Category Archive: Arts and Culture

Twinkling eyes

Portrait of a little boy during the festival of Holi in Sowcarpet, Chennai

A Ravanahatha player in Rajasthan

Black and white portrait of a Ravanahatha player from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Mudugar tribal woman of Attappadi

Black and white portrait of a Mudugar tribe woman from Attappadi in Palakkad district of Kerala

Kattai koothu make-up

A Kattai koothu performer putting on his make-up at the Mylapore festival in Chennai

Veena specialist

Photo of an old man in his musical instrument shop in Mylapore, Chennai, holding a Veena

Naga Sadhu with trishula at the Kumbh Mela

Black and white portrait of a naga sadhu with trishula at the Kumbh Mela 2010 in Haridwar

Minukku vesham in Kathakali

Portrait of a Kathakali performer in Minukku vesham

Making Achappam

Achappam (Rosette cookies) being made at a Kerala home

With grace

An old Halakki tribal woman in Gokarna wearing traditional jewellery

Portrait of an old man from Mylapore

An old man in Mylapore, Chennai with Vibhuti smeared on his forehead

A Muslim wedding in Bangalore

A Muslim wedding in Bangalore

A young Kattai koothu performer

A young Kattai kooth performer during his make-up session at the Mylapore festival in Chennai

Kurumba tribal woman of Attappadi

Black and white portrait of an old Kurumba tribe woman of Attappadi in Palakkad district of Kerala

Jallikattu in Palamedu

Jallikattu (bull taming sport) from Palamedu in Madurai district

Naga Sadhu with a two-headed snake

Naga Sadhu with a two-headed snake wrapped around his head in Varanasi

Karthikai Deepam

A woman lighting oil lamps during the Karthikai Deepam festival in Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai

Dark-Eyed

Portrait of a dark-eyed naga sadhu from Varanasi, India

Muthappan Theyyam at Parassinikkadavu

Muthappan Theyyam performance at Parassinikkadavu temple in Kannur