Mr Velu Thampi and an iron fencing

Photo By Gireesh GV

In ‘Statue’ ( a landmark in Trivandrum) among the many statues these iron casted fencing and sculpture of Shri Velu Thampy Dalawa one never forget. Then the secretariat in Trivandrum where most of the political drama take place.

The Kerala Government Secretariat: Over 140 years old, the building’s foundation stone was laid by His Highness Ayilyam Thirunal, the Maharaja of Travancore in 1865 and was completed in 1869. The original structure was planned to accommodate Travancore Royal Durbar Hall where the King meet his council of ministers on monthly basis. It was designed and built under Barton, the then chief engineer of Travancore and incorporates elements of Roman and Dutch architecture.

Velayudhan Chempakaraman Thampi (1765–1809) was the Dalawa or Prime Minister of the Indian kingdom of Travancore between 1802 and 1809 during the reign of His Highness Maharajah Bala Rama Varma Kulasekhara Perumal. He is best known for being one of the earliest individuals to rebel against the British East India Company’s supremacy in India. (Text:WIKI)

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River Yamuna

Yamuna river Agra, © Gireesh GV
© Gireesh GV

The landmarks

The landmarks

Ashaf Ali Statue at Dharya Ganj

migrating-from-day-to-night

migrating-from-day-to-night

From the series “Paint after Dark” 2012-13

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAHATMAJI…………

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAHATMAJI............

Shot in 1995 at Yadagiriguda temple premises, a beggar whose shadow bears an amazing resemblance to Gandhi’s silhouette.  from the series ‘SHORTENING SHADOW OF A SAINT-01’
B&W 40 X 26 inches PHOTOGRAPHIC PIGMENT PRINT ON IMPORTED Canvas 1/6

and editions on Paper. Black & White film scanned and printed in 2010 for the curated show titled ” Who has seen Gandhi ?” in Bangalore

When he walks out of…

When he walks out of...

Hatu peak @ 11152 feet height ASL

Hatu peak @ 11152 feet height  ASL

 
Its an amazing experience the moment we reach Hatu peak to view this. Hatu peak is situated above 1152 ft from sea level. 8 km from Narkanda, the road is surrounded by pine and spruce trees. On top of the hill, ancient Hatu Mata temple is located. The peak offers spectacular view of the entire Himalayan ranges, snow clad mountains and in depths are the dense forests, green fields and apple orchards. 

Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery

Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery

Monastery in McLeodGanj, Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh,India

Mahayana material offerings might be imbued with the following symbology, the lighting of a candle or an oil lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance.

the ‘gallies’ of Dilli

the 'gallies' of Dilli

Nizamuddin West , The neighborhood surrounding the dargah is named after the saint, and is divided into two parts along Mathura Road: Nizamuddin West where the Dargah complex and a lively market dominated by vendors, the streets and cluster residential complexes are.

the cold rain cloud

Rain cloud