Posted in Culture, Delhi, Photography

Holi 2018

Slow Motion Videos and Image Slide Show.
All images by Shikha and Chayan.

The music is from a movie shared on social media recently. I loved it so am using it here. All (c) remain with the original owner.


Posted in Culture, Family, food, Photography, Travel

2017 – Spain and Portugal

Keeping the picture albums in sequence here.

Mobile pictures – Ananda

Day 01: Madrid, Spain

Day 02: Madrid, Spain

Day 03: Madrid, Spain

Day 04: Lisbon, Portugal

Day 05: Lisbon / Sintra / Tram28, Portugal

Day 06: Christ the King (Almada) – Lisbon, Portugal

Day 08: Ibiza, Spain

Day 09: Ibiza (Old Town), Spain

Day 10: Ibiza, Spain

Day 11: Ibiza / Valencia, Spain

Day 12: Valencia, Spain

Day 14: Madrid, Spain

Posted in Culture, Delhi, Design, Life, Photography

Jama Masjid 

I’m trying to get back to the habit of writing regularly. Let us see if I succeed. This blog was thought of as a diary for Delhi. But has shaped otherwise. 

Here is a link to an album with more pictures of the Jama Masjid and a brief description borrowed from Wikipedia. 

Jama Masjid

Posted in Art, Culture, Life, Personal, Photography

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…