Friday, October 31, 2008

Skywatch Friday

The Mumbai sky as seen this morning at 0700hrs.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lord Krishna


Lord Krishna and Radha - the idols inside the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ABC Wednesday - O for on the roof!

On the rooftop for breakfast!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chandeliers


Chandeliers at the entrance to the ISKCON temple in Juhu, Mumbai.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Monochrome Monday

Hi Guys,
I will not be around for a few days so please excuse me for not visiting your blogs which I shall miss a lot. But will make up for it once am back. Am also attempting to post 'auto' for the next 3 days.
Warm regards and best wishes.

A sunrise in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

ISKCON Temple


The International Society for Krishna Conciousness (ISKCON) Temple from anoher perspective.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Skywatch Mumbai


The Mumbai sky on 21oct08 at 1832hrs.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

ISKCON Temple


The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1966. It belongs to the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, a devotional tradition based on the teachings of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
Hare Krishna Land (ISKCON Juhu) is set upon four acres of prime land near Juhu beach.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, inspired the construction of this beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai
Opened in 1978, the complex includes a spacious marble temple, a recently renovated auditorium, a huge restaurant and a twin towered seven-storey guest house where visitors can
stay and participate in the daily spiritual programs of the temple

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ABC Wednesday - N for NSE

The National Stock Exchange building in the Bandra Kurla Complex - the upcoming Business district of Mumbai.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Corner stone


The dome at one of the corners of the Museum (Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya) in Mumbai.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Artefacts

More artefacts on display in the lawns of the Museum in Mumbai

Friday, October 17, 2008

Skywatch Friday


The Mumbai sky at 1802hrs on 16thOct08.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Artefact close up

A close up of the artefact I had posted earlier which is displayed in the lawns of the Museum in Mumbai.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ABC Wednesday - M for Museum!

Barely a stone's throw from the Gateway of India is the CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA (Formerly known as: THE PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM OF WESTERN INDIA), a magnificent structure, built in a confluence of Gothic and Moorish styles, and crowned by a sparkling white dome.
In the early years of the twentieth century, some prominent citizens of Bombay decided to set up a Museum with the help of the government to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales.
On March 1, 1907, the then government of Bombay handed over to the museum committee a spot of land known as the "Crescent Site", situated at the southern end of the present Mahatma Gandhi Road. After an open competition for the design, George Wittet was commissioned to design the Museum building in 1909.
The construction work was concluded in 1914, but the structure was converted to a military hospital for the period of World War I. The full-fledged museum was inaugurated by Lady Lloyd in 1923.
Its fa├žade is made of yellow and blue stones, mined from the Bombay region. It has an assortment of details from different Indian styles like small spherical cupolas on towers, saracenic arches with Muslim jalis as fillers, semi-open verandahs and jharokhas (windows) of Rajputs. Its dome has been designed deliberately, so as to append variety in the skyline and make a landmark at ground level.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Artefact


An artefact in the lawns of the CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA
formerly known as: THE PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM in Mumbai.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Camera Critters - Moth

Heres another moth. An amazing looking critter!

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

What tree?

I do not know what tree this is but love the multi coloured leaves it displays. There are quite a few of these trees in Mumbai. I will be happy if any of you could identify this tree for me please.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Skywatch Friday


Twilight in Mumbai. Photograph not tampered with. As is where is on 04oct08 at 1829hrs. Thanks to Babooshka, had the courage to use manual settings.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rangoli


Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is a form of sandpainting decoration that uses finely ground white powder and colours, and is used commonly outside homes in India. Rangoli can be wall art as well as floor art. The term rangoli is derived from words rang (colour) and aavalli ('coloured creepers' or 'row of colours'). The picture above is a Rangoli made at the entrances to one of the offices in Mumbai where the Puja of Goddess Durga was being held.
The motifs in traditional Rangoli are usually taken from Nature - peacocks, swans, mango, flowers, creepers, etc. The colours traditionally were derived from natural dyes - from barks of trees, leaves, indigo, etc. However, today, synthetic dyes are used in a range of bright colours. The materials used for Rangoli take on either a flat appearance, when a uniform monolayer of powders are sprinkled or a 3-D effect when different sized grains like cereals, pulses etc are used either in their natural colouring or tinted with natural dyes are used.

Info sourced from Wilipedia

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ruby Red Celebrations



In India, red powder called Gulal is flung into the air during prcessions to mark celebrations. Red is the color of festivity, vibrancy, energy and love.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Odd shot in Monochrome

A bucket on the roof?! Hmm... used to carry paint for an exterior paint job! Otherwise also used for rain harvesting?!

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Camera critters - Face off!

Face off with a moth who is wearing aviators!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008


This is another moth that is found in Mumbai! Poor chap is injured!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday Theme - Tiny

This guy is sure tiny. Caught him strolling around near the window!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ABC Wednesday - K for Khauttay

Khauttays are rice cakes prepared by wrapping the batter in cones/cups of woven Jackfruit leaves and steaming them like idlis

The taste and aroma is unique and wonderful! They are prepared only on special occasions. They are the original form of idlis which are steamed in steel containers.


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