Waiting for Atman, Junagarh Fort, Bikaner
Karen Knorr’s series ‘India Song’
“It celebrates the rich visual culture, the foundation myths and stories of northern India, focusing on Rajasthan and using sacred and secular sites to consider caste, femininity and its relationship to the animal world…
Cranes, zebus, langurs, tigers and elephants mutate from princely pets to avatars of past feminine historic characters, blurring boundaries between reality and illusion and reinventing the Panchatantra for the 21st century”
The Queen’s Room, Zenana, Udaipur
The Survivors, Deogarh Palace, Deogarh
To view more of her work, visit her website: http://www.karenknorr.com
February 20, 2014 No Comments
Today (26th of January) India celebrated its 65th Republic Day, culminating in a parade through New Delhi.
Amongst some of the sights on display were: folk dancers; a military hardware display (including supersonic cruise missiles); the Indian Border Security Force motorcycle specialists; the Gujarat Police dare-devil motorcycle specialists; the Indian Railway Protection Force and floats representing communities across the country.
Doordarshan, the Indian broadcaster, has footage of the day which is definitely worth a look:
January 26, 2014 No Comments
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been named UNICEF’s ambassador for the South Asia region.
“Thanks for allowing me to start this wonderful second innings of my life”, the cricket icon said.
The recently retired legend was horrified by the high number of children dying due to lack of proper hygiene.
“I was surprised to know that 36 per cent of the world population don’t have access to safe and clean toilets. In today’s day and age to think about this basic facility not being available to a common man, it is really difficult to digest,” he said.
See the announcement by UNICEF on Twitter, here:
November 28, 2013 No Comments