VARANASI DEV DEEPAWALI (DIWALI): THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

 VARANASI DEV DEEPAWALI (DIWALI): THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Article and Images by Tania Chatterjee Varanasi Dev Deepawali (Diwali) is a memorable experience. During Dev Deepawali the Ganges riverfront comes alive with a million oil lamps. Varanasi Dev Deepawali (Diwali) attracts lakhs of pilgrims and tourists. The sight of people performing rituals and the lighting of…

Vittal Birdev Yatra – The Yellow Festival of Pattan Kodoli

VITTAL BIRDEV YATRA: THE YELLOW FESTIVAL OF PATTAN KODOLI   Article and Images by Tania Chatterjee   Vittal Birdev Yatra in Pattan kodoli is unique. During the 4 days of celebration of Lord Birdev Maharaj’s birthday, the sky turns yellow because people throw bhandara (a turmeric like yellow powder) and everything in the village turns…

Great Indian Wrestling from Kolhapur Taleem (Akhara)

Kolhapur Taleem: The story of the Great Indian Wrestling   Article and Images by Tania Chatterjee   Kolhapur Taleem   My curiosity about the Great Indian Wrestling brings me to Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The Kolhapur Taleem is the best place to experience great Indian wrestling and customs associated with it. Wrestling involves rigorous preparation and the…

A Man and Woman of Bison Horn Maria Tribe

BISON HORN MARIA TRIBE: The Tribal Icon of Chhattisgarh, India

THE BISON HORN MARIA TRIBE: The Tribal Icon of Chhattisgarh, India   Article and Images by Tania Chatterjee The BISON HORN MARIA Tribe is the iconic tribal image of Chhattisgarh. The unique picturesque head-gear of BISON HORN MARIA is highly photogenic and eye-catching. Therefore, their image forms the front-page image in all tribal and tourism…

VARANASI: The Best Photography Destination 2020 in India

VARANASI: The Best Photography Destination 2020 in India Varanasi is the best destination for photography in India. Varanasi is known for street photography and portrait photography. The old city of Banaras revolves around the holy river Ganges. The daily activities of people on the Ganges riverfront provide great opportunity for photography. The riverfront and nearby…

Dev Deepawali Photography tour

DEV DEEPAWALI (DIWALI) 2020 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN VARANASI (CALLED-OFF DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC)

DEV DEEPAWALI (DIWALI) 2020 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP in VARANASI Date: November 28 – December 01, 2020 Team Leader: Tania Chatterjee (Director and Mentor of FOTORBIT[i]) INTRODUCTION Capture your exclusive Dev Deepawali (Diwali) 2020 images with FOTORBIT Pvt. Ltd. Dev Deepawali (Diwali) is the ‘Festival of Lights. It is one of the most photogenic festivals of India.…