Tuesday, December 15, 2009
trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven .... sometimes they are road to heaven too... Not their fault at all!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
[Poor internet connectivity is barring me from regular blogging and forcing me to upload smaller photographs with less density. I am extremely sorry for the both]
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
These are some photographs of my recent effort in bird watching...I have captured these photographs with my 10MP, 5X digicam. Please try the following links for more out comes of my amateur bird watching:
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Trams are one of so many old friends of Kolkata. In 1873 (24th Feb 1873)Kolkata got her first horse drown tram.
After lots of modification in 1902, (27th March1902), the first electric tramcar ran from Esplanade to Kidderpore.
Since then Tram has become a part of daily life of kolkata wallas'.
Behala Tram depot is operating since 1986. Tram used to be very popular mode of tranport for commuting to and from several parts of Behala , but recently the trend has seen a reversal. The only tram service in Behala now connects Behala to Thakurpukur and Joka.
[Interior of a typical old second class coach]
- Kolata Tram is the oldest oprating electric driven tarm in ASIA!
- On 22nd December, 1880, The Calcutta Tramway Co. Ltd was formed and registered in London!
- In 1908 Behala got connected in Tram network!
- In 1951, The Government of West Bengal signed an agreement with the Calcutta Tramways Company and the Calcutta Tramways Act, 1951 was enacted. The Govt. took control over all rights with regard to Tramways and reserved the right to purchase the system on 1st Jan, 1972 or any time thereafter giving two years notice.
- In 1986 Behala got her own tram depot!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Soon, I came with my camera and found the female one is still there in the roof. She was roaming absentmindedly as I was trying to capture her.
I was totally lost with the beauty she had! Feathers of her blue neck was sparkling in sunlight...She gave me enough time to press the shutter for few times before she went inside a neem tree.
Then I started looking for the male one. Strange! Where is he? In general a peacock don't let their mate go far alone during monsoon...Then where is he? I walked down in the street looking for him...
Finally I found him sitting on a roof of another house nearby!But it was out of the range of my camera.
After waiting some time with the hope that he would be kind to come closer to me, I realized that he has no such intention. So, I tried to get in the roof of another house to had a closer view...It was very funny when I found the house owner perplexed with our Hide & Seek game.
But, luck was not in mood to be pleased with me...when I managed to reach the roof top I found him sitting near the same neem tree which is just next to my room and where I found the female one.
Without spending an extra second I reached to our balcony. Alas! there was none apart from the neem tree!
It was a nice chasing but I failed to get them together!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Oh My God! What a pair of burning eyes!
Alas! My camera was not focused properly and hurriedly I took the shot to grab her burning eye. By the time I re-focused and tried my 2nd shot she was off the stage....
Sheer a Bad luck!!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wish her a very good luck and many more happy returns of the day!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ohh! One thing more!
In single line Dacres Lane (or Decers lane or Tiffin Gali) is an old example of One Stop Food destination!
[Note: Decers Lane is there in the heart of Kolkata, West Bengal. It is a lane between Esplanade Row (East) and Waterloo Street. Peak hour is between 1pm to 2pm IST. I took the above shots around 2.30 pm and it was still crowded! Apart from small stalls hotels/motels are also there in the lane. You will not get beef or Pork items in any stall here.]