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This book, over eight years in the making, is a dramatic photo exploration of the Indian subcontinent from the air. The breathtaking visuals-many of them taken from over 30,000 feet from the cockpit of IAF and Naval fighters, transport aircraft and a variety of helicopters-ae a poetic mosaic of the stuning variety of India's landscape, from ocean to sky.
A visual feast unlike any attempted before, the book extends from the southern tip of the Andaman Islands to the northernmost point on the Siachen Glacier. It brings alive the relentless beauty of nature's handiwork together with human embellishments over the ages.
About Author :
An alumnus of Loretto, Lucknow and Miranda House, Dipti Bhalla is an editor and documentary filmaker trained at the FTII, Pune and the Australian Film and Television School, Sydney. In 1992 she became the first woman in India to fly with the Indian Air Force's fighter fleet as the principal still photographer during the shooting of the IAf's hsitory. Her pioneering aerial images of the Siachen and Karakoram regions have found expression in various publications and she has produced more than firty documentaries under the KaleidoIndia banner in the last 15 years.
Kunal Verma is one of the country's most experienced aerial photographers, having logged hundreds of flying hours with the Army, Navy and Air Force in particular. Educated at the Doon School and Madras Christian College, he had a hand in opening up some of the trans-Himalayan and routes fromt he Kashmir Valley into Zanskar and Ladakh while working with Tiger Tops before switching to journalism and filmmaking. In the mid-1980s he shot the bulk of the Project Tiger serieal andhas subsequently travelled extensively throughout the subcontinent shooting both on the ground and from the air.
Oceans and Costal Areas
Forests, Lakes and Rivers
Ruralscapes and Urbanscapes
Monuments and Institutions