Oct 25, 2016

horns for sale

October 25, 2015
This picture was shot a year ago. Somehow I did not feel like posting it back then.. 

hoping this man's business has thrived and he's living peacefully.
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Oct 15, 2016

Rajastani clay pots

Sept-2-2016
Visit to Shilparamam; we got half dozen miniature clay pots. At the first sight I was impressed by their quality. After holding them in my hands, I just decided to buy few.

Photo session.. 

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Sep 30, 2016

rainy evening

September-10
rain scenes seen through car windows..

Metro line and road traffic
why plain black, add colour to life
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Aug 31, 2016

Kachiguda Railway Stattion

Kachiguda railway station was constructed in 1916 by the Nizam of Hyderabad State. It was the headquarters of the then Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway.
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Aug 21, 2016

Pandora sphinx moth

Found this lovely little creature in our apartment, lying on the floor motionless. Thought it was dead but it fluttered it wings wildly when I picked it up. Placed it in a flower pot, next to a plant, the only safe place around. With little research I found a moth similar to this one. So I'm guessing this camouflage pattern moth is called Pandora Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus).

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Jul 31, 2016

Rocket, the antique truck of Hyderabad

Hyderabad the heritage city has its collection of antiques in working condition. I remember seeing lot of Bajaj Chetak scooters and Hindustan Motors' Ambassador cars. If you look at the number plates, you'll know they are pretty old, 25+ years. Then comes much older vehicles.. 40+ years old Premier Automobiles Limited (PAL) trucks. These trucks are generally not seen in city limits but you can see quite a few in the outskirts, particularly in quarry areas. Rockets are usually employed to ferry stones, sand and dirt. 

Rockets are really eye-catching with their colourful livery. Check out these two here.. how artistically they are decorated. The artists / truck owners are patriotic too.. check out the side grill on the engine bonnet.. you'll see Indian flag colours.

These pictures were taken on a moderately steep gradient. Though loaded these trucks were neither too noisy nor emitting much smoke. that shows they are well maintained under their lovely exteriors. Next time I go for a walk on these hills near Kokapet, I'll surely snap more of these ancient beauties :) for the sake of their liveries.
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