Friday, November 26, 2010

Rajasthan journey

This past week, I was in Rajasthan for a trip with my friends. We went to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Jaipur. These pictures are from Jaisalmer. The lady above is a vendor at the fort, which is home to about 4,000 people.

There are many shops for tourists inside the fort, this one selling hats and turbans and other stuff is one of them.

As you enter the fort, there are several stalls selling silver jewellery and puppets.

Just a small example of the beautiful carvings in sandstone - I think this is from Patwon Ki Haveli in Jaisalmer.

Sunset on the dunes in Sam (pronounced 'Sum', in the Thar desert.)

A 'pol' (gate) at Mandore Fort, Jodhpur

The imposing Mehrangarh fort

The Blue City, as seen from Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur. Originally painted blue for Brahmins to distinguish their houses from others', the indigo wash was later adopted by everyone as it was supposed to have disinfectant qualities.

Amber fort, Jaipur

Inside Amber fort, Jaipur. You can see the wall of Jaigarh fort, which houses the world's largest cannon, at the back.

A large courtyard inside Amber fort - there are several courtyards, not to mention rooms, gates and passages inside this sprawling fort. The place is a maze, you can get lost very easily and waste a lot of time as there are no directions and the audio guide tour is also badly organised.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

These Past Few Days

Nowadays, I don't even try to take good photos. This project has become one that's all about struggling to the finish line at any cost. Here are pictures from the past few days:

A landmark in my city

I've seen stuff like this only on the doors and walls of loos in trains, this was in an elevator!

Double rainbow! On the way back from home after the Deepavali break. I saw a rainbow on my way there too!

I still remember the days of my childhood when this creeper came to our house - how taken we were with its exotica, and its fragrance. It smelled very sweet and there were ants running over the flowers all the time. I just realise I'd posted this on my other blog a couple of years ago.

Green bananas, steamed, grated, tempered

Mashing garlic, in preparation for tawa paneer

Gravy for paneer makhani

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


of 'fruit falooda'

Matta Rice

More Diwali Greetings :)

A Smudge of Rainbow, And a Road

Diwali Greetings - 2

Diwali Greetings - 1

Creepy Crawly



Notice the second above?

Somebody Else's Property

Elevator - usually it's the loos on trains that have this kind of stuff!

A Landmark

Birthday Dinner

It was The Spouse's birthday last month.