Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Living the tradition

An old tribal lady from Lahaul & Spiti, wearing traditional clothes and jewellery. She's among very few ladies who love their tradition and customs.
 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Dance with the Himalayas...

Pictured above is the pahari dance - Kullvi Naati. A dance form of Kullu. Girls and boys are wearing the traditional dresses.On special occasions,functions such dance is performed by all. One doesn't need to be trained in the dance form. You just follow the rhythm and your feet starts moving it-selves

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kullu Dussehra 2010

Kullu Dussehra 2010

Kullu Dussehra started on 17 October 2010. Deities gathered together to celebrate the festival.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lightning shot

This is my first lightening shot. 
It was a stormy night and I was lucky enough to capture this from my home terrace.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Village Life


A building across the road on the way to Manali (Himachal Pradesh, INDIA). Hay is stored for winters to feed the cattle. It is a common scene here at Himachal, mostly each household in villages have domesticated animals mainly cows. Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main source of living here.
In this picture, the building shown is used as a residence, warehouse for vegetables, grains etc grown and also has a huge stock of hay for the cattle which reside in the ground floor.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Valley of Gods



Himachal Pradesh is known as "DEVBHOOMI" - Valley of Gods. The above picture was shot in Mandi district while my journey to Rewalsar.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rewalsar



Rewalsar is a town in Mandi District (Himachal Pradesh). Rewalsar is sacred to adherents of three major dharmic religions- Hinduism, Buddhism & Sikhism. This place is famous for the lake and the floating island in it. The lake around which the town of Rawalsar is established has a maximum depth of 6.5 metres.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Marry had little lamb



Sheep & Goat are commonly domesticated here in Himachal Pradesh. Their milk, meat & hair are used and is a integral part of culture. The woman in the picture is spinning the wool from their domesticated sheep.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Close to nature



A small hut made of clay, wood and stone used for roof. This is something which was common once but the concrete jungle has overtaken all that was close to nature. This one was in middle of a field so may be its been used as warehouse.

Happy Earth Day