Updated: November 16, 2012 12:04 IST
Moment to cherish
Rupakula Ravikumar from Visakhapatnam receiving Rajiv Gandhi Manava Seva National Award -2011 from President of India Pranab Mukharjee at Delhi.
Known for having adapted a difficult electric Western instrument to the Carnatic stage with awe-inspiring success, Mandolin Shrinivas impressed pundits and lay listeners alike.
Flood waters flowing into Prakasam Barrage reservoir has given rise to different activity in an around the masonry structure in Vijayawada. This has literally infused life back into River Krishna with fish occasionally making an appearance jumping out of the waters and a flock of predatory birds keeping a watch to nab them at the first available opportunity. Flowers on the river bund also have blossomed to give a touch of different colours. The Hindu photographer V. Raju captures the life around the Prakasam Barrage.