Wednesday, December 2, 2009

An Upcoming Model

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Waiting to Fall

The rains are finally here after much waiting. Caught this leaf shredding off the water on it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Monsoons in India

The monsoons are here now, much to relief to many and worry for others.
Mumbai is facing major problems due to monsoons.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Shoe Story

This is my father's (Nand Katyal) painting made in Jaisalmer this year, he had these shoes which were very old and dear to him. They had all types of paint drops and finally after making his paintings on the spot near the Sonar Qila he did away with his shoes. I really liked the painting and so I shot it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Through The Train

I went to Shirdi recently, the place where Sai Baba spent his life. It was a much awaited journey as we had canelled it once. I took my camera as usual but I did'nt click a single picture while in Shirdi. But in the morning while returning back to Delhi, the train stopped for a while and I rushed to my luggage and pulled out my camera and made this pan of the the lush green wheat fields.
How to reach Shirdi:
By AirThe nearest airport to Shirdi is at Nashik, 75kms away, Aurangabad is at a distance of 150kms, which is connected by all the major towns of India. You can also come till Mumbai by air and travel down to 296kms to reach Shirdi. Mumbai has both international and domestic airports that grant connectivity to the world. Domestic airport in Pune is about 231kms from Shirdi. There are regular public and private transport operators that ensure your easy access to the sanctum of Saibaba.
By Rail/TrainKopergaon on Daund-Manmad Line is an important railway station about 16kms from Shirdi. This station is on the route of the Karnataka Express from New Delhi to Bangalore. Manmad is another important station about 58kms from Shirdi which carries a number trains from Mumbai and Delhi. Shirdi has a computerized Railway Ticket Booking Center within the temple premises. From here you can have railway tickets of whichever destination all through India.
By RoadShirdi can be reached by taking a Bus from almost all major cities of Maharashtra. Shirdi is on the Ahmednagar-Manmad Highway, 250 km from Mumbai and 75 km from Nashik. MTDC runs buses from all major destinations.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I went to shoot an annual day of famous Odissi Dancer Kiran Segal's dance school. While using my Nikon D80 my flash unit stopped working and I had to use the inbuilt flash. It was challenging but I managed it and Kiran also loved the pics. This small girl was enjoying her dancing and I found her with this mischevious smile and I rate this as the my pic of the day.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Morning Pic - Copulation

Just got up in the morning and went out to balcony and saw these two birds mating. Ran back to my room took out my camera with a tele lens and clicked a series of picures. The birds were so much occupied they did'nt even notice me. Saw this for the first time. Sorry birds but i did'nt disturb you.

Rishikesh - Fun Loving Experience!!!

I am a regular visitor to Rishikesh. I have spent close to a month in Rishikesh. But due to my commitment now I go for three or four days. Known as the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh refreshes you like anything. The bus from delhi to Haridwar is frequent, almost every hour. Mussourie express is also an option, but getting tickets is not easy. It takes nearly six hours to go from Delhi to Haridwar.From Haridwar one can take another bus to Rishikesh or a three wheeler. Cheetal is the midway stop.It can be shared also. Another option is to stay at Haridwar. Said to be one of the oldest cities, Haridwar's existence dates back to as early as the days of Buddha. The name of this holy city means 'Gateway to God' in Hindi. It is considered as one of the holiest amongst the seven places of pilgrimage for Hindus, and is a popular gateway to the Char Dhams (the four pilgrimages of Uttrakhand). Lots of Dharamshalas are available here. Har ki Pauri never sleeps. People here are always coming and going. Haridwar, A small town, the main attraction is the Ganga (Har ki Pauri). Believed to be sacred to take bath here. Is an hours journey from Haridwar to Rishikesh. From the Bus Stand one can take an autorickshaw, it charges only five or six rupees. One reaches Ram Jhula. You can opt to stay in hotels without or cross Ram Jhula and live in Ashrams and Dharamshalas.The Major attractions of Rishikesh are Tera Manzil Temple, Chotiwala a restaurant, Geeta Bhawan, Parmarth Niketan, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula.And also 12 km away from Rishikesh is located the Nilkanth Mahadeo temple at a height of about 5000 feet, commanding spectacular views of the region. One of the biggest park in north India situated at the meeting point of Himalayan foothills & Indo Gangetic plains, the venue for migratory birds from world over . The core zone & one of the main gates of the of national park is Chilla. Chilla is 17 kms from Rishikesh on the east western side . Aurvedic Treatment centres & Spa Ayurveda is practiced in Rishikesh since time immemorial. Rishikesh now has countries best Spa and many Ayurvedic treatment centes for every ones requirement. Ananda in the Himalayas : Situated inside the Palace of Garhwal Rulers at Narndra Nager is Ananda Spa Resort. This spa has 20 treatment rooms. Ananda Spa Resort specialises in Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists, Western & Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern western treatments .High Bank Peasants Cottgae : Best located close to the Ganga HBPC provides quality accommodation, Yoga & Ayurvedic treatments. Budget Treatment centres : Arora Clinic, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula Baba Massage Centre, Sheesham Jhari , Rishikesh.Gurukal Kangri Aashram : Gurukal Kangri Aashram situated near Haridwar is another Ayurveda center known for expertise in the fields of education , medicines and treatment. HOW TO REACH By Air : The nearest airport is Dehradun, 35 kms from Haridwar, which is connected to Rishikesh by trainBy Rail : There is a slow shuttle train between Haridwar and Rishikesh. Haridwar (24 km) connects Rishikesh to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities of India by trains. It is better to get to Haridwar by Dehradun Shatabdi or Mussourie Express and then hire a bus or auto to Rishikesh.By Road : To get to Rishikesh, take the National Highway 58 passing through Modinagar, Khatauli, Muzzafarnagar, Roorkee, Haridwar and Raiwala. Distances of tourist destinations from Haridwar are : Rishikesh - 24 kms, Kedarnanth - 241 kms, Corbett National Park - 180 kms, Gangotri - 250 kms, Deharadun - 55 kms, Nanital - 320 kms, Badrinath - 288 kms, Mussourie - 87 kms, Yamunotri - 250 kms, Roorkee - 29 kms, Ranikhet - 325 kms.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rishikesh - A Spiritual Treat

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kathakali Dance of Kerala, India

This Colourful Dance form is from Kerala, India. It is a great treat to watch this dance. It is dance drama noted for its attractive make-up of characters, their elaborate costumes, detailed gestures.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Surajkund Mela 2009

Fetch some water

My Favourite shot
Mehandi hands

Miniature gramophone



Send me up

Paavani and Sapna enjoying at the Surajkund Mela

Shoe case


The Delhi Zoo

Boats At Mathura

Evening Sky, Jodhpur
Anokhi Store, Gurgaon

The Purana Qila, New Delhi

The Amazing Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
The Elephant Festival, Jaipur
Vrindavan Ghats, Mathura