Archive: September 2015

Of Special Days and Everydayness: Zhayynn James

That’s how it all began – a gifted DSLR camera, a search for photography courses on the internet, and a relentless love for the art that only rises with zeal and dedication. When Zhayynn James received a DSLR camera as a gift from his loving wife, he did not know anything else apart from the […]
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All Things Rajasthan

Travel Photography
Even the winds and the storms try to stand still in vain and create dunes in these deserts; where men wear colourful turbans and women wear silver, but the sands wear gold. Mawa kachori and malpauas will tickle your taste buds; lassi and chaas in the unglazed kulhads calm a parched throat under an impossible sun.
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Self-discovery through Photography: Chander Ramsay

His first Toehold-Photo-Tour was Kabini-Bandipur.  Since then he has never looked back at travelling on his own or turned his back on Photo Tours. “There is so much more to travelling with a bunch of like-minded people than driving an air-conditioned car,” begins Mr Ramsay while sharing his experiences on
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The Mantra for Making Good Images

While reviewing our Tour participants’ images and sharing feedback on what could’ve been done better to make them kick butt harder, a common objection we hear is: “But there was no time!  Can we really think about all that in the heat of the moment?” Well, if you want to make great images,
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Bandhavgarh March 2015 Trip Report

Rajbehra Female Cub
The forest was biding its time to be held by a shivering moonbeam.  It was a world brimming with lyrical metaphors… The Toehold troupe reached Bandhavgarh, accompanied by Skipper Phillip Ross, and settled in at the hotel.  Sleep didn’t come easy, in the wake of the exciting times anticipated over the
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All is Fair

Camels Silhouette
Beware! You might go high on the explosion of colours between an incredibly blue sky and the golden sands. You’ll see camels and horses and other livestock lined up to be traded, but their pulse just as wild as ever, and skin just as gleaming. While the air seems rigid with bargains on one side, […]
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What’s the World but What the Stories Tell of It?

Hampi
“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet,” said Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  He knew what it meant in essence.  Do you? We believe that every bit of this Earth is sacred; and this thought almost has a spiritual connotation with a scientific exactness to it because this planet is our only
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Passion Gives Form to the Inexpressible: Mohan Thomas

Toucan
When photography helps you express the ineffable… Photography has been more than a hobby for Toehold Patron, Mohan Thomas; “It’s been a way of expression,” says Mohan, who reveres it as an art. Mohan’s journey of making pictures started in 1999, when he started to preserve special moments
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Little Rann of Kutch December 2014 Tour Report

Desert Fox
Most people visit Kutch to see two things – the wild ass and the flamingos.  But there’s always more. A barren emptiness for as far as the eyes can see and beyond welcomes one to Kutch.  The Little Rann of Kutch is situated in Gujarat and is the last abode of the Asiatic wild ass. […]
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Into the Throbbing Veins of Hampi

Hampi
There is a Hampe, Behind the Hampi of now, Which stands just the same as ever, Under the scorching summer sun, Beneath the wintry twilights, And the moonless night skies.   The temple gongs and chimes Sing of the ancient grandeur. Idols of the mighty Gods Speak of human stories – Untold, half-told, retold –
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