During our awesome trip on a Kerela House Boat..
Kathakali is the most well known dance drama from the south Indian state of Kerala. The word Kathakali literally means "Story-Play". It is known for its large, elaborate makeup and costumes. The elaborate costumes of Kathakali have become the most recognised icon for Kerala. The themes of the Kathakali are religious in nature. They typically deal with the Mahabarat, the Ramayana and the ancient scriptures known as the Puranas. This is performed in a text which is generally Sanskritised Malayalam. A Kathakali performance is a major social event. They generally start at dusk and go through out the night. Kathakali is usually performed only by men. Female characters are portrayed by men dressed in women's costume. However, in recent years, women have started to become Kathakali dancers. Kathakali has a long tradition. It dates back to the 17th century. It was given its present form by Mahakavi Vallathol Narayan Menon, who was the founder of the Kerala Kala Mandalam. The actors rely very heavily on hand gesture to convey the story. These hand gestures, known as mudra, are common through out much of classical Indian dance.
Musical Fountain, Bellagio
"Dig the dirt"
Rohan during one of his practice sessions.
Minutes before landing at Frankfurt
We were fortunate to land on time as there was heavy snow for two days after this and lot of flights were affected.
Waiting for breakfast at a resort in Yercaud - clicked using the natural morning light.
Musical Fountain 2, Bellagio
AS seen from a 35th Floor room of Ceaser's Palace.
Tired of waiting for the parks to re-open :( SC bench : please help, we are innocent admirers of wildlife (and future conservationists) and the Tigers feel safe in our presence!
Quick one light setup.
Entrance of Forbidden City, Beijing
Clicked in natural light, no flash used.
Coffee break at CCD
Rohan & Aditi
This was shot a few weeks before their daughter, Arohi was born..
Hard Rock Cafe, Beijing
A drawing Champ
Clicked on the Orange Day at Bangalore..