Sunday, 30 October 2011

Beautiful Sunset

Sunset at my Farmhouse
This beautiful sunset photo was taken recently when I was vacationing at my farmhouse so that I could be away from the Diwali madness of Delhi. One can never expect such beautiful sunsets in Delhi.

The skies were absolutely clear and unlike Delhi no haze or smog was there. Of course, I would have loved it even better if there were some clouds during sunset as then one can watch the changing colour of the clouds! 

Friday, 28 October 2011

Pray Without Effort?

You see the waterfall in the photo below that I have also mentioned in one of my earlier posts (Nature) and a temple complex can also be seen in the foreground. The stoutly devoted ones make the effort to get out of their cars or any other means of transport and walk the very short distance to pay their obeisance and also to donate some money.

Waterfall with a temple in the foreground

What I also noticed was that the pujari (temple priest) of this complex has put a contraption right on the railing of the bridge so that those who do not have the energy, time or inclination to stop and walk to the temple can at least donate the money right on the road! Notice the metal box next to the temple flag. The metal box has a slit for the money to be inserted and also has a canopy so that the money is safe from the elements specifically rain. The priests seems to be a real innovative person ensuring a steady income!

Innovative Donation Box Next to the flag

The temple and the waterfall are approximately nine kilometers before Renuka on the Nahan-Renuka Major District Road in the district of Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh.. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Festival of Lights

Diwali Lamps at Home

Well the festival of lights, Diwali or as some call Deepawali, is here and I have gone away from Delhi to be at my farmhouse away from the noise, pollution and traffic jams that is synonymous with Diwali in Delhi. Yes the lighting is fine as I have at my home.

To all those who celebrate - Happy Diwali!!! 


Recently I had gone to the Sirmour district in Himachal on vacation. I crossed this beautiful, clear as ice, waterfall. The waterfall is between Nahan and Renuka, approximately nine kilometers from Renuka.

A Waterfall

And then I encountered heavy rainfall and within minutes a dry rock bed became a furious water channel containing lots of silt. It was a reminder as to what kind of havoc nature can bestow on us if we destroy the vegetation wantonly.

Immediately after Rainfall

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Puran Singh Da Dhaba - Revisited

In the last week I had to cross Ambala twice and what better food, if you are a non-vegetarian, than that of  Puran Singh Da Dhaba which of course I had both the times!

The food was as delicious as it was during my first experience. See my earlier post on the Dhaba for greater details.

Keema Kaleji, Mutton & Chicken Curry and at Puran Singh

The slight difference is that the mutton curry prices have gone up slightly but that is to be expected what with the general inflation.

The eatery is open only from seven in the morning till four in the evening.

What the Dhaba needs to do on an urgent basis is to renovate its outer and interiors as it seems that it has not even done white-washing for quite some time.

As it is the nearby dhabas which also claim to be the authentic ones are now advertising that they have been visited and recommended by the famous duo of Rocky and Mayur of the 'Highway on My Plate' fame.