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Chennai Teashop
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Chennai Teashop
I was a tea person until I had my first taste of strong Filter Coffee at this tea shop in Chennai. This little, but busy tea shop has been my “adda” for the past six years.

Anyone who knows me or has met me in Chennai, has definitely shared a glass of this elixir here with me. I have taken my son here regularly for his juice and my coffee, I have met photographers here, cyclists, runners, neighbours and friends, I have even had coffee here alone!

The tea masters you see in this picture have brewed me cups of coffee almost everyday I have spent in Chennai! Today, as I had my last glass of filter coffee here with Guru and the shop owner, I know I will miss the best cup of coffee in the world always.

Opposite Turiya Hotel
28Nov2022
AvTvISO Varanasi 2022 Album
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AvTvISO Varanasi 2022 Album
2021 Family Album
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2021 Family Album
Book Review
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Book Review
https://tedpub.dk/udgivelser/from-madras-to-chennai

Udayan’s review on the publisher’s website!
2022
IIG Ribbon
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IIG Ribbon
Udayan’s photograph has been featured in 2022
Bye bye Chennai | Nov2022
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Bye bye Chennai | Nov2022
Bye bye Chennai!

I relocated to Chennai in Nov 2016 and thought we will be here for the next couple of years…
It’s been 6 years since then and I didn’t realize when and how this city became mine… perhaps its more appropriate to say that this city made me become a part of it.

In these 6 years, I made lots of friends. They never let me feel that I was not born here or am not a native Tamilian.

There are three close friends I want to call out especially.

The 1st one is Mohan. He was my cycling buddy. Without him, I would have never finished any of my cycling challenges. When we used to cycle day & night in the middle of nowhere, he took care of me… a real friend. When not cycling, he helped me explore Chennai with my camera. He was one of the main reasons I started loving Chennai. I found the soul of Chennai with him.

The other two friends are Maheswaran & Guru. I have been practicing photography for more than 30 years now. I can confidently say that the last 6 years were the most memorable in terms of photography and this was possible only for these two friends. Always smiling and always ready to accept my madness in photography in Chennai, weather I wanted to photograph early in the morning, on all weekends or roam around streets and fields in the scorching heat or go to little known places… they accompanied me everywhere without a protest or a question. Thank you for giving me these 6 precious years.


I will never forget this city as I spent one of the best time of my life here. Chennai is my 2nd home now.

I also leave a piece of my heart here forever in my two four-legged sons, Tobo & Gunda, who lie here in peace for eternity.

Chennai, I say farewell for now… I know I will be back home soon.
Gate Pass Stickers
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Gate Pass Stickers
3rd Edition DigiMedia PhotoVideo Expo at Chennai Trade Centre
16Oct2022 with Atig
FIP Viewfinder Sep2022
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FIP Viewfinder Sep2022
Udayan’s name has been featured as a life member however he has withdrawn his membership in 2020.
Varanasi-2022
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Varanasi-2022
Gate Pass Stickers
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Gate Pass Stickers
ImageToday Trade Fair-2022
22Jul2022|Chennai with MK
IIG Sticker
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IIG Sticker
2022
Similar?
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Similar?
Found this one similar to my pic!
(Jun2022)
FIP
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FIP
Ladakh-The Barren Splendour
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Ladakh-The Barren Splendour
I buy books related to photography regularly and I am really proud of my photo book collection. Recently I added fantastic book to my library.

It is a coffee table book by Kalpana Chatterjee on Ladakh. She lived there for a few years as her husband was posted with the Indian Army. This helped her discover deeply the many facets of photogenic Ladakh & her images inspired many photographers like me to visit & photograph this nature’s heaven.

If possible, please go through her book. I am sure you will see Ladakh in a new light which will prompt you to plan a visit to the place once again very soon.

[Apr2022]
festival Chemins de Photos 2022
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festival Chemins de Photos 2022
This Guide du festival Chemins de Photos 2022 where Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara was exhibited.
Reha Bilir Bookmark
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Reha Bilir Bookmark
FB Text/12Apr2022

“Gezen Bilir” is a Turkish proverb that means the wanderer knows or “They know more who travels”.

“Gezen Bilir” is a set 6 books on Travel Photography by Reha Bilir. These books are the result of Reha Bilir’s travel worldwide.

I know him from 2015 when I became a member of Sille Sanat Sarayi (https://sillesanat.com/). Sille Sanat Sarayi became one of the Best Photography Clubs of the world due Reha Bilir’s leadership. Over many years, our relationship deepened and I now share a very special bond with him. He is my big brother from Turkey. He is not only an amazing photographer and human being, but also the finest example of a leader who knows how to foster growth for others. I have rarely seen any person who loves the photography so selflessly as he does & who always tries to make the other photographers shine.

These books are the best gift I have received this year. Thank you my brother for this precious and beautiful gift.
Please let me know if anyone is interested in these books. I will share his contact, so you can get these books too.
Kim Fleischer Michaelsen
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Kim Fleischer Michaelsen
A beautiful gift from Denmark!
Dr Kim Fleischer Michaelsen, an avid street photographer sent his book (Title: From Madras to Chennai) for a few of us PSM Members (Photographic Society of Madras).

It’s an incredible book where he beautifully captured the true essence of Chennai Streets. This book is a result of 50 years of Street Photography & 9 visits to Chennai from Denmark. He first visited Chennai in 1969 and last in 2019.

Moreover, the profits from this book will be donated to an NGO supporting vulnerable children in Chennai.

I always believe one needs to be a good human being to be a good photographer & Dr Kim is one of the finest examples.

(March2022)
Social Media Story
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Social Media Story
Saurabh Sirohiya/March2022/MathuraHoli
GiftCard
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GiftCard
AvTvISO Laser Engraved Personalized Amagon Gift Card for #CMYK2022 Cash Awards. This is just a sample for keep sake!
Agile Photographic Society
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Agile Photographic Society
11th FIAP New Year Greetings Card Contest-2022
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11th FIAP New Year Greetings Card Contest-2022
8th ILFIAP Clubs Exhibition-2021
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8th ILFIAP Clubs Exhibition-2021
https://sergi.sillesanat.com/8th_ILFIAP_CLUBS_PHOTOGRAPHY_EXHIBITION
Smart Photography-Oct2021
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Smart Photography-Oct2021
Fun Quiz-Sep21
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Fun Quiz-Sep21
https://expertphotography.com/quiz/photograph

Perfectionists are represented by a Cat for their strict standards, intelligence, and ambition. They thrive when faced with a challenge and are not afraid of exploring new niches. As photo nerds, they often find themselves shooting scenes where they can utilize their extensive photography knowledge. However, due to their overly precise nature, Perfectionists need to be independent and patient in order to capture great shots. This is part of what makes being a Perfectionist so rewarding and the results are reflected in the quality of their photos.
APA Membership
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APA Membership
assamphotographicarts.com
PSA Whos Who-2020
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PSA Whos Who-2020
IIG/p
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IIG/p
Jul2021
Stickers
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Stickers
UttarPurv Membership
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UttarPurv Membership
Social Share: Cycling
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Social Share: Cycling
Two years ago, I started cycling with an idea for a photographic project in my mind. Before I started the project, I wanted to know their world intimately. So in the span of one year, I completed double SR.

SR or Super Randonneur is a title earned by any cyclist who completes a series of brevets (200KM in 13.5Hrs, 300KM in 20Hrs, 400KM in 27Hrs & 600KM in 40Hrs) all in the same year. I realised that Brevets or BRM are an addiction. 40 Hrs on a cycle not only teaches you many life lessons, it adds unforgettable memories in your life & many interesting stories to share… Here is an old post about the first 5 months I spent cycling: bit.ly/sr-usp

Now, two years since the time I cycled manically, I have finally started my photographic project, the same one for which I cycled day & night, every day including on weekends, lost almost 13 KGs and covered almost 23000KMs in a span of one year.

Happy to meet a few cyclists again with who I rode on many BRMs and spent many days & nights on the road with. Waiting to make many new friends, listen to their stories & tell those to the world through my photographic project… Feeling excited again to work on something new…
10th FIAP New Year Greetings Card Contest-2021
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10th FIAP New Year Greetings Card Contest-2021
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