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Of the ‘Pale Blue Dot’ and Stardust: Shripathy Hadigal

Not very often does a thought translate itself so effectively into reality through art that it begins to seem like a truth. But Shripathy’s passion for photographing the night sky, both as an artist and alumnus of International Space University, does just that. It brings Nabokov’s words alive: and the rest is rust
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The Alluring Depths of Forests Never Stop Calling: Nandhagopan

It’s true that in many a story, venturing out to forests and into the wild begins as a respite from the mundane, clockwork life we’re accustomed to, in the cities. Nonetheless, each story is worth telling, worth shared. And this week, we bring you one such story – Nandhagopan’s journey as a photographer. While the
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The Inexorable Messages of the Heart: Jaina Tolia

Since childhood, Jaina Tolia had blissfully given in to the mysterious spell that the forests cast on a traveller. But a few years ago she decided to take up photography, and ever since, she’s captured some tangible magical moments that the wild always contains in its womb. In 2014, Jaina completed a Toehold
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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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Specificity of Certain Joys: Sanjay Keswani

An effortless translation of passion into art – that’s the story of Sanjay Keswani. Sanjay’s dealing with hotel management brought him an opportunity four years ago, which got him into food photography, and that grew as a new-found passion for a man who is always ready to allow himself new experiences. Once he
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Interpreting a Scene Unfolding Itself: Amey Kulkarni

Using a point-and-shoot camera, Amey Kulkarni began his casual journey through photography about four years ago. Then a trip to Ladakh with a DSLR camera changed it all. Mr. Kulkarni has been fascinated by wildlife since his childhood, and once he realised that there was no better way to capture special moments in
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Redrawing New Horizons: Nagendra Mayya

Seven years of making images and Nagendra Mayya is all about redefining existing ways of the art of photography, especially in the genres that are his forte: candid wedding photography and children’s portfolio. When Mr. Mayya began taking pictures as a hobby, he was more into wildlife and landscape photography,
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Oscillating between the Past and the Present: Noah Dyvadheenam

Even a hobby subjected to an almost-indecorum and scattered pieces of creative musings can metamorphose into a passion that throbs with soulfulness. That’s what happened with Toehold client Noah Dyvadheenam, whose unplanned hobby of making images turned into a form of art that makes people cherish their special
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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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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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