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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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Sentient Snippets: Week 4

This week on Sentient Snippets: bales of brown, stretching of definitions, games of questions, visuals of melancholy and joy from fangs!   Don’t moo your mushy emotions away just because it’s frowned upon in the world of humans. A gaur calf is the epitome of all that’s innocent and adorable even in the wild.
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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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Glossary of Bandhavgarh Expressions

Bandhavgarh’s human inhabitants are articulate and imaginative with word usage, so there are many words and phrases endemic to it.  Here’s the beginner’s pocket-glossary to the commonest of them in regular circulation. 1. मिला कुछ? Transliterated: Mila kuch? Structurally: Interrogative sentence
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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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Five Crazy-coated Truths about Travelling in India

There’s a reason they say there’s more truth concealed in humour than humour concealed in truth. And here’s another testament to it, a hilarious blend of wit, sarcasm, art, smart wordplay, and above all, truth! That, in a nutshell, is Toehold’s The Crazy Desi Book! Filled with tummy-numbingly funny remarks,
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In Synchrony with Nature: Rana Roy Choudhury

Polar Bear Scape, Svalbard
For someone hailing from the City of Joy, capturing the soul of a place, always in the blur of bustling streets at a time when cameras were a luxury to own and formal guidance on photography wasn’t available, photography has meant more than just a hobby. Toehold Patron Rana Roy Choudhury has been passionate about
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