Friday, 21 April 2017

NALANDA - EVERY BRICK HERE BELONGS TO A GOLDEN AGE





Ruins of Nalanda located at Rajgir in Bihar offer a stunning spectacle. An university flourished here for over 600 years. It was dedicated to the teachings and Dhamma of the great Buddha. Buddha's statues, large and small and reliefs in stone depicting the great one in a yogic meditative posture abound.                 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

AN INDIAN WEDDING - 2



Jayamala, the exchange of garlands between Groom and the Bride signifies a willing acceptance of the other as a partner for life. Their families, friends stand in testimony, and approval of the event and bring their own joys and spice to the occasion.













Kanyadaan, is a crucial component to wedding rituals popular in many regions of the land. Kanyadaan literally means 'giving away of bride/daughter'. The acceptance of the bride by her groom is seen as completed by his holding her hands. Bride here is being given away by her grand father (acting as her father's substitute).

AN INDIAN WEDDING



The Dulha (Bridegroom) is set to depart for the bridal house. Dressed in his best fineries, a decorative Mowr (head-dress worn as a crown) atop his head, a sequence of rituals have been performed at his parents' home. Women of the household, relations and neighbours participate actively.















An emotional moment here as the groom seeks
his father's blessings before his ceremonial
departure at the head of the wedding party (baraat). Fathers accompany the party mostly or depute a trusted family senior to officiate at rituals. Wedding rituals across India vary greatly but many traditions are common to all. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

BITS OF LIFE IN COUNTRYSIDE



Morning stroll through a rural hamlet has the tourist being greeted by its' early risers.
They will be led into the fields by the mistress to graze on some fresh leaves and wild grass.
(and a small treat of some leafy crop standing in the field, unguarded).
   

Sunday, 9 April 2017

INFANTRY OF THE DAYS OF SUN


Spring to early summer a regiment of colourful bugs and flies stalk every living design of nature.

They creep, crawl, fly, hop skip and jump, and occasionally give you a pinch and fright in a friendly sort of way perhaps as a nudge that 'Hey, we're back and living it n' so should you !'

A lady beetle here toils her way up the stem to the cone of plenty.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Hussain, Vaikuntam at India Art.






Hussain at Art Show. Irresistible, fascinating.




     Vaikuntam     -       narrator of timeless themes,    presides          gloriously.

Monday, 13 February 2017

SUBODH GUPTA'S PIECE OF ART AT IAF

                         
                                Subodh Gupta is an inventor with art. Here's his take on the
                                legendary 'Absolut Vodka' with kitchen ware and Indian dining ware
                                blending together to fashion contours of the signature alcohol brand.
                             
                                (IAF-2017).

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Ram Kumar / Vaikuntam at IAF 2017

Ram Kumar's works at Art Fair.

                                                    Vaikuntam's works - like magic to the eye.

India Art Fair 2017.




Pradeepta Chakravarty's alluring paintings in candy colours.

A unique style, tellable from all other artists, it makes you  

turn around and take a second look. (IAF-2017)