Kambala 2016-17

Miyar Kambala 2015

Here is the Time table of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi & Kasargod Districts during year 2016-17. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee. The Karnataka High Court again imposed the ban on Kambala sport (Buffalo Race) in Dakshina Kannada District. The Kambala sport was banned in mid-November … Read more

In Search of Lost Gods – Cambodia Part 1

Sunset at Marine Drive, Kochi

Whenever I told my friends in India I am planning to travel to Cambodia, I used to get raised eye brow and question back to me. “Where is it? Africa?” Such is the ignorance among us about this ancient Hindu kingdom, which has the world’s largest religious monument. Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in … Read more

Mahamayi

Ranga Adhyana Kendra at Alvas College, Moodbidri performed Mahamayi play written by Jnanapeetha award winner Dr Chandrashekhara Kambara. The first stage show of the play was performed on evening of October 4th at the Nudisiri auditorium, Vidyagiri. The performances were shown every evening till October 9th. This capture was of the performance held on October … Read more

Painterly Butterfly

Suffused Double-banded Judy with Topaz Glow & Impression

To create the above image I used two filters from Topaz labs – Topaz Glow 2 and the Topaz Impression 2. I used the first image used in my last blog – Suffused Double-banded Judy I combined two filters for the look. I wanted to enhance the look of the butterfly without distorting the feel. … Read more

Purusha & Prikrithi

Purusha & Prikrithi

Fallen Indian Almond leaf (Terminalia catappa) with a green leaf of Blood lily (Scadoxus species) growing underneath the tree. Captured using Fujifilm X-T10 with Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Lens, at ISO 200, Aperture f/2.0, 1/160 sec using natural light. PP done with Lightroom & Photoshop.

Moodabidri Kambala 2016

Moodabidri Kambala 2016

My home town Moodabidri hosted its 14th annual Buffalo race, Kambala at Kadalakere Nisargadhama on Saturday January 23rd. The Kambala or the buffalo race is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts. Historically Kambala was the event when farmers paid tribute to their gods for protecting their crops. There used to be lot of celebration and … Read more