Photography

Natural Selection …

It was a stressful week and moreover the overcast monsoon clouds didn’t help either. I needed to unwind myself and relax so badly …

The Monsoon rains took a break, Sun came out and the ambience changed all of a sudden.

There were birds all around in our garden and there comes butterflies too… I ran for my camera and followed the butterflies for hours. I was not bothered about the quality of the images but I was in tango with them…

There is nothing like spending time observing these winged beauties … best antidote to stress and boredom …

Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

Kerala, Photography

Good Morning … From Kerala !

A morning without a newspaper is unimaginable for most of Keralites … The day begins with a hot cup of tea and a news paper.

It’s no wonder why some of the Malayalam (mother tongue of most of Keralites) newspapers are listed among the top ones in the world by circulation.

This image was captured in the hilly district of Wayanad in Northern Kerala, where I was on a bird watching tour early in the morning.

The newspaper in picture is ‘Malayala Manorama‘ with a paid circulation of around 2.3 million (it is the fourteenth most circulated newspaper in the world. It is indeed a significant number if we consider that the total population of the state is 34 million.

Have a beautiful Sunday !!!

Kerala, Photography

Face of Resilience

This is an interesting time when the term community resilience is heard more frequently than ever before.

Working with the indigenous communities in the mountain landscape of Wayanad, I had the privilege to learn more about their resilient way of life and traditional knowledge. which in fact helped them in surviving this Covid phase.

The importance of cooperation among the community members in farming, knowledge in traditional medicine, shared economics (kind of a barter system) all helped them overcome the tough times with hardly any revenue due to lock downs.

Seems, it’s time to think seriously about the trade off between globalization and hyper localization 🙂