Just came across some images on BBC News Asia published in 2014. These are black and white images of women taken in the era of 1850 to 1950
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Today is the 68th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi the Father of the Nation of India. Mahatma means the great soul (maha – athma). Gandhi was assassinated at the former Birla house in New Delhi on the 30th of January 1948. The non- violence advocate was met by his assassin Nathuram Godse a Hindu nationalist while he was walking with his grand nieces to a prayer in the garden. Gandhi was aged 79 (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948)
Former Birla house is now known as Gandhi Smirti which serves as a museum for the great soul as he has spent his last days in that house. Last January our family had the opportunity to visit the former Birla house and would like to share some photos on Mahatma Gandhi’s 68th Death anniversary.
Mahatma Gandhi stayed in a room at the back of the Birla’s house. It was a simple room with his only few possessions as described in the images.
There are times that you have to be at the right time at the right place!
Here is a photo captured by an Aus-Lankan while touring in Sri Lanka. One of the infants of the monkey is enjoying a drink from his mum while the other is having a cuddle.
Daljit Raj Chelliah a keen photographer captured this moment at the top of the cave- temple hills of Dambulla (தம்புளை) located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.
The cave temple is archeologically conspicuous land mark of Sri Lanka whose inhabitants dates back to the third Century BC. During 10 -12 CE Dambulla was ruled by the Viceroy of Raja-Raja Cholan of Tamil Nadu.
Wishing everyone a very bright peaceful new year!
It is spring time again in Perth, Australia.
The flowers are blooming,
Birds are chirping and the weather is getting warmer.
It is the best time to go for long walks and admire the Mother Nature.
Below are the images of Clivia lilies which I have captured on my smart phone.
The bright orange Clivia lilies are native to South Africa also referred as kafir lilies.
Is it is politically correct to refer as “kafir” lilies nowadays?
The photo was taken few years ago at Hikkaduwa beach in Sri Lanka. On a hot summer day king coconut water is heavenly. The coconut water is sweet and healthy and a wonderful re-hydrant.
King Coconut is native to Sri Lanka and referred as “Sev -izhanheer” in Tamil and Thembilli in Sinhala.
At this juncture, lets reminisce an old song “I got a lovely bunch of coconuts” composed in 1944 by Fred Heatherton. The re-make of the song in 1950, sung by the vocalist Merv Griffin with the Freddy Martin and his Orchestra was in top 10 hit in the USA and sold 3 million copies. Hope you will enjoy the number as I did.
This entry In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”
The above photos were taken at an animal farm in the South West region of Western Australia. Please note that none of the above animals are not native to Australia and were introduced after the colonisation.
The animals were well kept in large paddicks and were very friendly.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”