learning the language of photography


Raksha bhandhan


Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious occasion in the Hindu Calendar when sisters tie a sacred thread called ‘Rakhi’ on the wrist of their brothers and pray for their long life. It is widely celebrated as a festival across India and around the world.



Tree God


Coracle fishing at periyar river

They came from Tamil Nadu, the neighbouring state of Kerala, and lived in tents…


They did fishing in the river periyar, which is passing through our city Kochi and the neighbouring villages.


They sold fish to us, at a lower rate than in the local markets and the super markets, still we negotiated with them for further discounts. I feel that we are getting opportunistic there by negotiating with the very poor in the society, because we are unable to negotiate with the rich and powerful.


Among them, the women were always more enterprising and hardworking than men..


My pad

A peek into the St. Joseph’s lower primary school, in my village. I studied here for three years. The slate has not changed much, even when I make this blog entry using my ipad, after a gap of almost four decades since i left that school. Dear son, you also will use great gadgets when you grow up. God bless you. Aim for the sky. You are the future.


Death dance

A pedestrian walking through one of the roads, yes one of the pot hole filled roads of my city, kochi, in Kerala state of India.