Jaipur: The Pink Splendour

The mere mention of the word ‘Rajasthan’ transports one to a land immensely rich in culture, history and art. Signifying the “abode of rajas”, the land is a citadel of romance and  associated with the Rajput culture. Everything about Rajasthan fascinates — be it miles of golden stretches of sand or magnificient  palaces or the crowd in multi-colored costumes.

Displaying such an aura of Rajasthani splendour is Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan. Situated in the east of the state, Jaipur is the only planned city of Rajasthan. Its uniqueness is the pink boundary which gives it its name “pink city” – a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jaisingh; the city is meticulously planned in accordance with the principles of town planning laid down in Shilpa Shastra,(Navgrahs of hindu vaastu shastra) a treatise on Hindu architecture.

Best Time to Visit……..

The best season to plan a trip to Jaipur is during winter as the summer heat would be absolutely unbearable for most people. Average temperatures in the winter months range between 15-18 degrees centigrade with little or no humidity. For a trip to Jaipur in winters one should be armed with sufficient warm clothes to beat the occasional cold waves

Architecture: The structures we saw were Abhaneri Stepwell , Harshat Mata Temple , Jawahar kala kendra , Albert Hall-Museum ,Hawa Mahal , bHARADWATI PALACE , Bhangarh Fort, Big baori- bhandarej (pk baori), Jantar Mantar.

Abhaneri Stepwell : it is a water storage facility for draught conditions .here rain water is saved and ground water is associated .

Chand Baori(ABHANERI STEPWELL) is one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan.It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty between 800 and 900 AD  and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of Joy and Happiness upon completion.

The state of Rajasthan is extremely arid, and the design and final structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface, and Chand Baori was used as a community gathering place for locals during periods of intense heat.One side of the well has a pavilion and resting room for the royals.

Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. The enclosure wall, Side verandah and the pavillion at entrance are later additions by Mughals ……..

Albert Hall- the museum is a treat for the lovers of art history. It has a huge collection of musical instruments, carriages, jewelry, paintings and artifacts of the Rajput period. Apart from this, the walls are engraved with works depicting instances from Indian as well as western myths.Alber-Hall-Museum

 

Own different worlds

IMG_3179Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Albert Einstein………………………….

in thier own worlds like us
#architects
#pink_city

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Rural streets

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2 tribes
2 tradition
2 avtaar
2 flavors
2 high
all under one roof ……. Am I high now? Is this what being high feels like?’ ‘like a blow to the skull
HELL no these street clicks take me HIGH ..,,,,”””’,,,,,

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place :  Abhaneri Village,Jaipur

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ANISH KAPOOR AND HIS SUPER BLACK

Back in July, a small British tech company announced the creation of “the world’s darkest material”: Vantablack, a super-black substance that is akin to “looking into a black hole”. People speculated about its potential creative applications (imagine the blackest ever little black dress) but now sculptor Anish Kapoor has said that he’ll be working with Vantablack in the future.

“The material is astonishing, so deeply black that your eyes can’t really see it at all,” Kapoor said. “It is like staring into the kind of black hole found in outer space.”

Surrey Nano Systems initially developed Vantablack out of carbon tubes for pratical applications, such as blocking out light in telescopes and disguising stealth aircraft. When light hits the material, all but 0.035% is trapped by the tubes, so you only see what’s around the substance. Instead, your eyes establish that the only thing there is a spooky lump of absolute blackness.

Vantablack seems a natural choice for Kapoor’s experimental inclinations given his forays into working with stainless steel and mirrors. Kapoor’s sculptures are designed to unsettle the viewer and distort their surroundings, so working with a material that functions as a portable abyss seems like a nice step up.

Chief Technology Officer of Surrey NanoSystems Ben Jensen said: “Vantablack is a major breakthrough and we think it could change the way we see the universe. We are delighted that an artist of Anish Kapoor’s stature and reputation is interested in exploring its possibilities in the creative sphere.”index

ANISH KAPOOR’S ENDLESS WHIRLPOOL

Anish Kapoor Builds an Endless Whirlpool in India

An endless black whirlpool has been spiraling like an angry vortex in the floor of the Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi, India since December. Created by renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor, Descension is a site-specific installation at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India’s 108-day long contemporary art biennale, the country’s first. The sculpture itself happens to be Kapoor’s first site-specific work in India.

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“I would say the skin of an object is what defines it,” says Kapoor in the video interview below. “Its weight and mass is contingent on its skin. But scale, of course, is much more mysterious.” Scale, he continues, is the relationship between size and meaning. The churning water of Descension is held back by a gate, and the installation in its entirety measures about 10′ in diameter.

PC :ROHAAN ANSARI

PC :ROHAAN ANSARI

The installation will be on display at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kochi, India through March 29, 2015.

Source: The Creator’s Project

AspinWall house – KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE 2K14

This year I visited KOCHI MUZIRIS BIENNALE 2014 .The place which I would like to visit every year .It was a very great experience there .All the Artists ,installations,venues,place was just great .

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala India.The exhibition was set in spaces across Kochi, Muziris and surrounding islands. The shows were held in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures.

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Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.Through the celebration of contemporary art from around the world, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi, and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris.

Alongside the exhibition the Biennale offers a rich programme of talks, seminars, screenings, music, workshops and educational activities for school children and students.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014  starting on 12/12/2014

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PC: Rohaan Ansari

ASPINWALL HOUSE PIC :INTERNET

ASPINWALL HOUSE
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The one venue which just stuck my ARTHEART was this place called ASPIN WALL HOUSE .

Aspinwall House is a large sea-facing heritage property in Fort Kochi on the way to Mattancherry.

The property was originally the business premises of Aspinwall & Company Ltd. established in 1867 by English trader John H Aspinwall. Under the guidance of Aspinwall the Company traded in coconut oil, pepper, timber, lemon grass oil, ginger, turmeric, spices, hides and later in coir, coffee, tea and rubber.

The large compound contains office buildings, a residential bungalow and a number of warehouses and smaller outer-lying structures. Aspinwall House will be a primary venue of the Biennale, hosting numerous artist led projects and events spaces.

Its a major event holder of biennale compared to another venues.

Tangram :an interesting thing for architecture students

The tangram (Chinese: 七巧板; pinyin: qī qiǎo bǎn; literally: “seven boards of skill”) is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. It is reputed to have been invented in China during the Song Dynasty,[1] and then carried over to Europe by trading ships in the early 19th century. It became very popular in Europe for a time then, and then again during World War I. It is one of the most popular dissection puzzles in the world.[2][3] A Chinese psychologist has termed the tangram “the earliest psychological test in the world”, albeit one made for entertainment rather than analysis.[1]

Over 6500 different tangram problems have been created from 19th century texts alone, and the current number is ever-growing.[19] The number is finite, however. Fu Traing Wang and Chuan-Chin Hsiung proved in 1942 that there are only thirteen convex tangram configurations (configurations such that a line segment drawn between any two points on the configuration’s edge always pass through the configuration’s interior, i.e., configurations with no recesses in the outline)

The 13 convex shapes matched with Tangram set.

The 13 convex shapes matched with Tangram set.

Like most modern sets, this wooden tangram is stored in the square configuration.

Like most modern sets, this wooden tangram is stored in the square configuration.

Interesting facts about North Korean Life.

North Korea bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sung’s date of birth: 15 April 1912.

North Korea bases its calendar on Kim Il-Sung’s date of birth: 15 April 1912.

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Two of which are only available on weekends, while the other is broadcast in the evenings. Because of this, South Korean soap operas are among the most popular items smuggled in.

NORTH KOREA is the most corrupt country in the world — tied with Afghanistan and Somalia.

The Corruption Perceptions Index is released annually. In 2013 North Korea, Somalia, and Afghanistan were named the most corrupt nations.

A score between 0 (highly corrupt) and 100 (very clean) is given to 177 countries and territories. North Korea scored an 8.

Source: CPI 2013

If one person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, it affects their whole family. Grandparents, parents, and children of the violator are sent to work with them.

If one person violates a law or is sent to prison camp, it affects their whole family. Grandparents, parents, and children of the violator are sent to work with them.

*North Korea is officially
not Communist
anymore. Since 2009
its ideology
is called “Juche”.
*North Koreans
may only choose from
28 approved haircuts.

LAND DEGRADATION

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by a combination of human-induced processes acting upon the land. Also environmental degradation is the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities animals activities or natural means example water causes soil erosion, wind, etc. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. Natural hazards are excluded as a cause; however human activities can indirectly affect phenomena such as floods and bush fires.

This is considered to be an important topic of the 21st century due to the implications land degradation has upon agronomic productivity, the environment, and its effects on food security. It is estimated that up to 40% of the world’s agricultural land is seriously degraded.

CAUSES:

Land degradation is a global problem, largely related to agricultural use. The major causes include:[citation needed]

EFFECTS:

Overcutting of vegetation occurs when people cut forests, woodlands and shrublands—to obtain timber, fuelwood and other products—at a pace exceeding the rate of natural regrowth. This is frequent in semi-arid environments, where fuelwood shortages are often severe.

Overgrazing is the grazing of natural pastures at stocking intensities above the livestock carrying capacity; the resulting decrease in the vegetation cover is a leading cause of wind and water erosion. It is a significant factor in Afghanistan. ext of land shortage the growing population pressure, during 1980-1990, has led to decreases in the already small areas of agricultural land per person in six out of eight countries (14% for India and 22% for Pakistan).

Population pressure also operates through other mechanisms. Improper agricultural practices, for instance, occur only under constraints such as the saturation of good lands under population pressure which leads settlers to cultivate too shallow or too steep soils, plough fallow land before it has recovered its fertility, or attempt to obtain multiple crops by irrigating unsuitable soils.

High population density is not always related to land degradation. Rather, it is the practices of the human population that can cause a landscape to become degraded. Populations can be a benefit to the land and make it more productive than it is in its natural state. Land degradation is an important factor of internal displacement in many African and Asian countries[8]

Severe land degradation affects a significant portion of the Earth’s arable lands, decreasing the wealth and economic development of nations. As the land resource base becomes less productive, food security is compromised and competition for dwindling resources increases, the seeds of famine and potential conflict are sown.

DIVINE

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I believe in signs….what we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect & attention to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take. When we are on the right path, we follow the signs, and if we occasionally stumble, the Divine comes to our aid, preventing us from making mistakes.