NAILED IN TIME

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

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When tessellation and grids come together at a point in history, it makes you stop and take a picture. What’s really fascinating is how much attention artisans, rulers and people paid to the minute details. Doors today seem to lack that intricacy and uniqueness, but back then, the door itself had an identity. Presenting to you, the Daulat Khana. – Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

HISTORY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.”

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I return to Rajasthan when it comes to shades, beauty and tradition. Travel is pending on my lists and until then I shall revisit my repertoire from Rajasthan. This picture, shot at Jaisalmer, perfectly embodies the rich history of the city. 

HALF AND HALF: EQUAL YET UNEQUAL

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These two structures are equal in every way. Yet, distance makes one smaller than the other. It is simply how you we look at it. In life, it isn’t very different. Rich or poor, people are equal in skill and ability. Inner beauty doesn’t depend on money. It is how we perceive this (in)equality and respond to it is what matters. – Shot at Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

TONAL MUSES

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”

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I return to this cause there is a sense of movement I perceive in the picture. And the black and white is stunner for old monuments. These pictures can just stop time and make you embrace the beauty that lies around you. Shot at the Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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Convergence or is that an optical illusion? These windows and arches in almost perfect symmetry with an added bonues of two-dimensional perspective has been my favourite for more than two years now. I return to it for the perfect skill that it epitomises. Shot at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Here we call it VIBGYOR!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Roy G. Biv.”

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Tea plantations in Thekkady. Lush green leaves with a strong fragrance of tea.

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The Buddha. Orange robes. Serene. Calm. Beautiful. At Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka.

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Tiny doors decorated in Green, Orange and INDIGO. The handiwork is undoubtedly matchless. The paintings on the ceiling and the walls are also breathtaking. Will share them in some of my other posts soon. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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Violet flowers from the Orchid section in the Perendinia Gardens at Sri Lanka. A must visit for everyone.

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Yellow flowers seasoned with deep red spots. Those petals are aesthetically beautiful and symmetrical. No wonder nature is unparalleled in its beauty. Shot at the Perendinia Gardens in Sri Lanka.

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Peacock blue. Up close and personal. Such stunning beauty. Unforeseen in nature. Shot at the gardens of the Laxmi Niwas Palace at Bikaner, Rajasthan.

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Red. The walls of the Junargarh fort epitomise royalty and the skillful craftsmanship of nimble fingers have left their marks on them. Awestruck by intricacy, colour, contrast and hardwork, one can just keep staring at it and never get bored. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.

INFINITE

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Enveloped in these layers of sand are the footprints of former glories and the lives of many a tourist who have left a mark. Enveloped are the memories of royal fame and the tales of bygone eras. – Thar desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Enveloped.”

INTRICATE WONDERS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY SKILLED FINGERS

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”

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Have you ever wondered how this monument was made? No electricity. Only scaffolding. Working until late in the night. With simple tools which are now unknown. With nothing but an oil lamp to aid them and make their art a reality. It is the toil of dedicated, skilled and talented craftspersons and labourers which has given birth to such a beautiful piece of architecture. Needless to say, those arches, pinhole windows and frames are an epitome of classic Rajasthani architecture. Intricacy defines it. – Junargarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan.

TRADITION AT ITS BEST

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Movement is ephemeral. Each second it changes. And nothing depicts movement better than dance. Photo taken at the Lakshmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.

It may be noted that the photograph was taken after consent as it was a performance for an audience.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ephemeral.”