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Gajah Museum : A slice of Indonesian culture

In my earlier post about Jakarta, I had mentioned about the National Museum of Indonesia. The building which houses this museum is called as Gedung Gajah because of an elephant statue in the front courtyard of the building. Hence it is often called as Gajah Museum as well. Gajah (गजः) is elephant in Sanskrit. It is one of the most complete museums I have ever visited with everything about country's history, art, culture, heritage, music, sociology, anthropology, architecture, etc. Museum is located very close to the Merdeka Square, which houses the Monas. This is central part of the city with most of the ministries and even the President's House nearby. The museum collection is said to be among the richest, the most complete and the best of its kind in Indonesia and also perhaps one

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IndiaPhotogallery

Calling on friends! To be in the company!!

Who likes to be alone! Whether it is a human being or birds, everybody looks for a sweet, cute, like-minded company!! Isn't it.. As is a line of a popular hindi Bollywood song... एक... एक से भले दो. दो... दो से भले तीन (One... two is more better. Two... Three is still better than two), और मैं जोड़ रहा हूं- तीन... तीन से भले चार! (Three... four is far better than three). So here is one little bird, all alone... Looks around for some company... Anybody there? ...or on this side? Here one comes to join the friend! Now they look for the third one... Hello there! Isn't there anybody else? Oh hi! How are you folks! Nice to see you. I am here too. Let's call our fourth friend... So that completes our quartet. Lets now start the chorus! "In the sweetness of friendship let t

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IndiaPhotogallery

Divas, Alila and the Goa

Goa is always fun and fascinating. It charms you everytime. So has been my second trip to Majorda beach in South Goa, albeit a short one. This time around, it was to test drive ZICA from Tata Motors on the streets of South Goa from Majorda to Verna, in an event put together by Indiblogger for 60 bloggers from across India. Although couldn't get any time on beach at sunset or sunrise, but still had some lasting impressions. Few of them put here together- Beach of fun-filled activities Flying high in seas of Goa Waiting for the tourists Under watchful eyes! Man in Red! This is no way to patrol! Some sort of playing fun on beach! Catching everything in the frame! When in Goa, don't hurry for a curry! Our host in Majorda was beautiful Alila Diwa Goa, a luxury 

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IndiaPhotogallery

My prized catch – A photo gallery

Migratory birds are treat to be shot (through camera of course). They are here, in many parts of the peninsular India. This is the most awaited time to visit the bird sanctuaries around. Painted storks are big and beautiful. Its also delightful to see that how amazingly easy they catch there prey- fish indeed. This is a series of images on how a painted stork catches a fish and then turns it horizontal by tossing it up, so that it can easily swallow it down its longed neck. Watch the full slide show till the end- ...

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IndiaPhoto Of The DayPhotogallery

Photo of the Day – We are back

It was heartening to see the couple of painted storks back in the lake. It was bit pleasantly surprising also, because winters this year  seem to be arriving bit late as its already mid-October and maximum temperature is still hovering around 35o celsius. So sight of migratory birds in the lake (Sanjay Lake, East Delhi), where we have our daily morning walk, was heart warming. Second surprise was the number- a couple of painted storks have been regular visitors to this lake every winter for last many years. But this time I was pleasantly shocked to see five of them— highest number I have seen so far in this lake. But unfortunately, I was not carrying the camera that day. Next day, when I was fully armoured with my lenses, I could find only two. But still it was a satisfying day with the ca

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NewsPhotogallery

Singapore River Festival – A photo journey

There is no better way to celebrate a nation’s golden jubilee but to go back to where it all began – the Singapore River. Taking place from Friday, 23rd October to Sunday, 25th October, the Singapore River Festival 2015 will offer visitors to the three quays at the Singapore River (Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, and Robertson Quay) a kaleidoscopic line-up of exciting activities, good food, trendy markets, imaginative art installations and stunning performances by renowned local and international artists. Known for its charm as well as cultural and historical significance, the Singapore River will serve as an exciting backdrop for this three-day extravaganza. Be there to pay tribute and explore the ‘River Stories’ that have made Singapore what it is today. Mark your calendars and get ready for a

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IndiaPhotogallery

Flight to moon!

Flight to moon! An alert camera, a good window seat, excellent weather and a powerful zoom may sometimes give you some interesting situations to click upon, while on flight. Here was my chance in crystal clear blue sky to capture a flight to moon. Really!! Sorry!, I couldn't get the landing photo, as my zoom wasn't that powerful!...

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InternationalPhotogallery

Ocean on fire – World Photography Day special

Indian Ocean on fire, hundreds of kilometres south-west of Indian coast, deep inside the sea and close to Maldives. Don't know about others, but I have no qualms in accepting that setting sun brings a feeling of longing in me, for some unfulfilled desires and expectations. Hence it has always been my favourite, wherever I am-high up in the mountains or deep in the sea. These ones were taken on a cruise. Beauty of setting sun simply made me speechless, but it also fuelled a fire- as in sea, so in heart!! ...

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AdventureIndiaPhotogallery

Trident & Tricolour- Flying high

Trishul peak and Indian Tricolour, what a perfect match- both in awe of each other. Something of a rare sight this is, as seen from Kausani in Uttarakhand, one of my favourite places and among the best ones in India to have a sight of full glory of Nanda Devi ranges of Himalayas. So, unfurled Tricolour at Anasakti ashram in Kausani and mighty Trishul peak under blue skies in the background make a very beautiful picture, isn't it! As it is not everyday that tricolour is unfurled here and it is also not everyday that you find such a clear view of Himalayan peaks. Here we have both... An independence gift for the readers from my side- a small photo gallery of India Tricolour. ...

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