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Photos: Vishwanath Suvarna photographs the forgotten forts of Karnataka

This grand fort at Gulbarga — earlier Kalburgi — in northern Karnataka is said to have been built by a local ruler, Raja Gulchand. Later, the founder of the Bahmani dynasty, Ala-ud-Din Hasan Bahman Shah (r. 1347-1358) added the main citadel, called the Bala Hissar that still sits at the centre of the fort.(Photo by Vishwanath Suvarna) 7
This grand fort at Gulbarga — earlier Kalburgi — in northern Karnataka is said to have been built by a local ruler, Raja Gulchand. Later, the founder of the Bahmani dynasty, Ala-ud-Din Hasan Bahman Shah (r. 1347-1358) added the main citadel, called the Bala Hissar that still sits at the centre of the fort.(Photo by Vishwanath Suvarna)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 03:06 PM IST
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  • Photojournalist Vishwanath Suvarna spent 18 months trekking all over Karnataka, tracking down famous and forgotten forts, citadels and lookout towers. In August, 600 of these photographs were published as a coffee-table book, The Golden Views of Karnataka, in English, with a more concise version in Kannada released in 2017.

Photos: Lottie Davies’ “Quinn” is a photographic meditation on loss

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Untitled from the series "Quinn." Quinn recounts the eponymous fictional story of a young man, William Henry Quinn, who, in post-Second World War Britain, walks from the south-west of England to the far north of Scotland, in what becomes an epic and symbolic journey.(Courtesy Lottie Davies)
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 02:40 PM IST
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Photos: Poirot through the ages, an illustrated journey

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Illustration by Mohit Suneja / Hindustan Times
Published on Feb 13, 2021 03:36 PM IST
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Photos: See all that thrives in the river Ganga, in a new book of photographs

A Great Cormorant with its catch. (Photo by Rathika Ramasamy) 9
A Great Cormorant with its catch. (Photo by Rathika Ramasamy)
Updated on Feb 06, 2021 12:53 PM IST
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Photos: How telescopes, space stations & voyaging crafts photographed Earth

In June 2019, the volcano on Raikoke, part of the uninhabited Kuril Islands between Russia and Japan, erupted without warning spewing dust and ash into the sky. Luckily, the International Space Station was passing over the region, and was able to capture the drama before the ash cloud settled in a few minutes.(Photo courtesy NASA/ ISS; CEO) 7
In June 2019, the volcano on Raikoke, part of the uninhabited Kuril Islands between Russia and Japan, erupted without warning spewing dust and ash into the sky. Luckily, the International Space Station was passing over the region, and was able to capture the drama before the ash cloud settled in a few minutes.(Photo courtesy NASA/ ISS; CEO)
Updated on Jan 31, 2021 12:44 PM IST
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Photos: South India’s wildlife comes alive in a new book of photographs

An extremely rare species, the galaxy frog faces the main threat from the conversion of forested areas to cultivated land. (Photo by David Raju) 8
An extremely rare species, the galaxy frog faces the main threat from the conversion of forested areas to cultivated land. (Photo by David Raju)
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 03:16 PM IST
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Photos: Gotham City’s changing landscape in cinema over the decades

A still from “The Dark Knight Rises,” 2012. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the filming took place in locations including Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan’s Gotham City depiction was a departure from Tim Burton’s films in the Batman franchise -- giving it the look of a darker metropolis with its winding, lonely alleys. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures) 11
A still from “The Dark Knight Rises,” 2012. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the filming took place in locations including Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan’s Gotham City depiction was a departure from Tim Burton’s films in the Batman franchise -- giving it the look of a darker metropolis with its winding, lonely alleys. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 11:37 AM IST
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Photos: Bhanu Athaiya— the artist on canvas before cinema

Bhanu Athaiya made this watercolour on paper in 1950. The rounded figures of Athaiya’s women were representative of women figures as painted by artists like Pran Nath Mago and Satish Gujral during the ’40s and ’50s, says senior artist Ashok Bhowmick. “The angular woman form came in with Jehangir Sabavala in the same period.” (Courtesy Prinseps.com) 8
Bhanu Athaiya made this watercolour on paper in 1950. The rounded figures of Athaiya’s women were representative of women figures as painted by artists like Pran Nath Mago and Satish Gujral during the ’40s and ’50s, says senior artist Ashok Bhowmick. “The angular woman form came in with Jehangir Sabavala in the same period.” (Courtesy Prinseps.com)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Photos: “#Farmstagram” is India’s new virtual getaway on Instagram

Sanjay Austa cherry picking at his farm stay, Meena Bagh Resorts, in Ratnari, while Beswa, the farm dog, a favourite with his Instagram followers, looks on. Austa began posting photos of his farm and his produce in 2015 and his account has nearly 2000 followers. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa ) 9
Sanjay Austa cherry picking at his farm stay, Meena Bagh Resorts, in Ratnari, while Beswa, the farm dog, a favourite with his Instagram followers, looks on. Austa began posting photos of his farm and his produce in 2015 and his account has nearly 2000 followers. (Photo courtesy Sanjay Austa )
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 06:33 PM IST
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Photos: Indian weddings in the time of a pandemic

The long queues of well-wishers are gone; instead couples do the rounds and are wished from a distance. Photographs are taken from a distance too. Guests are regularly reminded to stay off the stage, and some planning agencies even offer a service where they appoint monitors to ensure distancing all through the venue. (Photo courtesy Radiance Events, Lucknow) 9
The long queues of well-wishers are gone; instead couples do the rounds and are wished from a distance. Photographs are taken from a distance too. Guests are regularly reminded to stay off the stage, and some planning agencies even offer a service where they appoint monitors to ensure distancing all through the venue. (Photo courtesy Radiance Events, Lucknow)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 11:30 AM IST
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Photos: Exhibition on ‘Tantra’ opens at British Museum, London

Sutapa Biswas (b. 1962): Housewives with Steak-Knives. Oil, acrylics, pencil, collage, white tape on paper on canvas, 1985. The British artist overlays elements of the goddess with images of a contemporary Indian woman. She can plate a steak, wield a blade; this is not the ma of popular culture, but Ma Kali. (Courtesy Sutapa Biswas / DACS 2019) 10
Sutapa Biswas (b. 1962): Housewives with Steak-Knives. Oil, acrylics, pencil, collage, white tape on paper on canvas, 1985. The British artist overlays elements of the goddess with images of a contemporary Indian woman. She can plate a steak, wield a blade; this is not the ma of popular culture, but Ma Kali. (Courtesy Sutapa Biswas / DACS 2019)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Photos: Art Deco makes a comeback in India on Instagram

View of a stairway in a private residence in West Maredpally, Hyderabad. Hyderabad’s tryst with Art Deco is laid out in @ArtDecoHyderabad, an Instagram page run by architecture student Nitya Gonnakuti, 21. Its focus areas: Art Deco windows, doors and staircases. (@artdecohyderabad on Instagram) 10
View of a stairway in a private residence in West Maredpally, Hyderabad. Hyderabad’s tryst with Art Deco is laid out in @ArtDecoHyderabad, an Instagram page run by architecture student Nitya Gonnakuti, 21. Its focus areas: Art Deco windows, doors and staircases. (@artdecohyderabad on Instagram)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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Photos: Stories told in photographs from a capital in lockdown

Two rickshaw pullers enjoying a tête-à-tête in Old Delhi’s Chatta Sheikh Mangloo against a backdrop of shuttered store fronts marked with O and E, indicating the opening of shops in markets on an odd-even basis during the waning days of the full lockdown in the capital during the month of May. (Mayank Austen Soofi / HT) 10
Two rickshaw pullers enjoying a tête-à-tête in Old Delhi’s Chatta Sheikh Mangloo against a backdrop of shuttered store fronts marked with O and E, indicating the opening of shops in markets on an odd-even basis during the waning days of the full lockdown in the capital during the month of May. (Mayank Austen Soofi / HT)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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Photos: Take a walk with flâneurs in Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Bhopal

A musician plays in a narrow alley, just off Bazzar Street in Bandra, Mumbai. (Gopal MS) 13
A musician plays in a narrow alley, just off Bazzar Street in Bandra, Mumbai. (Gopal MS)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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Photos: Artist Sudhir’s Patwardhan’s Mumbai

Sudhir Patwardhan: Departure, 2020, pastel on paper. The work is a visceral portrayal of three migrants with a child walking with luggage through a deserted street. The work was made during the lockdown imposed in Mumbai to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease that has infected millions across the world. (Sudhir Patwardhan) 10
Sudhir Patwardhan: Departure, 2020, pastel on paper. The work is a visceral portrayal of three migrants with a child walking with luggage through a deserted street. The work was made during the lockdown imposed in Mumbai to curb the spread of Covid-19 disease that has infected millions across the world. (Sudhir Patwardhan)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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