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Sourabha Rao

Sourabha is a staff writer at Toehold who dexterously gives verbal form to the inexpressible, and with her passion for travel, weaves immersive stories that transcend space and dissolve time.

Sixteen of the Year’s Best Client Images

Photography
On World Photography Day, here are some of the most evocative images our Photo Tour clients have made in the past year!     A serene spot-lit image of the Indian grey heron that Manju Mohan managed to make on Bharatpur Photography Tour as the bird seemed to emerge from the dark background, as it […]
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Chasing Dreams of Colour in Four Corners of India

Ladakh, India
On Independence Day, we bring you four different possibilities from four different corners of India. Places where, for travellers and photographers, their abstract ideas can take tangible forms and become real entities. 1. Varanasi     Everything about this old city spells spirituality and mesmerising
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World Elephant Day: Tiny Love Notes to Mighty Mammals

Elephant
How many words could possibly contain all the love and marvel and reverence that the elephant gently hammer into our hearts, as it were, inadvertently? And what else can we do but still make attempts to sing of their might and beauty sincerely? This is one such effort, if you may, on World Elephant Day. […]
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Animal of the Week: Lion-tailed Macaque, Anaimalai

lion-tailed macaque
Lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) Great place to see the  lion-tailed macaque: Anaimalai, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/anaimalai-rainforest-photography-expedition.php Endemic to the Western Ghats of South India, lion-tailed macaque is an Old World monkey that’s a diurnal, territorial rainforest
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Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Pushkar Visit

There couldn’t be a ‘fairer’ opportunity than this for an explorer-photographer: we share with you five tips that can make your visit to the world-famous Pushkar Fair a memorable one. 1. Be Early to Rise and Late to Retire.     One of the best details of being in Pushkar during the fair is the […]
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Animal of the Week: Indian Jackal

Kanha
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus) Great place to see it: Bandhavgarh and Kanha, India http://www.toehold.in/phototours/bandhavgarh-kanha-tiger-photography-tour.php A golden-brown lump moving against the wintry backdrop of green forests of Bandhavgarh and Kanha is one of the many reasons why you should be there
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Animal of the Week: Gaur

Gaur
Gaur (Bos gaurus) Great place to see the gaur: Kabini, India: http://www.toehold.in/phototours/kabini-wildlife-photography-tour.php The tallest of all the wild cattle species and the largest extant bovine, the gaur is native to Southeast Asia and South Asia. This massive and strong mammal, with its curved horns,
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Emergence of Aesthetic Subtleties: Rahul Rekapalli

Photography
A seemingly small decision can sometimes propel a great story. Here’s one such, of Toehold Patron, Rahul Rekapalli, using a fortuitous gift to express his gifts! When Rahul’s father gifted him a Kodak camera, little did he know that he had just set the foundation for a great journey. And Rahul has
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