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Accepting Decay

Posted in In Search of Lost Time with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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“To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.”

(George Orwell – English Novelist and Essayist, 1903-1950)

This is the back of the main building of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in Varanasi (Benaras) which was established in 1791 and this is a part of the jantar mantar (observatory).
Such an architecture wouldn’t be expected there and it is adding mystery to the oldest living city where the hours have definitely decided to stop.
Sometimes during summers I seat at the door of a classroom where flows a light breeze and I can listen to the French lessons at the end of the day.
This is how I met Himanshu who ever since always comes by chance to practice my mother tongue at my office which is nearby…

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Why Not ?

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by designldg

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“You see things; and you say, ‘Why ?’
But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not ?'”
(George Bernard Shaw – Irish literary Critic, Playwright and Essayist. 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950)

It was early in the morning and my camera was most probably still dreaming when it took this picture of two goats having a conversation along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Anything is possible in this city for anyone who allows his imagination to be free…

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Call the Squirrel

Posted in The Jungle Book with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by designldg

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“And now, when comes the calm mild day, as still such days will come,
To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home;
When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all the trees are still,
And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of the rill,
The south wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance late he bore,
And sighs to find them in the wood and by the stream no more.”
( William Cullen Bryant – American Writer, 1794-1878)

There are many squirrels in north India and it is always fun to play with them.
This one was in front of the tomb of Mohammad Ghaus in Gwalior in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, it was behaving like a character from an animated cartoon and striked several poses as if it was used to cameras.