My name is Amrit Panigrahy. “Quarter-life crisis” turned me into a self-taught freelance photographer, a storyteller and a traveller. I STILL have a full time job of being an “accidental” equity research analyst, though. You can read more about me here. I take fairly good photographs (or so I would like to believe). You can explore the photos below. I write short stories, poems, travel tales and also about history, photography and life in general. You can explore all these in the menu at the top.
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The Striker and the pieces on a carom board
Holy fire during a ritual.
A temple by the mountain road, high in the Himalayas
A young man happily going to school on the hanging bridge across Bhagirathi river in Naitala, Uttarakhand
Flower of the Swaying Himalayan Aster (Botanical name – Aster Molliusculus), a perennial herb found in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 1,800-3,000m above mean sea level. This one was on the banks of Bhagirathi (river Ganga as she is known before reaching Dev Prayag), on the way back from Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India.
Lord Jagannath on a devotee’s t-shirt as he plays his Gini (a traditional Odia music instrument).
Kadalekalu Ganesha, in Hampi, Karnataka, India.
Street outside the Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, India. It is called Bada Danda in Odia, literally translating into Grand Road.
An empty stretch of road between Ujjain and Mandav, in Madhya Pradesh, India after almost 25-30 kms of non-existent roads.
Padmapani, the most famous painting in Ajanta caves, Maharashtra, India.