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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sale Season in India

These last couple of years sales are a regular feature at the malls and in fact all shops. Prices on left over apparel for example are slashed to 50% or less. A few years ago in India one was suspicious of these sales, convinced that the shop keepers hiked the prices and then then cut prices in a fake sale. Today, most of the sales are genuine. The reasons are that the marketers make their money on the high priced items they sell during the non-sale season, and then want to simply get rid of the rest of the stock as fashions change. Consumers are no longer content with last season's clothes.

Sales of popular brands create a huge rush as is seen below.


Sale season in India


When sales are in season, there are sales in almost all shops in a mall. Can get confusing for consumers.

Sales in a mall

Related Images: Inexpensive shopping in Bangkok or Dubai Mall Photos
Or for images of shopping complexes in India: Mumbai Malls in the Suburbs of Mulund and Malad or Mumbai Malls Exteriors or Interiors of Vashi Malls or Pune Malls - Photos


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Universal Studios Dinosaur movie


There was this very entertaining fake dinosaur at Universal Studios in Singapore. Great fun to watch! Unfortunately as it was taken on the phone the resolution is not very high so one cannot watch it full screen.

video




Monday, March 23, 2015

Asian Small Clawed Otters

These are not baby otters. Out of the 16 Otter species in the world, these are the smallest. Not many habitats for them, but they are mainly found in some parts of Asia, including Singapore. These photographs are taken in the zoo at Singapore.

Asian Otters



Asian Small Clawed Otters

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Palanquin or Doli

In ancient times women from high class or royal families did not travel in public. They used a Palki, or Palanquin. It is now mainly widely for carrying brides, and is called a Doli. It is a North Indian custom.

Palanquin or Palki



Portraits of two of the men carrying the Doli.

Men carrying Palki

You might also like to see a Rajasthani Bridegroom on horse, a custom common in that part of India.
More posts about people from Rajasthan: Old Rajasthani lady
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Art Studio and an artist's tools

An artist's studio is a sanctuary! Somewhere where there is peace and quiet, and away from the hustle and bustle. A place to sit down and work with your easel and paints. A painter needs this as must as he/she needs fresh air.

art studio


Tools of an artist. Paints, paint brushes of all hues and sizes, bottoles of colour.

Artist's tools


An artist's work table stained with paint.

Artist's work table

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Eating Ghutka or Gutka

Eating ghutka or gutkha (or gutka) is very bad for health and has been banned in most states in India. It is a form of chewing tobacco and is made of crushed areca nut (betel nut), tobacco, and other ingredients like catechu, paraffin, slaked lime and flavorings. 

Eating gutka

By 2013, gutka was banned in 24 states and 3 union territories in India, not that it stopped everyone from having it, specially in the rural areas. 

Gutka

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Monday, March 2, 2015

MRT stations of Singapore

The stations where the 27 year old underground train system, called the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) are spic and span, and modern. The MRT itself spans the whole of Singapore. 2.755 million commuters ride the MRT daily (2013 statistics) and the the MRT network comprises of 152.9 kilometres (95.0 miles) of route, with 113 stations on standard gauge.

Escalator taking you down into the underground rail network

Escalator MRT


The steel gates which open once you swipe your ticket.

MRT station

The broad and clean corridors connecting different platforms.

MRT corridor


The platform with neatly marked arrows telling you where to stand. The read arrows are for people who are waiting to get on. The green one marks a path for those who get down from the train.

MRT Platform

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