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Kumbalanghi © GIREESH GV
Kumbalanghi © GIREESH GV
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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)

River Yamuna

Yamuna river Agra, © Gireesh GV
© Gireesh GV

Pushkar, woman devotee

Women in Religious rituals.
© Gireesh GV

waiting for monsoon

waiting for monsoon

Monsoon to hit Kerala in a day or two, according to MET Dept; #monsoon,#kerala,#photography

Bangalore city is first free Wi-Fi zone

Bangalore going Wi-Fi

Hopefully rest of the Karnataka soon will have the facility. Bangalore has become the first city in India to have free wifi spots.

Pix: A construction worker surfing on his mobile at Ramanagaram railway station, 50kms from Bangalore city. The town is famous for its contribution for the bollywood movie Sholay, which shot entirely in Ramanagaram.

two overflowing rivers in last monsoon

two overflowing river

#1 Tapti river in Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh
#2 Narmada overflows Maheshwar, in Madhya Pradesh state, India.

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

GOld…. rush

GOld.... is become madness.

In Kochi an elderly woman in front of a hoarding showing all Indian film super stars to promote GOLD sales in South India. Where the middle class with minimum incomes are really puzzled. The gold prices are gone up in last few years….  There are lots of interesting stories from India on Gold rush. There are people who rush to buy these expensive metal as an investment. That’s true….  But