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Monday, September 27, 2010

Andhra Bhawan Canteen

I usually avoid taking pictures of people while they are having food. However, on this occasion, there was no other way to introduce you to the delicious food served in the Andhra Bhawan canteen. Located on one of the circles (round about) of Ashok road, the Andhra Bhawan serves only south Indian thalis (fixed full plate meals) throughout the week. Priced at only INR 80 for one thali which includes, 2 kinds of vegetables, sambar, rasam, curd, rice, pulao, puris, papad and unlimited supply of achaar (pickles) and two types of chutneys, it is an absolute value for money place. The food is delicious and you can make out that it is a popular eating joint by the sheer number of people thronging the place during lunch.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I could not resist myself from taking a photograph of this wooden toy I saw at Dilli Haat a few days ago. As the pendulum below moves, the birds on top bend to peck making a sound on the wooden platform.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fire Ball

The sun was at its magnificent best just minutes before it set behind the Raisina Hills a few days ago.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lion's Den

These three lions and several others like them have been given the duty of welcoming the guests expected to come to Delhi for the Commonwealth Games 2010, slated for next month. You will find similar statues on either side of Mother Teresa Crescent road.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

National Rail Museum, Delhi

With the clouds still in the sky, I was unable to take out my film SLR camera for a monument shoot (my first assignment for the photography class I have joined). Instead I relied on my trusted mobile phone camera and went to the National Rail Museum, Delhi with my younger brother, Akshat, and a friend, Varoon. As the day progressed clouds decided to pull back a little and sun shone on us and the three of us had a good time going train crazy. The National Rail Museum is one of my favourite places in Delhi as this is the only open museum I have ever seen.

Below is the joy-train that carries passengers around the museum. It is very popular with children. I really like the small platform from where the train begins its journey.
This engine here shows how earlier, coal was used to boil water to power the steam engines.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bug and Bravery

What does one do when a giant insect like this one decides to sit on the car windshield on way to work. any sensible person driving the car would, I assume, use the wipers to make the insect go away. But a photo-blogger has duties that she needs to fulfil to the best of her capabilities. So without breaking into a series of girly shrieks. I kept my cool, took out my camera and decided to take a photograph of the giant insect instead.

I am hoping that the blogger community will award my bravery soon :-)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Valley of Dreams

I am sure that this place--the valley between these trees--where colourful dreams are made. Every evening, the dream weavers choose the choicest of colours and create masterpieces. It is up to us to make the dream come true or just enjoy the break the dream gives us from the grind of life.

The fact is that with Delhi skies turning beautiful in the evening are a clear signal that October is round the corner, bringing with it the romance of autumn :-)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Once Upon A Time...

"Once upon a time...", is the way most of our childhood stories began. I present to you the challenge of telling me what time were these story-tellers talking about and which clock among these four do you think would be their favourite?

These clocks I spotted outside a shop in Janpath, Connaught Place.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ganpati Bappa Morya 2010

It is again that time of the year, when the Marathi manoos within me awakens! This year, like the previous ones, my mother and I went to the Maharashta Emporium-Trimourti in Connaught Place. We looked at several statues.
And finally, this was the statue that mom and I chose to be brought home for the pooja this year.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!

Friday, September 10, 2010


This is one of my favourite mascots. This is Bholu, a cartoon elephant adopted by the Indian Railways on the occasion of completing 150 years. Bholu gives a smiling welcome to me every morning when I go to Rail Bhawan to drop my mom. He patiently keeps standing in the same position and greets me in the evening as well, when it is time for me to pick my mom up from the office. He is a nice addition to the Indian Railways family! :-)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dangerous Head!

I saw one of my friends, Prashati, flaunting these rather unusual skulls on her head one day. I could not resist and decided to tell you that this is what college going girls are wearing in Delhi these days!

Beware of what is going on in that head is all I can say.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Open Art Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam

This is the Open Art Gallery at Triveni Kala Sangam. I really like visiting this gallery and then sitting with friends in the step lawns in the front.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Shoot!

I have always been the kind of person who loves to have all the accessories before beginning an actual job/class/hobby. This time it is no different. I have joined photography classes, a friend has been generous enough to lend me his film SLR camera and another insisted that I take his tripod. So all the things in place and around 6 photographs later, I realised that I did not have a cool customised T-shirt about being a photographer.

Without wasting any time I ordered a T-shirt which has a huge camera in the front and I Shoot! written at the back.

The only disappointment is that the material of the T-shirt is not very good and hence I cannot wear it to office or when I go out with friends to shoot :( But at least I did experiment and learnt from my mistake :-)

All said and done, I like my new purchase. It made for an interesting blog post.

P.S: For customised T-shirts, bags, batches and ceramic mugs, you too can log onto:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Theme Day: Open Air Market: Birju Phool Mandi

This is one of the best places to spend an early morning. This is the Birju Phool Mandi, the open air flower market that is set up everyday on Baba Kharag Singh Marg, Connaught Place. To see other photographs of the phool mandi on the blog click here.

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