Morning Catch by Amit Sharma
Gokarna is a beach town situated just south of Goa, and is known for its beautiful pristine beaches, its mythological roots, as well as the regular flow of foreign tourists.
While walking on the Gokarna beach on the morning of Diwali, I came across this curious boy looking at a group of fishermen bringing in their morning catch.
And two months later, they did not know when Pune Mirror would put their story of this trip on the back page of their paper. They came to know only today, when they started getting messages from ecstatic friends about becoming famous et al.
The Gokarna Beach, though not as famous as the Om Beach, makes up in the people there what it lacks in “terrain”. That day we found fishermen, riders from way up Delhi and way down south living in tents, foreign tourists reading old books, shacks that served awesome pancakes and mashed potatoes, a six-pole contraption which was decorated with rice-lights, presumably for the occasion of Diwali, and we hadn’t even covered half of the vast stretch of this beach!
D90, 11-16mm @ 14mm/2.8
This picture of a tourist meditating on the Om Beach at Gokarna has registered more than 500 views on Flickr since last evening, when I uploaded it.
The last picture that got such activity was the photograph of Aditi picking hermit crabs on the beach at Dahanu.