As many of you know, my annual two month trip to India always starts with spending some time in Pune. It was my former career in IT that first brought me to the city, and although I no longer work in IT I still return to Pune every […]
Hi, I’m a bit of a travel junkie with a passion for exploring the unexplored armed only with a bottle of water and the ability to capture the moments as they unfold.
Having recently left the safe bubble of the corporate world, I’m exploring where my true passions could lead to. I’m currently based in Reading, Berkshire, England.
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Located in Kasba Peth, the oldest residential part of Pune, Kasba Ganpati refers to both a particular murti of the god Ganapati as well as to the temple built around the murti. The Kasba Ganapati is the presiding deity (gramadevata) of Pune, and the temple today is a […]
Situated on the banks of the sacred Indrayani river 22km north of Pune, Alandi is a famous pilgrimage site that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It is here that the 13th century Marathi saint, yogi, poet and philosopher, Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, undertook sanjeevan samadhi. Alandi makes […]
Some may consider Ganesha a curious God. With a human body and an elephant’s head, he often seems a little comical, even grotesque at times – but always benevolent. Pot-bellied and enormous, he rides everywhere on the smallest of vehicles, a mouse. Generous and friendly, he sometimes holds […]
Usually at this time of year I would be preparing to make my annual two month trip to India, but perhaps unsurprisingly the current pandemic situation has put a stop to that. This year my plans included the usual 2-3 weeks in Pune seeing friends, followed by what […]
Situated on a high rocky outcrop immediately south-east of the pretty Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bangalore (Bengaluru), the Kempe Gowda Tower is a relatively small unassuming structure that I spent a few minutes photographing without really thinking it was something significant enough to subsequently blog about. Although its […]
As a photographer striving to document the heritage sites of India, one of the things I deeply struggle with is the photographing of living temples. Out of respect for the devotees and their culture, the last thing I want to do is intrude, and so often my exploration […]
Situated immediately east of Durga Kund in the southern sector of old Varanasi, Anand Bagh (Garden of Bliss) is a compact lush green park that offers some respite from the hustle and bustle of much of the old city. Today the park is often frequented by joggers, morning […]