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The Achaemenid Winged Bull seen in the Fort area in Mumbai
The Achaemenid Winged Bull seen in the Fort area i... Description: The winged human-headed bulls actually originated within the Assyrian civilization. The winged bull is considered to be a good omen and this symbol of protection can be seen in Mumbai which has a sizable Parsi population. Parsis follow the Zoroastrian religion which was the state religion of the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanid empires. With the invasion of ancient Persia by the Arabs, Zoroastrians migrated...
Ability to jump is not an issue
Ability to jump is not an issue... Description: This fine white stray had no problem in making the jump into a container filled with garbage. Author: The Editor Location: Chennai Year: 2004 Camera: Canon G2 Stray white dog digging in a garbage container
The Rhesus Macaque of India
The Rhesus Macaque of India... Description: Among the most common monkeys in the world and also among the most famous due to the Rhesus factor which is a blood group trait, the Rhesus monkey can be found all across India. In some cities these monkey have come to be known as urban pests. However a substantial number of these primates can also be seen in forests. Author: The Editor Location: Andra Pradesh Year: 2008 Camera: Olympus Evolt E-500 The Rhesus...
Tomb of Etimad-ud-Doulah – Agra
Tomb of Etimad-ud-Doulah – Agra... Description: Etimad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra is often described as a ‘jewel box’. The tomb of Etmad-Ud-Daulah is often regarded as a precursor to the Taj Mahal. The architecture is considered to be among the finest examples of Mughal structural aesthetics. Author: The Editor Location: Agra Year: 2008 Camera: Olympus Evolt E-500 Tomb of Tomb of Etimad ud Doulah
The Land of Freedom for Water Buffaloes
The Land of Freedom for Water Buffaloes... Description: A group of buffaloes making their way to traffic on their way to god knows where. One thing to note is that buffaloes never seem to ever get harmed even while making their way through chaotic traffic. Another point to note is that water buffaloes are a lot kinder than cows who sometimes have a temper. Author: The Editor Location: Agra Year: 2008 Camera: Olympus Evolt E-500 Water buffaloes crossing a busy...
Old man of Fatehpur
Old man of Fatehpur... Description: Kindly old man photographed sitting inside the mosque complex that contains the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti in Fatehpur Sikri. Author: The Editor Location: Fatehpur Sikri Year: 2008 Camera: Olympus Evolt E-500 Old Man of Fatehpur Sikri
Dog in the tiger reserve
Dog in the tiger reserve... Description: Dog found wandering around the Rajiv Gandhi tiger reserve, AP. These days its very hard to see a tiger. Author: The Editor Location: AP Year: 2008 Camera: Olympus Evolt E-500 Stray Dog
Indian Chinese Food
Indian Chinese Food... Description: This is a currently vacant Chinese fast food stand photographed early in the morning. Indian Chinese cuisine is a very creative experiment on Chinese fast food that shares very little with authentic Chinese food except for perhaps noodles. Some consider Indian Chinese food an improvement over the original. Just don’t ask about the MSG. Author: The Editor Location: Hyderabad Year: 2008 Camera: Olympus...