Glimpses along the way

Who am I?

I’m seeking and shooting in the heart of south India.

Self-portrait, reflected in Ramana Maharshi photo
Self-portrait: reflection in Ramana Maharshi photo

23 responses

  1. mithun

    This is really beautiful.

    August 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    • devgogoi

      Thank you, Mithun. All is Grace.

      August 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

  2. Great photos / reporting. Are you the same Dev Gogoi that I knew many moons ago – Dosco, Stephanian…?

    September 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

  3. devgogoi

    Guilty on both counts, Kaushik, and thanks for the comment 🙂 And speaking of many moons ago, am I remembering correctly: photography, Kolkata, Germany? Kemon aachen?

    September 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm

  4. Dear Dev Gogoi — I have treasured seeing your superb photos of macaque monkeys on CORBIS IMAGES website. Being a decades-long student of monkeys, allow me to share that the monkeys in the image with a man meditating are long-tailed macaques, rather than rhesus macaques. The rhesus have a tail less than half as long as long-tailed macaque, and not a soft temperament like the more gentle long-tailed macaques in your picture. But both equally capable of mischief! You can contact me for monkey identifications if ever you wish. Thank you for your wonderful photos,

    December 10, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  5. devgogoi

    Dear Kim — Thank you so much for identifying the long-tailed macaques. Indeed, they are of softer temperament than the rhesus macaques, and now we can correctly observe and describe what we see!

    Here is a fuller set that you may enjoy:

    And thank you too for the offer to contact you in future. Much appreciated! Wishing you all the best in your work.

    December 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  6. Kim Bauers

    Very welcome! I envy you living in India with so many monkeys to watch. My hope is to return to Thailand where I used to watch “stumptailed” macaques, and also the lovely long-tailed macaques. The latter used tools such as bits of sail cloth washed ashore to protect their hands, as if a glove, while they catch crabs, at the sea side. And the young ones, too young to risk ltheir finger – they are only permitted by the parents to “pretend” that they are catching crabs, using rocks of appropriate size. Also, the “uncles” often conduct a “kindergarden” session in the tidepools, with the little ones all swimming in a circle, while the parents are busy feeding. How I miss watching them swim and play! For great enjoyment, anyone might go the Corbis Images website, and put “monkey” into the search bar. Many wonderful images. I am so happy to discover the site. Dev, may I ask you what is your camera and lens for your superb pictures? I have been left behind with the new technology, yet hope to begin to prepare my equipment list for some future wildlife photography I dream of doing. Thank you, Kim

    December 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    • devgogoi

      Hi Kim, I’ve emailed you. Best wishes, Dev

      December 12, 2011 at 7:08 am

  7. vinoth

    wish you very happy new year come happy, peace, healthy, have wounderful year to you & your famliy members i live your profession

    January 1, 2012 at 1:21 am

    • devgogoi

      Dear Vinoth, Thank you so much for your wishes. May you and yours have a Happy and Fulfilling 2012. ~Dev

      January 1, 2012 at 3:59 am

  8. vinoth

    great shot sir nice photography sir

    January 1, 2012 at 1:22 am

  9. dear devgogoi,

    I am Daniel, Wendel Field’s friend in Indiana. I do Wendel’s web site ( and was wondering if I might use your photos of Wendel’s Egg Painting – all and everything for his web site. I would put your name and copyright on it. I have not had any photo updates from him so it would be nice to use yours. I have some earlier phlotos and video of him and the painting that I was going to add to his site but I do not have recent photographs of it.

    Those photos you took really look great.

    All the best,


    January 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    • devgogoi

      Dear Daniel,

      Yes, please feel free to use my photos of Wendel on his site. Thank you for asking and the credit is appreciated. A link to this blog, if you feel it’s appropriate, would be great.

      Beautiful work, simply displayed on a minimalist site. Had no idea of the enormity and variety of Wendel’s work. Thank you!

      All good wishes,


      January 19, 2012 at 3:03 am

  10. Namaste Dev Gogoi,i know you for the past 20 years.Once i came to your house along with Nanna garu and i still remember a great view of the hill from where you stayed then.I am receiving Desmotix news provided by you.Hope you are maintaining good health.I have something to talk to you personally,either i shall meet you in person in Tiru or i will contact you through your personal id.Namaste.~Dr.Raju.

    March 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

  11. Namaste Dev Gogoi, Your picture of Arunachala Siva, the one with the lake in front, is astoundingly beautiful and has such a pure transmission of the essence of this truly divine being. I am a long time devotee of Ramana Maharshi and offer satsang all over the world. I’m in the process of redesigning my website and would love to use this photograph of yours. Is this a possibility? Please let me know.

    January 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    • devgogoi

      Thank you for asking and yes, you may use the photograph on your website. If it suits your design, a credit and linkback to this blog would be appreciated. All the best.

      January 2, 2014 at 2:24 am

      • Thank you so much. Will definitely make a link back to your site and will let you know when the site is upgraded with your photo : )

        January 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm

  12. Just back from the Ramanasramam and missing it – so looked for all things connected to it and discovered your wonderful pictures in the twitter feed (which I rarely visit!). So here I am – perhaps by grace 🙂 Thank you for sharing your work!

    January 29, 2015 at 8:38 am

  13. Hi Dev,

    This is Caroline, Samer´s friend.

    Would it be possible to use one of your pictures for my website? I have a website (, where I am posting about the therapy which I offer, and I would very much like to place your picture called “Mountain gazing- VI” on the website.

    If possible, please let me know the price and procedure. Thank you

    Best wishes

    August 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

    • devgogoi

      Dear Caroline,

      Congratulations on your work, and your website!

      Thank you for contacting me. I am emailing you just now.

      With all good wishes,


      August 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  14. Anu Santhanagopal

    Beautiful photos. This is my first trip to tiruvannamalai and would like to know if there is a a photo wall opportunity.

    December 18, 2017 at 3:58 am

    • devgogoi

      By “photo wall opportunity” you mean . . .?

      December 18, 2017 at 5:13 am

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