Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lalbagcha Raja 2011

लालबागचा राजा २०११ 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Angry Anna

Now Anna Hazare has inspired an online game "Angry Anna" (similar to "Angry Birds")... with all the other characters thrown in!

Definition of Congress!

The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.

We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese.

However, less widely known is a Pride of lions, a Murder of crows (as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens), an Exaltation of doves and, presumably, because they look so wise, a Parliament of owls.

Now consider a gathering of Baboons. They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.

And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?

Believe it or not ....... a Congress!

I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of our present government led by a party by that name, which has ruled our country for most of the 64 years since the British left us in their hands!

Courtesy: www.IndiaCentral.in

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mumbai Meri Jaan

A parody on the state of affairs in our city... Mum-bye!

Anna Hazare's appeal grows

BharGo's Insight: Anna Hazare has emerged as the only Marathi leader (Artists or sports persons not included) since independence who has achieved a pan-India appeal... Only Lokmanya Tilak managed to do it a century ago!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Anna Hazare has been arrested

"जब गांधीगिरी से काम नहीं चलता... तो मै छत्रपति शिवाजी को याद करता हूँ!"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Shammi Kapoor is no more...

Seen here in the immortal song 'Govinda Ala Re Ala'... probably the most authentic portrayal of the Dahi Handi festivities in Mumbai!  

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ekvira/ Karla Caves

Ekvera - Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell after James Wales. 
Plate 6 of (Antiquities of India), published by Thomas Daniell, London - 1803.

Coloured aquatint by Thomas Daniell after the drawing by James Wales, published by T. Daniell in London in 1803, of the cave temple of Ekvera (Karli) in Maharashtra.

The artist James Wales visited Karli, once known as 'Ekvera', in December 1792. It was after his death in 1795 that his friend Thomas Daniell published the drawings of the rock-cut temples of Western India that he had done between 1791 and 1795. This aquatint depicts the side of the great cave temple of Karli, at the top of the Western Ghats near Bombay. This chaitya or assembly hall was excavated during the phase of early rock-cut architectural activity in India in the 1st century AD. The cave is preceded by a courtyard and a huge 'simhastambha', a column with a bell shaped capital topped by four lions stands near the entrance. The facade of the cave has a wide horseshoe-shaped window. The porch is adorned with very fine carvings depicting mithunas or amorous couples positioned between the three arched doorways. A row of life-size elephants, seen in this aquatint, is carved on the side of the porch.

Source : British Library
Information Courtesy: Rare Book Society of India


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