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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique Gold Car – Vibrant Gujarat 2013


Vibrant Gujarat is the name given to a biennial investors’ summit held by the government of Gujarat in Gujarat, India. The event is aimed at bringing together business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, policy and opinion makers; the summit is advertised as a platform to understand and explore business opportunities in the State of Gujarat.

Vibrant Gujarat 2013 Summit held for the second time in Gandhinagar on 12–13 January 2013 Mahatma mandir.[7]

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Gold Car @ Vibrant Gujarat 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

Posted in Architecture, History, India, Weekly Photo Challenge

Travel Theme-Walls of a Fort


First 3 Photographs are of Amer Fort in Jaipur, Rajsthan, India.

Amer Fort (Hindi: आमेर क़िला, also spelled and pronounced as Amber Fort) is located in Amer (a town with an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi)[1]), 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill.[2][3]Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront.

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Travel theme: Walls

Posted in Architecture, India, Weekly Photo Challenge

Illumination – City Palace, Udaipur


City Palace, Udaipur is situated in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. It was built by the Maharana Udai Singh as the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from Chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in the Rajputana Agency and its last capital. The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flashy style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding.

City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur

City Palace, Udaipur

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

 

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Daily Post: Helplessness of a Common Citizen of India


Enough is enough.

There has been gender discrimination from years in country on the name religion, superiority, and culture. Women are sexually harassed, molested daily at public places, raped, and murdered in the modern world. Brutality of crime is increasing day by day. Educated and uneducated Men who are jealous of progress of modern women want to prove their superiority with muscle power rather than intellectual power or with knowledge power.

It is not new but now it can’t be behind the curtain. Reason I feel helpless is I wonder what makes the man behave worst than animals. Why laws are implemented strictly? Why the families of criminals try to use all the powers to save the rapists, do they even think what it will be like if it would have happened in their own home? Why there is a race to prove the point that women need to wear certain kind of clothes, certain kind of attire and behavior? Why Boys are treated as if they are the free animals who can do whatever they want? Why there is so much arrogance in boys towards girls? Why sex education is perceived as a sin? Why teachers are molesting students? Why orphanage kids are sexually abused? Why there can’t be any leader who stands up in front of all crimes against women? Why Political class is insensitive? Why Police is not sensitive towards victims? Why? Why? Why?

 42968 Molestation cases, 24206 Rapes, 8570 Sexual Harassments – Source NCRB, 2011

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I am extremely disappointed at the political class and religious organizations which are always in a queue to gain publicity but when there is a time to stand up for the cause, they apply the art of looking for trouble, find it everywhere, diagnose it incorrectly and apply the wrong remedies. No freedom fighter would have wished to see India like this. We are still prisoners of our own hypocrisy.

India is no longer a country India was, once upon a time.

I feel helpless, I feel ashamed. The only thing I can do is to keep my home clean. To spread awareness about gender equality and to teach boys nearby me to respect women but it is so little that I feel helplessness.

Daily Prompt: Helpless