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Presence of God, Abstract, Abstract photography, cloud, cloudy sky, Goa, God, Nature, Sky, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Presence of God

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Presence of God

26 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


On the many discussions we usually have among groups of friends, God, religion, faith do come up at times, and I was once told that God shows his presence in Nature, and Nature is God. I kept quiet not knowing what to answer. I am not sure if I should believe or not believe in His existence, but do realise that beliving in Him is a safer bet, at least at the time when I reach the gates of Heaven or Hell :) .

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Ornaments for sale - Tibetan market, Calangute, Abstract, Abstract photography, Calangute, Goa, Jewellery, Ornaments, others, Tibetan Market, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Jewellery for sale - Tibetan market, Calangute

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Jewellery for sale – Tibetan market – Calangute

25 Oct 2009 | 4 comments » Add a comment


Indian culture now includes Tibetan influence, as after the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalia Lama along with his followers were given shelter in India. At Calangute on the road to Baga, one comes across a Tibetan market selling their cultural art forms in many ways, from ornaments, jewellery as seen here, to musical instruments I have never seen before.

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Chapora, Chapora, Chapora river, Goa, house at the river bank, landscape, Nature, river, river bank, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Chapora

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Chapora river view

25 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


On the way to Ashvem, one has to cross the bridge at Chapora, which boasts of some breath taking views. The hut at the edge caught my view with a sudden burning desire of owning a hut like this someday. Amidst the cool shade of numerous palm trees, and the river bank. Only if life was that simple (or I had that money!)

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.
E.F. Schumacker


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Mae de Deus church - Saligao Vertical shot, Architecture, Church, Goa, Gothic Architecture, Mae De Deus Church, Saligao, Saligaon Church, travel, travel photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Mae de Deus church - Saligao Vertical shot

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Mae De Deus Church, Saligao (vertical shot)

25 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


Although I have already clicked a snap of Mae De Deus Church, I added this one to the post to illustrate how a change in perspective can make the photograph more interesting. Compare it with my post  Mae De Deus Church, Saligao, this one shows the interesting side with pinnacle tips, and a bigger portion of the sky in the background. I think all of us have a habit of always clicking snaps as landscapes, but if you try the same snap as a portrait you may find it more interesting. The background sometimes adds a flavour to your centerpiece, a cheery on the cake.


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Anjuna, Anjuna, Anjuna beach, Beach, Flea market, Goa, Goan beach, landscape, Loura, Nature, travel, travel photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Anjuna

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Anjuna

25 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


If I am not doing anything on a weekend, I usually head out to a beach with a book and my camera, Anjuna being the one I visit the most. The reason? Well the view from the cliff is something, the walk along it scenic. I love sitting at one of the restaurants there which is right at the edge of the cliff in such a way that its exposed from 3 sides to wind, and awesome view. You can spend hours here without getting bored. Hippies in the 60s and 70s made Anjuna one of their destination points.

On Wednesdays Anjuna hosts a flea market which is comparably smaller then the Saturday Night market at Ingos, but the restaurant “Loura” (all you hindi speaking people I have not made a typo, thats really the name) at the end of the market is a place you don’t want to miss. My last memories of that restaurant is the comfortable shade of the restaurant, the cool breeze though my hair (i.e. whatever remaining hair I have), great friends, good food, awesome view, and some hippies playing music, lost totally in themselves. Only if life could be as calm as this everyday! I don’t think i can remove that out of my mind soon.


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Flora Fountain, Architecture, Flora fountain, Fountain, Hutatma Chowk, Martyr's Square, Mumbai, travel, travel photography, Photographer Anurag Jain

Flora Fountain

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Flora fountain – Mumbai

22 Oct 2009 | 2 comments » Add a comment


An alluring sculpture awaits one at Fort in south Mumbai. The sight is almost impossible to avoid, and moments spent admiring its beauty can go endless. The details, fine work of craft does not go unnoticed and one just wonders how it was created. Its named after the Roman goddess as far as I know. Just beautiful!


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Cafe Mondegar, Cafe, Cafe Mondegar, Colaba, Mondy, Mumbai, others, Restaurant, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Cafe Mondegar

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Cafe Mondegar

19 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


As mentioned before, I feel some connection when I sit at Cafe Mondegar. Neelam says perhaps I was a waiter in my previous life at Mondys (as its lovingly known). Waiter… emm perhaps. Whatever the reason might be I can spend hours here without caring for anything in the world. Its my place for peace at Colaba, and no visit to mumbai is complete, without a visit to this place. There is this sudden rush of energy when I sit here, (I cannot express it you have to be here to experience it).


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Ahemdabad traffic at night, Abstract, ahemdabad, light, others, traffic, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Ahemdabad traffic at night

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Ahemdabad traffic at night

19 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


Ahemdabad traffic is like Mumbai, bumper to bumper. Just like how some places have a suicide point, which is usually a cliff, a waterfall etc, I think for Ahemdabad its the roads. People seem willing to bend rules forsaking their safety, and I think under 1 hour of drive almost 3 people just got missed embracing our lord. Its lucky that the guy driving our jeep was an army guy who kept his cool and was careful at every point. I wanted to jump and scream at everyone, but the traffic was to fast to wait for me.

Just for fun I exposed the aperture for 4 second to let it absorb the traffic light from, buildings, vehicles etc and was pleased with the results.


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Leopold Cafe, bar, Cafe, Colaba, Leopold Cafe, Mumbai, others, places, Restaurant, Shanraram, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Leopold Cafe

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Leopold Cafe

19 Oct 2009 | no comments » Add a comment


Its one of the charms of Colaba, a very popular restaurant, was recently in news after terrorists attacked it in the November 2008 attacks. The fact that its started by an Iranian is very obvious when you look at the paintings, images surrounding the walls. The shot captured above is the large board above the bar, and is just perhaps 1/3rd of the actual width.

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Mae de Deus church Saligao, Architecture, Church, Goa, Gothic Architecture, Mae De Deus Church, Saligao, Saligaon Church, travel, travel photography, wallpaper, Photographer Anurag Jain

Mae de Deus church Saligao

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Mae De Deus Church, Saligao

27 Sep 2009 | 1 comment » Add a comment


Mae De Deus Church is an beautiful example of Gothic Architecture, located at Saligaon (Sal meaning wooded, Gaon meaning village, so translates to “village in forest”), some 14 kms away from Panjim, the capital of Goa.

 

I consider it as one of the most beautiful churches I have seen in Goa. Build in 1873, the shrine of the Nossa Senhora Mai de deus was brought over  from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old  Goa. Saligaon has one of Goa’s first English language schools, Mater Dei.

 

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