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May 2017 Bandhavgarh Photography Tour Batch 1 Trip Report

With so many tigresses in Bandhavgarh nursing cubs, our May 2017 Photography Tour was charged with lofty expectations. And the Tour fully lived up to them. A sheet of dark clouds formed a false ceiling as we entered Magadhi for the maiden safari the first morning. The first point of interest was Kannauji saucer,
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Toehold Network: An Exclusive Community for Toehold Clients

We present to you ‘Toehold Network’, our official Facebook Group – an exclusive community with access only to Toehold clients! Where you can post pictures and get feedback from our expert photographers, spread joy with your photos, and have all your questions about travel, photography, and the whole
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Toehold is Now Toll-free!

We’ve gone toll-free! Now, just call 1800-1200-901 and ask us anything travel and photography. Absolutely free! What’s more, we’re now listening even when we’re closed: just leave us a voice message on that number, and we’ll get right back to you when we reopen! So save the brand-new
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Wildlife Portraiture Contest Results

Our Wildlife Portraiture Contest in association with Better Photography Magazine received nearly 4500 entries, and after many hours of painstaking judging, here are the worthy winners! Says contest juror Jayanth Sharma, The sheer number of entries and the quality of the images were equally impressive. I was also
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When a Hobby Becomes an Obsession: Sunny Roy

About six years ago, when Mr. Roy was leafing through the pages of National Geographic Magazine, his zest for a new hobby had found a clear direction: photography thus became the calling of another man who decided to teach himself the art of making images. Sunny Roy began reading everything he could about
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Extracting Eternities Out of Moments: Dhruva Kotagi

From washing grandpa’s film camera negatives to exploring possibilities in a genre that’s barely beginning to catch people’s attention, Dhruva Kotagi has certainly come a long way on his journey of photography, more in terms of experience than time. By the time Dhruva quit his job a year ago, he had learned just
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Moments of Rapture and Brainteasing: Aditi Shastri

A cherubic little girl was the subject of some cheerful photos her father had taken years ago, and today, she has grown up to be a much sought-after wedding photographer who believes in weaving together various moments of joy and celebration into a story. Aditi Shastri, who used to work as a marketing head after
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Of Practiced Patience and Self-learning: Sharath Chandrappa

The creative calling, when acute, makes people want to push their limits, explore new frontiers, and break barriers and walls with their ideas to supplant them with. And Sharath Chandrappa knew it was his turn when his hobby of making pictures and editing videos gradually began to charm his creative instincts to
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Adding Perspectives to a Common Story: Nikhil Unnikrishnan

This is a sort of reverse migration: from the banality of professional life to art and the liberation it brings along. Only a few make such a brave choice at the right time and Toehold Client, Nikhil Unnikrishnan, is one of them. After a stint in journalism, he quit his job in 2012 to pursue […]
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Four Things Your Kids Can Learn from African Mammals

Deep in the behaviour of African mammals lie hidden lessons our children can learn.  We pick the top four. 1. How to be comfortable with who you are. Hyenas may not win fashion contests (although we think they’re perfectly beautiful) or enjoy the fanatical following that the cats command.  But they
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