Covelong Beach, Chennai

It was 3 AM in the morning when I decided to take a short road trip to Covelong/Kovalam, a fishing village right next to the Taj Vivanta Fisherman’s Cove, a lovely resort in itself. As someone who loves beaches, I reached Kovalam beach at 5:30 AM, just few minutes before the sunrise and when the fishermen were readying their boats for the daily catch. The beach’s shore is rocky in parts with fishing boats lining a good stretch of beach and of-course the village.

It is also a place for surf boarding enthusiasts and wind surfing! (there are regular classes apparently). The beach also has some old broken down amusement rides, which add character to the place (pictures of the rides in the next post!) Click on images below to expand –

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Time Lapse – Thar Desert Sunset!

Time Lapse #2 – Thar Desert Sunset from Jayanth Kashyap on Vimeo.

Had a wonderful time watching the sunset from the desert dunes near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Mesmerizing.

Software: Adobe Lightroom, LRTimeLapse, Adobe Premiere Pro

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Spotlight!

It is good to blog after a 3 month hiatus – lot of pictures in the backlog waiting to be posted here! Here is a picture from a recent classical dance program I attended (Click on the picture to expand)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !

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Engagement Time!

Weddings are exciting events to look forward to – the preparation, the lavish setups, the food and most important of all, the wedding in itself! As a pre-cursor to any wedding, there is the engagement ceremony, where the bride and bride groom are engaged or betrothed  – to put it simply. A simple promise to wed, via exchange of beautiful rings and other gifts between the two families! I was lucky to  shoot (informally) my best friend’s engagement at a beautiful restaurant called Isha Mahamudra in Chennai, India – see some of the snaps below!

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Jamestown – Accra, Ghana

I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Ghana and this was my first time in Africa ! Such friendly people the Ghanaians 🙂 This panorama was taken atop the Lighthouse at Jamestown in Accra. As you can see, this part of town still retains the feel of the colonial era, while the more modern Accra is on the other side of Jamestown.

Left to Right – the Jamestown Lighthouse and the fishermen village near the Jamestown beach. Given that Accra was a major slave trading point, Jamestown had several prisons built for slaves along the line of the beach, as can be seen in the 3rd picture.

Nevertheless, the local food was amazing and the country is definitely football crazy ! 🙂

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Indie March – CounterCulture, Bangalore

This weekend at Bangalore was made worth the visit when i tagged along with my friends to the Indie March live music event at CounterCulture in Whitefield, Bangalore! Great music from some of the upcoming bands in India – see the action below!

Bands:

Until We Last (Bangalore based Post rock band, learnt what that meant only today!)

F16’s (Chennai based electro indie band)

Skrat (Chennai based original rock band, they got the crowd mad!)

Parvaaz (Bangalore based progressive rock band, they sing in Urdu and Kashmiri! – powerful performance twas)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as i did the event!

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Janski Beeeats !

So i was at Phoenix Market City (Velachery, Chennai) waiting for 2 of my friends to grab dinner. Outside the mall, an electronic music concert was taking place where the musician was belting out some funky tunes while wearing a mask that looked like a Xenomorph! (Think Alien/Predator bla bla)

Thankfully, i had my camera with me and started clicking some snaps! Later i googled to find out that the musician is French (i think) and calls himself Janski Beeeats (No clue what that means). But his music was definitely good! (i am no electronic music expert!) And oh yes, the percussionist wore a bear suit (?!?)

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Concert photography is definitely an enjoyable experience! 🙂

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Chennai – Bharatanatyam!

Bharatanatyam performance by artistes from Kaladiksha School, Chennai!

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Artistes:

  • Padmashri Meenakshi Chittaranjan
  • Aparna Chittaranjan
  • Krithika Ramachandran
  • Preethi Nedumaran

Chennai is definitely one of India’s top cultural spots right 🙂

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