Silent Whispers

Magpie Robin Singing - Black & White


Indian Grey Hornbill - Black & White


Jungle Babbler - Black & White


Drongo - Black & White

I will be back soon …

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In Bangalore when it rains it HAILs


via @sriharikraman

via @sriharikraman

Yes – sometimes in Bangalore when it rains it actually hails ! That was what happened even last night ( 24th April, ’15 ), round about 1800hrs strong winds took Bangalore by surprise and what followed next even bigger. Bangaloreans who were winding up the day and heading home after work were taken for a surprise with first of the season hailstorm in Bangalore and according to met department stats, some of these hailstones were as big as 1cm in diameter. Just because people didn’t wanted to miss this beautiful opportunity, some of them decided to play and other decided to capture this rare scene on their cameras. Below are some of the images that i came across on twitter this morning.

PS : Images credit are given to the corresponding person’s twitter handle in the caption of the images.


via @sriharikraman


via @Muthesh_Dharma


via @rudyrudraakash


via @sree_tt

via @yimt15

via @yimt15

via @yimt15

via @yimt15

And some video too …

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Kathmandu – a tranquil sojourn

Kathmandu, Nepal, Panoramic View, Areal View


Just back from a brief but very relaxing and peaceful trip to Nepal. Hopped on btw Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara during the stay. Got to admit Nepal will end up as my second best/favorite place after Ladakh for all the things that it could offer. Have quite a few things to share about the cities & places that I visited. More on this in the later posts. Until then … hoping that everyone is having a good time with your near and dear ones.


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Neralu Photo Project

Neralu Tree Festival, Bangalore


If you love photographing trees, ?#?Neralu? Photo Project is for you. Another week to go to send in your submissions.

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It’s been a great year ! Thanks for being a part of it.

Wooly Necked Stork @ Sunset in Kaziranga, Assam



To each and every one of you – my family, my friends, my well wishers, my mentors, my students, my colleagues, my fellow photogs, …

Its been one heck of a fun journey in 2014 and thanks to every one of you for being a part of it and making it memorable. We all had our own ups an downs. But in the end if we are signing off this year with a nice bright smile and start the new year with new hope and new joy then it sums it up.

Wishing you all a very successful and prosperous ’15 – see you on the other side soon. Until then,


God bless & Keep smiling.


– Shiv

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