Monday, December 24, 2012

GURU SHIKHAR - Mt Abu, View from the Top

A distant White building connected through a road with Two lanes
The highest peak on the mountain is GURU SHIKHAR at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. 


 
The Different beautiful surroundings as viewed from the Top 

Distant Ridges in Aravali Mountain Range

A photography sessions- Girl Posing Boy clicking !!!!

Watch the special message in Red......





































The Water Reservoirs in the middle of the Mountains serves as the Only source of water , for the residents of the Villages present in the Valley.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

GANDHINAGAR to MT. ABU - Along the Road

On my annual Leave, reached Ahmedabad through Mumbai. Went to Mt. ABU.
Mount Abu  is a popular hill station in the ARAVALI RANGE  in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is GURU SHIKHAR at 1,722 m (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests.


We opted the ROAD ROUTE, and the I could find along the road is shared as below;

Mountain seemingly having  Trunk Shape Like Lord Ganesha

Overcrowded Public transport going Uphill












More Pictures can be reached at link

Saturday, November 24, 2012

SACRIFICE- Slok 14 , Chapter 3, Bhagwad Gita






Bojn sy pnpqf hY sms`q jIvn [
bfirS jNm dyqI hY Bojn k o [
q`Xfg sy bfirS k f hoqf hY Afgmn [
AOr, k rm sy aq`pq`qI hoqI hY q`Xfg k I  [[



FROM FOOD SPRINGS ALL LIFE,
FROM RAIN IS BORN FOOD,
FROM SACRIFICE COMES RAIN, AND
SACRIFICE IS THE RESULT OF ACTION.


work know to be born of Brahman, Brahman is born of the Immutable

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Macros II


Next set of Macros, 
Small flower with beautiful shades of white and purple, Pollens of this flower are distinctly produced over a seperate structures http://kuldeep71.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/macros-set-ii/

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Photos shot as Macros

A very dear friend of mine presented me with a Challenge of  NIKKOR 105 DX Micro Lense,  With a very BIG THANKS, I produce below the some photos as a Thank you Challenge,
The Pair

Yellow and brown Shades

Roadside



































In addition, I have posted the Full set of Macro shots posted on my Wordpress Blog, Link as below

http://kuldeep71.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/macro-shots-using-nikkor-dx-105-mm-micro/ 

Splashing cleanup
Please check this out and Look forward to your critical  feddback.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

NEW APPROACH






Traffic on a Busy Junction road

Traffic at a busy Junction

SATPUDA KE JANGAL-सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल


सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल।
    नींद मे डूबे हुए से
    ऊँघते अनमने जंगल।


झाड ऊँचे और नीचे,
चुप खड़े हैं आँख मीचे,
घास चुप है, कास चुप है
मूक शाल, पलाश चुप है।
बन सके तो धँसो इनमें,
धँस न पाती हवा जिनमें,
सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल
ऊँघते अनमने जंगल।

                सड़े पत्ते, गले पत्ते,
                हरे पत्ते, जले पत्ते,
                वन्य पथ को ढँक रहे-से
                पंक-दल मे पले पत्ते।
                चलो इन पर चल सको तो,
                दलो इनको दल सको तो,
                ये घिनोने, घने जंगल
                नींद मे डूबे हुए से
                ऊँघते अनमने जंगल।

अटपटी-उलझी लताऐं,
डालियों को खींच खाऐं,
पैर को पकड़ें अचानक,
प्राण को कस लें कपाऐं।
सांप सी काली लताऐं
बला की पाली लताऐं
लताओं के बने जंगल
नींद मे डूबे हुए से
ऊँघते अनमने जंगल।

                मकड़ियों के जाल मुँह पर,
                और सर के बाल मुँह पर
                मच्छरों के दंश वाले,
                दाग काले-लाल मुँह पर,
                वात- झन्झा वहन करते,
                चलो इतना सहन करते,
                कष्ट से ये सने जंगल,
                नींद मे डूबे हुए से
                ऊँघते अनमने जंगल|

अजगरों से भरे जंगल।
अगम, गति से परे जंगल
सात-सात पहाड़ वाले,
बड़े छोटे झाड़ वाले,
शेर वाले बाघ वाले,
गरज और दहाड़ वाले,
कम्प से कनकने जंगल,
नींद मे डूबे हुए से
ऊँघते अनमने जंगल।

                इन वनों के खूब भीतर,
                चार मुर्गे, चार तीतर
                पाल कर निश्चिन्त बैठे,
                विजनवन के बीच बैठे,
                झोंपडी पर फ़ूंस डाले
                गोंड तगड़े और काले।
                जब कि होली पास आती,
                सरसराती घास गाती,
                और महुए से लपकती,
                मत्त करती बास आती,
                गूंज उठते ढोल इनके,
                गीत इनके, बोल इनके

                सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल
                नींद मे डूबे हुए से
                उँघते अनमने जंगल।
जागते अँगड़ाइयों में,
खोह-खड्डों खाइयों में,
घास पागल, कास पागल,
शाल और पलाश पागल,
लता पागल, वात पागल,
डाल पागल, पात पागल
मत्त मुर्गे और तीतर,
इन वनों के खूब भीतर।
क्षितिज तक फ़ैला हुआ सा,
मृत्यु तक मैला हुआ सा,
क्षुब्ध, काली लहर वाला
मथित, उत्थित जहर वाला,
मेरु वाला, शेष वाला
शम्भु और सुरेश वाला
एक सागर जानते हो,
उसे कैसा मानते हो?
ठीक वैसे घने जंगल,
नींद मे डूबे हुए से
ऊँघते अनमने जंगल|

                धँसो इनमें डर नहीं है,
                मौत का यह घर नहीं है,
                उतर कर बहते अनेकों,
                कल-कथा कहते अनेकों,
                नदी, निर्झर और नाले,
                इन वनों ने गोद पाले।
                लाख पंछी सौ हिरन-दल,
                चाँद के कितने किरन दल,
                झूमते बन-फ़ूल, फ़लियाँ,
                खिल रहीं अज्ञात कलियाँ,
                हरित दूर्वा, रक्त किसलय,
                पूत, पावन, पूर्ण रसमय
                सतपुड़ा के घने जंगल,
                लताओं के बने जंगल।

- भवानी प्रसाद मिश्र
Photo by Kuldeep Singh

Friday, June 8, 2012

DON't QUIT

When things go wrong 
                     as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging 

                                seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, 

                      and the debts are high
And you want to smile, 

                       but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.


 

 
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
 

And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
 
So stick to the fight 
                when you're hardest hit-



 It's when things go wrong that you must not quit.
photographs by Kuldeep Singh

..on the EDGE


“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We're afraid.”
 
“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We will fall!”
 
“Come to the edge.”
 And they came.
 
And he pushed them.
 And they were gone.... 

French poet- Guillaume Apollinaire,   1880-1918
Photograph by Kuldeep


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Morning Shades


Interesting Morning Light with ,
    Array of clouds,
       Makes and interesting exibit...

Friday, May 25, 2012

...and the ELEPHANT is Wounded


Elephant in scriptures, mythology, epics and Reality :

Elephants are the biggest Land Mammal and  VEGETARIAN too.

Lord Ganesha – Greatly revered Indian deities and the Lord of Wisdom - bears an elephant head. The elephant head symbolizes great intellect and wisdom.

King of Gods Indra is believed to have a white elephant named Airavat as his vehicle. Elephants used to be symbol of royalty – Emperors and Kings used to ride during processions and in war on elephants.

White elephant  is a religious symbol in Buddhism . Buddha’s mother dreamt of a white elephant. And then the preacher of peace Gautam Buddha was born.

In epic MAHABHARATA, an elephant named Ashwatthama (incidently the same name as the name of Son of Dronacharya- revered teacher of Kaurvas and Pandavays) is at the centre of a turning point. Kaurvas and Pandavas  fighting in battle of Kurukshetra, an innocuous lie in the middle of battle announcing Ashwatthama was dead, actually meant to dishearten Kaurvas army commander Dronacharya, by creating impression that his son was dead, where in fact , it was the elephant that had got killed. However this Startegic announcement had the desired effect of lowering Kaurava’s army commander morale, and hence weakening their army battle position.  

In Islamic tradition, the year 570, when the Prophet Mohammad was born, is known as the Year of Elephant. In that year, as recounted in the Muslim sources, Abraha, ruler of Yemen (most likely a viceroy for the Axumite of Ethiopia), sought to conquer Mecca and demolish the Kaaba, reportedly in retaliation for the previous Meccan defilement of a cathedral, Abraha had constructed in Sana’s. He launched an expedition of forty thousand men, led by a white elephant named Mahmoud (and possibly with other elephants - some accounts state there were several elephants, or even as many as eight). However, his design was foiled when Abraha's elephant reportedly refused to cross the boundary of Mecca and sat down. It could not be persuaded otherwise, either by reason or violence. The accounts state that if the elephant was turned towards Syria or Yemen it would walk without hesitation, but when it was turned towards the Kaaba it would kneel on its knees as if it would adore the city that its master was intent on destroying. "Al-Fil" ("The Elephant") - 105th Sura (chapter) of the Koran - commemorates this event with the verse: "Hast thou not observed how thy Lord dealt with the owners of the Elephant? Did He not bring their stratagem to nought?"
……..and the REALITY is…
BUT the worldly lure has its negative impact, elephants are being killed for the commercial advantage of their Dead Body, Ivory, Tusks, and other body parts used for commercial gains.
A regional  political party in India – the Bahujan Samaj Party - has an elephant as its election symbol. During their rule, lot of Public money poured into constructions of Massive stone parks, with long  arrays   of elephant statues. The constructions Look grand… and can be said to  add  another Tourist attractions in Lucknow…..  but
Recent developments and reports revealing the corruption aspect of the whole constructions, bringing  forth the Bad intentions involved in the whole process. People involved in this, are just not only tarnishing the Humanity,  but in the process  THE DOCILE & HUMBLE ELEPHANT  IS WOUNDED .

Photos by - Kuldeep Singh
Source of Facts - Internet