To all those who do not know…National Geographic Traveller magazine launched its first edition in India this month and it is called ‘National Geographic Traveller India’. And they were kind enough to feature two of my photos in it, pay me a decent sum and send me a nice hard copy for my collection.
The first and the larger photograph is on page 168 that talks about Tranquebar: Place of the Singing Waves. I took this photo of Fort Dansborg on a dark afternoon from the Tranquebar beach.
The second and the smaller one is on page 64, which talks about ‘Island clean up’ in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. I was surprised that someone was interested in this photograph. Guess it is a lesson to all us photographers to store all our photographs, irrespective of how insignificant it might be. I took this photo while entering the Viper Island, which is known for its gory gallows from the Kaala Paani days.
The magazine is not available online and hence I scanned some of these pages in my home scanner. I guess the quality can be much better. If you wish to see it in shining print, pick up the hard copy from your city’s magazine stands. And I am sure you will treasure reading the launch edition of this magazine as the photographs (apart from mine ) and the articles are simply astounding. It makes for a fabulous read and totally worth the 120 INR bucks that you spend on it.
Thank you National Geographic and Ack Media (Ack Media or Amar Chitra Katha Media, a part of India Business House was responsible for launching National Geographic Traveller magazine in India) for the feature. You have certainly made me real happy!!