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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This was my first ever project, for International Women’s Day. The idea was to communicate the importance of women’s point of view through a series of images.
Gol Gumbaz, the most iconic structure in Bijapur, Karnataka, India. It is the second largest freestanding dome in the world, measuring 44 meters at diameter.
A narrow stretch of empty road lit by my car’s headlamps and shot on mobile (No! I was not using the mobile while driving). This stretch of road was between Kalaburgi (Gulbarga as it is presently known), Karnataka and Hyderabad, Telengana, in India.
Tomb of Sultana Ahmed, wife of Bahmani Sultan Ahmad Shah-Al-Wali in Ashtur village, near Bidar, Karnataka, India
Ibrahim Rouza in Bijapur, Karnataka, India, as seen up close. It is also called the “Black Taj” or the “Taj of Deccan”.
Hingola Mahal in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India. Mandu is famous for the love story of Roopmati and Baz Bahadur.
The sky from below the flight of stairs, inside the back entrance of Mahanavami Dibba, inside the palace complex in Hampi, Karnataka, India.
A low angle of the mosque inside the palace complex, in Hampi, Karnataka, India.
A flower seller in Gudimalkapur flower market, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
A tourist exploring one of the many ancient gates of Vijaya Vittala temple, Hampi, Karnataka, India
My 1974 Canon FTb QL all manual 35mm film SLR with Canon 50mm f1.8 FD lens
The Royal Procession in Rock shelter no.: 8, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh, India
A guide explains its history to visitors in front of the beautiful Mehraab of Jama Masjid in Bijapur, Karnataka, India, which was redecorated in its current golden paint on orders of Mohammed Adil Shah.
An ode to all the smokers
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.
The corridor outside the catacomb of Ibrahim Rouza, in Bijapur, Karnataka, India
A Canna Red King Humbert flower with Gagan Mahal in the background, in Bijapur, Karnataka, India
A ritualistic scarf tied to a pine tree in the Himalayas, on the way from Naitala to Guptakashi, in Uttarakhand, India.
A doorway on the back side of Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
A door in the side alley of Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah in Ashtoor, Bidar. Hazrat Khalil Ullah was spiritual advisor of Mughal Emperor Ahmed Shah.
Sunrise at Naitala village in Uttarakhand, India
The second largest medieval canon in Indian subcontinent. Made of five metals, this canon weighs 55 tonnes and had a range of 3-5 kilometers.
Street outside the Jagannath temple in Puri, Odisha, India. It is called Bada Danda in Odia, literally translating into Grand Road.
A young man happily going to school on the hanging bridge across Bhagirathi river in Naitala, Uttarakhand
The arches of Barakamaan in Bijapur, Karnataka, India. It was planned to be the much bigger than Gol Gumbaz, and could have claimed the distinction of being the largest freestanding dome in the world. But fate had other plans.
Statue of Amrapali on the Eastern gate, Stupa no.: 1, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India
Asar Mahal in Bijapur, Karnataka, India. Unlike their mausoleums, the Sultans’ palaces were very simple two storeyed structures.
One of the canons outside the museum near Gol Gumbaz, in Bijapur, Karnataka, India
An empty stretch of road between Ujjain and Mandav, in Madhya Pradesh, India after almost 25-30 kms of non-existent roads.
A priest in Tulja Bhavani temple, in Tuljapur, Maharashtra, India
Cotton candies and Bijapuri skyline, from top of Gol Gombuz in Bijapur, Karnataka, India.
Recreation of a scene from the movie “The God Father”, when Michael finds out that there was going to be another attempt on his father’s life.
Lord Jagannath on a devotee’s t-shirt as he plays his khanjani (a traditional Odia music instrument).
Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India