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Donal Moloney writes:

India has been on my bucket list since I was a kid photographer but I had kept putting it off as it seemed every photographer on the planet had realised the same dream.

However, about a year ago I heard about two towns 150 miles south of New Delhi called Mathura and Vrindavan. Krishna was born in Mathura but spent most of his youth in Vrindavan. The towns are within 5 miles of each other.

Every year the Indian people celebrate ‘Holi’ (Festival of colours) but nothing like they do in Mathura and Vrindivan. I had a particular interest in what I had read about the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. That was my primary mission. Everything else after that would be gravy.

There’s a truckload more shots on my Facebook page and a diary of my 9 day trip if anyone would like to see more.

Donal Moloney (Facebook)

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For the last ten years, since a tsunami struck Chennai in India, camera repairman Sekar has been feeding the local population of green parakeets near his home.

Every day he rises at 4am to cook giant pots of rice (on which he spends 40% of his income), serving up to 4,000 birds from a lattice frame set up on the roof of his house.

Now for yeh.



This afternoon.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a customised Irish cricket top in the taoiseach’s office at government buildings.

Pics: Deep Sojitra



From left: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Labour Party Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan,  Enda Kenny, Narendra Modi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan at Government Buildings

(Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie)


Andrew writes:

A great Irish band, Ana Gog, are currently on tour in India, check out their newest band member in Bombay. Great to see a good bunch of lads doing well!!

Ana Gog (Facebook)

Ek Tha Tiger, shot on location in Dublin during last year’s presidential election, looks like becoming the biggest Bollywood hit of all time after breaking a string of box office records in India over the weekend.

Which can only mean one thing.

A sequel!

If history is anything to go by, the Irish can expect a flood of Indian tourists in the coming months and years – the production company, Yash Raj Films, has a reputation for drawing Indians to foreign destinations.

One of the hallmarks of a Yash Raj film has long been an on-location song-and-dance number in Switzerland, which began taking over for Kashmir’s Himalayas once the region became unstable in the 1960s.

Since then, a trip to Switzerland has become a status symbol among upper-middle-class Indians, and is often the first destination of those wishing to travel abroad for the first time (as opposed to visiting family) – so much so that travel agencies offer Bollywood tours that take visitors to the sites of famous scenes.

…[And] the Irish claim the already have another Bollywood-related announcement to make, though [Huzan Fraser, India representative for Tourism Ireland] couldn’t say what just yet. A country hard-up for cash could do worse than a song-and-dance routine to attract foreign money.

The Irish Look For The Luck Of The Indians…in Bollywood (Neil Munishi, FT.com)