Sunday, March 28, 2010

India Gate at night :)

There is nthing like a stroll at the India Gate with a chuski (crushed ice lollies) available at the vendors locally...bliss

visit to GK Iskcon Temple

the main bhavan idols.. n the deco was with real fruits hanging all over the lord.. :)
the 3D animation shw and short movies that preach about helping others and meditation

radha rani n krishna in forest
"virat roop" Godly appearance as shown to Arjuna during the Mahabharata war

VishnuTemple Enterance

The temple is very simple and beautifully structured with an in-house resteraunt called "Govindas" where all dishes are prepared without onions and garlic... u may also taste their wonderful bakery items at the bakery section... happy visiting :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

art in mind-exhibition of paintings, sculpture and art photography at IHC

Parul and I managed to escape office on time to visit the IHC :)

A glimpse of the art exhibition at Palm Court Gallery at India Habitat Center that was on from 22 Feb to 28 Feb. 

These sculptures in metal were created by renowned sculptor S.C Ahuja who has won numerous awards and has his work displayed at National Gallery of modern art, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Lalit Kala Academy and other national and international art centres.

These paintings were made by Ashwani Kr. Prithviwasi, who is an alumni of College of Art, Delhi and has his studio at Safdarjung Enclave

Chanchal Ganguly, an artist and photographer also displayed his work in painting and photography.

PS: Going on at IHC is  "Spring Fever" by Penguin Books India with an open air library featuring Penguin India books. You can browse through your favorite Penguin books, take part in special talks and events, and join in for readings, music, poetry and much more… :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blaft Publication

This time at the world book fair, we discovered Blaft publication. Ita a small publication house with big dreams with its operations from Chennai. Meeting this tall and handsome gentleman in a red colored jacket, originally from U.K. but settled in India for long on the second day of the book fair proved out to be pretty interesting..explaining the logic behind the title "blaft", he asked us to imagine the sound produced by dropping a 10 kg weight on a pommegranate from a height..and said the sound when heard with concentration would be blaaafft!!

The publication house in a small corner display had a mere collection of some 10 books, but still managed to grab our attention coz of the graphic representations on the book covers and the welcoming attitude of this guy. With pulp fiction, graphic novels, crime and other fiction already to their credit ( regional novels published in english for one and all), they also plan to get into designer underwear and kitchen appliances, hopefully continuing with the same sense of humour and the graphic twists:)

Check out their site