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Balamurali Moni 04-Nov-2016 10:31
Thank you Mr.Henk Oochappan for your wonderful pictures and excellent explanation given for each photos you have taken. You have a great understanding of Tamilnadu and its culture especially about madurai than many of youngsters who lives now at villages and cities.Now the world and future tamil people will come to know the true value of living in tamilnadu and will understand its cultures through your eyes.Also please visit Senthamangalam, Malaiyur near Palamedu that is the only country side in madurai is missing in your portrait.
Zoriana 30-Jun-2014 18:30
Love your work. So much soul and inspiration, great eye, and composition.
Neetu 28-Jan-2014 02:54
Completely spell-binding pictures. I went to Madurai in November and wasn't allowed to take photos. Had I been able to, it would be no where close to the gems you shot. Thanks for making them available to be seen.
Baranidharan Sundaram 12-Jan-2014 15:19
Nice, that you have captured the casual moments in a splendid manner.

It was a replenishing experience.
Sugumarje 23-Jun-2013 16:32
Dear Oochappan, Your work is awesome... Thanks for Share! I am a Artist, If I use your photos as a model, sure give your name as credit on my art.
Senthilkumar Thanakkan 20-Apr-2013 18:27
It is an awesome collection and pictures. I am also from southern part of Tamil Nadu and I hail from untouched remote area. Area even ignored by the local government. When I see the pics I am reminded of my early days...
Sud from USA 21-Aug-2012 14:05
Great shots and sites Mr.Oochappan... 31-Jul-2012 21:18
Great site
Tamil 28-Mar-2012 18:02
awesome gallery...!! thanks for sharing..
Ardath 21-Mar-2012 16:48
I have viewed each of your photos and have found them all to be wonderful works of art! Thank you for sharing your lovely, respectful photos of your adopted country and its beautiful people!
Deepak 14-Mar-2012 23:09
Amazing Photos.After seeing these photos i feel nostalgic about my experience about my stay in Madurai.Thank you for sharing these masterpieces.
Anita 15-Feb-2012 18:39
Hello Oochappan,

I like your photos so much. Next year i am planning to come back to India, to Tamil Nadu, again.
Mangulam seems to be a wonderful place. Is it possible to go there by bus from Madurai? And from Mangulam to Paramadayanpatti - by bus or walk? I would like to see these places. If you want, please contact me by email:

Have a nice day!

JD 11-Feb-2012 04:36
Amazing work of art. Thank you for sharing with the world.
Rakesh Arun 23-Jan-2012 14:05
Hello Mr. Oochappan,

Thank you for the wonderful gallery that you have. I was in Madurai 3 Weeks ago. When I was visiting my relatives in Goripalayam (near Madurai Telegram office), I noticed an European gentleman, with a thick beard and a cigarette in his hand, chatting to a local. By any chance, were you in Goripalayam anytime during that period?

Ashwini Verma 20-Jan-2012 08:03
U truly have seen and know more of india than most indians...thank you very much and please keep up the good work !
ventaldo01-Jan-2012 11:08
Your photos are works of art.
Great Pictures.
Best regards from Italy
Linda 08-Dec-2011 22:59
I can't stop coming here! Lol!
tomaszd02-Nov-2011 17:48
I really like your photos. Thank you for sharing that with us.
Anita 02-Aug-2011 20:00
Hello Oochappan,

I really like your photos very much! I found your webpage, because i visited and watched your excellent videos. I worked and lived in Tamil Nadu (Pallapatti, near Madurai) for one year and I would like to go back very soon, because it's become my second home. But now I have one question: I saw your video named "Madurai - Tamil Nadu - South India 2011" and i really like the last song about Madurai. What is the name of this song, who the singer? Thank you for your help!

Kind regards
Saranya 26-Jul-2011 05:10
Beautiful and striking pictures. I love the way you capture the daily life, culture and colours of Tamil Nadu. Your photos are beautiful works of art.
Georgie Mathew 19-Jul-2011 14:35

I found your site through flickr. Kudos to the great efforts and travels to make this very impressive collection . Indeed, Tamilnadu is colorful as you portray! I am also trying to catch its colors in my blog, Do have a look .
Once again, wonderful human photos.
Juana 30-May-2011 20:56
Lovely site.
Georges Noblet04-Apr-2011 15:42
I love your feeling and vision of India (my beloved people and beloved country). You have a great sense of colours, composition, subject. Like a painter. A wonderful technique in the service of your heart. You are among my favorite photographers. I like your humanity. Thank you a lot!
Kind regards,
Johannes Krey 24-Mar-2011 07:36
Wonderfull Page.

Great Pictures. Respect.

Best regards from Germany

Johannes Krey
Chuck Kuhn23-Feb-2011 04:52
Wonderful pictures of beautiful people. Hello Occhappan, I will be living in India this year from April to Oct. My only purpose to to Photgraphy amazing India. My base home will be in Bangalore. I plan to visit photography daily Life in India. My question to you, do you know of any photography clubs, members or just photographers who would be interested in photographing with me. Perhaps a 1/2 day or for day after day. Just reaching out. You can see my photography of Vietnam and other countries on here PBASE. Thanks
Navas Khan 31-Jan-2011 21:27
Excellent photos... I am from Madurai (Mudakkusalai) and now i am in Florida. I really feel like am at Madurai whenever i see these photos... each and every photo depicts our culture and color of people... so colorful and so artistic...

- Navas Khan.
Manu 16-Jan-2011 14:31
Regine Obrok 12-Jan-2011 16:50
Just amazing. Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos!
Guest 22-Dec-2010 05:44
Hai this is thomas studying mca in loyola college,chennai.i am happy to see ur profile,videos,photos because i am also the lover of jallikattu.may i know whats ur native place....
Guest 17-Dec-2010 09:46
pugaipadam alla


Paraj Shukla 16-Dec-2010 21:43
Fantastic images there ! Keep it going....All the very best.
Aneesh 20-Nov-2010 14:38
Truly inspirational pictures..
aneev 16-Nov-2010 09:48
ur fotos are great . I had send u a mail pls reply
Guest 12-Oct-2010 11:49
Thank you soo much for visiting and your advice !! I will always keep it in mind
Pedro Libório01-Oct-2010 19:38
totally wowww!!
your use of colors,
your compositions,
your ability to capture the human nature ...
absolutly stunning photography you do and you have here an huge fan of your work!!!
thanks for sharing so fantastic beauty!
Meenachi 30-Sep-2010 16:19
lemme tell u something man.. wherever i may go to source real pictures.. i find myself bouncing back to ya website.
da color, mood, originality, moment.. man u got it. i've send u a mail.. plz respond.

Guest 30-Sep-2010 08:41
im in love with you style of photography and your editing skills
senthil 17-Sep-2010 13:04
Very nice
kiruba jeba 22-Apr-2010 06:38
Dear oochappan,
i really enjoyed your art..marvelous captures..this is my favourite native is tirunelveli ,now iam working with are lucky living with nature and take life as a traveller...ok
l krishna kumar 14-Mar-2010 13:27
Your pictures are great. Have you altered the pictures to give extra colour... really nice work
Prabha 16-Feb-2010 08:18
your pics are awesome!!!!! Really i feel very happy to see my state this much lovely!!! its a great job dude!!!!
Green 30-Nov-2009 21:35
Great Job, Oochappan.
You have captured the true essence of life in the heart of Tamil Nadu and not seen the place through a tourists eyes. Fantastic pics!
roberto piccoli 11-Nov-2009 18:58
your photos are fantastic! also make a photo in your country is pantastic!
krishnasagar 30-Jun-2009 09:12
wow.........good to make it.........?
Radhakrishnan 29-Jun-2009 10:42
stunning stills dude.i really enjoyed.
ur photographs tells the value of ur creativity.great job machi
Vibin 17-Jan-2009 07:20
Marvellous photographs, which I ever seen after my 10 years in tourism field. All your messages through the photos are penetrating inside to our soul !!!

I really admired and would like to get some tips from you regarding photography, if you don't mind.
Rajesh Ethiraj 08-Oct-2008 21:14

Indha prapancham miga miga siriyadhu,
yen endral adhai ungal lensukul adakiviteergal.

BTW, can u tell me what camera you are using to click all those(If you don mind!!!! :))
I spent my whole night shift by looking at ur photos (without working) .....
Mahendra 07-Sep-2008 16:22
Hi Henk Jacob
I really love your photographs you have the greatest eye in the world to see the real beauty,
keep it up.
hats off to you,
Guest 05-Sep-2008 06:12
Dear Oochappan,

You made me home sick and i cry all the time when I see your marvelous pictures! It touches me....well, i dont find any words to explain my feelings but thanks for helping me to feel the peace of joy!

Nazir Sultan 03-Sep-2008 07:47
Dear Mr. Oochappan,

Really your photos are very good and keen. What is your favourite camera using to taken this wonderful photos.

Kandha 13-Aug-2008 10:27
Excellent Pictures. What is your profession? Are you doing for hobby or as a professional assignment?
Parthi 06-May-2008 07:58
Hi Henk,

Wonderful Pics. The Experinece after viewing your photos was almost like goin thru the streets of Tamil Nadu. Wonderful!!!. The Way you have Captured Palani hills @Nite is simply Wonderful....
Wish you to have more happy stays @Tamil Nadu
Raf09-Mar-2008 21:30
Prachtig, verfrissend en inspirerend hoe je de essentie in elke foto vastlegt.
Te mooi om alles op een avond te verwerken! Proficiat.
T. Nguyen 21-Feb-2008 17:10
The only thing I can say is "Wow, all galleries are wonderful!". I have got a feeling that I am travelling in The land of Tamil now - meeting Tamil people, enjoying the culture...thank to your passions.
Thank you very very very much.
Karthik Raja31-Jan-2008 15:04
Hi Henk,
Thanks for taking the time to walk around Madurai with me. - That's our picture together. - That has all the pictures I took on the trip
Keep showcasing Tamil Nadu!
Arun 27-Jan-2008 23:50
I have to bow and repeatedly bow to your pictures of TamilNadu. You have captured the essence, the spirit and the blood of my state so beautifully. We are so proud of a person like you. Thanks for all your stunning images.
Bikash Das 20-Jan-2008 13:13
Hi Henk,
Your Pictures are magnanimous , truly inspiring and each of them carry a deep message.
Iam a very close friend of Murli and stay in the same apartment.

Best Regards
Rajesh 17-Jan-2008 09:00
Amazings Pics man! Rocks!Happy Pongal!
Venkatesh V 14-Jan-2008 10:44
breathtaking pictures of Jallikkattu. Havent seen so great pictures on this brave sport. Thanks a lot for sharing. Cheers.
Guest 12-Jan-2008 23:48
Wonderful photographs.

I see some of your photos used in
UR 03-Jan-2008 21:14
excellent pictures..felt like been to maduari.
keep posting.
add pictures of madurai malli...(jasmine flower)
Celeste 18-Dec-2007 01:54
Great photos!
Guest 29-Nov-2007 21:34
Hallo Henk (naam heb ik uit onderstaande reacties) gefeliciteerd met uw prachtige website.
Schitterend fotowerk.
Mijn naam is Abe van Ancum en ik ben fotograaf in Nieuwegein (nederland). Ik heb al vaker met bewondering naar uw site gekeken en vraag mij af hoe U de hele opzet van de site zo voor elkaar heeft gekregen. Ik wil mijn eigen website op graag een betere uitstraling geven maar weet niet hoe ik dit op pbase aan moet pakken.
Heeft U wellicht een gouden tip voor mij?

Met vriendelijke groet,

Abe van Ancum
of telefoon: 06-55184208
Guest 06-Nov-2007 00:45
I much enjoyed the link to your gallery with the video interspersed with the still pictures - the music was wonderful and your images make me want to visit this colorful land. Thank you.
Michaela Binder 03-Nov-2007 15:09
your pictures are brilliant and absolutely breathtaking. I cannot find the right words to describe my feelings.
I visited Tamil Nadu a few months ago and I can only say that your pictures capture the true heart of India.
Petros Labrakos06-Aug-2007 00:06
among the very best travel galleries I've seen
every single photo is an exciting new experience
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!
Guest 29-Jul-2007 19:55
Beautifuly photos!
Peter Lawler29-Jul-2007 01:39
Outstanding and inspirational work. I'm about to go to Pondicherry and your pictures have set a benchmark for me.
Wes Thorpe25-Jul-2007 06:26
Hi Oochappan
I've spent quite some time going through your galleries and am extremely impressed with their quality- you have a unique talent for photo journalism- getting to the heart of the people of Tamil Nadu who you clearly love. Your comments below each pic are excellent. I too love South India where I spent the first 25 years of my life and go back regularly for visits!
All the very best
Wes Thorpe
Guest 24-Jul-2007 15:28
no more...
thank you for this images..
Ingrid Vogelesang10-Jun-2007 22:10
Henk, wat een feest (van herkenning) om zo door je fotoverzameling te wandelen. De ene foto is nog mooier, kleurrijker, warmer en veelzeggender dan de andere. Geweldige kwaliteit ook (maar dat wist ik al van TE). Te veel om 1 keer te behappen en ik zal zeker nog een paar keer terug komen en als je het goed vind zal ik binnenkort een link op mijn website zetten. Ingrid Vogelesang.
Guest 17-May-2007 19:08
EXCELLENT,,,,,That is all I really can say to these galleries. The whole purpose of photography is to document the emotion and realism of the moment and you have certainly captured that in here. I am thankful for the opportunity to view and share your work. Thank you,, James Allen
Guest 12-May-2007 20:48
Your photos make my heart feel emotions beyond belief.The way in which you captured the essence there is amazing. Thank you for sharing your amazing world.
Guest 11-May-2007 22:52
I'm a big fan of your work.
Thank you for sharing!
Guest 10-May-2007 20:37
You really have stunning photos in your galleries! I also like the way you present them. Your webdesign is cool!
Guest 27-Apr-2007 07:41
Dear Oochappan,
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...excellent work...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...i will come back with pleasure...
Guest 07-Apr-2007 14:49
A quite special talent. Every time you post a picture, it is another example of what a great photograph should be; I find your work inspirational. Thank you for sharing!
sam boyd21-Mar-2007 04:23
superb galleries, excellent photos, and a genuine human heart--all these are present in your work. my compliments. p/s
Guest 06-Jan-2007 23:51
I like your shots very much! Compliments
Gerard Koehl03-Jan-2007 07:00
Je suis impressionné par la qualité de vos photos. Toutes ces expressions sur ces visages et tous ces merveilleux paysage me laisse rêveur. Un grand bravo à l'artiste qui nous fait découvrir ce pays.
stephanie_smith 16-Dec-2006 00:18
venkatesh 10-Dec-2006 14:35
great great...congras
Devere 07-Dec-2006 03:03
Absolutely amazing!!!
Guest 06-Dec-2006 16:52
I am so glad I chanced upon your collection of fantastic photos. You have captured some wonderful moments. I will come back over the next few months on many occasions to enjoy!

Regards, Steve
Guest 05-Dec-2006 10:31
One of the most enjoyable collections I have had the pleasure to view. Please don't stop!
fredpalacio 23-Nov-2006 17:04
Loved the pics, you have a great view into india. Your colors and focus on people and what they do are realy impressive!
I was searching for pics to inspire me in my drawings and ll be a big help ! Thx !
Did you ever think to make a boook !???
noud van woerkom 20-Nov-2006 10:16
Wij, bij Aba-i ( in Nederland, zijn zeer onder de indruk van de frisheid van Uw fotografie en Uw houding t.o.v. mensen in India. Daar spiegelen wij ons graag aan. Kunt U ons Uw telefoonnummer en/of adres bekend maken. Met vriendelijke groeten, Noud van Woerkom
Guest 15-Nov-2006 20:05
Your pictures make me fall in love with India! I admire your beautiful work and learning the Tamil language! Thanks!!!
John Cage 15-Nov-2006 10:58
very enjoyable visit. Thanks
rupert 12-Nov-2006 07:17
I love B+W pics. Stark, surreal. What excellent photography.
Divya 11-Nov-2006 18:37
Thanks for the visual treat, fabulous work... breath-taking pics... right from the first pic to the last..."AWE_STRUCK"... keep up the good work
Luis Borruel09-Nov-2006 00:49
first of all a largely delayed thank you for your wonderful root gallery design. I tried to come close to it without using flash. If that was hard, trying to rival the quality of your work is even harder :).
Guest 08-Nov-2006 01:55
nice visual
Guest 29-Oct-2006 19:02
Howdy friend,
I saw almost all of your pics, I'm impressed indeed. Best Regards
Ananya 27-Oct-2006 13:41
I am from Madurai living in UK for about 11 years. Feeling very excited and nostalgic about Madurai after seeing these wonderful images. These images are so sharp and colourful. Thank you for posting these photos on the net and hosting them here.

Your article on Oochappan is very nice and the contents are indeed true. One proud moment to relate myself to my community.

oochappan24-Oct-2006 20:01
Hi Christopher
thanks, wondering wich is on your computer :)) ?
Christopher Ilsley 24-Oct-2006 18:41
Chris Ilsley, Cambridge, UK
I am planning a six month trip to India next July. Your photographs have helped hugely in offering me samples of the visual pleasures to come. I have enjoyed and learnt from your texts also: that one might have to look beyond the smell to the beauty.
My suitcase will be based in Mumbai and I will travel light, a sketchbook, a camera and a notebook.
In the meantime I am using your fabulous photographs as inspiration, there is always one enlarged on my computer screen.
Many, many thanks, and all the best, Chris ilsley
selva 24-Oct-2006 06:08
hey good da
Dom Stead 05-Oct-2006 20:34
Superb, beautiful, evocative photos of south India.
Doug Izard 05-Oct-2006 14:01
Nice site
Guest 16-Sep-2006 14:58
Thanks for encouraging our Tamil Language.
Chuck Rivers 12-Sep-2006 16:16
Great stuff! Thanks!
Eric 05-Sep-2006 04:02
Good work. Great photos.
pravin chandhiran 01-Sep-2006 14:42
stunning pics of our great tamil culture.enathu manamartha valthukkal[my humble wishes].
i think no one has ever taken pictures of tamil nadu like you.we ,the tamils are indebted to u ,sir,mikka nandri[thanks a lot].
Meenakshi 21-Aug-2006 15:06
thank you for these beautiful pictures so deep sensations like to be in Meenakshi temple
Alan 15-Aug-2006 19:29
Fantastic work! Thumbs up from me guys.
Arthur 13-Aug-2006 20:41
Great website
Percy 11-Aug-2006 22:41
Very nice
Dagny 10-Aug-2006 16:08
Great site, awesome images!
Dagny 10-Aug-2006 16:07
Great site! Thank yoU!!
Jack w. Mccloud 08-Aug-2006 20:16
Great website.

Jack W. McCloud
Osiris 06-Aug-2006 09:22
Very good, enjoyed it, thanx
Dirk Benedict 31-Jul-2006 11:18
Fantastic images, keep on rockin'!
Howard Kotsumo 01-Jul-2006 00:30
nice enjoyable site.
Todd Bennett16-Jun-2006 19:01
Fantastic images. Your portraits are great.
James Lowell 14-Jun-2006 19:44
Lovely, I miss Tamil Nadu very much after your gallery. Thanks for all the great photos that remind me of a lovely people, families and friends and places that are home after living there for 21 years. Thanks a lot.
ALIBABA MUGU 14-Jun-2006 06:13
S.Karthikeyan 06-Jun-2006 07:03
Hi Henk.

Wonderful pictures Henk. I wonder how you do this ? Must be by the grace of God. Thanks for sharing the Tamil Nadu to world.
Bill Warren06-Jun-2006 00:59
The portraits of yours I like best are ones that do not crop all the way down to the face but instead give details in the background to place the face in context.
Raja Sharma 27-May-2006 05:55
Hello there, This is Raja Sharma and I ama azazed with your website, spl. the photos of India beautiful, I work for a travel agency and if you like to visit again then ask me about the services, my company website is
cfrederick 01-May-2006 05:51
Thank you for your idea for my Mongolian Gallery. I've been trying to decide what to clean out, keep etc. I am not sure how to organize everything. I travel so much and shoot lots and lots of pictures. I will try this summer to downsize all my galleries and just leave the best of the best up. Thanks for the suggestion! Please take a moment if you can and view my Recent Portraits of Sicily during a Good Friday Procession. Some I redid in black & White in Photoshop. Just learning! I lived in Japan and travelled the far east for many years and shooting such different cultures than my own is a great challenge. BAck then I only shot film so I don't have them for my pbase galleries. I love your work. Truly catches the culture and life!
Naomi 25-Apr-2006 18:26
Wonderful pictures with so much rich color.
Kalpana 23-Apr-2006 02:12
Love this site. You have touched the Tamil soul.
Guest 22-Apr-2006 00:21
THANK YOU FOR SHARING, I CANNOT BREATH:-)Wonderful.Your talent is endless
other guest 20-Apr-2006 13:03
we met in a somewhat strange place where you indicated me how to reach to the ¨oochappan¨ site. Since I saw it, I do recommend it to everybody i know in my courses and workgroups about photography or could be interested in it for loving Tamil Nadu. Just great !!! Thanks for meeting you at this site ,
Guest 19-Apr-2006 15:36
I have enjoyed your galleries so much, especially the images of India, which beautifully capture the spirit, vibrancy and humanity of the country. Looking forward to revisiting your site in the future. 19-Apr-2006 12:39
Fabulous site.
Jose Canovas17-Apr-2006 16:13
Congrats, you are the right man at the right place. Your clear and clever photography is a great contribution and fair integration to India.
Guest 16-Apr-2006 07:37
Wow, I have never come across such an interesting and vibrant gallery if life in India :D
Stunning style you have! thank you for sharing these gems x
Rajah 14-Apr-2006 03:04
Exceptionally beautiful shots bringing out the real beauty of TamilNadu and Tamils. I felt very homesick after viewing your collage!! Thank you
Guest 13-Apr-2006 20:32
Ben zelf ook een beetje verliefd op Tamil Nadu en zijn bewoners. Je foto's zijn brilliant!
Guest 04-Apr-2006 22:24
புகைப்படங்்கள் மிக நன்றாக இருக்கிறது.

உங்கள் திறமை உலகெங்கும் பரவ வாழ்த்துகள்.

உங்கள் ரசிகன்
Shanmugam Sundaram 03-Apr-2006 13:43
I am amazed by your professional photography .
Thank you for promoting India and I am sure many of us keen to visit India after seeing
your gallery.
Keep up your good work.
Fred Parsons30-Mar-2006 06:01
An exceptional body of work which gives us an insight into a world that most of us will never know.
GdL22-Mar-2006 10:18
I think your images are the most colourful and vivid I have ever seen. Your eye for life is simply amazing. I have you on my Favourites now, and I will certainly continue to peruse through your galleries. Thanks for sharing.
anbu subramanian 17-Mar-2006 10:20
Realy this is new face of tamilnadu,which is very amazing and happy to see the people and culture of tamilnadu.Thanks for sharing this kind of images in the net to keep happy among ourself.
anbu subramanian 17-Mar-2006 09:55
Realy this is new face of tamilnadu,which is very amazing and happy to see the people and culture of tamilnadu.Thanks for sharing this kind of images in the net to keep happy among ourself.
Guest 16-Mar-2006 22:45
Your photographs have touched me deeply. They are quite amazing. Thank you for that.
kavitha 28-Feb-2006 04:09
great pictures.colorful vibrant full of life.awesome work.keep it up.
Winston 13-Jan-2006 10:23
The images of King Thirumalai Palace are simply awesome. Do you have any images of the King and his Queen?
Guest 11-Jan-2006 19:10
Great India pictures, the colours are just amazing and very India. Kudos to you portrait skills, I find it hard to get the smile you have gor in a lot of your pictures.


Krishna 21-Dec-2005 01:24
I reached your gallery section when i was googling on meenakshi temple.
excellent collection of photos. I liked some funny comments like 'oh i didnt wake that guy!'.
Congrats and wish u good luck Oochappan.
shmuel 10-Dec-2005 10:30
the faces of india captured through your camera are just simply breathtaking.
tranquility and complexity is what is seen in their eyes.
continue on with your unique creativity
carmen 25-Nov-2005 22:29

gratuliere zu diesen wunderschönen fotos!
Vinod 20-Nov-2005 03:31
Hi Oochappan,

I am from Thuckalay.. near padmanabhapuram palace.. it is wonderful and Thanks to share our country to the world.... all your collections are historical and very rare..

Thanks a lot
Torben Jorgensen18-Nov-2005 09:57
You have some very interesting and beautiful galleries. Thanks for sharing.
oochappan18-Nov-2005 01:51
Thanks a lot Manu Thanappan, I appreciate your compliments a lot.
Manu Thanappan 18-Nov-2005 01:46
I accedently visited your site and strucked up there of hours......Wonderful, heavenly pictures....Great Great shots.....Your photos touched my nostalgic feelings..which carries me to my wonderful days in home town...

I heartly appreciate this...Excellent one..

You owe my hearty wishes....God bless u !!!!!
Guest 18-Nov-2005 01:41
Wonderful...........I love ur pictures...Great shots...Great...I am not getting words to express it my dear friend...You have all my wishes...
pranav 13-Nov-2005 03:23
superb shots on tamilnadu. every tamilan should see your site. you should also visit jaffna
Roberto 29-Oct-2005 13:43
Great Site ! I like very much your site!!!! I have the same a tourist site,i'm glad if you will visit it ! my site is
athi 16-Oct-2005 15:25
I am tamilian from Jaffna, Srilanka living in Canada now. Tamil Nadu is our Mother country and holding the same culture and traditions as ours. I always wanted to visit India and feel and see what you have taken as photos here.

You are an excellent photographer and each one of your photos are telling a storey.
Keep up the good work and If you ever have a chance to visit Jaffna, Srilanka. I would like to see your camera's action there as well.
hendrik de leyn 04-Oct-2005 11:25
Dag Henk. Prachtige foto's; werkelijk een heel mooi samengestelde portfolio! John heeft mij je website doorgegeven en ik heb ze met heel veel plezier bekeken! Groetjes hdl.
Shivagurunathan 23-Sep-2005 12:16
Great Shots of Padmanabhapuram Palace. It was a walk down memory lane for me. I was born in thuckalay near the Palace. Thanks a ton for bringing those landmarks virtually alive into my room.

Kudos for all you work

Shivagurunathan 23-Sep-2005 12:06
Great Shots of Padmanabhapuram Palace. It was a walk down memory lane for me. I was born in thuckalay near the Palace. Thanks a ton for bringing those landmarks virtually alive into my room.

Kudos for all you work

Herve Blandin03-Sep-2005 06:30
Henk, i hope these shots find their place in a book on tamil nadu, some day. As a gallery, all the power, and also the vibrancy of your vision add up with each image. I think I re-discovered your photography tonight.

Herve, from TE.
Guest 31-Aug-2005 11:36
The pics are nice, best galleries you 've!
thnx for sharing
Sham 21-Aug-2005 08:38
Great Work oochappan... This is one of the best collection of pictures of my homeland... Yes, I am from Madras and I just loved looking at your photos... I have been missing it for a while now... and the pictures just got me going today... Thank you very much for putting it up here for people like us to look at and feel proud about... Kudos to your, your work with the camera... and to the beautiful picturesque landscapes of Tamil Nadu and India!
Guest 11-Aug-2005 17:37
Amazing galleries with a fantastic artistic work!!
Best regards,
Guest 08-Aug-2005 00:55
Your work is some of the best I've seen!!!! You truly have an eye for photography and for capturing the moment. Hats off to you!!!!
Guest 08-Aug-2005 00:55
Your work is some of the best I've seen!!!! You truly have an eye for photography and for capturing the moment. Hats off to you!!!!
Guest 07-Aug-2005 18:34
Good job oochappan, different shot....
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Ramjee 29-Jul-2005 16:52
I loved your gallery. Would please let me know your e-mail. I need some advice on buying a new camera.

Thanks in advance.
Sabine Stetson24-Jul-2005 00:23
it is always a great joy to visit your galleries!
you are a great photographer! thank you...
Sharon 20-Jul-2005 09:57
Awesome pictures...Never seen so much colour n life in photographs.....amazing.....
Guest 08-Jul-2005 13:38
Dear Oochappan,
I like very a lot of you splendid series about India, all your images are wonderful, my congratulations, great gallery!
lebororo29-Jun-2005 08:50
Clever work on your gallery and beautiful photos!
Mahesh 25-Jun-2005 06:00
Hello! It was a nice visual treat going thro ur pictures. Great work you have put in there. Being from madras, I could appreciate the depth and true colors behind the sensory ones. Have a good day :)
Danny Brison18-Jun-2005 11:10
Hallo Henk,
Leve de schoonheid, daar gaan we voor en gij doet er in elk geval aan mee.
Ik probeer het ook.
Danny Brison
Guest 08-Jun-2005 05:31
Hoi Orchappan, Dank je wel voor de mooi woorden die je in mijn gastenboek hebt geschreven over de wijze waarop ik Charlie heb gefotografeerd. Ik ben inderdaad nu heel blij met deze serie. Ondertussen heb ik weer je mooie werk bewonderd. Vele groeten, Ieke
Zoltan Farkashazi 04-May-2005 13:26
Dear Oochappan,
As an amateur photographer (with an old Canon FTb)I am standing in the line of your admirers. I would like to know how you organized the "logistics" behind your picture. They were not taken from a hotel-window or out of a tourist bus, were they? ;) I would appreciate if I could get in touch with you through e-mail. ( I hope it is OK if I interrogate you about your experiences in India. Please allow me to download one of your pictures: Wanakkam. I promise not to use it for commercial purposes.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Best regards
Zoltan Farkashazi, Hungary
for your kind information:
Photogenix07-Apr-2005 22:22
Hi Oochappan,
You take some wonderful pictures. I grew up in and around Madras (now called Chennai) and can really relate to your galleries about Tamil Nadu. Looking at these pictures makes me nostalgic.
Anna 06-Dec-2004 11:23

I have come across your pictures of the Madurai Meenakshi temple on pbase. I am working for an organization that creates travel market places in emerging markets, with local participation, to make life easier for the independent traveller.

Would you allow us to use some of your images in our website, with due credit to you?

I look forward to hearing from you.

M.Ravindar 23-Jun-2004 07:43
Helo Mr.Gang...
I read about your visit in India at Madurai,Tamil Nadu from Magazine.Its Really Fantastic. And your photos are very very Nice...Keep It up and Continue...
Also u Made article about OOCHAPPAN...It touches my heart...

Congratulations & My Best Wishes to you........

Ravindar,Tamil Nadu,India.
Mattana27-May-2004 06:55
Your galleries are wonderful. I love meandering around them especially the faces of India. Keep up the good work!
Manuela 26-May-2004 16:37
I love you photosite!!!! I am always on the way to India looking at your wonderful pictures.
Hope your friends are very proud to be on it.
You see???? Done.
Gayle P. Clement15-May-2004 23:15
Your gallery is a delight. The pictures of India are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Guest 08-May-2004 01:29
I find all your pictures about India wonderful..

thanks for sharing

Danny Brison13-Apr-2004 11:15
Heb nog efkens wat beelden bekeken en genoten.
Danny Brison (mail me eens op thanks)
vinoth kumar 05-Apr-2004 04:28
i found many new face whom i have not seen in madurai but felt happy to see madurai people here
Sonja 25-Feb-2004 14:52
Ik ben blij dat ik deze site heb mogen bewonderen.Het is de moeite waard.
S 25-Feb-2004 14:48
Indie moet een pracht van een land zijn.
De foto's van je hond met gezin mogen er ook best zijn
Pat 05-Feb-2004 11:06
Laatste foto's..........Prachtig vooral die van tempel
radjin dran 30-Dec-2003 22:41
The best picture i've ever seen of Tamil Nadu!
When will you put a picture of Maharadja Oochappan on your site?
Guest 27-Dec-2003 16:02
amazing design of ur photo lay out n the golden retrievers blink so stunning! admire ur web designing skill. heard about Lokeren from the uefa cup match against Man. City. anyway go club Brugge and Anderlecht! hee hope to learn more from u!
Joris Mestdach 23-Dec-2003 19:45

proficiat met uwen site!

greetz Joris
Patrick 21-Dec-2003 22:11
Wow! Such beautyful pictures of India!!!