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Photo Publication – XI

April 2, 2014 5 comments

Photo Publicatiom – XI

Spice Route

April 2014

My photo feature on Heritage Buildings of Kolkata, titled “Glimpses of Kolkata” was published in the April 2014 issue of Spice Route (In flight magazine of Spice Jet).

Metropolitan Building, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Metropolitan Building, Calcutta (Kolkata)

The six page photo feature consisted of a total of 11 photos, including a two page spread black and white title photo of the Metropolitan Building.

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Photo Publication – X

January 29, 2014 2 comments

PHOTO PUBLICATION – X

JET WINGS

January 2014 

Two of my photographs on Calcutta (kolkata) was published in the article titled “Colonial Tales” by Monojit Lahiri in the Jet Wings (In flight magazine of Jet Airways) January 2014 issue.

Pages of Jet Wings with my photo

Pages of Jet Wings with my photo

My two published photos:

  • Ganga Arati, Bagbazar Ghat, Calcutta (Kolkata)
  • Chinese Breakfast, Tiretta Bazar, Calcutta (Kolkata)

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Photo Publication – IX

Photo Publication – IX

Click Your Township, Salt Lake, The Telegraph, Calcutta

Dated 17 May, 2013

Also see: Jane’s Walk of East Calcutta Wetlands

Click Your Township is a column in the Salt Lake supplement of The Telegraph where readers can exhibit there photography skills by clicking their township of Salt Lake and Newtown.

Three of my photos of wetlands beyond Salt Lake (Sec. V) was published in the Salt Lake supplement of The Telegraph dated 17 May, 2013.

Salt Lake, The Telegraph, 17 May 2013

Salt Lake, The Telegraph, 17 May 2013

The caption read “The best place to photograph stunning clouds is the wetland (bheri) behind sector V. With scattered white clouds creating a striking contrast against the deep blue sky, this is photographer’s heaven. The panoramic shot was shot from behind Godrej Waterside, combining eight shots horizontally. I used a Nikon D60with 18 – 55 mm lens and a Graduated Neutral Density filter. I am a mathematics teacher by profession and am attached with various management & IT institutes of Salt Lake on a part – time basis. I am also a travel writer with a passion for photography.”

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Photo Publication – VIII

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Photo Publication – VIII

t2 Click, The Telegraph, Calcutta

Dated 28th November, 2012

t2 click is the latest addition to the the t2 supplement of The Telegraph, Calcutta. On 14 th 2012 November the t2 supplement of The Telegraph announced the launch of t2 clicks.

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PHOTO PUBLICATION – VII

November 21, 2012 Leave a comment

PHOTO PUBLICATION – VII

JET WINGS

November 2012

Two of my photographs on Gulmarg were published in the article titled “A Snow – White Meadow” by Robert Leslie in the Jet Wings (In flight magazine of Jet Airways) November 2012 issue.

Gulmarg Photos, Jet Wings (Nov. 2012)

Gulmarg Photos, Jet Wings (Nov. 2012)

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Photo Publication – VI

November 7, 2012 2 comments

Photo Publication – VI

The Telegraph, Calcutta

Dated 4th November, 2012

On 26th October 2012 the t2 Suppliment of The Telegraph, Calcutta carried an article ON Photowalks. The article covered various aspects of photowalking and also highlighted on the Photowalking clubs of Calcutta (Kolkata) like the Kolkata Photograpers Club (KPC) and Kolkata Weekend Shots (KWS).

T2, The Telegraph, Calcutta, 4 November 2012

t2, The Telegraph, Calcutta, 4 November 2012

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PHOTO PUBLICATION – V

PHOTO PUBLICATION – V

India in the World Economy

Tirthankar Roy

Cambridge University Press

India in World Economy: Cover

India in World Economy: Cover

Six of my photos have been published in the book titled “India in the World Economy” by Prof. Tirthankar Roy, reader in the Economic History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The book have been published by the Cambridge University Press.

My photos covered a wide range of topics from terracotta temples to close up of terracotta panels, showing ocean going ships and European soldiers. From closed down Chinese restaurant and temples in Calcutta (Kolkata) to abandoned light house at the mouth of the Hooghly. Prof. Tirthankar Roy also provided me with an elaborate testimonial.

All my six photograph published comes with an elaborate narration which was also provided be me.

Prof. Thithankar Roy also mentioned my name in the preface of the book “India in the World Economy” thanking me for the photographs he has used in his book and also mentioning about my impressive collection of photographs on historical sites of West Bengal.

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Photo Publication – IV

June 13, 2012 2 comments

PHOTO PUBLICATION – IV

DISCOVER INDIA

JUNE 2012

My photo of the train to Vizag is published in the article titled “The Greener East Side” by Malyan Pereira in the June 2012 issue of Discover India.

Pages of Discover India with my photo

Pages of Discover India with my photo

This photo was shot during a family vacition to Vizag – Araku in September 2007. This photo showing the Kirandul Express on the way to Araku was shot from the trin with the camera extended out of the window. It was shot with point and shoot digital camera Olympus FE310, as my SLR (Vivitar v3800s) did not pass through the window grill.

Train to Araku

Train to Araku

No trip to Vizag is complete without a visit to the lush green valleys of Araku Valley, along with the Bora Caves. Located North West of Vizag the beautiful valley is connected by a 150 km long rail track. An engineering marvel the rail tracks meanders through the Eastern Ghats passing through 52 tunnels and 84 bridges.

For the best views it is best to take a morning Kirandul Passenger from Vizag, a window sit on the left offers the best views. The train follows the Chenni – Howrah line till Kottavalas from where it takes a left diversion towards the Eastern Ghats.

After about two hours of journey through the lush green coastal plains merges into the even greener Eastern Ghats, marking the starting points of tunnels and bridges. The line meanders past lush green valleys, towering cliffs and thundering water falls, passing through several tunnels some couple of meters long while several others stretching over 100 meters. The longest tunnel has length of 520 meters. Just before reaching Araku the train stops at the Shimiliguda Station, located at a height of 996.32 feet it is the highest broad gauge rail station in India.

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PHOTO PUBLICATION – III

September 14, 2011 1 comment

PHOTO PUBLICATION – III

JET WINGS

AUGUST 2011

Three of my photographs on Calcutta (kolkata) Architecture was published in the article titled “Stories within Walls” by Partha Mukherjee & Priyanka Mukherjee in the Jet Wings (In flight magazine of Jet Airways) October 2011 issue.

Pages of Jet Wings with my photos

Pages of Jet Wings with my photos

My three published photos:

  • General Post Office (GPO), Calcutta (Kolkata)
  • St. Andrew’s Kirk (Church), Calcutta (kolkata)
  • Raj Bhavan Gate, Calcutta (Kolkata)
General Post Office (GPO), Calcutta (Kolkata)
General Post Office (GPO), Calcutta (Kolkata)

General Post Office (GPO), Calcutta (Kolkata)

General Post Office (GPO) is one of the famous landmark of the city of Calcutta (Kolkata). Built in 1864 the majestic building was designed by Walter B. Grenvile.

Built at the sight of the old Fort William the stairs on the Eastern end of the building still contains the almost invisible brass plate marking the boundary of the old fort. The old Fort William was destroyed by Shiraj – ud – Daulah in 1756.

The majestic building has two wings supported by Ionic – Corinthian pillars and is crowned with a towering dome.

Today it operates as the chief post office of West Bengal and contains a Philately Department and a Postal Museum.

More photos of Calcutta (Kolkata) Architecture.

St Andrew’s Kirk (Church), Calcutta (Kolkata)

St. Andrews Kirk (Church), Clacutta (Kolkata)

St. Andrews Kirk (Church), Clacutta (Kolkata)

Located at the Dalhousie Square St. Andrew’s Kirk (Kirk means Scottish Church) is the first Scottish Church of Calcutta

(Kolkata). The milk white St. Andrew’s Church, with its withe steeple crowned with a black weather cock, stands next to the Writers’ Building.

With the initiative of Scottish man Dr James Bryce, the Scottish community of Calcutta (Kolkata) started building their own church in 1815. Completed in 1818 the St. Andrew’s Church was designed by M/s Burn, Currie & Co. and its steeple was higher than that of the then Anglican Cathedral of Calcutta St. John’s Church, much to the annoyance of Bishop Middleton.

Today the St. Andrew’s Church stands as an oasis of peace in Calcutta’s busiest square.

Another view of St. Andrew’s Kirk (Church), Calcutta (Kolkata)

Raj Bhaban, Calcutta (Kolkata)

“without doubt the finest Government House occupied by the representative of any Sovereign or Government in the world.” Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India (1898 – 1905)

Raj Bhaban Gate, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Raj Bhaban Gate, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Before 1799 the Governor General resided in a rented house, called Bukimham House, located in the same location. It was in 1799 the then Governor General of India, Lord Wellesley, took the initiative of building a palace, because he believed that India should be ruled form a palace and not from a country house.

After 4 years construction was complete at a colossal cost of 63,291 pounds (about 3.8 million pounds in today’s estimate). Wellesley was charged for misusing of Company’s fund and was finally recalled back to England in 1805.

Designed by Capt. Charles Wyatt and on the lines of the Curzon’s family mansion of the Keddleston Hall of Derbyshire, the Raj Bhavan follows a Neoclassical style with distinct Baroque overtones. In a strange coincidence, a 100 years after its construction started, the most illustrious son of the Curzon family, George Nathaniel Curzon came to occupy the Raj Bhavan as the Viceroy of India.

Today Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of Bengal and one of the leading landmarks of Calcutta (Kolkata).

Raj Bhavan Calcutta (Kolkata) from North Gate

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PHOTO PUBLICATION – II

September 7, 2011 1 comment

PHOTO PUBLICATION – II

JET WINGS

May 2011

Two of my photographs on Calcutta (Kolkata) Synagogues were published in the article titled “Say Shalom to Synagogue” by Sonali Shah in the Jet Wings (In flight magazine of Jet Airways) May 2011 issue.

Pages of Jet Wings with my photos

Pages of Jet Wings with my photos

Two of my published photos are:

  • Alter of the Magen David Synagogue
  • Stained Glass window of Beth El Synagogue
Alter of Magen David Synagogue, Calcutta (Kolkata)
Alter of Magen David Synagogue, Calcutta

Alter of Magen David Synagogue, Calcutta

Built in 1884 the Magen David, or the Shield of David, Synagogue is located at the junction of Brabourne Road and Cannig Street (Biplabi Rashbehari Road). It is located on one of the busiest crossing of Calcutta (Kolkata) and its 140 feet high clock tower still dominates the Calcutta (Kolkata) skyline.

The alter of the Magen David Synagogue is crowned with a Apse (Half Dome) studded with stars. It represents the heaven. The large plaque in the middle contain the “Ten Commandments” and several other Hebrew inscription along with several other items of Jewish Iconography, including the seven pointed candle stand of “Menorah.”.

Stained Glass Window Beth El Synagogue

Stained Glass Window, Beth El Synagogue, Calcutta

Stained Glass Window, Beth El Synagogue

Built in 1856 the Beth El Synagogue is located on Pollock Street slightly of the Brabourne Road. The Beth El Synagogue is located in one of the busiest & crowded areas of Calcutta (Kolkata) and is surrounded by shops selling electrical goods.

The interior of the Beth El Synagogue is beautifully decorated with long slender columns and balconies with ornamental railings. The decoration is complete with chandeliers and stained glass windows. Light filtering through the coloured glass of the stained glass windows of the Beth El Synagogue creates a mystic effect.

Although restricted to geometric and floral design the stained glass are one of the finest attraction of the Beth El Synagogue. The alter is flanked on either side by two beautiful arched window.

Online link to the article:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3.

More photos of Synagogues of Calcutta (Kolkata)

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