Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Best Excuse in Delhi - "Stuck in Jam"

It's been more than 6 years I am here in Delhi and till date I get this excuse of reaching late - 'Stuck in Jam'. There have been times, when I also used to travel in buses, autos etc which also run on roads. I used to reach on time but some people also use this excuse of heavy jam on the way. Being punctual is a matter of discipline and one needs to plan everything by keeping traffic in mind. Anyway, Metro has made our lives far easier than ever. Metro has given another opportunity to people to be more disciplined in life. I am a BIG fan of Metro because it has really given a predictability of time. Imagine that 1hr is enough if you are planning to come to Noida from New Delhi Railway station through Metro. And 1hr is upper limit ! Can any road vehicle be so sure about the timelines in Delhi?

It's been more than 6 years I am here in Delhi and till date I get this excuse of reaching late - 'Stuck in Jam'. There have been times, when I also used to travel in buses, autos etc which also run on roads. I used to reach on time but some people also use this excuse of heavy jam on the way. Being punctual is a matter of discipline and one needs to plan everything by keeping traffic in mind. Anyway, Metro has made our lives far easier than ever. Metro has given another opportunity to people to be more disciplined in life. I am a BIG fan of Metro because it has really given a predictability of time. Imagine that 1hr is enough if you are planning to come to Noida from New Delhi Railway station through Metro. And 1hr is upper limit ! Can any road vehicle be so sure about the timelines in Delhi?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monsoons are almost gone now...

It was a lovely day in office... Usually come out of office to have a walk after lunch and this photigraph was clicked on back side of the office with my HTC Desire HD Mobile Camera... It was dark all around with cool breeze... No one was in a mood to go back to workstations and spend time with their computers or laptops... Suddenly rain started and we had no option... For last few days sky is brilliantly blue, which is hard to see in Noida or Delhi.... during summers it's very dull due to all the dust and pollution... and in winters fog makes the things worse !!!

It was a lovely day in office... Usually come out of office to have a walk after lunch and this photigraph was clicked on back side of the office with my HTC Desire HD Mobile Camera... It was dark all around with cool breeze... No one was in a mood to go back to workstations and spend time with their computers or laptops... Suddenly rain started and we had no option... For last few days sky is brilliantly blue, which is hard to see in Noida or Delhi.... during summers it's very dull due to all the dust and pollution... and in winters fog makes the things worse !!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Colorful artwork showcasing the beauty of our ancestors


India Art Summit 2011 - A good place to find out world's best Art pieces at one place - A three days event @ Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA oThis Photograph is from India Art Summit 2011 which happened during beginning of this year. One of the artist had various set of masks with amazing expressions... I am not very sure about the special thing about his art-works, but expressions were awesome...k we saw just in front of entry gate... It was cycle-Rikshaw loaded with lot of metal pots on it... No one was around who had camera and we were not very comfortable while clicked few shots of this art... These pots had amazing reflection of the whole area in surroundings but we couldn't give much to time to capture it better...A close-up but not very clean... @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011This one was my favorite ART there... Guess what it is? If you guess it correctly that means my photograph is bad ! There were approximately 10 people standing around this table and wondering why these old newpapers are showcased here? Everyone was at the distance of 2-3 feets from this table and none was allowed to touch any of the art works... Then one of the lady asked the artist to give some information about this particular art and everyone was like WOW, how it can be a artwork of marble stone... But yes it was made up of marble stone with some printing with specific powder.... Lovely Work !!!Check out if you can notice something in this capsule pack... If not, it may be because of my blurry photograph :) Here is a wooden art @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another form o artwork which was created with threads and no machine was used in this... Apart from thread some metallic strings were also used.... This Photograph shows a very basic and small portion of a huge artwork hanging there...Mirror Art - A Mirror created of various particles in triangular shape... This mirror was created very neatly and had wonderful effects from various angles.. Most of the visitors were spending lot of time in front of these mirrors at INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011Another artwork which was rotating continuously and yes many of th artists were using some mechanical or electrical supports to add more value to their arts... and most of the support material was also designed by these artists in their own way ... Deepak experimenting of various colors of INDIA ART SUMMIT.. I think he was trying to play with depth of field to get some special effect out of the special artwork of colorful buttons and pins !!! There was gallery of arts which were created from pins and buttons of different colors.. Some of these arts had abstract shapes and few of them had some shapes which we could recognize...Gang having fun @ ART SUMMIT 2011.... Deepak looks unhappy with the results but Anchita wants to see what he clicked... Some amazing art work by Religare Art Gallery, CP, Delhi !!!Some famous personalities were roaming around to find out the best art for their houses....There were lot of foreigner Artists @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011He is about to stand up and have a walk at ART SUMMIT hall....Lot of Colors, Shapes and concepts @ INDIA ART SUMMIT, 2011


This Photograph is from India Art Summit 2011 which happened during beginning of this year. One of the artist had various set of masks with amazing expressions... I am not very sure about the special thing about his art-works, but expressions were awesome...

Some photographs from my flickr Account !!!

Jama Masjid-02Jama Masjid-20Pink Flower in Black BackgroundPink...Juvenile Leaves (Pine Tree)Sunset @ Mukteshwar
TrilokinathGlancing Sun behind leaves...Spider Web : Even water droplets are trapped...Jama Masjid-01MACROS-03MACROS-01
The More I See the World, the Closer I Feel to Indiaindia Gate Reflection in a water pound on right side...Jama Msjid-4Their white costumes stood out against the black backgroundsHappy FeetLovely Eyes and White Attire that stands for Purity...
In the AIR...Dancer with a moving light in her hands...Blue-and-gold Macaw @ Delhi ZooBlack Crowned Crane @ Delhi ZooNight view of Shimla Town HallSide view of Viceregal Lodge, Shimla

Ripple's, a set on Flickr.

Mobile click of Radisson Hotel in Noida (Sector-18)

Sector-18 and GIP are main places in Noida to hang out during weekends... There is lot of parking space in front of Radisson, Noida... We usually park here and roam around... Even if we want to go to GIP, this is best place to park as GIP charge 3 times what we pay here :) ... And its hardly 8 minutes walk from this parking area to Great India Place...

Sector-18 and GIP are main places in Noida to hang out during weekends... There is lot of parking space in front of Radisson, Noida... We usually park here and roam around... Even if we want to go to GIP, this is best place to park as GIP charge 3 times what we pay here :) ... And its hardly 8 minutes walk from this parking area to Great India Place...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Doctors keeping track of folks who joined Anna for his fast against Corrpution


Doctors were appointed during Anna's anshan at Jantar Mantar... There were lot of folks who joined Anna for this fast for very good and much needed cause. Doctors used to check these folks regularly to see if some preventive actions w.r.t. health needs to be taken.

Self portrait inside a mirror art @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011, Pragati Maidan, Delhi, INDIA


A Day well Spent at India Art Summit 2011 @ Pragati Maidaan, New Delhi, INDIA - 22nd Jan 2011 : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently India Art Summit 2011 was happening in Pragati Maidaan of Delhi and some of my friends planned to have a visit on weekend to explore what all happens in this summit.. Finally we went there on saturday(22nd Jan 2011) and reached at Pragati Maidaan Metro at 11:40 am... After reaching at the entry gate, we saw a huge line and the end was not even visible to us.. The line was for entry and there was another smaller version for getting tickets... Finally I also reached the counter and asked for three tickets and the person managing that counter asked for 600 rs... I realized that I am short of money and asked one of friend to give 300 rs.. After getting tickets, we also followed the queue and entered into the hall where ART SUMMIT was going... Here are few photographs I could click inside the summit area... Check out !!!Here is a metal art showcased by one of the French artist !!! Are you able to see the art? Its the one is main focus, please see the bottom part of this photograph ;) A gold plated spherical structure surrounded by multi-layered shapes which are made up of brass.... There were some other interesting art works showcased here... I have lot of photographs of these metal artworks and will try to share more in future.... There were lot of artists and visitors from various parts of the world... Here is a lady waiting for other friends to come and go inside to see the fabulous work by different artists !!! I clicked this photograph very quickly with some zoom and wanted to have another photograph of her baby but couldn't :(  She caught me... She was standing inside the Art Summit hall and was talking to someone... I wanted to have her side face with some of the paintings hanging on the right wall... Suddenly she turned and I was not able to compose a good shot... Still I acted like I am shooting something else and after having 2-3 shots moved ahead...India Art Summit is very famous among the high class society of Delhi and many celebrities come here to see the wonderful work & buy something for them.... There were lot of metal arts in INDIA ART SUMMIT and man of them were from other parts of the world...  When we just entered into the main hall & started looking at the arts, we were not very impressed and one of friend even thought of becoming an artist because he thought it's easier that Software Development :) As we spent more time and talked to various people around, we got to know that how much hard work and thoughts go in creating a single art... Here is an artwork with a face having lots of other elements and a hidden face... A lady standing there was explaining about this art and there were lot many folks listening... We were not able to make out much out of that talk and thought of moving ahead... but this one was one of the popular artwork in the summit (A general guess by looking at the crowd, because in Delhi wherever you see crowd is known as a popular place, especially any eating place...)I liked these hanging lamps... I went to my childhood when I saw these first time at my Grand Parent's place and after that I couldn't find them anywhere... There was a huge Art project based on lighting and these lamps hanging around..Another Metal Art !!!Don't know much about this particular artwork but looked like something made up of stone... but not sure, so no comments !! But I liked it !!! It was placed in the middle of a painting gallery..This was an amazing work and this was the place where everyone was spending more time as compared to other stalls... We saw lot of mirror arts in ART SUMMIT and all of them were amazing... This was a mirror created of various triangular pieces... As you go closed to the mirror, the partition size seemed to decrease and moving backward it was increasing... By the reflection inside the mirror is mine with Camera...Again the same art with few more elements in the photograph for better composition !!!Here is gang... I asked them to stand there to have a photograph as a proof that they visited ART SUMMIT... I was expecting them to click one of mine photograph as well but none of them offered :)Mr Ankit Sood on the left - A student of Delhi College of ART, Deepak Gupta - who is going have long hairs soon and planning to exhibit his artwork soon... Anchita Dogra will support Deepak in the beginning and will move on with her own choice of art soon !!! After a good day at INDIA ART SUMMIT we went to Shri Ram Center to have lunch because it was very costly inside Pragati Maidaan :) btw Ankit took us there to have some silli potatoes and no one liked them :)


Friday, August 26, 2011

Delhi Metro - It's too busy to be imagined !!!

Don't go by this photograph. Dilli Metro is too busy these days. Just after lunch we come out of office to have a some rounds of walk. Today we were discussing about increasing population of India and especially the metro cities like Delhi. Delhi has been working on increasing transport infrastructure in terms of Metro, Red colored AC buses etc, but still all these resources are extra utilized by people in Delhi. Even it's not very easy to match the pace of increasing populations in these cities.

Don't go by this photograph. Dilli Metro is too busy these days. Just after lunch we come out of office to have a some rounds of walk. Today we were discussing about increasing population of India and especially the metro cities like Delhi. Delhi has been working on increasing transport infrastructure in terms of Metro, Red colored AC buses etc, but still all these resources are extra utilized by people in Delhi. Even it's not very easy to match the pace of increasing populations in these cities.

Anyway, Metro has really made life easy when it comes to time. with increasing traffic on roads, one can't be sure of timings about reaching a place because unexpected jams my ruin all plans. In case of Metro, one can have some level of confidence on scheduling his/her day !!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

It's 10th Day of Anna Hazare's Fast and more citizen of our country are joining him at Ram Leela Maidaan in Delhi

Suddenly stand of UPA government has changed now. Why? If they feel they are right, why are they deviating from what they said few days back. Mr. Manish Tiwari is saying sorry now. Now they want to compromise democracy for few people in country..
btw, I am expressing with the words they used few days back. Somehow I feel pity on this government who express different opinions through different people in the party. If thought process on this issue is same, why people are not able to hear that through various party leaders saying random things on Television or press-conferences.Anyway, whole country is really worried about this humble guy who is selflessly fighting against Corruption. Hope everything ends with good things.

Suddenly stand of UPA government has changed now. Why? If they feel they are right, why are they deviating from what they said few days back. Mr. Manish Tiwari is saying sorry now. Now they want to compromise democracy for few people in country..

btw, I am expressing with the words they used few days back. Somehow I feel pity on this government who express different opinions through different people in the party. If thought process on this issue is same, why people are not able to hear that through various party leaders saying random things on Television or press-conferences.

Anyway, whole country is really worried about this humble guy who is selflessly fighting against Corruption. Hope everything ends with good things.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's 9th day of Anna Hazare's fast for Jan Lokpal Bill with different set of conditions !!!

Today's is night days of Anna's fast and there was an all party meeting today. By looking at TV information, it seems this meeting has not been very effective to have some conclusive action. Speakers from various parties are telling different story about this meeting. But it seems Salman Khursheed, Pranab Mukharjee are main negotiators from Government side and they don't feel very confident about reaching to a common consensus on some of the issues. Initially plan was to reach at some conclusion today evening and that seems impractical now. Let's see how things work and Indians are preying to give strength to Anna for fighting against Corruption in our country. I am really amazed by seeing the courage of this fellow  !!! After 9th day of fast he is still speaking like a young folks...  He is just talking about being young by heart and actions...

Today's is night days of Anna's fast and there was an all party meeting today. By looking at TV information, it seems this meeting has not been very effective to have some conclusive action. Speakers from various parties are telling different story about this meeting. But it seems Salman Khursheed, Pranab Mukharjee are main negotiators from Government side and they don't feel very confident about reaching to a common consensus on some of the issues. Initially plan was to reach at some conclusion today evening and that seems impractical now.

Let's see how things work and Indians are preying to give strength to Anna for fighting against Corruption in our country. 

I am really amazed by seeing the courage of this fellow  !!! After 9th day of fast he is still speaking like a young folks...  He is just talking about being young by heart and actions...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Senior Citizens of India are more actively participating in Anti Corruption Movement

Although many folks are questioning this movement,but the truth is that people in India are really frustrated of this increasing corruption at every level. That is why people are coming out of their homes to get together for this fight against Corruption. Lokpal is not the only thing that people are looking for. Idea is to reduce the corruption by right means. Now thing is - how to ensure that methods used to reduce corruption will be effective in long run. At some level we have to trust few folks who have been working in this area for long time and have right track records.

Although many folks are questioning this movement,but the truth is that people in India are really frustrated of this increasing corruption at every level. That is why people are coming out of their homes to get together for this fight against Corruption. Lokpal is not the only thing that people are looking for. Idea is to reduce the corruption by right means. Now thing is - how to ensure that methods used to reduce corruption will be effective in long run. At some level we have to trust few folks who have been working in this area for long time and have right track records. 

Does people really understand th intricacies of Jan-Lokpal versions by UPA, Anna Hazare or by other Social workers

By looking at News channels, Facebook, Twitter or other social media websites, it seems there were lot of folks in Ram Leela maidaan during the weekend. And all these shows that people in India are really frustrated of Corruption at each and every level. With all this we should be aware of following things -1. We support right thing.. Anti-Corruption OR Anna OR a particular version of Lokpal etc.. (should be on basis of clear information)2. We should be ready to say NO when it comes to bribing someone.

By looking at News channels, Facebook, Twitter or other social media websites, it seems there were lot of folks in Ram Leela maidaan during the weekend. And all this shows that people in India are really frustrated of Corruption at each and every level. With all this we should be aware of following things -

1. We support right thing.. Anti-Corruption OR Anna OR a particular version of Lokpal etc.. (should be on basis of clear information)

2. We should be ready to say NO when it comes to bribing someone.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTON !!!

Anti Corruption movement is on peak and various people have different views about this movement. Some of the folks are fully supporting Anna, although some of them are not very well aware about the Lokpal version by Mr. Anna Hazare. But everyone is supporting for right reasons of reducing corruption in India. Some of the folks are not in favor of Anna ji but want clean country without least corruption. So all in all, citizen of India are fed up of corrupt system where everything runs through bribe channels. Scale varies from place to place, office to office, power-designation to position etc. But again, question rises - Are we ready to take pledge that we shall not bribe people for our convenience. If we see, we are the people who have helped to increase this corruption at this level. If an individual can save 5Rs at the loss of 95 Rs for government, we opt that route as shortcut. Each of us also need to be more honest about our core values as well.Jai Hind !!!

Anti Corruption movement is on peak and various people have different views about this movement. Some of the folks are fully supporting Anna, although some of them are not very well aware about the Lokpal version by Mr. Anna Hazare. But everyone is supporting for right reasons of reducing corruption in India. Some of the folks are not in favor of Anna ji but want clean country without least corruption. So all in all, citizen of India are fed up of corrupt system where everything runs through bribe channels. Scale varies from place to place, office to office, power-designation to position etc. 

But again, question rises - Are we ready to take pledge that we shall not bribe people for our convenience. If we see, we are the people who have helped to increase this corruption at this level. If an individual can save 5Rs at the loss of 95 Rs for government, we opt that route as shortcut. Each of us also need to be more honest about our core values as well.

Jai Hind !!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gandhi Ji's three monkeys surprised to see the difference after 50 years of independence...


PHOTO JOURNEY inside zoo of Banerghatta National Park Banglore : Posted VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : I am sure you will be surprised to hear Zoo and Wildlife Sanctuary at one place... Yes, Banerghatta National Park has a Zoo as well... When I planned for Baneghatta National Park, I was not aware of the fact that it has Zoo as well... After Reaching the ticket counter, I saw a board saying discounted ticket for Wildlife Safari inside the sanctuary and Zoo visit... Banglore Zoo has lot of snakes and most of the crowd is seen around those to figure out where they(snakes) are sitting... Here are few Photographs I was able to click during a quick visit to Banerghatta Zoo... Check oThis photograph was shot at Banerghatta National Park in Banglore, India... These monkeys are surprised to see the situation of our country and the way Indians have come out of their homes to support the cause of Anti-Corruption !!!ide....There is a small museum in the zoo which showcases zoological exhibits... Banerghatta Zoo has a reptile park and a small theater as well... Banerghatta Zoo is closed on Tuesdays which is a weekly holiday...


This photograph was shot at Banerghatta National Park in Banglore, India... These monkeys are surprised to see the situation of our country and the way Indians have come out of their homes to support the cause of Anti-Corruption !!!

Candle March in support of Anna's Anti-Corruption Movement

 


Indians are comng out of their houses in various towns to support Anti-Corruption Movement by Anna Hazare

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिः भवति भारत, अभि-उत्थानम् अधर्मस्य तदा आत्मानं सृजामि अहम् । परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुस्-कृताम्, धर्म-संस्थापन-अर्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ।

A silhoutte of Deodar tree near Indian Institute of Advanced studies, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


Shimla is one of my favorite places to visit frequently and I have lot of reasons to like this wonderful place. Although I have seen people talking about traffic and other problems in Shimla, but I don't care and it's one of the best hill stations if you are really interested in nature, freshness, nice weather, cleanness, Architecture etc.This photograph is clicked in back side of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, which is also known as Viceregal Lodge.Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shimla Night View : Deodar in Cloudy weather of Shimla  Shimla is one of my favorite places to visit frequently and I have lot of reasons to like this wonderful place. Although I have seen people talking about traffic and other problems in Shimla, but I don't care and it's one of the best hill stations if you are really interested in nature, freshness, nice weather, cleanness, Architecture etc.


This photograph is clicked in back side of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, which is also known as Viceregal Lodge.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Media and Police are fully active due to Arrest of Anna and now hunger strike in Tihar

Suddenly Media people and Police people can be seen at most of the places around capital city Delhi. Police is even more active across the country. Most corrupt department of our country has something to do now and hopefully this time they are doing the duty without any greed. I can understand their pain but they have learn it now onwards.

Suddenly Media people and Police people can be seen at most of the places around capital city Delhi. Police is even more active across the country. Most corrupt department of our country has something to do now and hopefully this time they are doing the duty without any greed. I can understand their pain but they have learn it now onwards.

Lot of Indians in support of Anna Azare for Anti-curruption Movement !!!


Indians in various metros, cities, small towns and villages have started various peaceful activities to support Anna for his Anti-corruption movement. 

Folks who are not able to go out are also supporting by some means.. Youth is really active on social media websites like facebook, twitter etc and all this help in accelerating the movement !!! Some snippenst from Facebook -

"Bribe the Government to Pass Lokpal Bill. Need help.. Contact 10 Janpath"

"The only place in India where food is cheap, Tea- Rs. 1.00 Soup- Rs. 5.50 dal- Rs. 1.50 dosa- Rs. 4.00 .............................. ......... .........biryani- Rs. 8. 00 chicken- Rs. 24 .50 These items are meant for poor people & are available at Indian Parliament canteen. The salary of those poor people is Rs.81,000/month without income tax....!!! Wahh dis is India......Copy this as ur status to show these ministers' poverty to every one...... P.S. Hyper subsidized food"

"Kasab: I am not an Indian,I hate India,and I kill Indians but I am safe in India ..
Anna Hazare : I am an Indian, I love my India,and I want to save Indians but I will be shot any time .. 
Copy it to ur status n show tht u r Proud to b an INDIAN but ashamed to b a part of this SYSTEM."

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Designer Metal Bangles on sale near Bhagsu-Naag Waterfall in Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh !!!


Mcleodganj is one of the most popular places in Himachal where foreign tourists come and over the time, overall environment of the place has changed a lot !!! Now if you visit Mcleodganj, foreigners are more than local folks there. Fashion quotient of the place has changed a lot. Even local folks have adopted to different lifestyles. Ornaments shown in this photograph are more popular there and most of the tourists are mad about these. This is the reason that shop owners ask for anything. One of my friend asked for a bracelet and he asked for 700/-  !!! Finally deal was closed in 200 and we were sure that he must be earning enough in 200 as well !!! So bargaining works there :) .

Mcleodganj is one of the most popular places in Himachal where foreign tourists come and over the time, overall environment of the place has changed a lot !!! Now if you visit Mcleodganj, foreigners are more than local folks there. Fashion quotient of the place has changed a lot. Even local folks have adopted to different lifestyles. Ornaments shown in this photograph are more popular there and most of the tourists are mad about these. This is the reason that shop owners ask for anything. One of my friend asked for a bracelet and he asked for 700/-  !!! Finally deal was closed in 200 and we were sure that he must be earning enough in 200 as well !!! So bargaining works there :) 

Arvind Kejriwal - A REAL LEADER of our Nation


Arvind Kejrival is a well known personality among Indians now and this is a great thing. Intellectuals like Arvind have been fighting for right system in India and they are continuing this fight. I know such people are not interested in Politics but we really need such folks in our parliament. Just to know about Arvind, check out - Education From IIT Kharagpur(Nehru Hall) Job Former IRS resigned from the Govt job Awards Various Ashoka Fellow, Civic Engagement. 2005: Fought for RTI2005: 'Satyendra Dubey Memorial Award', IIT Kanpur for his campaign for bringing transparency in Government2006: Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership.2006: CNN-IBN, 'Indian of the Year' in Public Service2009: Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur for Emergent Leadership.2010: Policy Change Agent of the Year, Economic Times Corporate Excellence Award along with Aruna Roy.Fighting against corruptionCheck out more at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Arvind-Kejriwal/126600607383679 Arvind Kumar Kejriwal (born 16 June 1968) is an Indian social activist fighting for greater transparency in Government. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people.Early lifeArvind K...ejriwal was born in Hissar, Haryana in 1968, and graduated from IIT Kharagpur as a Mechanical engineer in 1989. His father was an engineer and he spent most of his childhood living in small northern Indian towns like Sonepat, Mathura and Hissar.CareerArvind Kejriwal was always concerned about corruption and the passivity of the people. After quitting his job with the Tata Steel, he took time off to work with the Missionaries of Charity and the Ramakrishna Mission in eastern and northeastern India.He joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), a part of the Indian Civil Services in 1992. He was posted at the Income-tax Commissioner's Office in Delhi as Joint Commissioner. Soon, he realized that much of the corruption prevalent in government is owing to lack of transparency in the bureaucratic procedures. Even while in his official position, he started crusading against the corrupt practices. Initially, Arvind was instrumental in bringing in a number of changes to increase transparency in the Income Tax office.- From Facebook Page of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal !!!

Arvind Kejrival is a well known personality among Indians now and this is a great thing. Intellectuals like Arvind have been fighting for right system in India and they are continuing this fight. I know such people are not interested in Politics but we really need such folks in our parliament. Just to know about Arvind, check out -

Education From IIT Kharagpur(Nehru Hall)
Job Former IRS resigned from the Govt job
Awards Various Ashoka Fellow, Civic Engagement.
2005: Fought for RTI
2005: 'Satyendra Dubey Memorial Award', IIT Kanpur for his campaign for bringing transparency in Government
2006: Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership.
2006: CNN-IBN, 'Indian of the Year' in Public Service
2009: Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kharagpur for Emergent Leadership.
2010: Policy Change Agent of the Year, Economic Times Corporate Excellence Award along with Aruna Roy.
Fighting against corruption


"Arvind Kumar Kejriwal (born 16 June 1968) is an Indian social activist fighting for greater transparency in Government. He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people.Early lifeArvind K...ejriwal was born in Hissar, Haryana in 1968, and graduated from IIT Kharagpur as a Mechanical engineer in 1989. His father was an engineer and he spent most of his childhood living in small northern Indian towns like Sonepat, Mathura and Hissar.CareerArvind Kejriwal was always concerned about corruption and the passivity of the people. After quitting his job with the Tata Steel, he took time off to work with the Missionaries of Charity and the Ramakrishna Mission in eastern and northeastern India.He joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), a part of the Indian Civil Services in 1992. He was posted at the Income-tax Commissioner's Office in Delhi as Joint Commissioner. Soon, he realized that much of the corruption prevalent in government is owing to lack of transparency in the bureaucratic procedures. Even while in his official position, he started crusading against the corrupt practices. Initially, Arvind was instrumental in bringing in a number of changes to increase transparency in the Income Tax office." - From Facebook Page of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal !!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Will Anna's imprisonment call for another Karnati in INDIA?

It's a big shame on UPA government that peaceful movements are being converted into an unnecessary drama in country and parliament.I have been watching TV for last two hours and it seems that Indians are really supporting Anna like anything. Poilce has already arrested 2500 people in Delhi and more are coming out of their homes to get arrested. All this also shows that Government has great fear from this movement and doing some random things. To me it looks like a beginning of BIG Movement now !!!

It's a big shame on UPA government that peaceful movements are being converted into an unnecessary drama in country and parliament.I have been watching TV for last two hours and it seems that Indians are really supporting Anna like anything. Poilce has already arrested 2500 people in Delhi and more are coming out of their homes to get arrested. All this also shows that Government has great fear from this movement and doing some random things. To me it looks like a beginning of BIG Movement now !!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

15th August 2011 - Happy Independence Day to all Indians !!!

Its a proud moment to celebrate 15th August, Independence Day of India !!! The Independence Day of India is celebrated on the fifteenth of August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. This day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hosting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance. The main event takes place in Delhi, the capital city of India, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts. In his speech, he highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development. The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle.

Its a proud moment to celebrate 15th August, Independence Day of India !!!

The Independence Day of India is celebrated on the fifteenth of August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. This day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hosting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance. The main event takes place in Delhi, the capital city of India, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts. In his speech, he highlights the achievements of his government during the past year, raises important issues and gives a call for further development. The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle.

Kids enjoying @ Noida Stadium during Flower Show 2011


After wandering here and there for seeing various flowers at Noida Flower Show, I went towards the other corner with lot of food-stalls... These two kids were really focusing on food items they should have after spending some hours seeing colorful flowers !!! I really liked these kids, as you can see the appealing dressed, shoes and the way they are positioned...

After wandering here and there for seeing various flowers at Noida Flower Show, I went towards the other corner with lot of food-stalls... These two kids were really focusing on food items they should have after spending some hours seeing colorful flowers !!! I really liked these kids, as you can see the appealing dressed, shoes and the way they are positioned...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lot of Tourists trying to capture Humayun's Tomb on a Foggy Day during Feb'2011 (Delhi, INDIA)

Night photograph of colorful fountains inside UB-City in Banglore, Karnataka, INDIA


PHOTO JOURNEY of Unimaginable Luxury of UB City in Banglore, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : During my recent visit to Banglore, I visited UB city which known as biggest mall in Banglore City. Here are few photographs of UB City with few details a bout it... Check out !!!Here is entry to the parking of UB city in Banglore It's been long ime but still I have an impression alive about UB City in Banglore... What a place it is !! I have been posting about this place for some time and someone suggested me to visit DLF Imporio in Vasant Kunj ! I visited Emporio last month and still I feel that UB City is better in terms of overall alignment of showrooms, restaurants or common area for public... This Photograph is clicked near all the eating places at UB City !!, high-end retail stores, a five star hotel, luxury service apartments, restaurants, food courts, pubs, health clubs and cafes....I have also heard of a helipad on the roof top of UB City !!There are some water fountains in the middle of UB City surrounded by colorful lights... Children love these fountains and parents have to set a time limit on them to go & have some food...Rohin also wanted to have a photograph inside the water area in UB City, Banglore..Here is another photograph of colorful fountains inside UB City...Lot of people around these colorful water fountains in UB City @ Banglore, Karnataka, INDIAHere is the entrance for various showrooms... We spent some time there, but didn't buy anything there...Another photograph of same place @ UB City in Banglore...Check out more details about the place @ http://www.thecollection-ubcity.com/A Lamp shade hanging on walls of a Restaurant inside UB city....There were lot of cute babies around these water fountains and they were really enjoying the play with these water sprinklers .... Everyone had different style of teasing these fountains... I clicked lot of babies and would love to share other photographs soon... Some of the parents asked me to send their photographs by Email and I am already done with that :)Lavishly decorated Lift area of UB City at Banglore... Its a beautifully constructed building which is a great example of a great lifestyle in side the city...Stairs for the ground floor of the complex where all the showrooms we have.. There are some nice bars and restaurants on first floor of this complex....Here is a photograph of Parking slip @ UB City Banglore. If I remember correctly, they take it back and doesn't allow visitors to take them back.. We requested him but he denied politely..There are some fully serviced Residences inside UB City by the name of Oakwood...
It's been long ime but still I have an impression alive about UB City in Banglore... What a place it is !! I have been posting about this place for some time and someone suggested me to visit DLF Imporio in Vasant Kunj ! I visited Emporio last month and still I feel that UB City is better in terms of overall alignment of showrooms, restaurants or common area for public... This Photograph is clicked near all the eating places at UB City !!

Friday, August 12, 2011

North Block of Indian President's House with lush green lawns in the front.. (Delhi, INDIA)



A quick visit to Indian President's House in Delhi : PHOTO JOURNEY from last weekend : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : It was little foggy in Delhi when we planned to go to President's house in second half of the sunday(6th Feb, 2011) ... Me and one of the office friend took metro from Noida and changed it at Rajiv Chowk for Central Secretariat... This is the nearest metro station near President's House and India Gate.... Here are few photographs from President's House in Delhi !! Check out ...  Here is a photograph of water fountains in south block of President's House.. This is a huge campus with North and south blocks on main entrance... There is  a beautiful area called Mughal Gardens situated at the back of the Rashtrapati Bhavan which incorporates both Mughal and English landscaping styles... It displays numerous types of flowers and is open to public in February every year !!!Its a marvelous piece of Lutyens Architecture... Whole building is unique with various artworks on the walls and pillars...Since its very important area of Indian capital, high security is must and one can clearly see it around President;s house in Delhi !!! A Crow sitting on one of the poles installed around President's house @ Delhi, INDIAIts a very clean area in Delhi and folks avoid to spread their waste around this place, birds can do anything they want :) .. The dome in the middle of South and North block involved a mixture of Indian and British styles... The dome is exactly in the middle of the diagonals between the four corners of the building...Looks like some British design created by Indian artists... Is a part of a pillar in South Block of Rashtrapati Bhavan @ Delhi, INDIADelhi Traffic Police ensuring that no one stop the car around this place and keep moving.. So one of the taxi taking U turn inside President's House campus to make sure that his clients spend enough time there to feel the place... This U-turn is not allowed here !South Block of Indian President's House with lush green lawns in front of it !!!A very old canon in front of President's House in Delhi, INDIA...Elephants on the outer wall of Indian President's House (Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, INDIA)A royal colored car in front of South block of President's House in Dehi, INDIA !!!Security people looking around to make sure that folks roaming around are not crossing the limits ...Another sample of an interesting pillar installed around North block of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi !!!A closer look to the dome on North block of President's House in Delhi !!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Journey started with Flowers now...

For last few months, I have been shooting Flowers for different clients for different purposes... If you are regular visitor to tis blog, you may have noticed that client work is not shared on this blog and most of the casual work is showcased. This is again a very casual shot, but somehow I liked it as compared to other well-polished flower-shots which are delivered to the clients. For next few days, you may see various types of flowers, although I would not be able to add much information about various varieties...

For last few months, I have been shooting Flowers for different clients for different purposes... If you are regular visitor to tis blog, you may have noticed that client work is not shared on this blog and most of the casual work is showcased. This is again a very casual shot, but somehow I liked it as compared to other well-polished flower-shots which are delivered to the clients. For next few days, you may see various types of flowers, although I would not be able to add much information about various varieties...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A collage of various photographs from President's House in Delhi, INDIA

During last weekend I was looking at various collages on internet and found them fascinating enough to try one with my photographs.. I picked some of the photographs from Indian President House Photo-Shoot and created this one. Overall I think it's not bad and will try few more to improvise :)Please leave you comment with suggestions for further improvements !!!


During last weekend I was looking at various collages on internet and found them fascinating enough to try one with my photographs.. I picked some of the photographs from Indian President House Photo-Shoot and created this one. Overall I think it's not bad and will try few more to improvise :)

Please leave you comment with suggestions for further improvements !!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

A little girl on evening walk at India Gate, Delhi


India Gate - Alive at Night : Apart from the nigh clubs and pubs, there is another place in Delhi that comes alive at night. It is right at the heart of the city, India Gate. However, unlike pubs and clubs, most people are there to spend time with their families. The whole area is vibrant with Children, Newlyweds, joint families and amongst them all, hawkers to sell some of the Delhi's famed streetside food. You can also see dotted here and there some policemen to ensure nothing shady happens in the bushes. : India Gate is majestic and is surrounded by some of the most interesting buildings of Delhi. The whole area is under 24 hour security cover as it should be considering the President's house is just a few metres away. You don't expect such an area to be the party hub for middle-class Delhi Families. But it is!The monument itself stands in memory of the brave soldiers who died fighting  in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. If you look closely at the walls of the monument, you will see the names f all of the soldiers who lost their lives. And beneath the canopy an eternal flame known as the

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Few Experiments with old Architecture of Jantar Mantar @ Delhi, INDIA - 6


Some Experiments with old architecture of Jantar Mantar in Delhi, INDIA : Posted by VJ SHARMA on www.travellingcamera.com : Last month me and one of my friend were waiting for other folks to reach Connaught Place in Delhi and they called us to inform that all of them are arriving after 1:30 Hrs... This was good opportunity for us to explore some place nearby and decided to visit Jantar Mantar... After reaching the place I was not able to decide what should I shoot... Everywhere people were roaming and it was really difficult to find a place without people... and it was not like two or three folks.. It was huge crowd in front of each yantra @ Jantar Mantar.. So finally I decided to have some photographs which can avoid this crowd and it gave a good opportunity to place with various angles/compositions... check out and critics are welcome !!The first photograph where I wanted to have darkest possible shadows to make it look like black tiles in contact with reds and white ones.. Although it doesn't look like that... I would have to wait to click this photograph at right time but we had to move out in few hrs... Never mind, I will try it again...This time I was carrying SONY Alpha-700 and was confused with some of the controls.. Anyway that's not important... These yantras were very narrow is shape and it was difficult to fit myself for clicking these architecture forms nicely... Here is a tilted view of a semi-spherical yantra @ Jantar Mantar...All these photographs from the same yantra and it was was quite interesting... But please don't ask me about how it functions and what it is supposed to do...Stairs hidden behind these structures and everyone needs to follow them to go down and see the real work inside these yantras.. In Jantar Mantar at jaipur, everyone was not allowed to go inside these structures but in Delhi I didn't see such restrictions except one which had highest structure followed by lot of stairs....Jantar Mantar in Delhi is a very popular place among activists, social associations and artists as well... Many of the NGOs choose this place to start a rally or protest... Also many artists have explored this very well and many times Photographers have exhibited this place...A Series of small pillars taking all the weight of small paths connecting outer circle of a structure with a pole in the middle... as you can see the turning path in a circle...One of my friend called it 'Stairs of Success'.. I don't if that is the name of these stairs but like the caption :)Final Photograph showing the close-up view of this architecture which shows the age of this structure and its been repaired multiple times in past which resulted in this roughness... I am again planning to visit Jantar Mantar in Delhi and will ensure that I get full day to spend there...


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