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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bullock Cart or Bailgadi yatra


Villagers on a pilgrimage. Their mode of travel is the bullock cart. They travel with all their belongings, spend their nights on the road. It's a long journey ahead  -to a temple. The men, women and children.


A very typical sight on Indian highways. They travel in the sweltering heat.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Badami town - a view from the caves


A view of Badami town from atop the Badami Caves. It is a historical town in the state of Karnataka. Badami is one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.

The place itself is a very small town, dusty and not very developed. Not too many good hotels available here. However, it attracts tourists from all over the world because of the ancient caves, (photos of which will be published soon).






Thursday, March 9, 2017

Portrait of a hippo


This is a close up of the face of a hippo in a zoo. He doesn't look too happy.



Related Images. Hippos in the wild look like rocks!
Or try this post: Eye of an elephant.
Or the label Animals.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Building Silhouettes with colour in New York


All these photographs were taken in the United States of America, in New York

Silhouette of a city skyline with a blue sky in the background.


A city silhouette of a waterfront, with the golden sun. The dark blue of the sky and water can be seen contrasting against the black silhouetted high rise buildings.


A color silhouette of the waterfront. Lighted buildings in the background.


A wine glass silhouetted in the foreground with the Empire State building in New York in the background.


Lighted city streets at night.


(Photos by Tara Kulkarni)

Related Images: Venice Skyline Silhouettes or Silhouettes of the London Skyline

More Sketches and Silhouettes of London Monuments and Landmarks: Westminster Silhouette and Sketch or Queen's Guard photo, sketch and silhouette or Tower of London Photograph, Sketch and Silhouette
Or try the label Skylines for more silhouettes, sketches, or photos of skylines of different cities of the world.

2000 rupee note genuine or fake

This image is taken from an Economic Times article. It is about how to recognize a genuine 2000 rupee note.




Saturday, February 11, 2017

Chanachur from Bengal or Bombay mix or simply a mixture

Street food differs from region to region and country to country, but there is some similarity in the different snacky mixtures available on the streets of India. It is a various of puffed rice, chola (cooked beans of different types depending on the region), maybe boondi, finely chopped tomatoes, onion, coriander and most important - spices! Most of the snacks are sweet and sour and a bit hot to taste.

This vendor selling the mixture is from Bengal.

chana snack from India


This street snack from Gujarat comprises of various spices and condiments and also a chivda or papdi mixture.

Indian street snack


The tomato sauce, green chillies and onion can add a lot of taste to the chivda flakes which are probably made of gram flour or besan.




Here on a Puducherry beach there is some mixture which is mixed with grated raw mango and peanuts to make a tasty snack. And of course red chilly powder and other spices are used to make it tasty.

Street snack from Puducherry

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Prime Minister Modi and Maharashtra ministers


This is the stage on which PM Modi is sitting with the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Prakash Javadekar. Minister of Human Resource Development, Sharad Pawar and other Indian politicians at the formal inaugaration of the Pune metro. This event took place in Pune on the 24th of December 2016.


A closer look at the politicians who mostly look bored.