The symbol of love

Does the Taj Mahal really need an introduction? The entire World knows that it is the symbol of love – the love that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had for his lady love Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is in Agra city in India, located on the southern bank of the River Yamuna. Few of my…

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Have you seen the Mysore Palace yet?

Mysore Palace is one of the must sees in Karnataka. To reiterate, travel to the state of Karnataka in India is never complete if you have not seen Mysore Palace. It is the official residences of the Maharajas of Mysore – the Royal family Wodeyars. According to Wikipedia, Mysore Palace is one of the most…

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Goat’s leap

Mekedatu, is a place in Kanakapura district of Karnataka state in India. Mekedatu is named in Kannada, which means goat’s leap. It is believed that once a goat was being chased by a tiger. In a desperate attempt to save its life, the goat leapt the gorge from one side to the other. Hence, the…

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Sculptures by the Sea – 2015

What is Sculptures by the Sea? Sculptures by the Sea, started in the year 1996, is an annual outdoor sculptures exhibition in Sydney, Australia. And it is along the Bondi beach. My pictures from this year’s Sculptures by the Sea exhibition: © 2015 Raksha Nagaraj; All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, or re-transmission, in whole, or  in part, or in…

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The Magnifico Niagara Falls

Dreaming & Planning: Who hasn’t heard of Niagara Falls? Probably every Indian out there would have heard of how beautiful the Niagara Falls is from his/her US return sibling or a cousin. Same as every other Indian, I had heard a lot about how beautiful Niagara Falls is. I dreamt of seeing the Niagara Falls…

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Spiritual Capital of ISKCON!

As part of my Calcutta trip back in the year 2006, I visited a place called Mayapur. It was definitely one of the spiritual trips I have ever done. Where is Mayapur? Mayapur is about 130 Kms from Calcutta in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the famous Lord Krishna…

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Walk on the Sea bed – How cool is that?

Loran Eisley said, “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water!” I can’t agree more after experiencing the beautiful busy ocean life in Mauritius. The colourful corals and the fishes are something to die for. Some pictures from my under water sea walk in Mauritius: Note: These pictures were clicked by my instructor.…

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Hey, August :) – Part 3

A group of us decided to have the August photo challenge. The concept was simple, click a picture everyday in August and post them on Instagram. I have tried to collate all the pictures posted by my friends and me for #augustphotochallenge. The posts have been divided into three parts – Part 1 from August…

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Floriat – Design with flowers

Floriade is a flower festival celebrated in Canberra – the capital city of Australia. Floriade is originated from Latin word floriat, which means to design with flowers. Some of my captures of the beautiful Floriade festival:   © 2015 Raksha Nagaraj All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, or re-transmission, in whole, or  in part, or in any manner, without prior…

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Shark Dive Xtreme – Really?

There was a time in my life where I was doing too many adventurous activities. I was not scared of anything. Because of my daring and rebellious attitude, I booked the shark dive at Manly Sea life – I did not think much! On the day of the dive: The dive was from 6 PM…

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