Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival 2010

The Banff Mountain Book and Film  Festival is held  every year at the Banff Centre, Canada in November. My Sikkim book was a finalist  at the Festival many years ago. The results of the 2010 Festival are out and showcase the best in mountain literature and films. Visit the link below to see the list of winners!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Photography Workshops: The Creative Arts Kolkata 2010 Part II

The Photography workshop which I conducted for The Creative Arts Kolkata ended last evening. Here is the second lot of photographs from the participants.

Photography Workshops: The Creative Arts Kolkata 2010 Part 1

I recently conducted a photographic workshop for The Creative Arts, Kolkata with fifteen very enthusiastic participants. We photographed around Kolkata: the flower market near the Howrah bridge, the river and the Princep Monument and street shots on Diwali evening. Here are the first lot of  photographs from the participants. The second lot will follow soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sikkim: The Unpublished Photographs Part II

 This is an essay on the monastery dances of Sikkim from my collection of unpublished photographs.

Dancers practice at  Ralang  monastery before the masked dances
Black hat dancers, Rumtek
Pang Lhabsol Musicians, Tsulakhang, Gangtok

The photographer lama, Ralang Monastery
Dancer, Ralang Monastery

Pemayangtse monastery - prayers during Lhosar
The dancer representing Kangchendzonga - Pang Lhabsol, Tsulakhang, Gangtok 

Black Hat dancers, Phodang

Monastery door, Lachung


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