What an amazing architectural example Ranakpur’s Jain Temple is, indeed! I guess, the inner side of one of the domes in this photograph says something about it. What do you think? How is the photo?
3 monsoons back we went to a not-so-famous location named Raireshwar. People do not know that perhaps the most beautiful house in the world is at Raireshwar. What do you say?
There is a beautifully carved temple of saint Meera near the entrance of Chittorgarh. Inside the premises, on a wall, is a beautiful statue of Ganpati with his wives — Riddhi and Siddhi. The bright orange color of Ganeshji with Riddhi-Siddhi stands out on the temple wall made from natural stones.
Just when I was preparing this post, I realized that Palm Squirrel comes in 2 types, divided by the line of the Vindhyachal mountain range! The similarly looking squirrel species have a minor difference.
The species of Palm Squirrels living north of the Vindhyachal have 5 white stripes on their brown back, and are thus called Five-Striped Palm Squirrel. They are known as Northern Palm Squirrel also. Their scientific name is Funambulus pennantii. The photos in this post are of this type of a squirrel. We photographed this cutie on the roof of the queen's palace in Chittorgarh.
The species of Palm Squirrels living south of the Vindhyachal have 3 white stripes on their brown back, and are thus called Three-Striped Palm Squirrel. They are known as Indian Palm Squirrel also. Their scientific name is Funambulus palmarum.
The difference is not quite noticeable unless you look keenly. Born and brought-up in India, even I did not know that the squirrels I have been seeing since my childhood come in two types, both types looking almost exactly the same.
I hope you enjoyed the photos of the Northern Palm Squirrel just as much as I enjoyed creating them :)
Labourers in India, or perhaps every part of the world, look the same, maybe because of the hardships of life! For a photographer like me, labourer is a unique subject that can be very well expressed photographically. Here is an example of that — a photo of a labourer whom I photographed in a factory last month. Looks like it was a quick short break for him.
Rural parts of India are truly some of the most picturesque places of the world, especially in monsoon season. The land is just majestic out here. And the life is still very old-styled. And to express that feeling of being old-styled and charming, here are 2 black and white photographs of rural India that I have photographed on way to Pabe ghat from Pune city.