Monday, 1 December 2014

Sweet Sweets of Varanasi

Varanasi is famous for its sweets. There are many stores in varanasi that sell delicious sweets. Some of them are quite old and they are mostly situated in older parts of the city.Older parts consist of areas around vishwanath temple, luxa and godoliya. People from many different cultures have sweet shop here. That is why you get to have different types of sweets according to their cultural diversity.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The Teddy Bear - All About it & Where To Buy

The teddy bear is a soft toy in the form of a bear. Developed apparently simultaneously by toymakers Morris Michtom in the US and Richard Steiff in Germany in the early years of the 20th century, and named after President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr., the teddy bear became an iconic children's toy, celebrated in story, song and film

I have one in my house, which i just snapped. :D

Teddy bears are among the most popular gifts for children and are often given to adults to signify love, congratulations or sympathy.Best place to buy and get good deals is on Flipkart. Try It

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The other side of River Ganga

Most of you must have been to famous 80 ghaats of Varanasi situated on the banks of mighty river Ganges, but only a fraction of you may have crossed the river to reach the other side.

The other side of the Ganges don't have cemented Ghaats, its just sand there like a sea shore, a perfect place to bath and swim. This place keeps buzzing with youth and local people of Varanasi , especially in summer evenings.(like in this photo)
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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Got my first DSLR ; Nikon D3200

Ever since I ditched my Nokia N8 for an android mobile phone, I starved for a descent camera. N8 was so much more than a phone for me, it was an incredible camera as well. That 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens was amazing. All photos till now on this blog belong to Nokia N8.
As it was a time to upgrade , instead of going for a fancy point and shoot camera , I went for a (within my budget) DSLR. Did a lot of research on and finally zeroed on D3200. Although it is two rears old and D3300 is already here, there is not much difference between these two (especially not for newbie like me). Thus it was not worth paying extra Rs 6000.
One major disadvantage I have with a DSLR that its bulky compared to mobile phones & you cannot carry it every time and everywhere. Your phone will be the only device that will be there for a surprise moment. And for all those deliberate moments , my DSLR is ready.
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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Friday, 11 July 2014

Photograph of a daily ritual called “Ganga Aarti” - Varanasi

This photograph is from a daily ritual called “Ganga Aarti” (Worshiping the river Ganges),which is performed @ Dashaswamedh Ghaat (River bank) in Varanasi, India. It was too hot the evening i went to see this ritual. Not a mm/sec of wind was there to sooth.We all felt uneasy following through whole 45 minuted of this procedure.We got seats in the front row and thus we sat down. As the pundits came and prepared their aasan (small tables), it was still too hot.Small kids were crying here and there in every direction.Everyone was trying to get some relief using a paper fan. Then all five pundits stood on their tables and started the aarti. To everyone’s surprise, air started moving slowly.As the pundits started using their smoke lamps, the atmosphere became so windy and cool that everything except the chants and the claps, went to silence. It was so much spiritual,and you don’t experience it everyday.
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014