Friday, October 24, 2008

More Images from Delhi

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The Central Shopping District - Cannaught Place "CP"

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Spicy "Indian" Chinese Food and its vegetarian 

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India Gate - The War Memorial

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The new high rise residential complexes in Gurgaon - satellite town of Delhi.

Delhi Traffic

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I am totally overwhelmed by the traffic in Delhi. Even thou' I am not driving, just sitting n watching it makes me tired and bit afraid also. The traffic is just too much all the time and everywhere and worst part, people crossing n passing from any direction they find n not following the laws. One can't blame one person or another for the mess as everyone seems to be doing it, be it either bus drivers, trucks, vans, auto-rickshaws or cars. The best part of the transportation in Delhi seems to be Delhi Metro, a lot of it is still under construction but everything associated with it, works seamlessly. Am already looking forward for next visit, hopefully by then most major routes would be completed.

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Old Delhi, ok this one is the extreme case as its the old part of delhi which is already very congested.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Images from India, Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort, Old Delhi
THE Kebab Shop - Khan Chacha
The Kebab Shop in Delhi called Khan Chacha, they were just mouthwatering
Indian Religious Bull
A bull decorated with beads, for the Saturday God
Rickshaw's - Quick n Fast
A Richshaw Driver

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wah Taj

"Wah" is a Hindi word meaning wow or great. And Wah Taj is a commonly used phrase for description of Taj Mahal. And I once more had a chance to visit it. Here are some the pics:
6 AM at the Taj Mahal. Drove from Delhi at 1 AM at night just to see sunrise at the taj.
Wah Taj
Taj glowing with the morning sun rays
Glowing Taj
Taj 'Sunrise' Mahal
Rising Sun
Rising Sun

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Delhi Flicks

Delhi Policemen watching the Fireworks during Dussehra (due to bomb blasts, there was lot of security, everywhere I take my camera, they are checking me even more.. contd.)
In short - the festival commemorates the victory of Rama, prince of Ayodhya and avatara of Vishnu, over Ravana, the ruler of Lanka who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The pics shows the effigies of Ravana in center and his 2 brothers on both sides.
Burning of Ravana, victory of good over evil
Dussehra - Indian Burning Man
Moving on too, more common things in delhi, Malls, there is one every mile suppose.. this is one of the biggest and its just 10 min. walk from my home. And there is an Irish pub also in it, called Geoffrey's, atleast the decor was Green :) with some old high school songs being played, it was fun. And contd. my camera story, the security were almost like not letting me take the camera inside. But I did :)
Mall - pretty nice
And even an oktoberfest band with beer and food, all in one :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

First Images from Delhi, India

Some shots of Durga Puja in C.R. Park, Delhi (as usual wikipedia can give you all the information about it, click here).
Goddess Durga
There was lots of security around, even army, due to last weeks of bombing in Delhi and other parts of India.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Namaste from Delhi - Creating Employment

Its so good to be home. I need to plan my trips more often and shorter. So much has changed in Delhi, for good n bad. Today was Dussehra or Vijayadashami, the triumph of good over evil (wikipedia), I'll post some pics soon.

For the second part - Creating Employment, we went to have some dinner n drinks at a Bar and as we arrived, there was vale parking, all good. While returning, the parking lot was empty and we could see our car just 15-20 steps away but we still got the car driven all the way to us by the vale guy (not sure what's it called). It just felt bit off as we cud see the car few meters away but still the vale guy got the car. With cheap labor comes new work opportunities.