Monday, December 28, 2009

Jumbo Dreams

It was a exciting weekend at Thengumarahada, near Sathyamangalam.We drove to this place, courtesy a friend who also had a very experienced forest ranger accompany us. We left Sathy, at around 5pm and by the time, we entered the forest it was past sunset.
We had a elephant charge us and almost topple our jeep. Fortunately, it was the ranger's presence of mind that saved us. The next day , was time for some safari inside the forest. This is apparently the pug mark of a tiger. It had crossed this path probably a day earlier. We also spotted black bucks and a lot of spotted deer.

One short of saying, "say cheese "..

Tusker on top of a hill

We were also accompanied by a tribal who grew up in this forest. It was he who spotted the elephants on this hill. I shot this with my 300mm. Imagine spotting this with a naked eye.

On our return back.. more black bucks

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Greener side of our planet

It was a long weekend and we had to plan something and get out from the city. Help came from Uday. This time it was a long drive to ( my favourite ) Karnataka. This time, no stops at Bangalore but then, just a straight drive .

Above : NICE road leading us out of Blr. This road is a boom for those who dont want to get inside Blr traffic.

Mullaingiri is the highest peak in Karnataka. This is where we went. And while we drove, all I could see is greenery and more greenery.

This peak is always covered with mist.

Roads leading to the peak.

Above : Steps from the temple

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Men and their Machines...

The Sidvin Festival of Speed attracts racers from SE Asia. There were racers from Indonesia, Malaysia , Japan, Sri Lanka and ofcourse the host nation.
The hosts were represented by Red Rooster Racing . Also present was Alisha Abdullah. Though she did not create much of an impact.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Back to the Future - Part 3

Next stop - Jaigarh fort , 15 kms from Jaipur. This is home to the worlds largest cannon, Jaivana.
What we heard was that this cannon was fired only once and the place where the shell landed, has been converted into a pond .
Apparently the king did not estimate the impact that a cannon this big could create.
Above : Inside the city palace.
The fort was so well planned, that it could store water for about 10,000 people for about 1 year. Apparently below the water tanks were store houses for the kings riches.

It is said that Indira Gandhi got to know about this and seized most of riches during her regime.
Above : Innovative Advertising on the way to Delhi.
Above and below : At Pushkar.