Month: August 2012

Weekly photo challenge- (Urban)

  The streets of Kolkata still bear tendrils of the times that have passed. The fight for independence, the riots then and later, the pursuit of knowledge, the carelessness towards appearance. All I am missing here is the food, but that has been on…

Tiger salamander

Tiger salamander

Not a surprising name.

My fair ladies..

My fair ladies..

They meet everyday at the neighborhood park near my home in Delhi. This is my favorite ‘People’ snap from Delhi.

Stick insects in the dark

Stick insects in the dark

Mating stick insects. I am not sure what the bulbous growth on the female reflects, aging or disease.. Does anyone know? Not a very clear image.. but hey… they have rights to some privacy.

Supporting the Taj

Supporting the Taj

The Taj Mahal has several red sandstone buildings on two sides. They are the mausoleums of his other wives, as Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan were buried in the main, white marble tomb. A mosque and a darwaza (gateway) protect and lead to the Taj from the sides. Its towers are angled to fall away from the main tomb, in case of an earthquake. Built in 17th century and destined to remain unparalleled.