Over the years I have been getting queries on pregnancy shoots from pregnant mothers but did not shoot any until recently. I had been wondering why would anyone need to get oneself shot while pregnant?
Its not just the deer the animal loving Rajasthani’s idolize. At the Karni Mata temple 30kms short of Bikaner you encounter the wildest freak show of your life. Known as the `Rat temple’ around the world, the devout here however mean serious business. The temple run over by more than 20,000 rats are revered, fed and encouraged to crawl over your feet for good luck. This temple is definitely not for the squeamish and we beat a hasty retreat from the threshold.
When Virat Kohli came into his drawing room I just told him to be himself which i realized was difficult for a man who is used to stylized shots where one is goaded to bring out “attitude” for the camera. We had been waiting for Kohli for 15-minutes to emerge from his room. I saw his perfectly gelled hair and scrubbed face. He had done a thorough job.
Then from the corner of my viewfinder a lioness leapt. The zebra freezed and went back on its haunches before breaking into a run. The lioness gave chase. From our distance it looked the lioness almost had the zebra but there was almost 12 meters between them.
(Whenever you meet a foreign tourist in India you inevitably get asked about Goa. I had never been to Goa and had no intention to go there until work took me there in november 2010. I am not a beach person though i have frolicked in some beaches in Malaysia and Zanzibar. In comparison Goa was a disappointment. A magazine however asked me to write a travelogue on the carnival atmosphere in Goa during the year end. I must admit i have not really written so much about my disappointment in the piece.)
Jaisalmer itself is exotic enough and the smell and feel of the
desert emanates from every street. If you have made the traditional touristy circuit
like I did- arriving first in the capital Jaipur then Jodhpur and now Jaisalmer, you
will see the colour palate of cities shifting dramatically from pink to blue to golden.
(Click on photos to go to gallery) Pictures of the Gay Community in India. Also pictures of the Gay Pride Parades. Not all people in these pictures are homosexuals. Some of them are gay rights activists and friends and family of gays and lesbians.