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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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