Day: April 6, 2020

Crime rates have come down in Kerala!

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It is good to read. Fight against the unknownenemy Covid2019 Keep vigil. StaySafe @TheKeralaPolice We are proud of you.EU7morxUYAE_3yR

Kerala Police on Twitter. 

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Photo Speaks – A Clean Environment

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DSCN6630-1_InPixio#NoChoice but to #StayAtHome. Many things done passionately every day are put on hold. Among them is photography. Finding objects near and far within the comfort zone  to photograph safely has become my new passion now. During a #WorkFromHome break, I looked through the window outside. Streets are quiet except for a few vehicles. I Started looking more deep and close to the farthest objects. I was surprised!. I could see #SheikhZayedMosque  which is about 16 kilometers from my home very clearly. Didn’t want to miss taking a photo of it!

#AbuDhabi is of course a clean city. It has become more beautiful now.

#Covid2019 – is bringing out a lot of changes to our personal self and also to the environment we live. Of course, less pollution is one positive thing that is happening now.

Do not miss out on observing these small things happening around us during these difficult times.

Some immediate take away actions that we could easily adopt, when the situation normalises:

  1. Working from home at least 1 or 2 days per week.
  2. Increased Car pooling and Less Vehicles on Road Day

Give it a thought and share it with me with photos and ideas.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

@rameshmenonauh

#StaySafe #StayAtHome

 

Open call for Vantage Point Sharjah 8

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Vantage Point 8
Photo: Fariyal Karim, Vantage Point Sharjah 4, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016

Sharjah Art Foundation invites photographers to submit their work for Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8), the Foundation’s annual initiative dedicated to the practice of photography.

The open call welcomes submissions from both local and international photographers. Applicants are free to choose their own theme and artistic approach.

Photographs selected for VPS8 will be presented in an upcoming exhibition at Sharjah Art Foundation’s Al Mureijah Art Spaces.

Read more at: Sharjah Art Foundation Page

Sharjah Art Foundation welcomes submissions for Vantage Point Sharjah 8 (VPS8), an annual initiative dedicated to the practice of photography. Both local and international photographers are invited to apply, and applicants are free to choose their own theme and artistic approach. The photographs selected for VPS8 will be presented in an upcoming exhibition at the Foundation’s Al Mureijah Art Spaces.
The application deadline is 16 May 2020 at 11:00 pm.

Please submit the application form and no more than six digital photographs in 300 dpi resolution. Applications with more than six images will not be considered.

Make sure to provide a short description of your work(s) in your application, including the concept or theme behind your work(s), the location and date of each photograph, and the medium used. You should also submit a brief biography with a one- or two-sentence overview of your photography practice; a list of previous solo or group exhibitions, residencies and awards (if any); and information about related educational and/or professional experience.

Materials can be submitted via email to photo@sharjahart.org

Please click here to download the application form.

 

Veeramani Raju’s experiences on Sabaraimala Darshan

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Today is Pankuni Uthram. A very very special day for Ayyappa devotees.
 
A pilgrimage to Sabarimala temple in Kerala in the olden days used to be a long, hard, traditional, rigorous affair with lot of devotion, discipline and dedication involved. I remember, in the 70s when my maternal uncle and my father used to go by walking for Sabarimala darshan. It used to be 10-15 days trip with absolutely no communication once they start till they return. It has changed significantly now. With modern facilities, faster transportation and increased communication facilities, it has become a casual affair for many. In this video veteran singer Veeramani Raju shares his experience of Sabarimala darshan and cautions devotees to not take it lightly whenever they plan their Sabarimala trips.
Swami Saranam.
Welcome to share this video and spread his glory. Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa.