Encounter with A Giant Pufferfish

Encounter With A Giant Pufferfish © Nishant Ratnakar

It was the first time in my life that I went Scuba diving. And what happened next was an unbelievable experience, something which I’ll never forget in my lifetime.

The Andaman Journal

 Chennai Airport Terminal “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again” ~ Joseph Campbell I agree with the above quote attributed to the late American writer Joseph Campbell. For many of us, it is a lifelong quest to find that sacred space. Maybe, our individual sacred space is not confined to one… Continue reading The Andaman Journal

Glimpses of Sri Lanka through Fujifilm x100s

The sitting Buddha statue of Kande Viharaya temple at Kaluwamoda near Aluthgama. Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka. September, 2013. © Nishant Ratnakar

September 23rd was our first wedding anniversary. And we planned to celebrate this milestone in our life with a small vacation, far away from home. With commitments at work and at home, we could plan a maximum of 6 days vacation only. And to keep the travel & expenses short, and still not to compromise… Continue reading Glimpses of Sri Lanka through Fujifilm x100s

Photo sphere for visual story-telling : Nexus 4

A photo sphere photographed using the Nexus 4 phone camera. © Nishant Ratnakar

  Photography and Visual Story-telling have undergone tremendous changes over the last hundred years. From a single or a series of  images printed in newspapers, to online slide-shows, and to a convergence of motion picture and still photography, the world has changed a lot. Today, a visual story-teller has plethora of options to tell a story. From info-graphics,… Continue reading Photo sphere for visual story-telling : Nexus 4

Hyderabad : Fragment of my memory

Hyderabad: Fragment of my memory

“Hyderabad : Fragment of My memory” is a multimedia travel story of my first visit as an adult to the Southern Indian city of Hyderabad during the year 2011. I have been to Hyderabad several times after that, but this experience formulated some of my early views of this city.

Langkawi memories

Langkawi Memories. © Nishant Ratnakar

Langkawi Memories is a short travel-video produced by me. It shows glimpses of Langkawi island (Malaysia) from the point-of-view of a honeymoon couple – my wife & I.

A Week with Point-and-Shoot Camera : Canon PowerShot s100

Band Stand, Mumbai. 2012. © Nishant Ratnakar

In one of my earlier posts, I had mentioned how I had inclined to Mobile Phone cameras for personal photography. Over a period of time these tiny devices have undergone as many advancements as the beast – Digital SLR camera –  has undergone. Technology has been a great leveler in the field of photography. Today, the… Continue reading A Week with Point-and-Shoot Camera : Canon PowerShot s100


“We were told Ombattu Gudda didn’t exist. 28 kms and two days later, we live to tell the tale that it does.”   “A piece of advice to future visitors to Ombattu Gudda: Don’t go to this place without a map and a compass if you want to return to civilization on Monday. Get map#… Continue reading IN SEARCH OF AN ALMOST-MYTH

No Indians allowed. Only foreigners

I and a couple of my friends undertook a trip to Pondicherry to spend our Ugadi weekend in this coastal holiday destination. It was a road trip which was decided on the spur of the moment with the intention to break free from the rush of the stressful life we lead in Bangalore city. Hence,… Continue reading No Indians allowed. Only foreigners