Photo-features

All posts categorised under: 'Photo-features'
  • A blazing sunrise in Darjeeling
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  08 December 2017

    It is five in the morning and still pitch dark outside. But I am up and ready to face the winter morning chill, which admittedly, is not at its peak yet. My camera bag on...

  • So who was Safdarjung? And why does he lord over the best real estate in town?
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  02 July 2017

    Residents of Delhi, even those not terribly interested in history, are likely to be aware of the Safdarjung Tomb. Not because it is a particularly grand tomb, as mausoleum go, but perhaps because it is...

  • Buffaloes on zebra crossings - The Gurgaon story
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  04 May 2011

    Our documentary film was first shown as part of an exhibition & seminar ‘What makes India urban?’ at AEDES Am Pfefferberg, Berlin, a gallery that focuses on architecture. In less than two decades, the rural...

  • Hiking in the Spiti valley
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  10 July 2010

    In June I traveled almost the entire length of the Spiti valley in the ‘European backpacker’ style. Using local buses (non-a/c with non-reclining seats), hitching rides, and hiking– from village to village and from monastery...

  • Going to Ziro!
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  15 June 2010

    Ziro is a quaint name for an unknown town hidden in the undergrowth of the deep jungles of Arunachal Pradesh – a state that is itself tucked away in the north-east of the country and...

  • Digital photo-documentaries by underprivileged kids
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  19 May 2010

    Some years ago I had an opportunity to work with underprivileged kids across of India. One project that I really enjoyed was working with them to create a photo-documentary of their world. Most of these...

  • Trek to Chandratal -- the moon lake
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  17 May 2008

    Freezing temperatures, mutinous children and kindergarten values Educational consultant Ajay Jaiman, 40, trekked to Chandratal over the Dussehra break last year with three other families—the Bhattacharyas, the Chopras and the Chakrabartis—ranging in age from 7...

  • At Pangong Tso (Lake)
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  01 October 2006

    I camped solo, by the Pangong Tso (Ladakh, India) and survived… well, not just survived, but came back with an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Totally incredible! Over 4200...

  • Dispatches from the border - III
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  25 July 2006

    I had heard about the 25-foot Shivling, even before I had reached Ziro. With the Amarnath story still fresh in my mind this appeared too tempting to be passed without an investigation. While little kids...

  • Dispatches from the border - II
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  25 July 2006

    As you drive on the well-maintained National Highway 52, given the volume or absence of traffic, you experience a serene calm. The assorted trees stand unruffled, kids play quietly in the verandahs, people appear to...

  • Dispatches from the border
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  21 July 2006

    A two and a half hour flight followed by a one hour helicopter ride, leading on to 17 hours in a taxi, is a long way off from Delhi. And here I am sitting by...

  • Sailing through Spiti (Part II)
    by Arti Jaiman  |  26 June 2006

    It’s freezing cold when we leave Losar. The guest house chowkidar tells us the temperature at night is normally sub-zero. So, on that cheerful note, we leave behind Losar’s square white houses, their roofs trimmed...

  • Spiti: Swirling box of crayons (Part I)
    by Arti Jaiman  |  21 June 2006

    Spiti has been hovering in our travel consciousness for a while now. We’ve been hovering near Spiti too, but somehow we’ve never quite made it. Last year we reached as close as Kalpa, about 12...

  • Trekking to Beas Kund
    by Arti Jaiman  |  19 June 2006

    Seven adults, five kids take a trek to Beas Kund, moving away from the trodden path and opting instead for a route that is spectacular, challenging, and at times, downright tricky. The oldest beyond 40;...

  • Bhaji on the bypass
    by Arti Jaiman  |  24 April 2006

    We’re on our way to peace, quiet and stupendous views of the Himalayas in the distant hill station of Kausani in Uttaranchal. Barely an hour out of Delhi, and the cow belt hits you, literally....

  • Tiger Sighting!
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  27 March 2006

    When my son and I went to Ranthambhore I was not expecting much more than an opportunity to spend some time with my son away from TV, PC, PSP, GSM… Guess what, we encountered the...

  • A Traveling Photographer and a Nomadic Museum
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  21 February 2006

    Gregory Colbert has traveled the world for more than a decade and photographed encounters between humans and large animals in Burma, Sri Lanka, Egypt, India, Ethiopia and Kenya. This traveling photographer’s photo exhibition is, appropriately,...

  • So you were in Goa for New Year!
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  07 January 2006

    “So you were in Goa for New Year!” is the question I have been asked repeatedly over the last week or so. I guess it must be important to be there at that time, though...

  • In Tunisia
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  25 November 2005

    A good traveler has an open mind. And if not, then good travel jolts him or her out of the habit of falling in for the stereotype and see things as they really are and...

  • More Pictures from Tunisia
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  24 November 2005

    Some more pictures from my Tunisia trip. Old houses in Tunis, Tunisia Click on any image to enlarge and launch gallery ...

  • Driving round the bends in Himachal
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  29 September 2005

    M iddle-age has its symptoms. In my case, I sense an old flame flaring up. My passion for travel, especially to the mountains, is getting a fresh supply of oxygen with each passing year. Every...