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Vineet Vohra

Vineet Vohra



born in Delhi in 1973 , i spent my childhood under the guidance of my father & my father's elder brother , they are the biggest source of inspiration for me , they both taught me what i possibly couldn't learn from any school or college . One being a applied artist & the other a noted sculptor so I got the best of both the worlds ,did graduation from prestigious Delhi college of Arts in applied arts & specialization in photography .I started photography at a very early age and at that anything to everything was my subject , from Flora to fauna , humans to animals , I would shoot anything that caught my attention. My first camera was Minolta x-700 To me photography is a journey & I travel everyday , I am learning & unlearning everyday ,I thrive to improve everyday . Life in General which is so unexpected i try to be as honest through my lens as I can .I try to synthesize between human elements & the environment & my main focus is how to make ordinary moments look extraordinary .I think everyone of us should get involved with photography coz it gives more than one can ever imagine


Published April 22nd, 2013

With their bodies naked but for a coating of ash, their long hair twisted in dreadlocks, their faces hidden behind busy beards, the Naga Sadhus are the most prominent part of the Kumbh. Months before the frenzy of Kumbh begins in earnest, the solitudious Naga Sadhus start emerging from their Ashrams, forests, caves, set in the Himalayas, to begin their long march towards the soon-to-be-overcrowded ghats of Sangam. These followers of Lord Shiva, the God of death and destruction are separated into Akharas, based on the swords, tridents, spears, axes and canes that they carry and perform the most stringent of rituals to help burn off their Karma and that of the world they/we live in.

Gathering in their respective Akharas, constituting of makeshift tents and temporary shelters, the Naga Sadhus continue their arduous meditation and extreme penance to prepare themselves for the holy dip. As excited as the sea of shloak chanting devotees flock the Kumbh, the Naga Sadhus display their emotio ...

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