Showing posts from December, 2010

Architectural Photography At The Amber Fort

I attempted at some Architectural Photography at the Amber Fort using an ordinary digital camera. Amber Fort  ( Hindi :  आमेर क़िला , also known as  Amer Fort ) is located in  Amber , 11 km from Jaipur ,  Rajasthan   state ,  India . It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber Fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim ( Mughal ) elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. [ 1 ]  The fort borders the Maota Lake, and is a major tourist attraction in  Rajasthan . [ 2 ]

Save The Tiger

Last month I took a 2 weeks break from work and went home to Kolkata. Notwithstanding the fact that I lost 2 days for traveling to and forth and a day on a business trip to Bangalore, I still had enough time for a family vacation in Jaipur. Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan, one of the most travelled Indian cities and we all had great time there. We all love our rich heritage and architecture of Rajasthan but this post is about our national Animal, the tiger. This is about an appeal to save our Tigers! We all sit and praise how beautiful creation the tiger is. But we probably do not realize that for our future generations it will be difficult to distinguish between a tiger and a dinosaur. Both of them will appear in the same page of our history books unless we rewrite history by taking things in our own hands. Majority of the world tiger population resides in India and so we are their only hope of survival. It is alarming that the total number of tiger in the wild put together