Category Archives: Art & Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

During my visit to Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under the peepal tree, I shot this Buddhist monk with his folded hands, praying to the Lord. This photo is part of this week’s challenge: … Continue reading

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Winter Morning at Lake Harriet Bandshell

Yay! Its weekend and time for the weekly photo. Today’s shot displays the play of light and shadow. During one of my weekend morning photo walks last winter, i captured this shot of Lake Harriet Bandshell amidst all the snow … Continue reading

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Barong Dance – Bali’s Traditional Lion Dance

Bali is well-known for its cultural heritage – its temples, music and dance forms. One of the intricate dance forms you simply cannot miss when in Bali is the lion dance or locally known as the Barong dance. When we … Continue reading

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Colorful Buildings of Guanajuato, Mexico

City of Guanajuato is one of the most colorful cities in Mexico which we visited a couple of years back. There is a riot of colors in this small town famous for the houses splashed in vibrant colors, one of its … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

To me, this beautiful flower seems almost weightless. But when i think of the worth of such a weightless creation, i often wonder about the joy and serenity it provides to the nature-lovers. Many of the times, happiness isn’t so much … Continue reading

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Circle of Music At Minnesota State Fair

This week’s theme is circle and hence, here is my shot taken during Minnesota State Fair 2015. More photos of the challenge can be viewed here. *** More of my photos from the annual Minnesota State Fair: Giant Wheel Canine Adventure … Continue reading

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Tri-City Flower Show 2015

Having selected this shot for this week’s challenge – trio, I am wondering now what forms trio in this shot. Is it the three roses? Or the combination of saucer, cup and flowers? Coincidentally, there is a third trio as … Continue reading

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St. Paul Cathedral, Minneapolis

This is the shot of the ornate dome of St. Paul Cathedral, located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is considered to be one of the largest cathedrals in USA. Few more shots of the exterior of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

My wife and i had visited this restaurant ‘Village – The Soul of India’ in Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad, where they serve delicious Indian food. As the name suggests, the restaurant has the ambiance of a typical Indian village. You can pose … Continue reading

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Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington DC

Standing on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington DC and enjoying the cool breeze over Potomac River, one is reminded of the strength and grandeur of a nation. This steel and stone arch bridge is one of the iconic architectural … Continue reading

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