Ranthambore

Something about a forest so delicate.
Trees that bend, twist and turn

Something about leaves so dainty.
A canopy forms
but shades like lace…

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Anuradha Sarup | Photography

Finally after many years of procrastination, my photographs have a home all their own. My own dedicated photography website anuradhasarup.com The website features galleries of work across genres. Travel, people, animals, nature… It also showcases some of the photography assignments I have done. Making the website was a difficult task. Selecting and shortlisting photographs from…

On a temple tour

It was an article in the Wall Street Journal “Where to Find the Wells of Wisdom“ that brought back memories of a week-long temple tour to the spiritual centers near Udaipur. The article is on Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar and lists five places where he finds spiritual peace, well-being and knowledge. Having worked for Shriji…

Finding horizons

(see image better on Flickr) Some twenty years ago when I shifted to big-city Delhi from small-town Jaipur one of the things which disoriented me most was not being able to see the horizon. Even if at times I had an access to a roof or a high-rise balcony, houses and roads stretched on and…

An ode to summer

“…for the feelings you choose have touches of golds and green…“ To see these images large visit my photostream on flickr

Changing guards at the President’s palace

In our search for weekend photo opportunities across Delhi, it was pure luck that we came to know of the changing guard ceremony at the Rastrapati Bhawan on Saturday morning. While the ceremony is a weekly affair and open to everyone, yesterday’s ceremony was a more elaborate version. The  15th Battalion of the Jammu and…

Street Portraiture heaven: Back to photography

An early Sunday morning shoot on the streets of Old Delhi. Our focus to capture faces of the men who live and work there. Khari Baoli is Asia’s largest wholesale market for spices. The air heavily laced with red-hot chillies, rich turmeric and very fragrant saffron. My sneeze rate of 1 atishoo per second soon…

Delhi Traditions: In the fog

60 years of tradition says the morning of 26th January in Delhi will be either wet and cold or foggy. Just to make the Republic Day parade a cold, damp affair. Then as the parade ends, around mid-day, so to will the weather improve. Becoming bright and sunny by afternoon. Well, the fogs here. after…

The joys of a custom built Calendar

Across northern India each season is harsh and extreme. Summers are hot and long. Monsoons sultry and very wet. While winters (my choice for worst time of the year) are bone chilling cold. Its pretty much a fight to somehow see through each phase of the year. (The majestic Surya at the City Palace, Udaipur)…