Christmas Celebrations in Kolkata through Subhadip Mukherjee's TravellingCamera

Few days back we shared Christmas post on our facebook page and one of my blogger friends Subhadip Mukherjee mentioned about Kolkata Christmas Celebrations. He shared more details about the celebrations in his own city. We had few mail exchanges and he offered to share these photographs on Travellingcamera.com. Nothing can be better that showcasing the celebration in own city. Check out this Photo Journey with all photographs clicked by Subhadip. Do check some of the links mentioned below where you can find more about Christmas in Kolkata.

Few days back we shared Christmas post on our facebook page and one of my blogger friends Subhadip Mukherjee mentioned about Kolkata Christmas Celebrations. He shared more details about the celebrations in his own city. We had few mail exchanges and he offered to share these photographs on Travellingcamera.com. Nothing can be better that showcasing the celebration in own city. Check out this Photo Journey with all photographs clicked by Subhadip. Do check some of the links mentioned below where you can find more about Christmas in Kolkata. 

Reflections on the Transformation of Public Transportation in India

India is the seventh largest nation in the world with a population spanning billions. Urban growth has intensified and along with it, so have the public transportation systems. Mega cities Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are among the largest in the world in terms of population. Rail and road travel account for a majority of public transportation in India. Economic growth has been followed by the advent of technology, and along with it, new innovations such as the monorail and the sky bus.   With lots of low cost carriers, Indian aviation has also seen a rise in the number of commuters. From the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission to road development, several policy initiatives have taken place to change the way people use public transport in India. Several cities  have started luxury bus services with improved quality of service to mitigate congestion and pollution levels. Metro and monorail services are now available and several Indian cities have also taken up the BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System). Also on the anvil is the sky bus.   Systematic Growth of Public Transport  Transportation in India has recorded a considerable growth in terms of spread of network and output of the system. India has one of the largest rail and road networks in the world. It has many national and state highways as well as district and village roads. About 90 percent of the nation’s commercial cargo is transported by ships. India has the largest merchant shipping fleet among developed nations and around 12 major ports and 200 non major ports. India also has 14,500 km of navigable waterways including rivers, canals, backwaters and creeks where boats and ferries ply. Some of the most scenic areas where inland water transport systems operate include the Kerala backwaters, inland waters in Mumbai and the Ganga and Hooghly river systems.  Train  Train travel is an unforgettable experience in India. With the exception of certain Northern and NE states, rail network covers almost every part of India. Three types of passenger trains in India are the super fast, local passenger and inter-city/express mail. Toy trains also carry tourists across short distances in hilly terrains. Rail fares are calculated for the specific distance travelled. Luxury tourist trains are another innovation for tourists and passengers to enjoy the different parts of India and explore its unique cultural heritage.  Airplanes

India is the seventh largest nation in the world with a population spanning billions. Urban growth has intensified and along with it, so have the public transportation systems.
Mega cities Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are among the largest in the world in terms of population. Rail and road travel account for a majority of public transportation in India. Economic growth has been followed by the advent of technology, and along with it, new innovations such as the monorail and the sky bus. 

With lots of low cost carriers, Indian aviation has also seen a rise in the number of commuters. From the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission to road development, several policy initiatives have taken place to change the way people use public transport in India. Several cities  have started luxury bus services with improved quality of service to mitigate congestion and pollution levels. Metro and monorail services are now available and several Indian cities have also taken up the BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System). Also on the anvil is the sky bus.

In the Spotlight - Joshi Daniel, an accomplished Photo-Artist from Kerala

1. About you: Tell us about the place, where you were born; your education, and profession.   I am a freelance photographer based out of Kerala. Incidentally, my formal education has nothing to do with my profession!  2. Your photography experience: Tell us since when you've been taking pictures. When did you start taking photography seriously?   I started taking photographs and photography seriously 10 years ago.   3. What are your key areas of photography - travel/street/landscape/ wildlife/wedding/portraits/commercial? What makes you click? What have been your biggest achievements so far? What camera/lenses do you use and why?  I love capturing images of people—portraits and nudes are something I love a lot. Getting to capture different faces is really exciting for me. I use Nikon DSLRs (mostly with 85mm and 24mm prime lens), GoPro and iPhone. Since late last year, I have focusing a lot on new and innovative ways of using the GoPro. You can see a few of the images of people I have captured using the GoPro here: https://joshidaniel.com/tag/gopro/.  4. What is so special about your city/country and its life/culture? Has photography changed your outlook/vision about your surroundings?s  India is so vast and so diverse in terms of its culture that there is always something new about the people I see every time I go to a new place. I think photography has helped me observe people in a better way.  5. What are your sources of inspirations? Do you have some favorite photographers? How do you keep yourself motivated? How do you approach people for their pictures?  Everyday life inspires me. When shooting on the streets I observe the person I want to capture before I decide to go and talk to the person or to shoot candid. Even if I approach them I will always let them do whatever they are doing and try my level best to not make them feel too conscious about my presence.  6. What piece of advice do you wish to give to aspiring/budding photographers, fans, and readers of the post?  I think I would suggest that it is very important to be a nice human being in the first place and not to get too selfish in the process of trying to get a shot. It is always better not to fake images.

The series 'In the Spotlight' is becoming very popular and there is high pressure to come up with more inspiring profiles every time. Today we are sharing our interview with Joshi Daniel, which prefers to talk through visuals. So you would find shorter answers this time, with compelling photographs (all these are screenshots from Joshi's blog). 

1. About you: Tell us about the place, where you were born; your education, and profession.

I am a freelance photographer based out of Kerala. Incidentally, my formal education has nothing to do with my profession!

1. About you: Tell us about the place, where you were born; your education, and profession.   I am a freelance photographer based out of Kerala. Incidentally, my formal education has nothing to do with my profession!  2. Your photography experience: Tell us since when you've been taking pictures. When did you start taking photography seriously?   I started taking photographs and photography seriously 10 years ago.   3. What are your key areas of photography - travel/street/landscape/ wildlife/wedding/portraits/commercial? What makes you click? What have been your biggest achievements so far? What camera/lenses do you use and why?  I love capturing images of people—portraits and nudes are something I love a lot. Getting to capture different faces is really exciting for me. I use Nikon DSLRs (mostly with 85mm and 24mm prime lens), GoPro and iPhone. Since late last year, I have focusing a lot on new and innovative ways of using the GoPro. You can see a few of the images of people I have captured using the GoPro here: https://joshidaniel.com/tag/gopro/.  4. What is so special about your city/country and its life/culture? Has photography changed your outlook/vision about your surroundings?s  India is so vast and so diverse in terms of its culture that there is always something new about the people I see every time I go to a new place. I think photography has helped me observe people in a better way.  5. What are your sources of inspirations? Do you have some favorite photographers? How do you keep yourself motivated? How do you approach people for their pictures?  Everyday life inspires me. When shooting on the streets I observe the person I want to capture before I decide to go and talk to the person or to shoot candid. Even if I approach them I will always let them do whatever they are doing and try my level best to not make them feel too conscious about my presence.  6. What piece of advice do you wish to give to aspiring/budding photographers, fans, and readers of the post?  I think I would suggest that it is very important to be a nice human being in the first place and not to get too selfish in the process of trying to get a shot. It is always better not to fake images.

2. Your photography experience: Tell us since when you've been taking pictures. When did you start taking photography seriously?

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