Daybreak at the Taj Mahal
       
     
Dhoni over high tide, in Huvadhu Atoll
       
     
Pilgrim at Hinglaj Mandir, Pakistan
       
     
Sikh guard at the Golden Temple
       
     
Passing light at Baby Taj
       
     
Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan
       
     
An Indian patriot, Agra Fort
       
     
Hassan with his trusty lightsaber, Mulaku Atoll
       
     
Washing at Fateh Sagar
       
     
Casting Shadows on the Ganga, in Rishikesh
       
     
Florian at Greater Kailash
       
     
Washing by the Brahmaputra, Mymensingh
       
     
Minaret at the Taj
       
     
Daybreak at the Taj Mahal
       
     
Daybreak at the Taj Mahal
Dhoni over high tide, in Huvadhu Atoll
       
     
Dhoni over high tide, in Huvadhu Atoll
Pilgrim at Hinglaj Mandir, Pakistan
       
     
Pilgrim at Hinglaj Mandir, Pakistan
Sikh guard at the Golden Temple
       
     
Sikh guard at the Golden Temple
Passing light at Baby Taj
       
     
Passing light at Baby Taj

The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah was the first in India to be built entirely from white marble. It is known for the pietra dura (stone inlay) depicting cypresses, wine glasses and a wonderful variety of geometrical arabesque.

A veritable forerunner of the Taj Mahal, this tranquil, small tomb inspired the construction of the Taj with its profusion of intricate carvings and beautiful marble screens.

Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan
       
     
Ganga Aarti at Parmath Niketan
An Indian patriot, Agra Fort
       
     
An Indian patriot, Agra Fort
Hassan with his trusty lightsaber, Mulaku Atoll
       
     
Hassan with his trusty lightsaber, Mulaku Atoll

The Maldives is sinking. Its topography suffers from a combination of high surface erosion and rising sea levels. This has become a critical issue for a country where the highest point is a paltry 2.3 metres above sea level.

On a typical Maldivian island, a 'Katheeb' is in charge of the day-to-day affairs. Hassan is Keyodhoo island's Katheeb.

Washing at Fateh Sagar
       
     
Washing at Fateh Sagar
Casting Shadows on the Ganga, in Rishikesh
       
     
Casting Shadows on the Ganga, in Rishikesh
Florian at Greater Kailash
       
     
Florian at Greater Kailash

It is precisely because of times like this that I still shoot in film. This was shot on the Nikon F3 with Fuji Provia 400x.

Washing by the Brahmaputra, Mymensingh
       
     
Washing by the Brahmaputra, Mymensingh
Minaret at the Taj
       
     
Minaret at the Taj

Four minarets frame the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, one at each corner of the plinth facing the chamfered corners. They were used by the muezzin to call the Islamic faithful to prayer. At the top is a balcony crowned by a chattri that mirrors the design of those on the tomb - a lotus topped by a gilded finial.

The Taj was designed in accordance with the continuous flow of the Yamuna against its northern wall. There are fears that the drying up of the Yamuna - on whose banks the Taj was built - will lead to a sinking of this northern minaret.