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Tuesday, 20-May-2008 04:56 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Leaf On Niggle!

Leaf on Niggle
This is one of my first attempts at macro photography. I have no clue why I call it Leaf On Niggle

Thursday, 1-May-2008 01:51 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Crawford Market

Crawford Market
Photo blogging is a funny thing. Sometimes, while archiving my old photos,like this one, I dig into the history of a place I have been to and photographed, and discover new things.

Crawford Market was one of India's largest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets, until 1996, when the wholesaling activities were shifted out of the city of Bombay into New Bombay.

Crawford Market was completed in 1869, and donated to Bombay City by a Parsi gentleman called Cowsaji Jehangir. It was named after the first municipal commissioner of Bombay, a British gentleman called Arthur Crawford. After we gained our Independence, it was officially renamed as the Mahatma Jyotirao Phule market, after a Maharashtrian social reformer.

It goes to show sometimes, how nationalism can be completely misplaced. I did'nt even know, until 5 minutes ago that the market was officially called Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Market. I, along with most Indians, know this as Crawford Market. And, that's the way it will remain!

False nationalism is stupid. We were ruled by the Mughals, the Brits etc. and their influence has woven itself into the culture of India. False nationalism attempts to deny our history.

Politicians are so stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid...

Sunday, 6-Apr-2008 15:16 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Out Of The Depths Of Hell.........

.....Rode The Brave Knight
Out of the depths of Hell rode the brave knight. Who knows what manner of Demon he fought there? Was is Morgoth or, was it Sauron or, was it the disciples of one of the two? All that we know is that he was true to his creed, and did not have the weakness of one named Beowulf. No, no, no. He fought for glory, and he fought to rid the world of the evil monsters that lurk in the Depths Of Hell!

Not for him fame and riches, or the caress of a woman's arms. But, for him, the glory of the battle and, of a deed well done. So that, when is life is done, he can go to his Maker with a clear, clean conscience. And, for the Ideal of Him, do we weep today, amidst the struggles of our lives in this political arena.

Gone, gone, gone are the days of chivalry and gallantry. And, for these we weep.......

Before I go, I must add: I will not leave Fotopages. The community here is wonderful and warm.

Friday, 21-Mar-2008 13:52 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Rock Of Ages

Rock Of Ages
This rock has been around for ages, yeah? It is therefore, the Rock of Ages! Ageless, timeless. Well, timeless insofar as we are concerned anyway!

Yeah, well I now have an account with Flickr, which I have not really updated very much, and i have just started one with TypePad.

I love Fotopages in terms of the community, you know. That's the best part. Lots of old friends. JP, "Gloomy Coughs", if you do move, give me your new account reference.

This shot, by the way, was taken in Bangalore, India

Saturday, 8-Mar-2008 02:53 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Another Trip To Rajashan. Mandawa 2

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I promised myself that I would not take such long gaps between entries. But, I broke my promise to myself.

So, short on blah this time.

What you will see here is the paintings on the walls, inside and outside of the buildings and houses in Mandawa.

Nuff said, this time...

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