Lalbagh Flower Show, 2013

Lalbagh Flower Show, 2013 This time, during the Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh, Bangalore, the central theme was the Kerala-style houseboat decorated with roses of various colors. It was a riot of colors at the Lalbagh glass house, and having gone on a weekday, the crowd was sparse. Many people taking pictures of the flowers, some having pictures of themselves...

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – August 2013

The corridors of the Queen’s bath at Hampi. Click below for a high-resolution...

Learn More

Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal

A trip to heritage towns of Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal Badami, (and the surrounding Aihole and Pattadkal,) are well-known for the historic Chalukya dynasty rule between 6th and 10th century. The places have almost equal doses of history and mythology behind them. Boasting of several UNESCO world heritage sites, Badami is famous for its rock-cut temples made right out...

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – June 2013

A breezy morning atop the himavad Gopalaswamy hills,...

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – May 2013

A beautiful dawn as the first rays of sun cast a golden light on the strewn boulders in Hampi. As seen from the Matanga hill.

Learn More

Printing photos (Archival Printing)

How I got into the archival printing In the past, I had tried my hand at getting photos printed for various reasons. I’ve tried getting photos printed from vendors like Printo and GK Vale, in various sizes – A4, 12″x18″, etc.  I was happy with the results I got out of them, until recent times, when I was introduced to the world of Archival photo...

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – Apr 2013

This one’s from my visit to Point Reyes national seashore, California in 2010.

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – Mar 2013 (and then some..)

This one’s from my 2010 visit to Switzerland. Seen here is the observatory at Jungfraujoch – nestled snugly amidst snow clad Alps. Among other things, I set afoot into the “thirties” – felt like I jumped ahead 10 years in a matter of a single day! I suddenly feel wiser and saner – not sure if that’s a good thing though....

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – Feb 2013

A secret place near Channapatna, Karnataka. Beautiful spot to view sunrise and sunset. Seen here is a pre-dawn, long-exposure shot. Even though it was a long-exposure shot, the perfect stillness in the air made for a crisp image. Please click on the image below for the download of full sized image.  

Learn More

Desktop Wallpaper – Jan 2013

A new year will soon be upon us. Here’s wishing everyone a very happy new year, in advance. I’ll start providing monthly calendar desktop wallpapers for download from this site. Starting off the series is an image of Shanti Stupa in Leh, Ladakh. Click on the image below to obtain the wallpaper sized file.

Learn More

Chikmagalur – The land of hills, lakes and coffee

Chikmagalur Travelogue It was quite some time since I made a leisurely trip someplace. The Ladakh trip in June was awesome but not too long after that, I wanted to get out of the city again – someplace calm, serene. Chikmagalur was a destination I always had at the back of my mind. Ever since I last made a trip to Kemmangundi, the place has kept beckoning me to...

Learn More

Photo Essays on Kaartu.com

Kaartu (http://kaartu.com) is an online photography marketplace. Its an initiative by Tapprs Ventures Pvt. Ltd (who, by the way, also run the awesome friendly neighborhood photography equipment rentals @ http://www.tapprs.com). Recently I’ve been contributing photo essays for their blog. You can view them by following the links below. Photo essay on Kemmangundi...

Learn More

Hesaraghatta Grasslands and Nrityagram

Situated at an arm’s length from Bangalore, one would not expect to see the surroundings transform from the bustling urban to something completely different on the way to this place – the Hesaraghatta Grasslands. This is (sadly) the last surviving grassland near Bangalore. After escaping the urban jungle limits, one can see rustic villages, farms, vineyards...

Learn More

Bhoganandishwara Temple

Situated quite close to Bangalore, near Nandi hills, this ancient temple is a less known, but nonetheless a very picturesque and peaceful historical monument. After having learnt of this place, a visit was on the cards. Me, my wife and a couple of my friends made plans to visit this place on a Sunday. We started after having an early breakfast, at 8:00 am and reached the...

Learn More

Welcome

Welcome to my new website. After having blogged for years before almost giving up the habit of writing, and meanwhile having developed photography as a serious hobby, I decided to ignite the habit of writing, posting pictures in my own website. For the domain-name, I tried to keep it simple. “Mithra” means friend but it also happens to be my (alternate) name...

Learn More