Praying for Salvation

The MatuaMahaSangha, centered in Bongaon, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal (Eastern India), is home to unique traditions and practices stemming from a belief in the harmonious cultural synthesis of tradition and modernity. Essentially a religious reform movement that originated a few hundred years ago, the close-knit social group has been hailed as “a Living Culture” …

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Practice Makes Perfect

As photographers, we need to explore our natural environment, the places we visit during holidays or on assignments, and the landscapes that fascinate us. The various niches of the world we live in offer unique opportunities for stunning images – we simply need to stay open so that we can see and experience uniqueness in …

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Greatest Show on Earth

Adult males, wandering itinerants, sadhus, saints, the spiritually inclined, and preachers congregate at the Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of human beings on planet Earth. The setting offers a rich palette of imagery for photographers who wish to capture the sheer energy emanating from this Hindu religious event. Multiple sessions of worship, river bathing, inductions …

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