International Photo-exhibition: Bringing Strasbourg to Udaipur

Last year’s fabulous joint project ‘Seeking the Sacred,Viewpoints-Strasbourg-Udaipur’ found its culmination during the World Living Heritage Festival 2014, when His Excellency Mr François Richier, Ambassador of the French Republic to India, Embassy of France in India inaugurated the photography exhibition in the company of  Shri Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Trustee of the Maharana of…

The exhibition in Strasbourg

On May 22nd, 2013, the exhibition “Seeking the Sacred in Strasbourg and Udaipur” opened to a grand crowd at the Librairies Kelber in Strasbourg.  Four major religions of the world: Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam on display on the walls. Striking in their similarities of emotions and just as striking in the diversity of their visuals….

The Strasbourg Saga II: A story of the tall and the grand

Tall and grand and in every way the heart of Strasbourg is the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. I soon learnt to navigate my way around the city with glimpses of its Spire for guidance. But before it’s super aid as a navigating device, a bit more about the building itself. The present building was…

International Photo-exhibition: Seeking the Sacred in Strasbourg and Udaipur

Dear Friends, I have some news… A selection of my photographs that captured the sacred in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities that are predominant in the city are now on exhibition at the Librairie Kléber, Strasbourg. A popular and centrally located venue. Mr Albert Huber a very senior and well-regarded photographer from Strasbourg exhibits…

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…

SUR.LA.TERRE: Mumbai Winter 2011

Melting sundrops , a photo by Anuradha Sarup on Flickr. One of my favourite photographs from 2011. It came from an assignment I was working on in September-October last year. Fateh Prakash Palace, the gorgeous building across lake, has recently been converted into a very grand convention center.  As a regular graphic designer with the…

Lake Palace floats again

  Lake Palace, Udaipur this morning The summer was long this year. Lake Pichola, the soul of Udaipur city rapidly lost water. Normal everyday life continued. Births and marriages, exams and business deals. Marble was quarried, cut and carved. Puppets were made, fabric embroidered. But there was little water in the lake and that reflected…

The journey

>Finally the rains came down in Delhi in the afternoon. After we had all joked about the accuracy of met office rain predictions and the clear skies since morning. Arrived at the swanky new Delhi airport much earlier then normal. Was keeping additional time since I’d been warned, chaos now rules there like never before….

Waiting for Polo

> Chandani (Moonlight) graces the stables at the Shikarbadi Stables in Udaipur. Part of the Polo team, she waits the long summer out till it’s winter again. That’s when the Polo season is on in North/Western India and she can run with the others in an exciting match. Polo came to India with the Mughals…