Moon over Bibi Ka Maqbara

Around sunset is the best time to visit Bibi ka Maqbara. The colours and the crowd are at their vivid best. Considered the Taj of Dakkhan, this relatively humble monument was built by Azam Shah (Aurangzeb’s son) in memory of his mother between 1651 and 1661 A.D.  The mausoleum draws its inspiration from the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra.

Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Mahesh Patil, Travel Photography
Moon over the mausoleum of Rabia-ul-Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb.

 

Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Mahesh Patil, Travel Photography
Bibi ka Maqbara
Bibi ka Maqbara, Mahesh Patil, Travel Photography
Taj of Deccan
Bibi ka Maqbara
Twilight

Flying Ferns

Flying ferns
Flying ferns @ Darjeeling 

Heart of the Action

Hyderabad, Charminar, Mahesh Patil
Nonstop Hyderabad

There is an unmistakable energy about night markets of Charminar.

While I was strolling around the streets to capture night shots my nose made me feel like i was in carnivores heaven, but ears quickly brought me back on earth. Street fashion, glitter, friendly people, noisy auto rickshaws… they are all in abundance here.

This frame captures the distant Charminar pumping out the life into the streets.

 

Gross National Addiction

The Paan , Mahesh Patil, Mahesh Patil Photography, Photography, Hyderabad, India, MaheshPatil.Net
The Paan… found in plenty at laad bazaar, Hyderabad

 

 

Golkonda Skies II

Half Past Rain, Mahesh Patil
Half Past Rain

Golkonda Skies I

Sun going down over Golkonda fort, Hyderabad. Mahesh Patil
Sun going down over Golkonda fort, Hyderabad.

Faces 3: Local Hero

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Diwali Street Market

Indian street markets have an indomitable energy. I went for a photowalk on Diwali day and came back with my head buzzing with Diwali spirit! While Mumbai is the capital of Mall culture in India, every middle class locality has it’s own street market which is the epicenter of action.

These markets are filled with emotions…  innocence & happiness…  gloom & greed.

Diwali Night

Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. It is the best place to watch best of the Diwali fireworks in Mumbai. This was my first attempt at night photography with my Canon 6D.

Marine Drive on Diwali Night, Mahesh patil , Phtography
Marine Drive on Diwali Night

Up Above

Some where between Mumbai & Chennai. Shot with my Galaxy S4.

Golden Horizon
Golden Horizon
Wing, Mahesh Patil, Skyscape,
Wing

Glittering God

Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati. We have a simple ceremony at home, where we worship the god by decorating his altar and offering him his favourite food “Modak” as Prasad

Glittering God, Mahesh Patil, Ganpati
Glittering God
Glittering God, Ganpati, Mahesh Patil
Glittering God
Chatradhari Ganesh, Mahesh Patil,
Chattradhari Ganesh
Kara, Auspicious, Mahesh Patil
Auspicious Kara

Prasad (food offering to deity) is presented on a Banana leaf. Prasad consists of Modaks, rice dumplings filled with coconut, jaggery and dry fruits.  Kheer and Puri is also important part of prasad. Potato subji and Lentils served on rice with dollop of butter and basil leaf completes the menu.

Prasad, Ganpati, Mahesh Patil, Modak
Prasad

 

Man of Thought

At Kalaghoda

Man of Thought, Mahesh Patil, Photography, MaheshPatil.Net
Man of Thought

Prayer Wheels

Never ending line of Prayer wheels on the way to Enchey Monastery, Gangtok.

Prayer Wheels, Sikkim, Mahesh Patil, Enchay Monastery
Prayer Wheels at Enchay Monastery

Young Musician

Local markets around Indian temples have always fascinated me. You never know what might spring up in front of you.

We saw these bunch of boys carrying Dholaks while strolling around the markets of Alandi. I converted this photo into black and white as it brought life in the gaze of the little boy looking straight into the Camera.

Young Musician, Mahesh Patil, Alandi, Local Markets, India
Young Musician

Bare Necessities

Shot this Enchey Monastery, Gangtok.

Water Bottle, Monk, Sikkim, Rumtek Monastery, Mahesh Patil
Bottled Water for Soul

Siesta in Park

I could not help but click this guy enjoying his siesta at the Cross Maidan, Mumbai. This maidan is at the heart of Mumbai’s business district and is always bustling with activity.

Siesta, Cross Maidan, Mahesh Patil, Photgraphy
Siesta

Pink Morning

Early morning drive to Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

Darjeeling, Pink, Mist, WIndy, Morning, Mahesh Patil, Street, Lady,
Misty.. Windy… Darjeeling Morning

Catching Pearls

Shot this at an early morning stroll Pelling, Sikkim (India).

Dew Drops, Pearl, Leaf, Green, Fresh, mahesh Patil, Sikkim, Morning
Dew Drops

Provider

Shot at the beautiful light room at Khecheopalri Lake, Sikkim.

Khecheopalri Lake, Khecheopalri, Sikkim, India. Lights, Diya, Lights, Brass, Kettle, Oil,
Prayer house at Khecheopalri Lake

Monk’s Dilemma

Captured through the prayer wheels

Thoughtful Monk, Sikkim, Rumtek, Sikkim, Buddhist, Mahesh Patil
Thoughtful Monk

Grey Morning

A smoggy Mumbai skyline from Bandra Worli Sealink.

Mahesh Patil, Grey Morning, Mumbai, Seascape,
A smoggy… wintery… Mumbai morning

Straight Face

Look what I found in Jaisalmer fort, amidst all things touristy 🙂

A Straight Face, Window, Rajasthan, Smiley, Funny Photography, Mahesh Patil,
A mouth wide shut

Xmas Sunset

Magnificent sunset from the Uttan Beach

Xmas Sunset, Sunset, Uttan, Mahesh Patil, Photography
Xmas Sunset

Parked

Shot at a  Jetty @ Uttan. A quaint little fishing village near Mumbai.

Hull, Boat, Mahesh Patil, Photography
A Boat with an Orange Hull

Tadoba 1 : Paradise Fly Catcher

This post is one of the first in the series photographs I will be publishing from my recent visit to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. These are the photographs of female Paradise Fly Catcher. This amazingly beautiful and chirpy bird was spotted in Kolsa range, home of Shivaji… the largest Tiger in Tadoba Reserve.

 

About Mahesh Patil

Mahesh Patil is a Digital Marketer, Design Thinker & Travel Photographer.

Staunch believer of “design thinking” Mahesh Patil is one of the few design professionals who fearlessly crosses over onto the traditional boundaries of design & business. Mahesh has lead and mentored many teams to create break through innovative and award winning design solutions. Mahesh is an innovative and award-winning designer who is an expert in the area of start ups & blue sky projects. Having cut his teeth in digital media in the 1990’s while working on brands including Unilever and ICICI Bank, he has spent the new millennium crusading for a unified path to conversion. A staunch advocate of the “Design thinking“, Mahesh’s background presents seasoned experience harnessing imagination and innovation to deliver truly inspiring and effective design solutions for a wide array of products, brands and industries. His mix of agency, vendor and brand experience makes him uniquely qualified to create and manage projects of any size and profile. Mahesh’s successes include: innovative digital engagements, portal designs, UX design & Innovation He matches this experience with the ability to toggle between a mentor and a task master. Indeed, Mahesh has the hands-on experience transforming strategy into results that your brands deserve.