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“I Want To Give People Hope Through My Photographs”, A Chat with Photographer R K Vanlaldinpuia From Mizoram

It’s rare but all the more fulfilling when our hobbies turn into passion. Meet R.K. Vanlaldinpuia, a radiographer by profession, whose love for art and capturing moments led him to take on the camera and pursue photography. He used his hobby and passion as a tool to fight his depression. After going through all the hardships, he learnt to face the world with positivity and wishes people to see hope through his photographs. Read on to get to know him better! We had a chat with R.K Vanlaldinpuia, a passionate photographer from Aizawl, Mizoram. He talks about his inspirations, how he finds time for his hobby while working full-time as a radiographer. Hello, RK! Please share a little about yourself with our readers. My name is R.K. Vanlaldinpuia and my friends call me Rk or Puia, whichever one you prefer. I’m 26-years-young and right now I’m in Chawngte, Kamalanagar; if you search for the name in Google map you’ll find that it’s on the western border of Mizoram, closer to Bangladesh than Aizawl. I have …


In Conversation With Alkis Meiphok, Freelance Photographer From Manipur

It is a delight to come across people who are passionate about chasing their dreams, and even pursue it as their career. One such gem is Alkis Meiphok, a photographer from Manipur. He loves capturing moments, and share his perspective with the world. Most of his work includes nature photography – mountains, flowers, insects, whatever he finds pleasing to his eyes. Let’s find out more! We had a quick chat with Alkis Meiphok, photographer from Manipur. He talks about what got him started to pursue photography and what he hopes to achieve through it. Hello, introduce a little about yourself. My name is Alkis Meiphok, from Shangshak Phunghon village, Ukhrul district, Manipur. I am presently a freelance photographer. I did my photography course at DCOP (Delhi college of photography), North Delhi. What initially sparked your interest in photography? I grew up seeing photos. Our family has a tradition of taking a group photo every New Year,  and it was beautiful to create such memories. This was one reason why I took up photography. I love …


“I Want to Capture Raw Moments of People Who are Truly Living in The Moment”- Language Student Kekhriezalie from Nagaland on Exploring Street Photography in the Streets of Seoul, South Korea

Kekhriezalie Keretsu went all the way to Seoul from Nagaland, to learn Korean language – a pursuit he is most passionate about. While living in the city as a student, the beautiful landscape and the people of Seoul inspired him to take up photography – which interestingly, also helps him get some extra pocket money to manage his expenses. As a personal style and preference, his photography mostly bends towards street and fashion photography – which compliments his curiosity for learning more about people, culture, fashion, current trends and more. . The thing that stands out from most of his photographs is the way he captures the raw essence of people and their surroundings in their barest format. He says he finds beauty in capturing everyday moments that are random and occurs naturally around us. What interests him is the way he is able to capture the beauty of such random events and portray the same to an audience. “My focus tends to shift more towards people who are less distracted by objects. Especially the …


“I Wish To Spread Love And Peace Through My Photographs” – A Chat With Yonten Gailly, Aspiring Photographer From Darjeeling, West Bengal

Today, we have an aspiring photographer, Yonten Gailly from Darjeeling who is currently pursuing his undergrad degree in New Delhi. Ever since he got his hands on a GoPro, an action camera, Yonten’s zeal for taking photographs began to develop and his travel experiences inspired him even more to go on pursuing photography. He love to travel to places and capture moments where he could show to people – what a beautiful world we’re living in and make them learn to cherish and preserve it – through his photographs. We had a chat with Yonten Gailly, an aspiring photographer from Darjeeling, West Bengal. He talks about what inspired him to pursue photography and what he wants people to take away from his photograph! Hi! Please introduce a little about yourself. My name is Yonten Gailly, 22-years-old from Darjeeling, West Bengal. I am currently living in New Delhi pursuing my B. Sc. in Hospitality from IHM Pusa. In my free time, I go indulge myself in various kinds of activities that involve photography. I have been …

“I Love Capturing People At Their Happiest Moments”- Nikhil Pal From Uttar Pradesh On His Passion For Street Photography

They say photography helps people to see and to feel. When Nikhil Pal captures a photo, he wants his viewers to understand the story behind the image and feel the positive energy emitted through his work. He expertise in bringing out the best of street photography by capturing all the happy moments. Here’s a chat with the young and talented aspiring photographer from Uttar Pradesh. Let’s find out more about him! 19-year-old Nikhil Pal, a student and passionate photographer from Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh talks to us about his love for street photography, capturing happy moments and putting a smile on people’s face through his work. Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. My name is Nikhil Pal, 19 years of age and my home town is Bijnor city in Uttar Pradesh. I’m currently pursuing my first year of college at Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. What initially sparked your interest in photography? I really feel that my upbringing was a little more fortunate than other kids back in those days. I remember I was the only one …


#FACES | “These Kids Posing for a Photo Upon Returning From Their Morning Karate Class, Made My Day” – Animikh Chakrabarty On His Trip To Darjeeling

“As I was enjoying the crisp freshness of the early morning on a recent trip to Darjeeling, I crossed path with these lovely bunch of kids. Full of energy, they were apparently returning from their karate class. I said I wanted to take a photo, and they happily posed for me. They just made my day – and gave me a photo to remind me and others of how welcoming the locals from the hills can be. This photo is probably the most memorable one from my trip to Darjeeling. So many positives in one picture – a sense of community, friendliness, energy, and friendship. I couldn’t help but smile at the thought of how these local people are always open and welcoming to all – despite past situations where the place and their people had seen unpleasant encounters.I see this photograph as a mutual love letter from me to the people of the hills and from the hills to me.” – Animikh Chakrabarty from Kolkatta, West Bengal. Local kids returning from their morning karate class in the hill town of Darjeeling, West Bengal – taken by …

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A Chat with Rashingam Ngoruh, Wedding Photographer And Owner of “Cafe Timber” Imphal

With Northeast India fast becoming a traveler’s hotspot, leisure and business activities in the region are picking up visibly. Especially with the young enterprising folks leading from the front, there is certainly much more excitement, creativity and noise – which is definitely a good thing! Amongst these new age activities, eating out is fast becoming a favorite past time, which is a drastic change from earlier days, where meeting with friends was usually limited to the house or the neighborhood. Imphal, the capital city of Manipur has seen a host of interesting food ventures with an aim to introduce global cuisines to the local folks, and authentic traditional fare to travelers from outside. Add to that, the creative minds of the young local entrepreneurs – and the ever demanding consumers, the cafe and restaurant ecosystem is fast becoming as interesting as is competitive. Today we chat with a young food entrepreneur cum photographer, who runs a cafe called “Timber Cafe” in Imphal, which is known for their simple and tasteful interiors and food.  Today we chat …


“I Hope My Audience Will Seek A Moment of Tranquility and Experience God and His Love Through my work” – David Weston, An Artistic Photographer From Chennai

  To capture an image and freezing a moment in time which is never to come back, indeed reveals how rich reality truly is. It makes the photograph all the more meaningful. Today, photographer David Weston from Chennai talks to us about the artistic performances he aims to deliver through his photography. He’s one brilliant artist who is very careful with the little details and holds great value on every moment he captures. We had an honest chat with a very soulful photographer, David Weston from Chennai. He inspires us with his minimalistic yet amazing creativity and artistry through his photographs. Read on to know more about him. Hello David! Tell us little about yourself. My name is David Weston and I’m an artist from Chennai. I’ve got a Master’s degree in Visual Communication and a Post-grad diploma in Advanced Photography. I specialize in people and fashion portraiture and I shoot fine art photography as a personal project. Recently, I had my first solo photography exhibition titled, ‘Chasing the Light’ (Limited Edition). A click from David’s …


“The Small Village I Called Home Has Shaped The Way I See The World” – Jim Wungramyao Kasom from Manipur Talks About His Debut Book “Homecoming and Other Stories”

Story telling is a cornerstone of human existence; it’s what enables people to communicate and connect with one another. Today, we are happy to have with us a warm-hearted  storyteller, photographer and author Jim W Kasom, from Manipur. He talks to us about his debut book, “Homecoming and Other Stories” – a collection of short stories that will actually move your heart and fill the soul. “I left my hometown at an early age, but I still write about that place and the people” – Manipuri author and photographer, Jim Wungramyao Kasom talks about the inspiration for his debut book. Read on to learn more about him, his childhood and family that are the roots of his love for storytelling. Hello Jim! Introduce yourself to our readers. Hello R&L my name is Jim Wungramyao Kasom. I’m a photographer and a writer. I was born and raised in Ukhrul, Manipur. But currently, I’m living in Delhi. Tell us about your book, “Homecoming and Other Stories”. My book is a collection of 19 short stories published by Bibliophile South Asia and Promila …


#FACES | Aswathy Krishna From Kerala Explores The Most Beautiful Tourist Spot In The Forest Hills Of Coorg, Karnataka

“It was a very pleasant morning following a breathtakingly beautiful sunrise in March at the Three Hills Farm House, 30km away from Madikeri City, Coorg. I was sitting with a cup of coffee outside the cottage which was built completely of wood, reading my book and enjoying the lovely view. Surrounded by the cool breeze, dreamy fog, the alluring forest view, those avacado and orange trees and small talks with my companion, the entire experience was an unexpected gift from Mother Nature. It was unforgettable!” “The farm house is situated in a no network zone of the village Bettathur in Karnataka. Coorg is the most beautiful tourist spot in the state and is at the border of Kerala. My ex-colleague, Chandan and I decided to go on an unplanned and sudden trip to get a break from the city life.” “I’m very happy to have found this heavenly place on Earth.” – Aswathy Krishna, Kerala.