27 images“There's world out there. Open a window, and it’s there” Robin Williams From my childhood, windows fascinate me a lot. Whenever I was in my room it was the only connection to the outer world. It seems freedom to me; freedom of thinking, freedom of dreaming, freedom of traveling anywhere , anytime. A long gaze through the window during summer afternoon or any moonlit night used to take me to my favorite places . There was no boundary to go anywhere through my “window”. this was a favorite pastime in my childhood- virtual tour through window.. With time when I start travelling along with my camera my love for window doesn’t fade but comes in a different form- framing my imagination, framing the outer world. wherever I go it really mesmerizes me to see the place through the window reminding me of my childhood. Here is my collection of windows taken in different countries, and my journey with the windows will be continued..
16 imagesThe exact origin of the dance form is not traceable as it’s lost in the realms of time. Another section believes that the word “Gomira” has been derived from the word ‘Gamar’, the wood that is mainly used to make the masks. The Gomira dance is also part of the ritualistic dance forms that prays the Adi-Shakti or the primordial energy. Thus Gomira also celebrates Shaktism or worships Lord Shiva just like other dance forms like Gajan and Neel puja . The festival is celebrated mostly at the end of Bengali year . Gomira is actually an animistic tradition in which the primitive people pay their homage to different Gods in order to attain security. The Gomira dance have extensive .The festival is celebrated mostly at the end of Bengali year by use of wooden masks. The artists wear various masks which depicts various incarnations of Kali, Nrisingha and ghosts. Though Gomira is celebrated in jalpaiguri and Dinajpur, it’s originated from Malda. Traditionally the Gomira starts four days priour to the end of Chaitra and ends in the first day of Baisakh. However the tradition is not followed strictly now a days and it starts on the last day of chaitra at Kushmandi. The wooden masks are the symbol of the richness of the craftsmanship of the local people. Masks of various forms of kali,the rakshashas(deamons) animals are used. Nrisingha masks are very common.
21 imagesThe festival of Holi is celebrated with a great deal of joy and enthusiasm in Uttar Pradesh. It heralds the advent of spring and adds a lot of color to the lives of the people. Different places of Pradesh have unique ways of celebrating the festival. The people of Nandgaon and Barsana celebrate Holi in a distinctive fashion and attract a large number of visitors. Nandgaon and Barsana are part of Brajbhoomi. One should experience the mesmerizing holi of these places in his life life time. The riot of colors and madness of people is the special attraction of this places.