Thursday, 2 October 2014

77. Black Drongo

Today I suddenly realized that I have not seen Black Drongo for a while.

So, visited this picture which was captured in Tripura.


May be, I need to be in a village to meet them again! 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

76. Bridge

To travel in Sikkim in the month of August is such a joy. But at the same time, the rivers frightened me. Especially to watch Teesta and Rangeet, was a mixed feeling.

It was two years ago that I visited Sikkim and have fond memories of the days that I spent there. Here is a view of river Rangeet, in Sikkip block in  South Sikkim district. 


It is not easy to cross this river. 
But here comes the bridge.


A closure look.


And meeting these two kids was a joyful experience. 


With th the same photographs, you can have more details about the experience here: http://thistimethattime.blogspot.com/2012/08/178-innocent.html


Sunday, 24 August 2014

75.Poverty!

In Rajsthan, I have seen some wonderful palace like  buildings. Even in rural areas, the doors will attract you. The housing and the variety in it is a matter of a deep knowledge base.

But sometimes, I do remember the moment when I entered a house in one of the villages in Barmer district.


There was hardly anything in the house. The wall had so many holes that winter would be very severe in this room.

Was it an "add on" room for a family - I wanted to know.
No, it was not.
This was the only room that the family had.
I wonder whether they have Rs. 26/- per person that out esteemed Planning Commission of India feels sufficient for a family.



Wednesday, 18 June 2014

74. Legal Information

Every time I visit Puducherry, I find it more crowded and more humid.
It is becoming more and more commercial and the peace is disappearing.
However, in the evening, with the breezy wind from the sea waves, it is more beautiful; and even crowded peaceful too.

The Promenade beach road is closed for vehicles from 6.00 in the evening to 7.30 in the morning. Yes, everyday!


This photograph is taken in the afternoon, but evening are crowded. Some people walking (exercise), some just facing the sea, children playing, people eating ... overall relaxed atmosphere.

I see thousands of people here in the evening.

While taking an afternoon walk, I came across this board and was surprised and glad.


Kudos to Puducherry Police for choosing the right spot and taking initiative in making people aware of the legal provisions. It also emphasises Women's Right  to move freely and comfortably.

Hope, all tourist spots have such "Legal Information" boards. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

73. Begging is her livelihood

There are certain memories which you can never forget.
They might not necessarily part of 'your' life - but in a way they become part of your life. 
More than two and half years ago, when I came out of Lucknow airport in Uttar Pradesh, I saw this woman sitting in the parking area of the airport.


I did not what to say.

Then I knew and even today I know that we need to take collective efforts so that old people in our land do hot have to choose begging as the source of their livelihood.

Can we do it? 
I know it is not easy. 
But I hope we do it! 

Sunday, 27 April 2014

72. Circuit House:2. Agartala

Raipur 

Gone are the days of those stinky, old, ghost-like circuit houses. Modern construction is replacing the old ones....

Here are images of Tripura State Guest House at Agartala. This is more like a palace.


A closer look. The treee is so beautiful .


It gives a kind of serence feeling. The lawn makes eyes calm.


If government decided to maintain, it can maintain its building very well.



Sunday, 13 April 2014

71. Force

I was in a small village in Tamil Nadu. 
We were on the hillock and while watching downwards, I saw this.


Who was guiding the direction? Whose will mattered? 
Who was really using force to pull the other?