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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Qutub Minar @ Nirulas

There was a photo-walk at Qutub Minar, where some friends had decided to meet and go shutter crazy over the weekend. I, unfortunately, could not go because I was under the weather. However, my heart was very much there and I decided to go to the next best place--Nirula's for a delicious 'chatak matak burger' with the Qutub as a backdrop. This Qutub photo graces one of the walls at the Connaught Place outlet of Nirula's :-)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shutter Mania

I was recently interviewed by Sukalp Sharma from the Financial Express. Here is the article for all of you to read. :-)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Green House

Delhi is a green city and just to prove that here is a picture taken of an old house near my office. I have not edited or used any different settings for this photograph. Just a plain point and shoot got me this photograph. Just a pure evidence that my city is actually very green.

Does this make you green with envy? :-)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Youth Festival: Central Park: Bharatnatayam Dancers

A college friend's command can never be ignored and abiding by the 'code' I drove across the mad traffic on the roads of Delhi to see my college friend Sowmya perform in the Youth Festival, currently going on in Central Park, Connaught Place. The traffic ensured that I reach the venue late after my photography class. But I did manage to see her graceful skills on this big screen.
After the performance, I ran to greet my friend and convinced her to pose for me off the stage. Like I said before, a college friend's command can never be ignored and so Sowmya obliged with a beautiful pose and an even prettier smile.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A lone visitor

While, I have just begun getting passionate about photography, most of the puritans say that it is a dying art.

I had recently gone to see an exhibition of black and white photographs by renowned photographers-Graciela Iturbide and Raghu Rai at the Instituto Cervantes, Connaught Place. The almost empty gallery further flamed my fears.

However, the spectacular array of black and white images restored my faith that till the time there is a camera and people keen to capture a moment in time... photography will live a luxurious life.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan: Tribal Artwork

If you go to the Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan in Connaught Place, you will find a lot of walls of the complex used to display tribal artwork from various parts of the country. This is one of my favourite displays in the complex. I like the simplicity of the artwork and the use of bright colours.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Green People!

These green people adorn the walls of Nirula's Potpourri, Connaught Place. I like the lemon green woman with the hand on her waist the best as she invites food enthusiasts to indulge in some food therapy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CWG 2010: Hockey Matches at Dhyanchand National Stadium

Shera, the official mascot for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, welcomed my friends, other spectators and me to the Dhyanchand National Stadium on Saturday, 9 October 2010.

Some supporters of India had the tri-colour painted on their face, while others wore the blue jersey, with the flag proudly adorning their chest.

Water sprinklers readied the field for the matches.
Indian women's team played a fantastic match against South Africa and won the game 3-1. Here is the Indian women's team taking the winner's lap.
Soon it was time for the Indian men to thrash the Scottish team, and we had a wonderful time cheering for the brilliant hockey players who won the game 4-0.

With smiles on our faces with the double win, we bid adieu to Shera :-)

Friday, October 8, 2010

CWG 2010: A Wedding Procession

As a part of the Commonwealth Games 2010 celebrations, several places in Delhi are hosting various festivals and fairs. I recently went for the Incredible India fair being held at Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
Huge hoardings with jalebis welcomed the guests to the street food fair.

The main attraction at the fair is this massive installation, made of jute ropes, showing a wedding procession.

Here you can see the royal groom, perched on an elephant, while taking his bride home. Horsemen and musicians are accompanying the royal couple.

Sitting in a doli, the royal bride is shy and is constantly looking down. Doli is a special carrier made to carry the bride from her parents' house to her husband's house after the wedding ceremony. Usually, the brothers of the bride carry the doli to the grooms house. While the bride here is sitting coyly, the royal servant blows the tuturi.

A closer look and you can see that the bride is wearing a flowing chunri or dupatta and a beautiful maang tika. Her doli is also designed keeping the feminine curves in mind.

There is more to come from Incredible India... see you soon!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Theme Day: Graffiti: Soldiers of India

After the Allahabad High Court ruling yesterday on the allocation of the land in Ayodhaya, I thought this plack is the message that should be resounded across India.

It is in Hindi. It says, that India has four soldiers-Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians. On that note of unity, a happy October to everyone. May every religious confrontation across the world find a peaceful solution.

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