India's vividness and diversity is well known. For the tourists from the Western world, capturing this all sensory assault is both a delight and a challenge.
Many travellers to India do bring with them the latest cameras having abilities of reducing high resolution images.
But now imagine a camera such as high resolution that one can zoom half a mile away on a postage stamp or read a signboard many blocks away.
Well, this is no more science fiction and has become real. Duke University researchers have created such a camera which gives one Gigapixel resolution in a single shot.
This camera is a collection of 98 smaller cameras, each with a 14 megapixel sensor.
While the immediate use proposed is in the fields of ecology, astronomy, archaeology, and perhaps telemedicine - I say even travel to India!
India is very different to most parts of the world, especially to the Western world. The ability to capture this difference, then take it back to home and show it in great detail to your near and dear ones, is happening for the first time.