Kingfisher

Date Taken: 23 June 2012 | Place: Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India.

Catch It! - Brahminy Kite

Date Taken: 08 July 2012 | Place: Sangama, Karnataka, India.

Let's Make Our Planet Green

Date Taken: 23 June 2012 | Place: Ranganathittu, Karnataka, India

Over Everest

Date Taken: 21 Apr 2012 | Place: Kathmandu, Nepal

Rowing On The River Ganges

Date Taken: 17 Apr 2012 | Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

President's House

Date Taken: 27 Apr 2012 | Place: New Delhi, India

Taj Mahal

Date Taken: 25 Apr 2012 | Place: Agra, India

Bangalore at Night

Date Taken: 20 May 2012 | Place: Bangalore, India

Uttarakhand - Simply the Heaven

Date Taken: 05 May 2012 | Place: Uttarakhand, India

27 April 2012

Rashtrapati Bhavan - President's House


Date Taken: 27 Apr 2012
Place: New Delhi, India.

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Rashtrapati Bhavan (Hindi: राष्ट्रपति भवन; Hindi for Presidential House) is the official home of the President of India. As the plan for New Delhi was developed, the Governor-General's residence was given an enormous scale and prominent position. The British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens, a major member of the city-planning process, was given the primary architectural responsibility. The palace developed very similarly to the original sketches which Lutyens sent Herbert Baker from Simla on June 14, 1912. Lutyens' design is grandly classical overall, with colours and details inspired by Indian architecture.
Meanwhile, between 1911 and 1916, 300 families were evicted under the "1894 Land Acquisition Act" from Raisina and Malcha villages, thus clearing about 4,000 acres to begin the construction the Viceroy’s House. Lutyens and Baker who had been assigned to work on the Viceroy's House and the Secretariats, began on friendly terms. Baker had been assigned to work on the two secretariat buildings which were in front of Viceroy's House. The original plan was to have Viceroy's House on the top of Raisina Hill, with the secretariats lower down. It was later decided to build 400 yards back, and put both buildings on top of the plateau. While Lutyens wanted the Viceroy's house to be higher, he was forced to move it back from the intended position, which resulted in a dispute with Baker. After completion, Lutyens argued with Baker, because the view of the front of the building was obscured by the high angle of the road.

Cannon outside the entrance to Rashtrapati Bhawan
Lutyens campaigned for its fixing, but was not able to get it to be changed. Lutyens wanted to make a long inclined grade all the way to Viceroy's house with retaining walls on either side. While this would give a view of the house from further back, it would also cut through the square between the secretariat buildings. The committee with Lutyens and Baker established in January 1914 said the grade was to be no steeper than 1 in 25, though it eventually was changed to 1 in 22, a steeper gradient which made it more difficult to see the Viceroy's palace. While Lutyens knew about the gradient, and the possibility that the Viceroy's palace would be obscured by the road, it is thought that Lutyens did not fully realise how little the front of the house would be visible. In 1916 the Imperial Delhi committee dismissed Lutyens's proposal to alter the gradient. Lutyens thought Baker was more concerned with making money and pleasing the government, rather than making a good architectural design.
Lutyens travelled between India and England almost every year for twenty years, to work on the building of the Viceroy's house in both countries. Lutyens had to reduce the building size from 13,000,000 cubic feet (370,000 m3) to 8,500,000 cubic feet (240,000 m3). because of the budget restrictions of Lord Hardinge. While he had demanded that costs be reduced, he nevertheless wanted the house to retain a certain amount of ceremonial grandeur.

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President's House New Delhi


Date Taken: 27 Apr 2012
Place: New Delhi, India.



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25 April 2012

True Symbol Of Love - Taj Mahal


Date Taken: 25 Apr 2012
Place: Agra, India.



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Red-Vented Bulbul


Date Taken: 25 Apr 2012
Place: Taj Mahal, Agra, India.



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Taj Mahal


Date Taken: 25 Apr 2012
Place: Agra, India.



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24 April 2012

Incredible Himalaya


Date Taken: 21 Apr 2012
Place: Kathmandu, Nepal



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23 April 2012

Mount Everest - Unforgettable Moment Of Life


Date Taken: 21 Apr 2012
Place: Kathmandu, Nepal

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Unforgettable moment of my life. I captured this beauty from a mountain flight kathmandu.

Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international border between China and Nepal runs across the precise summit point. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft); and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).

In 1856, the Great Trigonometric Survey of British India established the first published height of Everest, then known as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India. Waugh named the mountain after his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest. Although Tibetans had called Everest "Chomolungma" for centuries, Waugh was unaware of this because Nepal and Tibet were closed to foreigners.

The highest mountain on the Earth attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.

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19 April 2012

River Ganges


Date Taken: 18 Apr 2012
Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India



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Ganga Arati


Date Taken: 18 Apr 2012
Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India



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Laughing Little Girl


Date Taken: 18 Apr 2012
Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India



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Little Girl Expressions


Date Taken: 18 Apr 2012
Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India



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Lamp Floating Over Ganga


Date Taken: 18 Apr 2012
Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India



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River Ganga


Date Taken: 18 Apr 2012
Place: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India



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16 April 2012

Konark - Chariot Wheel


Date Taken: 14 Apr 2012
Place: Konark, Orissa, India



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Ancient World Wonder


Date Taken: 13 Apr 2012
Place: Konark, Orissa, India



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Stressed Kid


Date Taken: 14 Apr 2012
Place: Uttar Pradesh, India



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Indian Beads


Date Taken: 15 Apr 2012
Place: Gaya, Bihar, India



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Bronze Panel


Date Taken: 14 Apr 2012
Place: Kolkata, India

This bronze panel originally executed by Sir Goscombe John R.A, for the pedestal of the statue of the late earl of minto viceroy and governor-general of India 1905-1910 was presented to thr trustees of the victoria memorial hall by the dowager countess of minto.

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Cute White Duck


Date Taken: 14 Apr 2012
Place: Kolkata, India



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01 April 2012

Earth's Torch


Date Taken: 01 Apr 2012
Place: Huliyurdurga, Karnataka, India



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