Monday, June 25, 2007


* Some etching ...hmmm ( May be I can take on this job - I love aroma of pine

* Twist in a tale....??
We took this walk in the woods ( it was approx 2 n 1/2 hr walk - down hill ) you just see taller then the sky trees....I just love these just find such surprise stuff - a shade of green , which you don't get in bottle for your painting..yikes... or some etching ......and come....!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Back up plan :-)

* My back up plan.....( the day I get disenchanted....I call up my friend MountainGoat and ask for a job)
Its a very cool job - all you need to do is drop one seed/ grain at a time in the neat rows - and thats it - and you earn cool money. Rest of the time is all yours :-)
As per my friend - he gets approx 10 resume ( prospective people looking for job on his orchard) , 20 or so partnership offers and few more other similar type of offers......
That gave me super idea - he can give me all that information and I can start my data base friend ran away...... :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Destination - Mukteshwar , Uttranchal

* This time of the year - Mountains get lots of rains. You can see clouds hanging and floating....the scene is magical ....

* I like to stay in the cottage, reason if you look directly down from cottage - there is a small school . I see the entire proceeding of kids coming in using different mode of transport - some come walking/ some get dropped in a van or jeep...etc....and then they sing hymns/ prayers -all this makes me so nostalgic......
* View from the cottage ~

Monday, June 18, 2007

Moody Blues

Back and already regretting and in denial mode... :(

Secondly, learnt how to sleep with eyes wide open....rofl.... :-)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

My personal fav pics :-)

* Blending with background :)

* Arch View ...rofl .... :-)

* Walking the ramp.... oh la la....!
Ending the series of heritage walk with these pics... ROFL.... thanks everyone for all your appreciation - shukraan !!
Finally - I am heading towards Himalaya for long all geared up (yippie...)! Hope all of you stay well and 'njoy your weekend !!

Some more pics

* Close up of Qutab Minar!

* View of Minaret as seen through the arch of Dilkusha outer podium!

* Carving !!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Kamali ....???

* Kamali - considering that city hosted the Nigah Queer fest( last week - it seems strange coincidence that I am talking about Kamali. Not much has been written about this person and so much is shrouded in mystery. Some say that he was disciple of Jamali , other believe that he was brother.
Some also believe that he was partner of Jamali. Its not an unlikely assumption , Kamali's cenotaph side by side with Jamali - little bit lower platform and not centrally located though, confirms that K played a major part in life of J to get that type of notice.

I think its all about perspective and freedom of choice.

* This one for Lord Metcalfe - he was the first entrepreneur - who loved the Islamic buildings that he made his country residence from a "Tomb" which was originally made for Quli Khan ( Mughal Emperor Akbar's foster brother) and was also called as Dilkusha. Now seeing such beautiful building as residence - people must have started to invite themselves to such splendor - which might have not suited to Lord M - so he got the idea to build a Guesthouse and charge that I would call serious biz skills.....btw - this guesthouse also had the private pool as well.....!! Talk about Top class service provider.... :-)

* Lastly for Lord Loony ( sorry guys not sure of his full name will update later) and just in case you are sceptics that I am making this up - he was called as "Loony Saheb" - Talk about living life flamboyantly - Loony Saheb use to love walking wearing a very long Mughal robe ( as befits the emperor - with all the diamonds and jewels hanging....!!) and slaves would be bearing the hem of the robe....! Yeah Dilli ki galiyaan....!
And he had 13 Indian wives ( Rolling my eyes...)
PS - My companion commented that " oh how much I would love to be born in that era.....I said sure.....why ?? just to pluck those jewels..... :-)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Jamali Kamali complex

This is the wall surrounding the Tomb of Jamali. In the first pic you can see the cenotaphs and beyond that...Qutab Minar....! One is not allowed to take the pics inside the Jamali tomb - however it was beautiful with persian art - inlay work and mirror inlay.
More later and Have a fun all of you !!
Tk care and peace always ~