Posted in Art, Culture, Life, Photography, Travel

Kashmir | May 2018

And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

kashmir

In case you are interested – Wikipedia

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Posted in Culture, Life, Personal, Poetry

Diwali

Shikha was listening to this one a few days ago and it just stuck on… The words are beautiful. If you wish to view the entire video, visit – https://youtu.be/s4Tf-BQt5yM

I’ve the habit of playing with new tools, almost to the level of being obsessed until I’ve tried it. The iOS 11 brought with itself the screen recorder. I have tried it earlier but today I tried it in conjunction with iMovies and the result is here.

I tried sharing this one on Instagram and elsewhere but couldn’t manage to get the entire poem up. I’m guessing the blog won’t let me down.

All (c) is the property of their respective owners. My intent is to share the beautiful lines and not infringement of anyone’s property, royalty or product.

Oh and, शुभ दीपावली

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Pataudi Palace

Yesterday I wrote about Neemrana, a place I didn’t quite like. Today’s post is about Pataudi Palace. It is managed by the same company, but it is so strikingly different from Neemrana that most people would imagine that this  one is managed by a separate company all together.

The palace is just off the Gurgaon Manesar toll.

What I found best here was the helpful, smiling people who greeted you in bright pink, yellow or cyan clothing. The palace is maintained well and the food (a thing that is commonly bad at Neemrana properties) was excellent.

The compound has a lovely swimming pool, which unfortunately opens at 8am and not 6am.

It also has some 300 peacocks and peahens. Their chatter does get irritating after a while, but just to see the majestic birds moving peacefully around the compound oblivious of the humans is a sight to savor.

The many fountains and the old English architecture go well with lore of the Nawab’s from Pataudi.

One can go around the compound on bicycles or foot.

The palace of the current Nawab is off bound for the people visiting the palace, as Sharmila Tagore likes her privacy and right so.

The tea and pakoras for evening snacks at the lush lawns is typically reminiscent of the British…

A must get away for people near Delhi…

Cheers!

Posted in Art, Delhi, Family, Life, Personal, Vision

The King and his men

This is painting by my father, Late Gour Gupta. This one is for a campaign that I think was to do with finding petroleum resources. In here, the king and his men are on a hunt for petroleum.

I remember this to be pretty large painting. Acrylic on paper. And like any of his other paintings, the white is paper and not color. He specialized in doing this.

Missing him much today as a clean and sort a lot of his papers.

Cheers!