Street Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

June 24, 2015 11 comments

Street Art Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

Graffiti Wall, Branimirova Street, Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

“This project is dedicated to forming a more coherent street art scene in Croatia, raising people’s awareness about street art and its values, and marking the city of Zagreb on a global map of cities that support this kind of artistic expressions.”

Ivana Vukšić, Director of Street Art Museum, Zagreb

Zagreb Street Art Museum, Graffiti Wall, Branimirova Street, Zagreb

Zagreb Street Art Museum, Graffiti Wall, Branimirova Street, Zagreb

The Zagreb Street Art Museum (MUU) is open 24 X 7 and entry is free. The museum consists of a series of graffiti art, on the walls, along the Branimirova Street, Zagreb.

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Amazing Way to Celebrate by Blog’s Fourth Birthday

June 17, 2015 16 comments

Amazing Way to Celebrate my Blog’s Fourth Birthday

Thanks to Holidify and Arpita Pramanick

I still remember the wet morning of 17th June 2011 my friend, colleague and fellow photo enthusiast Akash Mondal introduced me to the world of Blogging. Although I have been writing travelogues for more than a decade and maintained a personal website, I have never been much of a computer friendly person. Strangely I soon got the hang of Blogging and started posting articles regularly.

blogSoon words of inspiration and likes from friend followed, inspiring me to work hard on my blog. I set up an action plan of “Mid Week Update” updating an article every Wednesday. In a short span of time likes and comments extended beyond my friend circle with eminent scholars and best selling authors started on my blog. I also got invited for tours in both India and abroad.

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Museum of Independence, Dhaka, Bangladesh

June 10, 2015 2 comments

Museum of Independence

Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Museum of Independence (স্বাধীনতা জাদুঘর) is the latest addition to the tourist map of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Museum of Independence (স্বাধীনতা জাদুঘর), Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Museum of Independence (স্বাধীনতা জাদুঘর), Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

It was opened to public on 25 March 2015, on the occasion of the 45th independence day of Bangladesh.

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A Panoramic Tour of Dhaka, Bangladesh

June 4, 2015 7 comments

A Panoramic Tour of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Compilation of Panoramic Photos from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Also see: My collection of Panorama Compilation

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. Panorama photos are normally shot by stitching  series of photos with sightly overlapping fields to create a panoramic image.

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is a city with an interesting mix of architectures. This post contains panoramic photos mainly from the Dhaka University area and Old Dhaka.

Shaheed Minar (শহীদ মিনার) or the Martyr Monument, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shaheed Minar (শহীদ মিনার) or the Martyr Monument, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Shaheed Minar (শহীদ মিনার) or the Martyr Monument is a national monument of Bangladesh, and was built in honor of those killed during the Bengali Language Movement of 21 Feb. 1952.

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Marble Rocks and Dhundhar Falls, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, MP

May 27, 2015 5 comments

Marble Rocks and Dhundhar Falls

Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

“The eye never wearies of about the ……… effect produced by the broken and reflected sunlight, now glancing from a pinnacle of snow-white marble reared against the deep blue of the sky as from a point of silver, touching here and there and with bright lights the prominences of the middle height; and again loosing itself in the soft bluish greys of their recesses.”

Captain J. Forsyth, Highlands of Central India

Marble Rocks Panorama, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

Marble Rocks Panorama, Bhedaghat, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (MP)

The Narmada River, often considered as the “life line of Madhya Pradesh,” flows between the Satpura and Vindhya Range.

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Maniktala Christian Cemetery, Kolkata

May 20, 2015 5 comments

Maniktala Christian Cemetery, Kolkata

Family Graves of Toru and Aru Dutt

Overgrown with tall grasses & bushes, infested with dogs and a few unimpressive scattered graves is the best way of describing the Maniktala Christian Cemetery.

Maniktala Christian Cemetery, Maniktala, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Maniktala Christian Cemetery, Maniktala, Kolkata (Calcutta)

The Cemetery itself is difficult to spot and even people living in the neighborhood are totally unaware of its existence.

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Quli Khan’s Tomb, Mehrauli, Delhi

Quli Khan’s Tomb

Mehrauli, Delhi

Also see: Monuments of Mehrauli

As I walked out of the Qutab complex, two strange looking pyramid like structures attracted my attention. In a bid to explore I took the footpath between the two and reached an open area marked as Mehrauli Archaeological Park. Straight ahead was an octagonal structure.

Mohammad Quli Khan's Tomb, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Delhi

Mohammad Quli Khan’s Tomb, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Delhi

Suddenly a few lines from Willam Dalrymple’s famous novel The Last Mughal flashed into my mind “To the south of Delhi, Metcalfe established a second country house, “Dilkusha” (Delight of the Heart), in a converted octagonal Mughal tomb near Mehrauli ….a Mughal garden – a four part charbagh – was laid out in the front of the tomb.”

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