Over this past week, I came across 2 new ventures of different kind coming to light and both directly/indirectly related to photography and proud to say that I have some close friends in both these ventures and for these are going to be big names in future for sure. Saevus & Conservation India are the two that am talking about.
Firstly Saevus (http://www.saevus.in), its a print magazine mainly connected with Photography and Natural history from India. For a country which was saturated and dominated by magazines who had less respect for photographer’s work and defined what underpaidwork is all about, this comes in as a very good change and also considering the quality consciousness the magazine editors have set a bench mark as. Their mission statement says it all – “to create a magazine and web portal which will feature exclusive wildlife photography and natural history reportage. With unique content by photographers and naturalists from India and abroad, the magazine aspires to set a benchmark in this space“. The magazine has one of the best photography related backbones in the form of Dhritiman Mukherjee & Ganesh H Shankar – both of them need no separate introduction. Saevus was launched officially this last weekend at LRK, Gujrat and has got some really good response from the people already. They are now officially open for subscription with the first issue hitting the stands by first week or march and you can get in subscribe the magazine using their facebook page > https://www.facebook.com/SaevusNature. They are also accepting images and stories under various categories which can be found here > http://saevus.in/Saevus_contribute.php
Saevus Twitter > http://twitter.com/Saevus_Wildlife
Saevus Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/SaevusNature
Secondly, Conservation India (http://www.conservationindia.org) – a beautifully crafted platform for all the conservation initiatives in the field of Nature and Wildlife in India. As they say – “CI is a non-profit, non-commercial portal that aims to facilitate wildlife and nature conservation by providing reliable information and the tools needed to campaign effectively.” they have a content and contacts to look out for. Started off by Ramki Sreenivasan and Shekar Dattari – CI will head out to be a good one stop platform to report and read about the various Conservation issues concerning our country. As a conservation biologist or a field expert one can contribute articles, essays etc or if you are a photographer you can contribute images which require conservation attention. You can get in touch with them through their mail > info<at>conservationindia<dot>org
CI Twitter > http://twitter.com/conserve_ind
CI Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/Conservation-India
JTN wishes both of them a very good luck.