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Doctors play a major role as lifesavers and have immensely contributed to Mankind and Society. Especially today as we wage a war against an invisible and Lethal virus, on a rampage.
They have been the frontline COVID Warriors, risking the lives of themselves, their family, and their near and dear ones. Toiling day and night saving lives and playing healers.
We salute their efforts.
Many of them too have another side, which is creative and expressive. Both in the form of visual and performing arts and are a storehouse of talent.

A virtual art show showcasing Art and Photography of Doctors, To be inaugurated on 1st July ( Doctors Day)
Curated by Sanjukta Arun ( La Aartemisia Studio and Gallery, Mumbai)
Sanjukta is a Mumbai-based senior and acclaimed Artist, Curator & Gallerist.

Dr. Ali Tunkiwala

Dr. Ali Tunkiwala is an Eminent and Well known Doctor based in Mumbai. Dr. Ali Tunkiwala is a specialist Dentist practicing at Khar west. He firmly believes that life is complete when professional achievements are decorated with some passion beyond the profession. He pursues the art of photography as a welcome catharsis from the humdrum of daily life. He enjoys the solitude of nature and landscape photography and is exhilarated by the magic that the long exposure shots bring to the elements in the scene.

A beautiful lighthouse in Porto, Portugal shot at sunrise. The long exposure shot freezes the violent waves in motion.

This was a beacon of hope in the middle of the ocean. Shot with a long exposure at sunset, it makes the water look calm and brings out colors in the sky soothe the soul. Shot at Khaolak in Thailand.

As the sunlight filters through the canopy of trees in the Kanha forest, it creates a beautiful pattern. This almost dark jungle path is lit with radiant sunlight in patches and there is so much life in the water that juxtaposes it.

The land of high passes (Ladakh) is blessed with beautiful night skies for the most part of the year. On one such night, in the frigid winter, we shot this picture of the Milky way with the most iconic structure that is ubiquitous in Ladakh, The Stupa. We hoped that the prayers of the vehicles that pass this stupa will echo in a milky way and be answered by the divine forces within.

When you visit some beautiful places, you admire the beauty and come back. While in some places, you fall in love with the scene so much that you leave part of your soul there. This picture shot at sunset time on the Kadmat beach of the Lakshadweep islands was a memorable long exposure. We can see the two humans sitting on the chair while their souls (Ghost Images) get up and devour the bounty of nature.

This scene depicts a typical mood that we find in the Jungles of Central India as the first rays of the sun infiltrate the dense foliage.

Dr. Amaey Parekh

Dr. Amaey Parekh is a well-known dentist by profession based in Mumbai and an artist and healer by passion. He has completed his second master’s in Counseling Psychology and a Post- Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy. He has also been trained in Pranic Healing, Color therapy, Silva Technique, and Life coaching. Since childhood, he has been a self-taught artist and has experimented with almost all mediums, watercolors being my favorite. He loves creating art and teaching others. He primarily works with ink and watercolors and does a lot of urban sketches, architectural landscapes, and illustrations. He is presently working on a series of Watercolor doors.

Blue in California

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: A4 size paper 29.7×21 cm with 1 cm margins

Orange and Blues

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: A4 size paper 29.7×21 cm with 1 cm margins

A chapter in time

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: A4 size paper 29.7×21 cm with 1 cm margins

One night in Morocco

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: A4 size paper 29.7×21 cm with 1 cm margins

Going up the stairs in Morocco

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: A4 size paper 29.7×21 cm with 1 cm margins

The Moroccan Majesty

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: A4 size paper 29.7×21 cm with 1 cm margins

Dr. Ashok Karad

Dr. Ashok Karad is an eminent Orthodontist and maintains an exclusive orthodontic practice in Mumbai, India for over three decades. He is a keen researcher, popular mentor, and has authored two textbooks and several publications in peer-reviewed journals along with clinical practice. This expertise is well supplemented by his interest in photography – both clinical and general. His perfection in clinical photography led him to conduct several workshops and lecture series in clinical photography at various national and international conferences.

Admiring the colours of dramatic sky. Zebra in Savannah, Kenya.

Awaiting pray. Malabar pit viper, western ghats of Goa, India

Solitude. Eland in Masai Mara, Kenya.

Breakfast time. Painted stork in western Maharashtra, India.

The banded mongoose couple known for killing snakes without hurting themselves. Savannah, Kenya.

Take off. Grey heron in western Maharashtra, India.

Dr Ashwin Vaidya

Dr Ashwin Vaidya is an Eminent ophthalmologist living and practising in Ratnagiri since the past 23 yrs. Wildlife photography birds in particular is his passion. He loves traveling both in India and abroad to capture birds in various biodiversities. Living in the western ghats of Maharashtra offers him a plethora of opportunities to indulge in his passion close to home too. Being in the woods, surrounded by nature offers him an instant recharge and a welcome respite from the daily grind.


Brown Fish Owl (juvenile) : usually found around rivulets

Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker previously known as Black Rumped Flameback

Great Indian Hornbill : a highly endangered species (it’s on the critically endangered list)

The flamboyant colours of the Indian Roller.


Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Manocha

Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Manocha is a Senior and Eminent Paedriatician, Practicing Pediatrics and Neonatology for the last 43 years. He graduated with MBBS from Medical College Calcutta 1972 MD (Pediatrics) Medical College 1978. He is a Senior Consultant Pediatrics Park Clinic and Bhagirathi Neotia Hospital, Past Secretary NNF West Bengal Branch, Past Secretary Park Clinic. He spends his free time relaxing with Art, He is particularly interested in sketching human faces, loves the charcoal medium. He shares his extraordinary sketches with us.

Face Series

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Face Series

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Face Series

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Face Series

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Face Series

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Face Series

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Dr. Chandrima Banerjee

Introducing Dr. Chandrima Banerjee, Delhi based eminent Doctor, and her beautiful paintings. Dr.Chandrima Banerjee, MD Anaesthesiology, is a multifaceted personality who excels in sketching, painting, dancing (Bharatnatyam), singing, and reciting Rabindranath Tagore’s poems. She is a social activist and an ardent pet lover. Her artwork is full of bright colors and depicts the energy that she carries. Her creations are a good mix of the traditional and contemporary and she doesn’t believe in any restrictions or boundaries.


Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 24 x 16 inches


Medium: Water colour on paper

Size: 12 x 16 inches


Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: 12 x 16 inches


Medium: Water color on paper

Size: 12 x 16 inches


Medium: Graphite pencil on paper

Size: 12 x 16 inches


Medium: Graphite pencil on paper

Size: 16 x 12 inches

Dr. Devyani Parekh

Introducing Dr. Devyani Parekh, A very Senior and Eminent Mumbai-based Doctor. She shares her exquisite paintings with us. She states, I am basically Anaesthetist which I did after passing my MBBS from prestigious GSMedical and Kem hospital. I then served Railways for 35 yrs and retired as Medical Director of the entire central Rly. We had 366 beds in the head quarter hospital and during my tenure, Central Rly hospital was awarded “ Best hospital shield”.

During this Pandemic, Art has definitely helped me to remain busy and in turn to remain happy and positive. I know of few friends who did not have anything to do got frustrated and negativity surrounded them. She even taught a friend who knew little painting, and she did three small paintings along with her to gain confidence.

Buddha and Birds

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 36” x 36”

Monk and a Woman

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 24” X 24”


Medium: Acrylic

Size: 48”x 9”


Medium: Japanese rice paper

Size: Oval canvas 18” X wood 18”

Sufi Singer

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 12”x12”

Dr. Devyani Wagle

Introducing Dr. Devyani Wagle, she is a dental practitioner practicing in her private clinic in Mumbai for the last 22 years. Her tryst with the paintbrush started as a child but was soon lost to the daily grind of life. However, she reignited that passion to fill colors on the canvas yet again. Watercolors, oils, acrylics, and charcoal wear many hats, with a special love for oil paintings. Anything that touches her heart whether it be landscapes or portraits gets splashed on the canvas. In addition to dentistry and paintings, she loves to visit new places, especially the mountains where she seeks serenity. She also loves to cook, is an avid trekker, and a recent marathoner.

Eternal Connect

Medium: Oil painting

Size: 33* 27 inches

Simple Things

Medium: Acrylic

Size: 16 * 20 inches

Traditional Way

Medium: Charcoal painting

Size: 19 * 26 inches


Medium: Oil painting

Size: 50 * 21 inches

Of light and shadows

Medium: Oil painting

Size: 16 * 22 inches

Let it go

Medium: Poster Colours

Size: 18 * 25inches

Dr. Dipti Desai

Dr. Dipti Desai is an established Dental Surgeon based in Pune. She shares her spectacular glass painting with us. She is a practicing dentist and a multi-disciplinary artist. Having graduated from Government Dental College In Mumbai she then proceeded to Australia for post-graduation. Upon her return to India, she did a short teaching stint at the Government Dental College in Mumbai. Later she relocated to Pune where she has her own dental practice. She has been passionate about art and dentistry and enjoys doing both immensely. As far as art was concerned having no formal training she learned through experimentation with different media early in life. She has extended this into her practice, working with watercolor, oil, acrylic, glass, and digital media on varied substrates ranging from wood, canvas, handmade paper, and ceramics.

An Ocean of Love

Medium: Stained Glass mosaic and mixed media on Canvas board

Size:3FTX 2.5FT

About: This is a stained glass and mixed media Art work highlighting motherhood an ultimate honor for a woman. The Artwork is created with hand-cut slivers of glass joined together to create a sculpture of a woman holding her baby in her womb guarding it with her life. The ocean behind her is synonymous with the vastness of her love for the unborn and her facial expressions created to echo the same sentiment.

Out Of Africa

Medium: Stained Glass and Acrylic Paint on Board

Size: 2ft x2ft

About: This is a portrait of a Nigerian woman. The artwork is created in Stained Glass Mosaic. The glass tesserae were hand-cut and positioned finely to give the desired effect. The African women are known for their beautiful head dress and colorful jewelry. The skin tones highlight the colors used to create the jewelry. The sparkle in the eyes indicating the hope for beautiful moments in times to come.

A Burst of Poppies

Medium: Stained Glass mosaic on Canvas board

Size: 12″×12″

About: The explosion of poppies in the rich red color reminds us that nature’s palate is vast. The artwork is created using stain glass hand cut with precision to give the effect of a happy burst of petals almost synonymous with rebirth. The vibrant colors create a range of positive emotions in the mind. Shades of greens juggling with reds glistening under different light forms.

Reflections of Taj

Medium: Stained Glass mosaic, mirrors, and acrylic on Canvas board


About: This is a mixed media artwork created to show the beauty of the Taj and its shimmering Reflections in the Yamuna River. Mirrors have been hand cut and placed to emphasize the glow of the marble facade in the moonlit skies Reflections in the Yamuna. The ethereal beauty of the scene has been captured using glass, mirrors, and the impasto effect of acrylic paints.

Prayers on the Varanasi Ghat

Medium: Mixed media and Stained-Glass mosaic.

Size: 3.5 ft x 3ft

About: The Artwork is a mixed media and Stained-Glass work capturing the mood and spirit of the priests and the devotees and who throng to visualize this divine spectacle each evening on the Varanasi Ghats. The swinging of the lit lamps swaying in the hands of the priests and the frenzied movement of the crowds is captured in this artwork. The hand-cut Stained Glass pieces juxtaposed to highlight the priests’ clothing and the beadwork captures the mood of the moment.

Dr. Ian D’Souza

Introducing Dr. Ian D’Souza, Acclaimed and Eminent, Mumbai based Onco surgeon with his spectacular photography and exquisite paintings.

Dr. D’Souza is a practicing cancer surgeon and Medical Director at the Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India. He inherited his passion for photography and wildlife from his father. His new-found interest in painting on the other hand comes he insists, from his mother! The first camera he used was his dad’s twin lens reflex film camera, Rolleiflex, in his early teens. That was way back in the sixties. Since then, it’s been a fascinating transition from the analog film cameras of yesteryear to the hi-tech digital SLRs of today.


Location: Farmhouse, Calangute, Goa, India. 3rd, January 2020.

About: The image is of a Grey-headed bulbul (Brachypodius priocephalus) (left) and red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) (right).

Coppersmith Barbet

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 20″x 20″

Location: Calangute, Goa, India. July 2015.

About: The Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus) is the ‘Official Bird of Mumbai’. It is a beautiful bird that gets its name from its metronomic call that sounds very much like a coppersmith banging its hammer on metal.

Common Silverline Butterfly

Location: Calangute, Goa. November 2013

About: Common Silverline (Spindasis vulcanus) (26-34mm). I was pottering around the farmhouse in Goa when I saw this small, innocuous looking butterfly flitting on the lawn.
Being early November the weather was hot and humid. It was only because I had my camera with a macro lens with me at the time, that I reluctantly decided to get flat on the ground and get a closer look.


Location: Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. December 2016

About: The image is of my wife and daughter silhouetted within a series of arches in one of the hotel’s several beautiful passages. Apart from the symbolism, what makes this image for me is the perspective, play of light and symmetrical lines of the arches, floor tiles, and the women and their shadows.

Writing on the Wall

Location: Manhattan, New York. June 2016

About: I got my wife to sit on the bench at the lower right to act as a reference to give the viewer a sense of its size. This is another of my personal favourites not only for the aesthetics but also for the message it delivers.


Blue-faced Malkoha

Location: Calangute, Goa. March 2016

About: This is a largish bird with greenish-grey feathers, a greenish bill and a long, graduated, white-tipped tail. The throat and neck are dark with pale spiny feathers. It gets its name from a naked patch of blue skin around the eye and is one of the few bird species I have observed to have long eye lashes that would turn most women green with envy!
These birds are relatively shy but every once in a way they do come out in the open to pose for a photograph.


Dr. Ismat Gabula

Introducing Dr. Ismat Gabula and her wonderful Artistic creations. Dr. Ismat is a radiologist and sonologist. by profession. Always creative, she developed and honed her painting skills over the past 9 years under the mentorship of Priya Sandeep. Ismat feels the humdrum existence of everyday life falls away when she finds herself before the easel with a brush in hand. She is transported to a magical world to create whatever her heart desires. She is inspired by the unparalleled beauty of nature, which she aims to capture on her canvas. Landscapes, seascapes, constellations, creatures big and small, on land, in the sky, and in the water, all delight her. She paints them after capturing them on her camera. Human faces with their many and varied emotions also invoke her interest, though that is a more recent interest. Ismat mainly loves to work with Oils, though she is also proficient in Acrylics & Charcoal on paper.


Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 20 x 16 inches

About: An image from National Geographic depicting a spectacular Kingfisher captured in the act of catching his prey haunted me and I felt an overwhelming compulsion to do this painting.


Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 60 x 24 inches

About: The ethereal beauty of the Lotus is so magical as they sits on the surface of any pond supported so effortlessly by the leaves which stay in shadow never taking away, always enhancing the beauty of the flowers.


Medium: Oil & Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 8 x 10 inches

About: Inspired by the jellyfish displayed in the Monterey Bay aquarium. They glide around so effortlessly, beautiful and soft make me want to reach out and touch them, knowing full well that the sting can cause immeasurable pain!


Medium: Oil & Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 18 x 20 inches

About: Inspired by the hypnotizing Jellyfish display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California USA.


Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 24 X 24 inches

About: Just fascinating how two healthy birds perch on a thin branch totally engrossed in each other oblivious to their precarious position.


Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 16 x 12 inches

About: Old world kind of classic appearance of Sunflowers in a Blue ceramic vase.

Dr. Jayati Sengupta

Introducing Dr. Jayati Sen, Kolkata-based, Eminent Paediatrician, and her beautiful paintings.

Dr. Jayati Sengupta
Consultant, Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, AMRI Hospitals,
Consultant, Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Institute of Child Health
I am Dr. Jayati Sengupta, working as a consultant Pediatrician and Paediatric Nephrologist at AMRI Hospitals and Institute of Child Health in Kolkata. Mainly self-taught, but have started painting more seriously since last 2 years, under the mentorship of artist Pranab Ray. Have been continuously dealing with Covid patients since last year and relaxing from the stress with art.

Basant Panchami

Medium: Watercolour on paper

Size: 9 by 12 inches


Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 10 by 12 inches

Mother and child

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 10 by 12 inches

Rain routine in Kolkata

Medium: Watercolour on paper

Size: 10 by 10 inches

For you

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 12 by 16 inches

Dr. Mohammed Ali

Introducing Dr. Mohammed Ali and his splendid photography. Dr. Mohammed Ali is an Eminent Dental Surgeon and Implantologist based in Bangalore. He is the Director of Edugenii Global an Educational training center for Advance Dental treatment & Implants. He has been practicing in this field for close to two decades & his expertise lies in Implantology.

He has been recognized consistently for his performance, excellence, and contributions to Oral Health Care Industry. His passion for photography led him to travel across the globe and made him pursue a dental photography course in Romania. Being an ardent admirer of nature’s scenic views and a keen eye towards mastering his passion with utmost dedication helped him capture dramatic horizons in nature through his lens.



When I admire the wonders of a sunrise showcasing it’s beauty, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. These clicks are a proof that few things in life are as beautiful as a rising sun.


When I admire the wonders of natures beauty and it’s sunsets, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. These clicks are a proof that few things in life are as beautiful as a setting sun.


The tree has managed to capture my attention in a way that every part of a tree is so beautiful and carries it’s own uniqueness along with the rest of nature balancing and supporting it with lush green lands and blue skies creating a scene in a drama for the visualiser.


Travel isn’t always pretty and comfortable but the journey changes you, it has a lot of paths. But I choose to use it as my destiny. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. This photography is proof that every moment of life’s turns has to greeted with open arms because you cannot see what’s across the horizon until you reach that stage. Nature teaches us that life is exciting always.

Blue Yonder

If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you’re laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body. This picture reflects the thoughts in my mind and gives hope that the sun always shines above the clouds.

Dr. Narayan Venkatraman

Introducing Dr. Narayan Venkatraman, a Bangalore-based Renowned Dental surgeon, with his exquisite and captivating photography. He is a Dental surgeon, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist, Former Professor & Head of Oral Pathology. He has his private practice focused on Implant dentistry & Complex Oral and Dental rehabilitation.
He is an Educator in Implant dentistry of international repute and a widely published researcher in both pathology & Implant dentistry. He is a Compulsive traveler, photographer, lyrical poet, bibliophile, audiophile, amateur astronomer, wildlife & motorcycle enthusiast.

Study the lines on my face to get a glimpse of my soul…

Location: Bhaktapur, Nepal

Step into my parlour… a wood spider raiding another’s web

A study in contrast

Location: Diskit Gompa, Ladakh

Silk route hangovers

Location: Hundar, Ladakh

Mayhem at midnight.. star studded ceiling

Location: Pangong tso, Ladakh

Dr. Neerja Chandna Peters

Introducing Dr. Neerja Chandna Peters and her amazing and beautiful creations. A specialist in Family Medicine, Dr. Neerja Chandna Peters discovered her passion for art a decade ago. She practiced both medicine and art until she decided to take premature retirement to pursue art full time. Art became a form of meditation as she found her language in spiritual expression through abstract geometry. She paints mostly in acrylic medium and says her works are an ode to our spiritual heritage where art was considered a means of connecting with the Divine.

Winner of third prize in First International Biennale by International Association of Visual, Performing and Other Arts, her works were recognized through awards and appreciation at national and international level competitions. She received the Critics Choice award, the Artist of the year award, and the Wallace Hartley World Art Day award from the World University of Design, Bharat Nirman, International Association of Art (Official Partners of UNESCO) respectively.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 30 x 20 inches, 76.2 x 50.8 cm



Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36 inches x 24 inches


Pink Lotus

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 23.25’ diameter circle



Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36 inches x 48 inches


Dr. Priya

Introducing Dr. Priya from Birmingham, UK, with her spectacular photography. She is an established neurologist, currently based in the UK. She did the basic medical graduation from India Andhra Pradesh. She enjoys capturing nature around her and during her travels.

She quotes “I am a more spiritual person now since life has become a bit difficult during the pandemic times.”
I would advise my fellow Indian to be safe and cautious for few more years to come, even if you are vaccinated.
Remember Mask – social distancing – washing hands !!!

Picturesque Sky

The beauty of nature, Lush greens

Red blooms and blue sky

Cloudy sky over Edinburgh castle

Blue sky and golden blossoms

Wintery White!! Snow clad hearth

Dr. Sachindeep Singh

Introducing Dr. Sachindeep Singh, Delhi based Eminent Dental surgeon with a passion for art.
He shares his thoughts with us.
Hi! I am Sachin, a self-trained artist, who started his artistic journey as a hobbyist mainly doing Oils. I was mesmerized by everything beautiful in nature and wanted to put it down on paper. I was particularly impressed by landscapes and loved to chase the “light”.
Later in life, I stumbled upon watercolors and it’s a love affair since then. I love the way watercolor responds, predictable and yet unpredictable, and have been solely working in this medium for 6 years. I am mainly drawn towards architecture and it shows in my architectural landscapes and street paintings. I am a member of the Watercolor Society of India and the International Watercolor Society. I have held solo and group exhibitions and many of my works have been selected for participation in national and international events.

Tuscan Sun

Size: 38cm x 28cm
Paper: Baohong 300gsm
Medium: Watercolors

Afternoon in Prague

Size: 38cm x 56cm
Paper: Baohong 300gsm
Medium: Watercolors

French Village

Size: 12” x 9″
Paper: Saunders Waterford 300gsm
Medium: Watercolors

Morning in Rovinj

Size: 38cm x 28cm
Paper: Saunders Waterford 300gsm
Medium: Watercolors

Nashik Morning

Size: 31cm x 41cm
Paper: Arches 300gsm
Medium: Watercolors

Italian Paradise

Size: 31cm x 41cm
Paper: Arches 300gsm
Medium: Watercolors

Dr. Sadhana Kala

Introducing Dr. Sadhana Kala, a Very senior and Eminent Doctor based in Delhi. And her amazing photography.

Dr. (Prof) Sadhana Kala
USA-trained robotic & laparoscopic surgeon, Uppsala University, Sweden, trained fertility specialist.

Ganga Aaarti

Location: 18 April 2015, 0726 pm, Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River

About: Kumbh Mela held at Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India from 15 January to 04 March 2019. A record 24 crore people visited the Kumbh.

Ganga Aaarti

Location: 18 April 2015, 0722 pm, Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River

About: The famous Ganga Aarti is held at dusk every evening at three places: Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi. But Varanasi aarti is the most famous attracts huge number of international visitors.
Two Hindu legends are associated with it: according to one, Brahma created it to welcome Shiva, and in another, Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa-Ashwamedha yajna performed here.


Location: Long Beach Boardwalk, New York, 12 August 2015, 0625 am

About: Long beach, Long Beach Barrier Island, New York. History: 1643 but not inhabited. In 1880, Long Beach Hotel, a row of 27 cottages along a 1,100-foot (340 m) strip of beach. In its first season, the railroad brought 300,000 visitors to Long Island.

Bhimtal lake

Location: Bhimtal, Uttrakhand. Seen from my cottage, 03 March 2015, 0326 pm

About: Bhimtal, elevation 4,470 feet, District Nainital, Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand. It is older than Nainital which is 150-160 years old. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, an old Shiva temple in the bank of Bhimtal lake, is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of Pandavas. I have a summer cottage here, 50 feet above the lake on the hill at the foot of which is the lake.

Girl on rope

Location: 9 Feb 2019, 1113 am, Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj, 2019, outside the famous Lying-Hanuman mandir outside the Allahabad fort.

About: Lying-Hanuman temple. 6-700 years old. After the victory in Lanka, Hanuman felt tired when returning and on Sita’s saying lay down here to take rest. After a dip in the Sangam, darshan at this temple is a must. Otherwise Snan is adhura.

Dr. Sanjay Y Kulkarni

Introducing Dr. Sanjay Y Kulkarni, Is a Pune-based Eminent Orthopaedic surgeon. He shares his beautiful paintings with us. He passed his MBBS from Miraj Govt. Medical college, in 1979. Completed his Orthopaedic specialization in 1985. Worked for experience at Bombay hospital, KEM & SION Hospital up to 1985. Started Orthopedic surgery in Pune in 1985. He has Achieved expertise in Knee & Hip replacement surgery. He has Worked in Sancheti Hospital, Sahyadri Hospital Global hospitals in Pune. Sketching and Watercolour painting is his passion. He has Achieved so far 450+ international & national contests awards.

Bright Sunny morning on Ice Land

Medium: Mat finish, Hand made, medium Variety (270 gsm)

Size: A-4

Green Peace

Medium: Mat finish, Hand made, medium Variety (270 gsm)

Size: A-4

Mother Nature – Respect Her!

Medium: Mat finish, Hand made, medium Variety (270 gsm)

Size: A-4

Don’t Hurt Nature & Woman

Medium: Mat finish, Hand made, medium Variety (270 gsm)

Size: A-4


Medium: Mat finish, Hand made, medium Variety (270 gsm)

Size: A-4

Awaited Moments

Medium: Mat finish, Hand made, medium Variety (270 gsm)

Size: A-4

Dr. Shailja Karki

Introducing Colonel (Dr) Shailja Karki, MD, Senior and Accomplished Doctor serving in the Indian Army. Currently, she is managing military medical deployment in the Nort-East. She hopes to dedicate more time to archiving and displaying her works in subsequent years.

A doctor with an obsession for photography across genres. Her career in the Army gave her the opportunity to travel and further this interest. She has compiled Coffee table books during her tenure with the Army Aviation Squadron, an Armoured Brigade as well as during a joint Indo-Russian Military exercise, EXERCISE INDRA 2013. Other than an early solo exhibition cum sale in the US her friends and offices have been at the receiving end of her exuberance to share her works in the form of gifts.

Prayer Flags

Location: Himani Chamunda, Himachal Pradesh (2018)

About: Buddhist tradition of putting up prayer flags is well known where differently coloured flags carry a specific prayer. This image was captured when on a break from COVID duties and driving through Bir Forest Reserve (Himachal Pradesh). Spontaneous forest fires are a norm in the hills but to find this string of prayer flags surviving amongst the ashes seemed to be saying ‘Don’t worry, even though everything seems to be falling apart humanity will survive on the strenght of it’s spirituality’

Dog day Afternoon

Location: Himani Chamunda, Himachal Pradesh (2018)

About: Walking through idyllic forests of Himani Chamunda I was caught in a sudden downpour. Luckily for me I had spotted a building under construction nearby and returned to it for shelter. I approached it cautiously and found a dog in a similar predicament, both intruders and highly nervous. The dog was captured in this frame in the few seconds we spent sizing each other up. Am sure that’s what won him over as he broke his gaze and decided to follow me during the remainder of my explorations.

The Butterfly

Location: Captured on a river island in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

About: Holi had been an exuberant but brief celebration in the hospital so that essential staff could revert to ward duties. As i had the privilege of a ‘rest day’ I wandered along a river in search of birds. Subsequently, I waded through the river to a quite island. I was contemplating on the stark contrast the dried grass presented to the colorful fest I had just come away from when a butterfly unmindful of my proximity spent much time on one ‘dry’ blade and then another. If a butterfly could find opportunities in a seemingly barren space so must we in a seemingly difficult situation.

The Muse

Location: Baijnath Temple, Himachal Pradesh (2017)

About: Travelling on duty, through Mandi district of Himachal I came across this heritage building of Baijnath Temple. I couldn’t resist an opportunity to stop and shoot some. Not wanting to spend time unlacing my army boots or desecrating the holy place I decided to go around peeping through open doors, iron partitions and gaps in the surrounding walls. There was this one niche which gave a good view of activities within and the building. Quite some clicks layer I noticed a lizzard not inches away from my camera that had remained well camouflaged against the wall. It kept bobbing it’s head as if it was checking out my camera and the temple alternately. It seemed as if it was speaking to me “Yeah vantage point, go on, you got it.” The Lizzard became the centre of my focus as it seemed to bring life to the mute walls of the temple.

Girl in the Shadows

Location: Rajasthan (2014)

About: The composition is that of Edgar Degas’ sculpture ‘Ballerina’ in the foreground of a thorny bush used for a dry flower arrangement. An incidental capture in one of those light-out nights while posted to a remote village in Rajasthan. ‘Nirbhaya’ was fresh on my mind from evening news and this seemed to capture the mood well. Even though the girl is confronted with darkness and difficulties she has forward and upward looking demeanor.

Lady with the sickle

Location: Jaitsisar Rajasthan (2014)

About: While it maybe said that Mother nature feeds us it is the farmers who nurture us. Over days I saw this lady working in the blistering summer heat of April and hoped to catch a serious, wrinkled against the sun countenance. But she disappointed me. there wasn’t ever the slightest hint of a frown, just a tranquil look and her rhythmic move strangely calming. It made me forget the mid day heat.

Dr. Shriram Upadhaye

Introducing Dr. Shriram Upadhaye. He shares his exquisite captures and amazing cartoons with us. Dr. Shriram Upadhaye is a very Senior and Acclaimed Surgeon based in Nashik. He completed his MBBS and MS in general surgery from Grant Medical College and JJ hospital Mumbai. His wife Aparna is an MD DGO, Gynaecologist from GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and they have their own prominent hospital and are practicing in Nasik for more than 35 years now.

Dr. Shriram is an avid traveler and very passionate about photography, his subjects range from Wildlife, Birds, Landscapes, to anything that catches his interest from day to day life. He is an amazing cartoonist, creating on vast subjects. His works can be viewed on

Indian Magpie Robin

About: This Indian Magpie Robin caught a worm. In front of me.
And tossed and caught.

Adolescent Cubs

About: Those Tigers are adolescent cubs of a Famous tigress of Tadoba, called Chhoti Tara.
They were playfully fighting. The deer seen in the background were about 150 -200 feet away from them. Grazing yet keeping an eye on them.
Clicked about 4 years ago

Blue Kingfisher

Location: Cairns, Australia. 4 years ago.

Vincent Van Gogh

About: Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh created by mobile painting. All intricate detailing done very minutely and painstakingly.

Dr. Sumedh Pacharaney

Introducing Dr. Sumedh Pacharaney is a senior Dental surgeon based in Thane. Practicing dentistry for last 25 yrs.
Dr. Sumedh uses his free time, to pursue his passion for sketching in various mediums. He specializes in Pencil and Charcoals. His sketches speak of meticulous, perfection in creativity.

The Elephant

Medium: Graphite on smooth paper

Size: A3

Steam Engine

Medium: Graphite on smooth paper

Size: A3


Medium: Graphite & Charcoal on smooth paper

Size: A3


Medium: Graphite on smooth paper

Size: A3


Medium: Charcoal on smooth paper

Size: A3

Killer Looks

Medium: Graphite on smooth paper

Size: A4

Dr. Sumohan Chatterjee

Introducing Dr. Sumohan Chatterjee , An Eminent Surgeon based in UK. He is passionate about photography. And is sharing some of his amazing captures. Some also captured during the Pandemic.

He shares his thoughts with us.
My name is Sumohan Chatterjee from Calcutta now living in Manchester. I am a surgeon by trade and an amateur photographer. I find using a camera a proper one or a phone helps me to document what I see around me. The pandemic has restricted travel which I used to do regularly for work and leisure and badly miss

This is Myrtle beach in Kefalonia, Greece. It is a long exposure photograph calming the sea water and imbibing all the colours of sunset.

This picture was taken during summer of 2020 when COVID restrictions were eased. The little girl was very excited to enjoy the outdoors and it felt refreshing like light at end of the tunnel. This is at Monsal head, near Manchester and it’s a disused rail track which is now used as a cycle path.

This is my favorite city Venice during carnivale di Venezia in 2019, the last time it took place due to cancellations for Covid
The picture has all the elements the masked performers (masks are part of life now), the Santa Maria della Salute in the background which was built after an epidemic of plague nearly 400 years ago and the famous gondolas going towards the Ponte dei Sospiri or the bridge of sighs at sunset. It’s a reminder epidemics has been part of human civilization and one soon we will overcome the current one.

Lavender fields are famous in France but this one is in England

Birds eye view of my city of birth taken from 50th storey of the tallest building in Calcutta when it was under construction with Victoria Memorial and St Paul’s cathedral in view during Christmas period.

I was in Pink city Jaipur as an invited guest speaker in a surgical conference and only had a spare evening to enjoy the sights of the city. I was standing opposite the Hawa Mahal admiring its beauty and locals were just walking past it without even looking at it. So I tried to get a silhouette in front of the building.

Dr. Sushmita Banerjee

Introducing Dr. Sushmita Banerjee, Kolkata-based, Eminent Paediatric Nephrologist, along with her artistic creations. Consultant, Dept. of Pediatrics, Calcutta Medical Research Institute, and Dept. of Pediatric Nephrology, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata.

She shared her thoughts with us.
I am a Pediatrician, specializing in children’s kidney diseases. I work in a charitable pediatric hospital as well as in a multidisciplinary corporate institute in Kolkata. I have been involved in the setting up of Pediatric Nephrology services in our city and represented our state and our country in national and international academic and professional forums.

Wild Sunflowers

Medium: Acrylic on canvas board

Size: 12 X 16 inches

No Escape

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 15 X 12 inches

The End of Winter

Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas

Size: 36 X. 24 inches

The Hills are Alive

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 21 X 30 inches

Ramp Walk

Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas

Size: 14 X 16 inches

Urban Tradition

Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas

Size: 14 X 16 inches

Mystic Marsh

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24 X 18 inches

An Autumn Sun

Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas board

Size: 16 X 20 inches

Dr. Susupta Chaudhuri

Dr. Susupta Chaudhuri is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist MBBS, DGO, DFFP (UK), MRCOG (UK), FRCOG (UK). Her super specialty is Feto Maternal Medicine. After working and living for more than a decade in the UK, she relocated to Kolkata.
As per Dr. Susupta, Kolkata is one city in India that is still rural despite being urban, which despite being attached is still detached.
THE ABSURD IS THE ESSENTIAL CONCEPT AND THE FIRST TRUTH ( Albert Cammus, Nobel 1957). This is something that perhaps resonates with her sense of art.

Tomorrow at Dawn

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24 X 30 inches

First Blush

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 30 X 36 inches


Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24 X 30 inches


Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36 X 30 inches


Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36 X 30 inches


Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36 X 30 inches

Dr. Udatta Kher

Dr. Udatta Kher is a Mumbai-based Eminent Dental Surgeon. He is the Director of Impart education. A skilled Clinician, Educator, and Researcher. He is a master of advanced procedures in Dental implantology, Laser dentistry, and Cosmetic dentistry.
He has received many awards for excellence in his field. He is a global educator, having lectured across the world to spread knowledge and expertise amongst budding clinicians worldwide.
He is a keen photographer. During the period of Pandemic, Dr. Kher developed, a passion for miniature clay modeling which is exquisite, giving a new direction to his creativity.

Covid warriors

My team in the practice. Shot on a mobile phone camera during the pandemic.

Sunrise in the Himalayas

Prayer flags at Leh monastery

Leap of faith
Shot at Wadi Rum, Jordan



Dr. Yatin Desai

Dr. Yatin Desai is an Ahmedabad-based, Acclaimed, and Very senior Orthopaedic surgeon, Ex HOD & Professor of NHL, Medical college. He is also a teacher for PG in Orthopaedics.
He is an avid Globe trotter and traveler. He is an adventurist and Trekker. He also writes poetry in the Gujarati Language.
He interestingly, was not into bird photography, until the Pandemic, but his traveling got restricted so he started moving around the city of Ahmedabad for the past 6 months and has managed to capture some amazing birds In their habitats.
He has created many rare videos especially on the flight of Flamingoes.
He has worked tirelessly, not taking a single day off from duty, during this pandemic. Kudos to your dedication, Doctor.

Blue tailed flycatchers

Flying flamingos

Painted storks

Golden oriole

Purple Swamphen