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Persy with his rebellious pose, monochrome, People, Persy Shroff, Portrait, Rebel, Photographer Anurag Jain

Persy with his rebellious pose

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The rebel

19 May 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Quite some time back my friend Jonny made me listen to a preamble to ”The river” by Bruce Springsteen, I loved it so much that I had been hunting for a snap to go with it. This snap of my friend Persy goes well with it (Thanks Persy for the pose). Below is the preamble, but before that, this

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Twilight Colomb beach boat and palm trees, Beach, boat, colomb beach, Goa, twilight, twilight at colomb beach, Photographer Anurag Jain

Twilight Colomb beach boat and palm trees

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The magic of Goa

05 May 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


I may not believe in God, but I do believe a higher power paints these landscapes, for it is foolish to think chaos can be so beautiful.

 

I stare in silence, as the magic unfolds in front of me. I don’t want to miss a moment of this. I know there will be people in this world who are oblivious of this, who will never see this. It’s a thought still stuck in my

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The little girl from Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar, People, Portrait, Photographer Anurag Jain

The little girl from Khajjiar

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The little girl from Khajjiar

28 Apr 2013 | 2 comments » Add a comment


By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.

 

The horse ride at Khajjiar took us to a small farm high up in the mountains. Piles of haystack at one end and garlic fields at the other with small house in the corner. The view spectacular, and amidst all this a small girl appears and stood with a shy smile.

 

I wondered what life must be for her, isolated, away from the crowd, hidden away at the top of the mountain, no TV, radio. With the view of the valley far below and the tall mountains as backdrop.

 

Perhaps I should pity… perhaps I should be jealous.


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Agonda beach Twilight, Agonda, Beach, Chattai restaurant, Goa, low light, Nature, twilight, Photographer Anurag Jain

Agonda beach Twilight

Chattai Restaurant Agonda Beach

Chattai Restaurant Agonda Beach

Lamp at Chattai Agonda Beach

Lamp at Chattai Agonda Beach

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Twilight at Agonda beach – Chattai

20 Apr 2013 | 4 comments » Add a comment


It’s funny how modernization evolution and lifestyle adaptations take away something we crave the most… calmness.

 

My first visit to Agonda was a bit disappointing, it did not feel as exciting as Colomb beach, or Palolem. However a few days later I landed up on this beach to spend a weekend.

 

If isolation is what you seek, this is exactly where

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Kerala Backwaters, Alleppey, backwaters, boat, house boat, Kerala, lagoon, Nature, Vembanad lake, Photographer Anurag Jain

Kerala Backwaters

Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters, Alleppey, backwaters, boat, house boat, Kerala, lagoon, Nature, Vembanad lake, Photographer Anurag Jain

Palm tree silhouette at Kerala backwaters

Inside the boat-house, Alleppey, backwaters, boat, house boat, Kerala, lagoon, Nature, Vembanad lake, Photographer Anurag Jain

Inside the boat-house

 

Bird at Kerala backwater

Bird at Kerala backwater

Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters

Palm tree reflection at Kerala backwaters

Boat house silhouette at Vembanad lake

Boat house silhouette at Vembanad lake

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Kerala backwaters

17 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


I was prepared for the worst when we decided to spend some time on a house boat (6 hours) in the backwaters of Kerala. People gave mixed opinion about it and in the end I was totally confused if its good or not but decided to go ahead anyways.

 

My friend’s father took the trouble of finding a decent contact and booked the trip for us when we were in Chengannur. We landed up at the house boat at Alleppey, and saw nice seating arrangements at the

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Kingfisher premium beer, Beer bottle, bottle, kingfisher beer, macro, Photographer Anurag Jain

Kingfisher premium beer

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Beer

13 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


This page is dedicated to beer. Below are some of the things famous people have said about it.

 

About the presence of God: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin

 

About National identity: “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” – Frank Zappa

 

About Wisdom: “He was a wise man who invented

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Birds on wire, Birds, Nature, wire, Photographer Anurag Jain

Birds on wire

Birds on wire, Birds, Nature, wire, Photographer Anurag Jain

Birds on wire

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Birds on wire

08 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


“Why do we sit on the wire? Just to feel the power” said the little bird to the wide-eyed boy, “Its insane, you should try it sometimes”.

 

As we drifted across the backwaters on the house

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Flowers, 100mm, flower, macro, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

Flowers

Patch of flowery wonder, 100mm, flower, macro, Nature, Photographer Anurag Jain

Patch of flowery wonder

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Flowers – A macro look

01 Apr 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Note: Click on the thumbnail of each of the 8 snaps on the left to see the proper effect of macro shot.

 

Although I had the 100mm macro lens from Canon for some time, I finally got a chance to use its macro capabilities when I was holidaying at Munnar.

 

Outside my cottage was a lovely patch of flowers, as

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Eyes - Anuja Chauhan, Anuja Chauhan, eyes, monochrome, People, Portrait, Photographer Anurag Jain

Eyes - Anuja Chauhan

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Beautiful eyes – Anuja Chauhan

25 Mar 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

 

I have always wanted to capture eyes properly. However on many occasions I have failed to do so. They were either blurred (A good portrait is one in which

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Munnar tea plantation landscape, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar tea plantation landscape

 

Munnar panorama, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar panorama

 

Munnar tea plantation panorama, hill station, Kerala, Munnar, Nature, panorama, Tea, Tea plantation, Photographer Anurag Jain

Munnar tea plantation panorama

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The alluring land of Munnar

12 Mar 2013 | 8 comments » Add a comment


If Kerala is “God’s Own Country” then Munnar is surely the capital.

 

The few snaps I saw of Munnar before the trip did no justice, I was unprepared for what hit me.

 

The first glimpse of Munnar was a moment we won’t forget, our jaws dropped, as we gasped at the

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