South Indian Brahmin Wedding

Indian weddings are a colorful affair. But they are not only about grandeur and fun filled  celebrations. A South Indian Brahmin wedding has many auspicious rituals with deep rooted significance. Here you see a radiant bride decked in gorgeous  silk and adorned in beautiful  gold ornaments  and sweet smelling garlands. She is about to exchange garlands with the groom just before the ‘Muhurtham’ or the  ‘Auspicious time’  when the Mangalasutra or Thaali will be tied by the groom.The b/w tone here enhances the beauty of this wonderful moment that has been captured in amazing lighting.

Presentation is an important component in any aspect of life – be it in food, academics, clothing…why even the human form. To the human senses the visual is that which impacts the most. Food styling is an intricate art that enhances  visual appeal of the dish offered thereby tempting the viewer to reach out and order for it. In this picture a beautiful bowl-shaped waffle is displayed. This forms the base in which scoops of ice cream is generally served. The waffle case on its own is quite dull. What has been done here to enhance the overall look is dip the edges in thick chocolate sauce and leave it to drip and dry for a very short while. When almost dry the edges are rolled over in a tray full of colourful, tiny sugar candy balls that attach themselves to the waffle – thanks to its still – moist condition. This is then left to dry and used later to scoop in delicious ice creams. And what have you ! An absolutely gorgeous and colourful waffle ready to be gobbled.

Qutub Minar

At 72.5 mts, Qutub Minar is the tallest Minaret in India. With a base diameter of 14.3 mts that tapers to the top at 2.7 mts through 379 steps, this architectural wonder was built way back in 1192 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak out of red sandstone and marble. It has intricate carvings and verses from the Quran. A bird’s eye view of the city of Delhi can be had from atop this tower. It a ‘must see’ in the list  of any tourist itinery and never fails to immerse the viewer in total awe.

Indian Cormorant

The Indian Cormorant is characterized by blue eyes, a small head, sloping forehead and a narrow bill that ends in a hooked tip.Breeding birds have a short, white, ear tuft. It fishes in inland rivers, large water bodies, estuaries and mangroves. It builds its nest with twigs in the fork of trees. It catches its prey with short dives into the water. They often hunt for feed in groups and thus drive the fishes to a corner.