Four generations of our family have walked in Lodhi gardens.
“When are you meeting me” an old friend asked me.
“Early morning at Lodhi” I offered,
“It will save you from the heat and traffic.”
He backed off.
Bada-Gumbad Mosque area of Lodhi gardens is a place where some
The landscape of Delhi has changed. But Lodhi Gardens remains.
“Our uncle took us for a bus-ride when the first buses started” a friend
remembered the Delhi of the 1950s.
GENEOLOGIES….MEMORIES WITH PASSING AWAY
In the African tradition, people celebrate death as much as a
part of life process as birth.
This is different from Judeo-Christian traditions.
The African tradition deals with the spirits of
those who passed away as friends in contradistinction to some other traditions in
which ghosts and spirits have a negative connotation.
As part of the projects of geneology-and associations one
forms with the passing away of persons, a time to reflect on life and celebrate it.
Many things have changed in the Delhi Cityscape.
But Lodhi gardens remains one of the constant anchor landmarks….
Mornings at Lodhi are a good time to refresh some memories,
reflect on life processes.
…Four Generations of our family have walked Lodhi.
COMMEMORATIONS……EXPLORING THE SEEDS OF TIME
The Amrita Shergill centenerary is going on.
In the afternoons, ..we review the Company period paintings
which brought European realism into the Indian Art which earlier was more about Kings-and-Darbars…
My niece told me that she read about the painters Tilly Kettle and Thomas Daneil in her school-history books and
remembered how she had first been introduced to the works of these artists in the galleries. of NGMA.
Last time we had attended the 150th year of Tagore…
Exploring the seeds of time…through art…
on a quiet Delhi afternoon.
Introducing the children to the concept of exploring..the seeds of Time.
VIEWS….FROM HIGHER FLOORS, MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE..
As we explored sculptures from different periods, I came upon this Mask from North East depicting Thyrotoxicosis.
There are many perspectives of seeing the same thing.
Photography from the 2nd floor – The central area of National Museum
As I put the caption- Meditations on this photograph of my nephew Mayank running around in
the Sri Aurobindo Ashram..he said..
I do not think the caption Meditation is right.
There are many perspectives of seeing things.
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came alive..in walks around Lodhi.
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