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Sunset, Apollo, Beach, Calangute, Goa, Isis, Nature, Sky, Sun, Sunset, Surya, Titan, Tonatiuh, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Sunset

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Tonatiuh, Apollo, Titan, Isis and Surya.. what?

04 Jan 2010 | 3 comments » Add a comment


Some days one gets really lucky. Was having a late lunch at Souza Lobo at Calangute, Goa when I decided to click this. The trick is to allow as less light to enter to keep the sky as dark as possible by increasing the shutter speed, as I prefer a more bloody red sky. The sky ofcourse

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Zaver Shroff - The devil in us, Allure, dark side, Devil, Evil, low light, People, Portrait, Zaver Shroff, Photographer Anurag Jain

Zaver Shroff - The devil in us

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The devil in us

03 Jan 2010 | 2 comments » Add a comment


Comeon admit it! We all have a devil in us. We would watch big boss and then appear to be shocked at the behaviour of some of the participants, but we all are like them.. if you are not still convinced, let me ask you a question. How would you react if you knew there was a hidden camera every where you were, in the car, on the bike, at home, at office at the party,

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Question of Faith, Anuja Chauhan, Basilica of Bom Jesus, faith, Goa, God, lady lighting a candle, Old Goa, People, Portrait, religion, spiritual, Photographer Anurag Jain

Question of Faith

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A question of Faith – Does evolution support God?

28 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


“Evolution supports God!”, Vikram remarked flatly as I argued on how religion needs to be modernised, as evolution theory by Charles Darwin questions the common belief that God created Man. Confused I asked him to elaborate. He told me how our survival skills are better if we have faith in a divine power. I had to agree to some extend with him. So for example, imagine

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Squirrel, Animal, Squirrel, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Squirrel

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Scrat the squirrel

13 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


I am sure everyone knows “Scrat the squirrel” from the movie “Ice Age 3″. This little fellow reminded me of Scrat, zapping around fast, sniffing here there, hunting for his acorn.

 

Its really difficult at times to photograph animals especially the small timid ones which are camera shy. One has to approach them

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Proud old man, man with a turban, old man, People, Portrait, Rajasthan, rajasthani turban, Photographer Anurag Jain

Proud old man

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Proud old man

13 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


On the way back from Ranthanbore to Jaipur, we stopped at a small chai (tea) stall, where a group of old men were sitting and probably discussing village politics. As we stepped out of our vehicles they stared at us for sometime before offering a small bamboo stool for us to sit

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Camel, Animal, Camel, Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur, Rajasthan, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Camel

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Hideousness for beauty

06 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


What many would consider a beautiful adornment for a camel, a flower stuck to his nose, I consider it hideous. Perhaps few lines by Anton Chekhov (considered a master in the world of literature as far as short stories are concerned) in “The Bet” (one of my all time favorite stories) explains

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Indian roller (blue jay), Animal, Bird, blue jay, indian roller, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, travel, travel photography, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Indian roller (blue jay)

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Indian roller (blue jay)

06 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


A collage of colors, this bird is the state bird for many states in India. Its also associated with Lord Shiva, because of the blue throat (Lord Shiv once drank poison which then resided in his throat making it blue).


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Hawa Mahal - Jaipur, Architecture, Facade, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Palace, Palace of Winds, Rajasthan, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Hawa Mahal - Jaipur

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Hawa Mahal, Palace of Wind in Jaipur

06 Dec 2009 | 4 comments » Add a comment


Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is the iconic palace symbolizing Jaipur. Was build by Sawai Pratap Singh. The facade seen here, was used by the royal ladies so that they can have a look outside without being seen thought the numerous small windows (close to 1000 windows). It gets its name because these windows allow enough air to flow though and keep the palace cool.

 

Stood really close to the facade and raised my camera to almost 80 degree to click this.


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Million dollar smile, aged man, man with a turban, old man, People, Portrait, Rajasthan, Smile, turban, Photographer Anurag Jain

Million dollar smile

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Million dollar smile

05 Dec 2009 | 2 comments » Add a comment


My eyes gazed this man as I was having my tea. He was standing few feet away, deep in conversation with someone. At first I noticed the shape he was in, wondering if he was an underpaid worker, if he had a tough day today, poor guy perhaps still has to work at his old age… but suddenly he smiled, and all those thoughts vanished from my head. All I could think was, he is happy. It did not matter that he wore a torn banyan, or if he was poor. He was to me a beautiful person now.

 

“I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.”


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Crocodile at Ranthambore, Animal, crocodile, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Wildlife, wildlife photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Crocodile at Ranthambore

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Crocodile basking in the sun

05 Dec 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


Ranthambore has many big lakes, and where there is a lake in a national forest there is bound to be crocodiles. This one was basking in the sun lazily not bothered by the noise our jeep made as it passed along the edges of the lake. I like this photograph especially since it has also caught the reflection verywell of the crocodile and the tall grass etc in the lake.


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