A First-Timer’s Photography Guide to New York Why this guide Most photography enthusiasts travelling to New York would face a challenge – the challenge of plenty. It is the largest city in the US in terms of population. Spread over 784 SQ km, New York has five boroughs – Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn. NY.com lists 89 museums, of which 32 are in Manhattan (see the complete list HERE). There’s Brooklyn Bridge, Central (more…)
My photo essay World Heritage Sites: Heritage Unplugged has appeared in the June 2017 issue of Outlook Traveller – a leading travel magazine in India. Since it is their 16th-anniversary issue, this photo essay covers 16 UNESCO sites. The photo essay is reproduced below. PHOTO ESSAY WORLD HERITAGE SITES: HERITAGE UNPLUGGED ON OUR 16TH ANNIVERSARY, HERE IS A PEEK INTO 16 WORLD HERITAGE SITES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. PHOTOGRAPHS BY AJAY SOOD The entrance arch (more…)
May 2017 issue of JetWings, the in-flight magazine of Jet Airways, carried my Victoria Memorial Kolkata image in their regular B&W section – Radar. Victoria Memorial was built in 1921. Victoria Memorial Kolkata Lord Curzon suggested a fitting memorial be created for Queen Victoria who had ruled the British Empire for 63 long years. The well-proportioned marble structure of the Victoria Memorial was envisioned as an awe-inspiring history museum amidst sprawling, serene gardens. While it (more…)
Huntsville Botanical Garden – The Green Heart of Rocket City Huntsville – a small, little, big town in Alabama – hosted TBEX North America 2017 (#TBEXhsv). The organisers had asked me to conduct a daylong pre-TBEX photography workshop. The venue for this workshop, I was told, was the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Before reaching Huntsville, I did some research on the city and promptly crossed my fingers. The town had a meagre population of 190,000 and (more…)
April 2017 issue of JetWings, the in-flight magazine of Jet Airways, carried my Polonnaruwa Vatadage (Sri Lanka) image in their regular B&W section – Radar. Polonnaruwa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. POLONNARUWA – HOUSE OF A HOLY RELIC, SRI LANKA – TRAVELURE © History books state that King Parakramabahu I shifted his capital to Polonnaruwa – approximately 230 km from Colombo – from Anuradhapura in 12th century AD. Unique to Sri Lankan architecture, vatadages (more…)
Next morning, as we all got into the coach to get back to Kochi Airport, during the journey we formed a WhatsApp group – Stairway to Heaven Trail. It has been over fifteen months since this trail happened. But, till date, the group members continue to interact with each other with genuine fondness. This trail through the Western Ghats ended up connecting people’s hearts, and this travel photographer has become an integral part of this group of serious trekkers!