Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Can you read expressions - What does this expression say?

One of my friend was here in Noida with his son. I also met him for very short span of time and clicked few photographs. Out of all, I really loved this expression although I don't know what it conveys. Do you have any idea?

One of my friend was here in Noida with his son. I also met him for very short span of time and clicked few photographs. Out of all, I really loved this expression although I don't know what it conveys. Do you have any idea?

Religare Art Gallery showcasing their artwork @ INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011


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 on www.travellingcamera.com : Recently INDIA ART SUMMIT happened in Delhi at Pragati Maidaan - 21st to 23rd Jan 2011 !!! It was first time I planned to visit it with some of my friends... Here are few photograph from INDIA ART SUMMIT 2011 !!! Check Out these photographs of various art forms without any details about artists who created them. Sorry to all artists because I tend to forget names...Here is the first artwork 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

Some unique trends of Old Delhi - Kabootarbazi !!!

Last weekend I visited Jama-Masjid in Old Delhi and also interacted few folks around this place. During the visit I met a very interesting family who also offered me to come on roof-top to have a different view of Old Delhi (Dilli-6). On roof-top, there were approximately 60 pigeons. One of the gentleman also told be about a unique trend of Old Delhi. All these pigeons fly in a group and at times they make a huge groups of around 1000 pigeons. When any of the owner ask his/her group to come back, most of the others also prefer to check at home. During such flights, at times some pigeons plan to join other group and go to other house. In this case original owner loose the right to get that pigeon back. If s/he wants that pigeon back, appropriate money needs to be paid as per breed of that pigeon. And this payment has no guarantee that pigeon will not go to other groups. This thing is religiously followed in Old Delhi region !!!

Last weekend I visited Jama-Masjid in Old Delhi and also interacted few folks around this place. During the visit I met a very interesting family who also offered me to come on roof-top to have a different view of Old Delhi (Dilli-6). 

On roof-top, there were approximately 60 pigeons. One of the gentleman also told be about a unique trend of Old Delhi. All these pigeons fly in a group and at times they make a huge groups of around 1000 pigeons. When any of the owner ask his/her group to come back, most of the others also prefer to check at home. During such flights, at times some pigeons plan to join other group and go to other house. In this case original owner loose the right to get that pigeon back. If s/he wants that pigeon back, appropriate money needs to be paid as per breed of that pigeon. And this payment has no guarantee that pigeon will not go to other groups. This thing is religiously followed in Old Delhi region !!!

More interesting stories will follow from Old-Delhi !!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunil Upadhyay - One of the fine actors of National School of Drama, Delhi, INDIA

This photograph was clicked during one of the recent plays by Ranjit Kapoor. It was PANCHLIGHT, a story about a bihar village with no light and people want to a have a panchlight in their village. Story starts with a love story where boy meets the girl in fields and they had some signals to indicate the presence to each other.Sunil Upadhyay dictated various scenes from this play in a very interesting way... I have been watching his plays for last three years and a huge fan of this person. Although it's really difficult to compare actors of NSD Repretory with other.

This photograph was clicked during one of the recent plays by Ranjit Kapoor. It was PANCHLIGHT, a story about a bihar village with no light and people want to a have a panchlight in their village. Story starts with a love story where boy meets the girl in fields and they had some signals to indicate the presence to each other.

Sunil Upadhyay dictated various scenes from this play in a very interesting way... I have been watching his plays for last three years and a huge fan of this person. Although it's really difficult to compare actors of NSD Repretory with other.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Something from another Dilli Haat at Pitampura, Delhi, INDIA

Recently I visited Pitampura Dilli Haat and it was not that exciting as we have near INA Market. During day time, it was almost empty and  a particular section of the market had most of the shops unoccupied. Dilli Haats are actually considered as good places to buy handicrafts and ethnic stuff. We also went with same expectations but didn't find it interesting, although few of the shops were offering really great stuff.

Recently I visited Pitampura Dilli Haat and it was not that exciting as we have near INA Market. During day time, it was almost empty and  a particular section of the market had most of the shops unoccupied. Dilli Haats are actually considered as good places to buy handicrafts and ethnic stuff. We also went with same expectations but didn't find it interesting, although few of the shops were offering really great stuff.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

'The Gift' story of 'Chekhov ki Duniya' play by Ranjeet Kapoor

This week NSD Repertory was performing 'Chekhov ki Duniya', directed by famous Director Ranjeet Kapoor. This play is based on various stories of Chekhov. Staging of the Hindi play titled 'Chekhov Ki Duniya' directed by Ranjit Kapoor. Chekhov Ki Duniya is a collection of six short stories by Chekhov. 'Cheenk' is one of the six stories shown in this play and it's filled with irony. It includes The Sneezer, who cannot apologize enough to a blustering general for splattering a sneeze on his head during one of the play they went for. 'Dooba Hua Aadmi' is the story of a man who earns by 'drowning.' Shikari shows a man-about-town using a husband as the conduit for his attempted seduction of the man's new bride... There are few more where an assistant of a dentist want to become a doctor and trying to pull tooth of church-father... Most of the stories were presented in very interesting way and lot of stuff to laugh !!

This week NSD Repertory was performing 'Chekhov ki Duniya', directed by famous Director Ranjeet Kapoor. This play is based on various stories of Chekhov. Staging of the Hindi play titled 'Chekhov Ki Duniya' directed by Ranjit Kapoor. Chekhov Ki Duniya is a collection of six short stories by Chekhov. 'Cheenk' is one of the six stories shown in this play and it's filled with irony. It includes The Sneezer, who cannot apologize enough to a blustering general for splattering a sneeze on his head during one of the play they went for. 'Dooba Hua Aadmi' is the story of a man who earns by 'drowning.' Shikari shows a man-about-town using a husband as the conduit for his attempted seduction of the man's new bride... There are few more where an assistant of a dentist want to become a doctor and trying to pull tooth of church-father... Most of the stories were presented in very interesting way and lot of stuff to laugh !!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali Day

Lakshmi puja is performed during Diwali which is a very popular festival of India and also known as Festival of lights. According to tradition people would put small oil lamps outside their homes on Diwali and hope Lakshmi will come to bless them.Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by those who wish to acquire or to preserve wealth. It is believed that Lakshmi (wealth) goes only to those houses which are clean and where the people are hardworking. She does not visit the places which are unclean/dirty or where the people are lazy. Above photograph shows one of the steps of Lakshmi Poojan, when clay lamps are ready to start pooja during Diwali evening.

Lakshmi puja is performed during Diwali which is a very popular festival of India and also known as Festival of lights. According to tradition people would put small oil lamps outside their homes on Diwali and hope Lakshmi will come to bless them.

Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by those who wish to acquire or to preserve wealth. It is believed that Lakshmi (wealth) goes only to those houses which are clean and where the people are hardworking. She does not visit the places which are unclean/dirty or where the people are lazy.
 
 Above photograph shows one of the steps of Lakshmi Poojan, when clay lamps are ready to start pooja during Diwali evening.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Cottage at Jim Corbett National Park !!!

This photograph was clicked during one of my recent trips to Jim Corbett National Park. We stayed in Tarangi resort which is approximately 8 kilometers form Bijrani Gate of Jim Corbett National Park. It's showing one of the holiday cottage at Tarangi. Tarangi resort has lot of space around and density of cottages is very low wr.t. total area available in the resort. Very well maintained, full of flora n fauna and appropriate place to relax during holidays !!!

This photograph was clicked during one of my recent trips to Jim Corbett National Park. We stayed in Tarangi resort which is approximately 8 kilometers form Bijrani Gate of Jim Corbett National Park. It's showing one of the holiday cottage at Tarangi. Tarangi resort has lot of space around and density of cottages is very low wr.t. total area available in the resort. Very well maintained, full of flora n fauna and appropriate place to relax during holidays !!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Reached Hatu Peak again - A wonderful place at 3400 mtrs. (11152 ft.)

Hatu Peak is near Narkanda. There is beautiful climb of 6 kilometers form main highway. Hatu peak has a temple and tourism come here for experiencing less-explored nature. It's an amazing place with wonderful weather on the top. It's situated at 3400 mtrs. Place has got one HPPWD guest house as well. Many bollywood moviews have been shot at this place.

Hatu Peak is near Narkanda. There is beautiful climb of 6 kilometers form main highway. Hatu peak has a temple and tourism come here for experiencing less-explored nature. It's an amazing place with wonderful weather on the top. It's situated at 3400 mtrs. Place has got one HPPWD guest house as well. Many bollywood moviews have been shot at this place.

In above photograph, Aneesh is jumping with excitement of reaching the place again. I am not sure if you noticed link on 'Place again' :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Front view of Viceregal Lodge, Shimla (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies)


Posted by Ripple (VJ) : Shimla Night View : Front view of Viceregal Lodge, Shimla (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies)

Jama Masjid - A day after Eid

This is one of the photograph taken at India's largest mosque in Old Delhi - Jama Masjid !! This place is always surrounded by pigeons flying here and there. I waited for approximately 15 minutes to take this shot as movement is random most of the times. Luckily I didn't have to wait very long to get the right composition. This is what I wanted and I was happy to see the results. Hope to visit Jama Masjid again and come up with more photographs !!!

This is one of the photograph taken at India's largest mosque in Old Delhi - Jama Masjid !! This place is always surrounded by pigeons flying here and there. I waited for approximately 15 minutes to take this shot as movement is random most of the times. Luckily I didn't have to wait very long to get the right composition. This is what I wanted and I was happy to see the results. Hope to visit Jama Masjid again and come up with more photographs !!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

A colorful flower from garden of Five Senses, Delhi, INDIA

This photograph was clicked in 2007 when I had just started carrying camera with me :) ... It was an office outing some of friends. Although place is mainly for couples who need privacy in crowded cities like Delhi, but we didn't disturb them. Garden of Five senses has nice collection of flowers and plants.

This photograph was clicked in 2007 when I had just started carrying camera with me :) ... It was an office outing some of friends. Although place is mainly for couples who need privacy in crowded cities like Delhi, but we didn't disturb them. Garden of Five senses has nice collection of flowers and plants.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Best use of harsh light while Photographing small objects

I know it sounds stupid to emphasize on doing photography in harsh light but what to do when you don't have an option and time to wait for right lighting. Of course, it's extremely challenging while shooting landscapes but small objects like Flowers, Leaves, Abstracts etc can be tried in Harsh light.THe photograph above is clicked during noon time. This flower was very well lit from back side and there was a brown wall in the background. That wall was not getting any light or negligible as compared to light on this flower. Metering was set as spot metering, by pointing on this flower. I tried few shots and realized that Nikon D200 was not cirrectly metering the light. Then I used exposure compensation of negative 1 stop to achieve this result. And this photograph has hardly any post-processing. I like this shot and now I need not to wait for early mornings or evenings to shoot such things :) ..

I know it sounds stupid to emphasize on doing photography in harsh light but what to do when you don't have an option and time to wait for right lighting. Of course, it's extremely challenging while shooting landscapes but small objects like Flowers, Leaves, Abstracts etc can be tried in Harsh light.

THe photograph above is clicked during noon time. This flower was very well lit from back side and there was a brown wall in the background. That wall was not getting any light or negligible as compared to light on this flower. Metering was set as spot metering, by pointing on this flower. I tried few shots and realized that Nikon D200 was not cirrectly metering the light. Then I used exposure compensation of negative 1 stop to achieve this result. And this photograph has hardly any post-processing. I like this shot and now I need not to wait for early mornings or evenings to shoot such things :) ..

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Aneesh with his adventurous spirit !!!

During my recent visit to Shimla, Aneesh was accopnying me and he is a marvelous biker. Although one needs to have lot of courage to ride with him, but I did it :)Here is one of the moment when we were getting late for something and main route was jammed. He thought of taking this shortcut and we reached 2 minutes before the event started. Probably all these things were normal for Aneesh, but very scary for me. Somehow this photograph is not showing right perspective. Actually these stairs were quite steep.

During my recent visit to Shimla, Aneesh was accompanying me and he is a marvelous biker. Although one needs to have lot of courage to ride with him, but I did it :)

Here is one of the moment when we were getting late for something and main route was jammed. He thought of taking this shortcut and we reached 2 minutes before the event started. Probably all these things were normal for Aneesh, but very scary for me. Somehow this photograph is not showing right perspective. Actually these stairs were quite steep.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just came back from Jim Corbett !!!

Last weekend we were out for a trip to Jim Corbett, a wildlife sanctuary with maximum number of Tigers in India. Theoretically probability of  seeing a tiger at Corbett should be high but huge area and disproportional distribution make it near to impossible. It was third time when I visited Corbett, and haven't seen Tiger.We stayed at Tarangi Resort, which was a decent place to stay. Above photograph is clicked inside the resort.

Last weekend we were out for a trip to Jim Corbett, a wildlife sanctuary with maximum number of Tigers in India. Theoretically probability of  seeing a tiger at Corbett should be high but huge area and disproportional distribution make it near to impossible. It was third time when I visited Corbett, and haven't seen Tiger. 

We stayed at Tarangi Resort, which was a decent place to stay. Above photograph is clicked inside the resort.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Missed Delhi's first Kite Festival which happened last weekend at India Gate !! (12th - 13th Nov, 2011)

I was listening about this Kite Festival for last few weeks and when I planned for it, something special came on the way. Every year, our official trip if organized during this time of the year and this time our trip to Corbett conflicted with Kite Festival. After coming back from Corbett, I am seeing hundreds of photographs of wonderful festival and people had good time at India Gate. Now I am truly missing First Kite Festival of Delhi and hope I make for it next time !! Since I had no photograph of Kite Fest, I though of putting this night shot of India Gate Here...

I was listening about this Kite Festival for last few weeks and when I planned for it, something special came on the way. Every year, our official trip if organized during this time of the year and this time our trip to Corbett conflicted with Kite Festival. After coming back from Corbett, I am seeing hundreds of photographs of wonderful festival and people had good time at India Gate. Now I am truly missing First Kite Festival of Delhi and hope I make for it next time !!!

Since I had no photograph of Kite Fest, I though of putting this night shot of India Gate Here...

If you have also missed Delhi Kite Festival by Delhi Tourism, just click on the photograph above to see more... And http://life-inspires.blogspot.com/2011/11/when-hanuman-and-taj-mahal-took-over.html

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dark Silver colored car in front of South Block of Indian President's House @ 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, November 10, 2011

A little boy going inside colorful fountains inside UB-City, 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 ... On entering into the parking, we parked our Maruti Also in the middle of BMW and Bentley !!! I wanted to click a photograph but it was not allowed inside the parking... 1100 cars can be parked at a time...UB City is considered as  biggest commercial property project in Bangalore, in Karnataka state of India. It is pioneered by the chairman of UB Group, Mr.Vijay Mallya. This whole complex is built on 13 acres of land On entering inside UB City, it looked like a 5 star hotel with Foreigners all around....UB City is located in the heart of Bangalore City. UB City is at corner of Vittal Mallya Road and Kasturba Road.... It's just 800 m. away from the famous M. G. Road in Baglore City...Children having fun near water fountains in the middle of UB City in Banglore..In UB city there are four towers named as - UB Tower, Comet, Canberra and Concorde... UB Tower has 19 Floors, Comet has 11 Floors and the name Comet is derived from an aircraft.. Same for the other two towers Canberra and Concorde, both of them are derived from an aircraft name. Canberra has 17 floors and Concorde has 19 floors...There are lot of resturants around an open area in the middle of this campus... Here is a photograph of The Tasty Tangles inside UB City... Its near to the open Amphitheater...I was told by someone that UB City has Group offices under one roof  of UB Towers. Concorde and Canberra have retail space on the lower floors and office space in the higher levels...But Comet has luxury serviced apartments...A photograph of a showroom of interiors ... Most of the brands there were very expensive and I heard of those first time. We came across a showroom of watches and mobiles.. though of looking at their products... First two mobiles we saw their were having price tag of 5.66 Lacs and 3.45 Lacs... I forgot the name of that brand.Comet tower has some commercial offices, banks, 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...

Festive season in India is still ON !!!

Although Diwali is over now but still November and December remain more colorful in India. Welcome of winters with lots of other small special days. And these days all US festivals/special-days are more important in India as well. Christmas is next big day in next few months...

Although Diwali is over now but still November and December remain more colorful in India. Welcome of winters with lots of other small special days. And these days all US festivals/special-days are more important in India as well. Christmas is next big day in next few months...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Indian Institute of Advanced Studies : a wonderful place in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Whenever I visit Shimla, it's hard to miss Indian Institute of Advanced Studies or Viceregal Lodge. This wonderful building is accessible through a lovely walk from Mall Road or bus can be taken to Boileuganj and then it's a small climb of 10 minutes. During British raj in India, Viceroy of India used to stay in this building during summers. There were only two residences of viceroy. One was in Delhi, which is President's house now and other is this one in Shimla. Shimla was also known as summer capital of British empire in India.

Whenever I visit Shimla, it's hard to miss Indian Institute of Advanced Studies or Viceregal Lodge. This wonderful building is accessible through a lovely walk from Mall Road or bus can be taken to Boileuganj and then it's a small climb of 10 minutes. During British raj in India, Viceroy of India used to stay in this building during summers. There were only two residences of viceroy. One was in Delhi, which is President's house now and other is this one in Shimla. Shimla was also known as summer capital of British empire in India.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mumbai to Dilli - A Standup Comedy at IHC, Delhi

Last Sunday a stand up comedy show happened at India Habitat Center, Delhi !!! It was adult show and performers reached the extreme. Given an option, I will prefer to attend their show again but alone or with some of my college friends only. And of course, I can't recommend to anyone. And I liked only two of these performers.

Last Sunday a stand up comedy show happened at India Habitat Center, Delhi !!! It was adult show and performers reached the extreme. Given an option, I will prefer to attend their show again but alone or with some of my college friends only. And of course, I can't recommend to anyone. And I liked only two of these performers.

Why are you clicking my photograph? : This is what the expression says !!!


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

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Classical Muscians @ BIG HORN FEST 2011 inside India Habitat Center, Delhi


An Evening at BIG HORN FEST 2011 inside India Habitat Center, Delhi -  : Posted by VJ SHARMA On www.travellingcamera.com : BIG HORN FEST 2011 -  


Saturday, November 5, 2011

A little girl playing inside water fountains in UB-City @ 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 ... On entering into the parking, we parked our Maruti Also in the middle of BMW and Bentley !!! I wanted to click a photograph but it was not allowed inside the parking... 1100 cars can be parked at a time...UB City is considered as  biggest commercial property project in Bangalore, in Karnataka state of India. It is pioneered by the chairman of UB Group, Mr.Vijay Mallya. This whole complex is built on 13 acres of land On entering inside UB City, it looked like a 5 star hotel with Foreigners all around....UB City is located in the heart of Bangalore City. UB City is at corner of Vittal Mallya Road and Kasturba Road.... It's just 800 m. away from the famous M. G. Road in Baglore City...Children having fun near water fountains in the middle of UB City in Banglore..In UB city there are four towers named as - UB Tower, Comet, Canberra and Concorde... UB Tower has 19 Floors, Comet has 11 Floors and the name Comet is derived from an aircraft.. Same for the other two towers Canberra and Concorde, both of them are derived from an aircraft name. Canberra has 17 floors and Concorde has 19 floors...There are lot of resturants around an open area in the middle of this campus... Here is a photograph of The Tasty Tangles inside UB City... Its near to the open Amphitheater...I was told by someone that UB City has Group offices under one roof  of UB Towers. Concorde and Canberra have retail space on the lower floors and office space in the higher levels...But Comet has luxury serviced apartments...A photograph of a showroom of interiors ... Most of the brands there were very expensive and I heard of those first time. We came across a showroom of watches and mobiles.. though of looking at their products... First two mobiles we saw their were having price tag of 5.66 Lacs and 3.45 Lacs... I forgot the name of that brand.Comet tower has some commercial offices, banks, 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...

During my last visit to Banglore, I went to Malya's UB City and it was fabulous !!! There are some watr fountains in middle of it surrounded by various easting places and bars. Children really enjoy around these fountains and they simply love them !! I saw few kids even taking evening bath here ...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Smoking is Injurious for Health !!!

Smoking is Injurious for Health !!!I don't know what I should write about this photograph but can share a short story behind it at least :) ... One of my friend was doing some research on German Cigars and he had a latest update about smaller version of Cigars, which are not exactly cigarettes. These kind of cigars are handy and popular in some part of Germany. So he had brought few packets to show us. Usually I don't smoke but thought of trying one. Believe me, it was most bitter form of cigarette, I ever had.

Smoking is Injurious for Health !!!

I don't know what I should write about this photograph but can share a short story behind it at least :) ... One of my friend was doing some research on German Cigars and he had a latest update about smaller version of Cigars, which are not exactly cigarettes. These kind of cigars are handy and popular in some part of Germany. So he had brought few packets to show us. Usually I don't smoke but thought of trying one. Believe me, it was most bitter form of cigarette, I ever had.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dulha Dulhan sitting on one side of VEDI !!!

In Indian marriages, most of the ceremonies happen inside a small house shaped structure, made up of four pillars (usually bamboo sticks) and leaves of some specific trees. There is a proper method of creating this Vedi and Indians used to follow that process properly. With more involvement of  new generation, idea has changed. Now it should look better and it will work if something is missing. As per my knowledge, different names are used instead of Vedi in different parts of country. In Himachal, it's called as Vedi or Ved. And all four pillars are considered as four Vedas..Anyway, Marriages are being converted to parties rather a traditional ceremony which used to happen initially. But still many things are followed in rural India and comparatively small towns.

In Indian marriages, most of the ceremonies happen inside a small house shaped structure, made up of four pillars (usually bamboo sticks) and leaves of some specific trees. There is a proper method of creating this Vedi and Indians used to follow that process properly. With more involvement of  new generation, idea has changed. Now it should look better and it will work if something is missing. As per my knowledge, different names are used instead of Vedi in different parts of country. In Himachal, it's called as Vedi or Ved. And all four pillars are considered as four Vedas...

Anyway, Marriages are being converted to parties rather a traditional ceremony which used to happen initially. But still many things are followed in rural India and comparatively small towns.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Marriage band-master @ Pathiar, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Recently I attended my friend's marriage in Himachal. I was the first one to reach early and other friends were on the way... So had a good opportunities to see various things happening around and of course, there was hardly any other choice :) ... So I was listening to this band group. In Himachal band-group arrives one day before the barat day and they play during most of the ceremonies happen during the marriage. So every 30-45 minutes, they were playing various things like Aartis, Bollywood numbers, local folk etc. Usually in these band there is  leader who starts the song with a different music and other carry on further. The person in photograph is band-master who starts and guide through a song. You can notice the other person on left who is not playing anything right now. So he is just listening to the music his master is playing and then all of them will continue. While is proper mood, they do various experiments with songs we listen to. And many times these folk tunes are used by big composers in Bollywood !!!

Recently I attended my friend's marriage in Himachal. I was the first one to reach early and other friends were on the way... So had a good opportunities to see various things happening around and of course, there was hardly any other choice :) ... So I was listening to this band group. In Himachal band-group arrives one day before the barat day and they play during most of the ceremonies happen during the marriage. So every 30-45 minutes, they were playing various things like Aartis, Bollywood numbers, local folk etc. 

Usually in these band there is  leader who starts the song with a different music and other carry on further. The person in photograph is band-master who starts and guide through a song. You can notice the other person on left who is not playing anything right now. So he is just listening to the music his master is playing and then all of them will continue. While is proper mood, they do various experiments with songs we listen to. And many times these folk tunes are used by big composers in Bollywood !!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beautiful lady in Reshta @ Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh

During my recent trip to Himachal Pradesh, we were roaming around some villages in Narkanda region and having lunch on roadside. This lady was walking through the side-by road and I really liked her dress. I requested one of my friend to ask her in local language that if we could click one photograph. She happily agreed and I was delighted to have a shot of this lovely dress called 'Reshta' !!!

During my recent trip to Himachal Pradesh, we were roaming around some villages in Narkanda region and having lunch at roadside. This lady was walking through the side-by road and I really liked her dress. I requested one of my friend to ask her in local language, that if we could click one photograph. She happily agreed and I was delighted to have a shot of this lovely dress called 'Reshta' !!!

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