Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monk - Tibetan Lama in India

It’s a snap of a Tibetan Lama in Mussouri, India. Last year I went to Uttaranchal and visited a Buddhist monastery nearby; governed by local Tibetans. Since, China has taken over Tibet; thousands of Tibetans came to India and settled here. They came because of two reasons. Firstly, India a soft nation, who adopt all religion and nationality to live in harmony; and secondly the Buddhist culture in India has a deep root including its emergence from Goutam Buddha.

The human right violation is not an unknown story in China; the encroaching dragon was always a problem for its neighbors. Recently I came to know about the Arunachal issue in details from Kalyan’s blog. It is really petty to claim a state of India, which has been an integral part of India. A part of Kashmir is under China, were they at all involved in the controversy in past? Because of this aggressive nature even Dalai Lama has taken shelter in India.

Coming back to the picture, it’s an instant shot. So the face of the Lama has a typical vivid expression of innocence and hesitance. The dress is typical Tibetan and the surrounding is of greenish Himalayan valley.
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Friday, May 25, 2007

bangles - Churias in India

The word Bangles (Hindi: Churias / Kangan) is derived from Hindi word bungri (glass). Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. In India, bangles are usually worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm, and a single bangle is rarely sold. They are made of numerous precious as well as non-precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, etc.

This picture is taken in New Market (even though its quite OLD), Calcutta (Kolkata). Not only in Kolkata, but there are numerous shops just for bangles., in every Indian city. These colourful bangles are very cheap and looks georgious in the soft hands of Indian women; thus has huge demand in India.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mountains in Greece

Mountain, originally uploaded by ghosh_pijush.

"A mountain becomes great as a human personality does, by extending its influence over the thoughts, words and actions of mankind," so said R. L. G. Irving, an English mountaineer writing in 1940. The thoughts and words inspired by mountains and the people who live there have been very important influences in the development of mountain environments in modern times. The Matterhorn, for example, is a disagreeable, tall pile of loose rock but thanks to literature and photography it has become one of the world's best known tourist symbols and is as important to the national economy of Switzerland as the watch industry itself.