality often falls back upon with other, without validating the truth. In a world where knowledge is a tap away, but there is a lack of wisdom.
Thus this image of mine speak about the only constant that have been here and will be there throughout for the times to come - The Mother's Love. Be it real. Be it virtual. Whatever is it. It stays and it is going to stay. Hence The virtual reality.
As per IUCN list the leopard falls under the category “Vulnerable”.In some of the most popular parks of India it has share its space and remain under the shadow of the tiger. Being the apex predator of Jhalna, the leopards here are absolutely fearlessThe dry and arid landscape of this amazing place comes to life during the monsoons.Made this image on an early morning safari to Jhalna .We had certain alarm calls from the peacocks and had positioned our vehicles next to the track.And after waiting for good half an hour she made an awesome appearance from the thick vegetation.The habitat of this place is pretty barren and dry.But all the greens in the background are due to the monsoons.The forest changes from dry yellow to lush green.Its probably the best time to photograph this wonderful predator among the greens.
The image is from a flower market of Calcutta, India and it is the biggest flower market of the city. At beginning of the day particularly before dawn the sellers come with flowers and garlands of different colours and size to sell and it goes on till evening.
According to the ancient history, it is said that the Goddess Durga (consort of the Lord Shiva) had thrown her sword in the river (called Assi River) after killing the demon Shumbha-Nishumbha. ... One more Shiva Lingam is here named Asisangameshwar lingam in a small temple of the marble near to the Assi Ghat.Assi Ghat is the southern most ghat in Varanasi. It is located at the confluence of Ganga and Assi rivers. In the evenings, there is an aarti at Assi ghat which attracts many tourists. Pilgrims bathe in the waters at the ghat before paying homage to Lord Shiva. It is the best place to witness Hindu culture and traditions as well as a beautiful sunrise.
The notion that blowing bubbles is a fly’s answer to a Rennie Rapeze breaks down to the ideas that this is to do either with concentrating the fluid via evaporation as bees do, or else oxygenating it. The view that the bubble blowing gets rid of excess water is the most accepted, though some have even speculated that its purpose is to heat the fluid up in the sunshine – a hypothesis since rejected as many flies bubble whether they are catching rays or not.
The boats are tied together in so entangled way that they can't be separated in the night easily when the boat owner is not present there. Though they are entangled still it looks so clean with curves and lines. The boast have rythm.
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