Haryana

The Svyamvar, KMP Expressway, Gurugram, Haryana

Haveli – Mahendragarh, Haryana, India

Bullseye

Sanjeevni – A Ray of Life

Statue of Rao Gopal Dev, Rewari

Rao Gopal Dev was a nineteenth-century revolutionary leader in Rewari, India, who had allied himself with his cousin, Rao Tula Ram, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Now there is Rao Gopal Dev chowk is situated at Rewari, where Narnaul and Mahendergarh road are departed from the chowk and a statue of him have been built in his memory and inaugurated by the Haryana Chief Minister on 16 December 2008

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Aunt’s Desert

Aunt preparing desert, in village at Haryana, India. In Haryana, people pay respect to all elder ladies who are senior to your mother, by addressing them as ‘Tai’ (ताई). So the first name for this picture intuitively came as Tai Ki Kheer (ताई की खीर). But to get the meaning for universe, I had to pick title of universal language. Hence Aunt’s Desert it is.

Given the background now, Tai is cooking desert which is called Kheer (खीर) in a traditional brass vessel, flamed up on a bonfire, you can say its Tai’s bonfire recipes. Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert.

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Ice Block Maker

Baoli Ghaus Ali Shah, Farrukhnagar

An old baoli or step-well was built by Ghaus Ali Shah, a local chief during the reign of Mughal emperor Farrukh Siyar. Built out of stone, lime plaster and bricks, this baoli wears some resemblance with the Turkish hammam. The water tank in the center is surrounded by a verandah with well-framed arches on all sides. There are also chambers for relaxation and recreation on the upper storeys.

Black Winged Stilt

Sethani Ki Chhatri

An elaborate memorial cenotaph in the shape of a two-storeyed chhatri, which is a pillar pavilion is situated on the Jhajjar road at the entrance to the town. It has eight arched openings on each floor and floral decorative motifs are used profusely. Chhatri though typical to Rajasthani architecture, it was later adapted into Mughal architecture. The name suggests that it belonged to a merchants wife, and is decorated with inscriptions and frescoes from Haroti region in Rajasthan.
An inscription within the ceiling frescoes dates it to Vikram Samvat 1918, i.e. 1861 AD.

Pinjore Gardens

It was created in the 17th century by architect Nawab Fidai Khan during the early reign of his foster brother Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). In recent times, it has been renamed as ‘Yadavindra Garden’ in the memory of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of the former princely state of Patiala, as it was refurbished & restored to its former spledour since it had grown into a wild jungle after initially built due to long years of neglect. The garden has been laid in seven terraces with the main gate of the garden opening into the highest first terrace which has a palace built in Rajasthani–Mughal style. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinjore_Gardens 

Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Engine

This steam engine was made by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies at its Orwell Works in Ipswich, England, in 1905
This single-cylinder 4-nominal horse power Ransomes engine consumed about 60 litres of water and 7 kilograms of coal, or 18 kilograms of wood per hour when performing at its maximum capacity.
The engines were designed to a measure of nominal horse power, or NHP, so that farmers could easily choose the model to suit their needs.

One Foggy Day

Tailor’s Cut

Counter Cat

Celebrating 175 years of World Photography Day today on August 19th 2014

Counter Cat

Counter Cat

Mandir Masjid

Kya banane aaye they, kya bana baithe
kahi Mandir bana baithe, kahi Masjid bana baithe
hum se to jaat achi hai parindon ki
kabhi Mandir par jaa baithe
kabhi Masjid par jaa baithe…

Two Tier Security

Fixing Dents

You can fix things, only when you give time and rest to it

Locked And Vacant