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Just buying a DSLR camera won’t make you a professional photographer: Chanchal Jabs

Chanchal Jabs (Photo by: Kartik Thakur)

Born in Amritsar and brought up in Nagpur, Chanchal Jabs has created an identity as a brilliant photographer in Nagpur. Before he was a photographer, Chanchal was a DJ and also worked as a sound engineer with Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. He now heads the photography studio ?Jabs Inc. in Nagpur which is mainly into shoots and films related to weddings. In an interview with Nation Next, Chanchal Jabs speaks about the growing photography market in Nagpur, his journey as a photographer and Jabs Inc.


What does Jabs Inc. Studio do?

Jabs Inc. is a multimedia studio. Currently, we have a team of eight to ten people. At Jabs Inc. we do graphic designing, cinematography, pre-wedding photo shoots, complete wedding photography and we make wedding films. We are big time into weddings as weddings give you chance to explore different cultures. Being said that, most Nagpurians have a misconception that Jabs Inc. is just into weddings. We also do portraits, product photography, short films, documentaries, biographies and industrial presentations.

How did photography happen to you?

I was pursuing a diploma in engineering from Raisoni College but I soon realized that it was not my cup of tea. I was keener on getting into graphic designing. So, I did some advance graphic designing courses from Pune. Soon after, I started DJing in 2003-04 and also worked as video editor for a local production house in Nagpur. After being a DJ for five-six years, I started working as a sound engineer in Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. It was a fun job but I thought that there wasn’t much growth for me and so I left it. I started photography somewhere in 2010.

How has the journey been so far?

The journey has been fantastic. I have been to places like Ranchi, Abu Dhabi, Lucknow, Delhi, Raipur, etc., just for wedding shoots. When I started Jabs Inc. studio, Nagpur had some popular big brands and well-known people when it came to photography. The photography market had evolved and people were also willing to afford a team from metropolitan cities. So to create that space for myself and stand out was a difficult job.

You have close relationships with many of your clients. Whats the benefit of hiring a photographer who’s a friend

When you hire a photographer who’s a friend, things become easy. Everybody wants to have a photographer around on their big day. People these days are willing to take photographers on their honeymoon as well! They don’t want to miss out on any moment worth capturing. And when you have a known photographer around, you get relaxed and you’re yourself. I have clients for whom I clicked wedding pictures and they have told me that they missed me on their honeymoon!

It is really difficult to do something out of the box and find support from people around. Would you say you were lucky to have that?

I have been raised up in a conservative family, so initially it was difficult. My father is pretty cool and mother is traditional. When I started DJing, for them it was like ?Are gaane bajata hain! When I started photography, it was like, Are shaadi me photo khichta hain!? But things changed gradually. When they saw my pictures getting published in newspapers, read articles about me and heard my praises from people; they felt good about it. I feel that today, any artist can earn the same amount of money what doctors or engineers can earn. But I’ll say that dropping studies and chasing your dreams is a bad idea. Try to be best in what you do, but don’t leave studies mid-way.

How has the photography market evolved in Nagpur over the last few years

The photography market in Nagpur is brilliant today. Clients have become bold and are willing to experiment and be the best in front of the cameras. Few years back, it would have been a dream to capture a Nagpur couple in an exotic location on their pre-wedding shoot. But that’s not the case now. Clients are now ready to travel even abroad. So, things have changed and a lot of credit goes to social media for that.

Nagpurians are obsessed with artists from outside Nagpur in spite of the fact that Nagpur has ample amount of talent?

People feel that if they are spending a lot and getting a local artist, why not spend more and get an artist from metropolitan cities; that way they can proudly say, Are maine bahar se artist bulaya tha! It’s pretty weird. It’s a globalized world and we know the tricks of trade like people from other cities, thanks to the internet! I have seen artists from other cities coming and screwing up big time in Nagpur. 

What would you say has your best work been so far?

It’s hard to tell. Every couple is different. There are some couples who are very open minded and there are some who are very traditional. But, I got an opportunity to shoot an American couple in Budapest once. The location was fabulous and the weather was very pleasant. I loved shooting the couple.

You got married in January 2015. On lighter note, who clicked pictures at your wedding? 

Ek kahawat hai na, Halwai apne dukan ki mithai nahi khata! Maine wahi galti kar li, maine apne dukan ki mithai kha li! My team did the photography at my wedding. But I think that it would have been quite relaxing if I would have outsourced the job. Because during the pheras, I was concentrating more on my team than my pheras! Fortunately, the photos came out really good!

What advice would you give to the budding photographers

Firstly, just buying a DSLR camera won’t make you a professional photographer! You have to identify what kind of photographer you are. Are you into candid picturesAre you into product photographyAre you into portfolio shoots or are you into wildlife? The equipment and the energy required for every genre of photography is different. Spend time perfecting the art without thinking about money in the earlier stages of your career. Secondly, there’s old school photography and there’s digital photography. Old school is when you showcase the picture in its natural raw form. The raw form has its own power. Digital photography is when you edit the picture on multiple levels. Now, photographers may say that editing is wrong, but it is the need of the hour. At the end of the day people want to look beautiful in their pictures and it’s your duty to do that. If you can’t do that, you’ll be left behind. Also, don’t give up easy. If you want something, give your best!

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Just because you don’t like Mr Modi doesn’t mean India is under threat: Harish Salve | Interview




Radhika Dhawad | Mumbai

Harish Salve

Senior advocate at Supreme Court, former Solicitor General of India and King’s Counsel Harish Salve, in an exclusive interaction with Nation Next, speaks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi, recent gruesome murder of Shraddha Walker involving her boyfriend Aftab Poonawala, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) and much more!

Corrigendum: In one of the questions during Mr Harish Salve’s interview, interviewer mistakenly quoted former Chief Justice of India Justice Sharad Bobde, saying, “Constitution is under threat.” Justice Bobde never made this remark. We sincerely apologise to Justice Bobde and the audience for committing this mistake. Inconvenience caused is regretted!

Watch the full interview here: 

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Bet you didn’t know this about superbike ‘Dodge Tomahawk’




Avani Arya | Reporter : Shamanand Tayde | Nagpur

The superbike Dodge Tomahawk is the world’s most expensive bike which costs ₹35 cr. Know some interesting facts about it in the video.

बाइक के दीवाने भारत में ही नहीं दुनिया भर में लाखों  हैं और सभी की नजर रहती है सबसे तेज दौड़ने वाली बाइक पर. india में भी महँगी bikes खरीदने के लोग दीवाने है. आपने देखा होगा कि filmstars के पास भी महँगी -महँगी bikes होती है, जिनकी कीमत करोडो में होती है. लेकिन आज हम एक ऐसी bike की बात करेंगे, जिसकी कीमत कई cars से ज्यादा है. इस bike की कीमत 35 करोड़ रुपए से ज्यादा है, यानी Mercedes जैसी कई cars इस बाइक की कीमत में खरीदी जा सकती है. इस बाइक का नाम है Dodge Tomahawk . इस बाइक को खरीदने के बारे में आम आदमी सोच भी नहीं सकता .  India में जो भी bikes बिकती है, वो कितनी भी sporty और अच्छी हो, उसकी कीमत लाखों में ही होती है, बहोत कम ही या कहे न के बराबर bikes की कीमत करोडो में होती है. इसलिए   Dodge Tomahawk bike कुछ ख़ास है. आईये जानते है इस बाइक से जुड़े कुछ Interesting facts.  

इस बाइक की इतनी स्पीड है कि आप लोग सोचने पर मजबूर हो जाते हैं कि दौड़ रही है या उड़ रही है. दुनिया की सबसे तेज बाइक का ताज इसके सिर है. यह सुपरबाइक 672 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की स्पीड से दौड़ सकती है. जो कि हैरान कर देने वाला है. इस बाइक को 15 साल पहले non-street legal concept के तौर पर मार्केट में पेश किया गया था.

Dodge Tomahawk नाम की इस सुपरबाइक को 2003 में North America के इंटरनेशनल ऑटो शो में पेश किया गया. जहां इसके डिजाइन को लेकर यह काफी पसंद की गई थी.  Dodge Tomahawk में 4 wheels है, दो आगे और दो पीछे दिए गए हैं.

Dodge Tomahawk सुपरबाइक 2 सेकेंड से भी कम में 0 से 60 किलोमीटर प्रति घंटे की speed लेती है. बाइक में 8.3 लीटर वाला वी-10 SRT VIPER इंजन लगा है जो इसे 500 एचपी की पावर देता है. यह सुपरबाइक 712 nm  और 4200 rpm  का torque जनरेट करती है.

इस बाइक की कीमत करीब 35 करोड़ रुपये है . इसलिए इसे खरीदना हर एक इंसान के लिए पॉसिबल भी नहीं है. आपको इस बारे में जानकर shock लगेगा कि इसे सिर्फ दुनियाभर में 9 ही लोगों ने खरीदा है.

तो यह थे Dodge Tomahawk सुपरबाइक के बारे में कुछ Interesting Facts

Script by – Shamanand Tayde

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Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son in money laundering case




Radhika Dhawad | Mumbai

Special Court grants bail to ex-Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh in money laundering case

Special Court granted bail to former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh's son Hrishikesh Deshmukh on Monday. 

Anil Deshmukh

In a major development, Special Court granted bail to former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh’s son Hrishikesh Deshmukh on Monday in an alleged money laundering case. Hrishikesh, who was arraigned as an accused in the chargesheet, was granted bail after a special court designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) recorded his appearance.

He had filed an application through his advocate Aniket Nikam after appearing before the court and requesting the same to accept his appearance and grant him bail.

Hrishikesh also pointed out that the accusations in the ED’s case were confined to the alleged acts of omission and commission by his father in his capacity as the former home minister from January 2020 to April 2021. The plea also cited that the former home minister had already been granted bail in the case by the Bombay High Court. 

The court had in February this year issued summons to Hrishikesh after ED submitted its complaint (chargesheet) in the case.

Bombay High Court granted bail to NCP leader Anil Deshmukh in October this year in the same case. While Deshmukh had secured the bail in the ED case, he remains in custody in connection with the CBI case registered against him in April last year.

Also read: Constitution day | Bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about the Indian Constitution

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