Jaipur Book Lovers held their 99th meetup at Chaisa Cafe, Lal Kothi on, Sunday, 12th May 2019.
They were there to celebrate the Book. Because the topic for this meetup was “Books Are The Stars of JBL”. The members were free to talk about any all time favourite books of theirs.
Prasanjeet Singh talked about his all time favourite book Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.
Here is what he had to say about the book in his words,
“It is a story of a wooden puppet and his adventures and journey. The puppet does not listen to his father Gepetto and runs away from him and always ends up in trouble.He makes bad friends who try to cheat him. He once ends up in a far away land and also comes across a fairy. Later on he is captured by a magician who tries to use him for his magic shows. Eventually he is united with his father after being swallowed by the big dog fish which is so big that it can swallow a whole ship. The wooden puppet is creation of one Master Cherry. The book is very fascinating and it takes you on a surreal journey. I was personally in a very happy state of mind while reading it and cut off from the rest of the world. Written in 19 century in Italy by Carlo Collodi whose real name was Carlo Lorenzini has used some very fascinating terms such as – Land of miracles, the inn of the red crawfish. The book is beautifully written and has a few unique words as well which will improve the readers’s vocabulary. It remains my favorite book. ”
Ms.Santana talked about the Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi and Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks.
Dr.Ruchir Sodani talked about these books. He is a big Asimov fan!
Two new members
The two Abhisheks
The Group Photo!
Till we meet again to talk about some more books.
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Here are some more photos from Ghana Bird Sanctuary…
LORD SHIV TEMPLE IN THE SANCTUARY
A PLAQUE DECLARING THE STATUS OF THE PARK AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE
BLACK SHOULDERED KITE
BOMBAY NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY (BNHS)
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Do you know about the people who photograph and blog everything they eat? So many people are doing this that camera manufacturers are even providing a setting to shoot the food at its colorful best.
In that general trend I would like to suggest that we blog about the tree we are most proud of in our garden this present season and leave the link in the comments of this blog post.
Why trees? Because trees are going to be around for a long while once grown they require little water and are majestic in their presence in the garden. Furthermore we need them to attract the rain bearing clouds. And they provide oxygen, fruit, flowers and shade in the summers.
And if this post inspires somebody to plant his favorite sapling this monsoon, all to the good.
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Light plays a big role in making a photo stand out. Golden hours are the sunrise and the sunset.When shooting monuments you have to know where the sun will be at a given time.
It is a good idea to start the day at the Amber Fort because the rising sun illuminates the Fort and you can have early morning darshan at the Silla Mata Temple.You can not take pictures around the temple and the palaces will open later on.You should concentrate on the exterior of the Fort only. If you want you can take pictures or make a video riding an elephant to the top of the hillock. One tourist tweeted from her smart phone while riding an elephant up to the Amber Palace. She wanted to be the first to do so.
Now you have a choice either you can wait for the Amber Palace to open to photograph the interiors and then visit the Jaigarh Fort for taking pictures of the Jaigarh Fort and the Cannons and to take pictures of Jaipur and Amber fort from the Jaigarh Fort OR you can head back to Jaipur and take pictures of the Jal Mahal Palace in the Man Sagar Lake against the rising sun and take pictures of the facade of Hawamahal bathed in the early morning sun light.
Later on around noon you can take photos of the Jantar Mantar, Isar Lat & the City Palace. If the spirit moves you you can climb the Victory Tower after paying a small fee and take pictures of the Nahargarh Fort from there.
On your way to the Nahargarh you can take pictures of Jal Mahal from high up.
If you do not mind heights you can even book an early morning hot air balloon ride to take pictures of the city from high up.
Sisodia Rani ka Bagh has to be captured in your camera in the morning. In the evening you will be shooting the palace against the light. Central Park is nice in the evening.The facade of the B.M.Birla Conference venue on the Statue Circle is best shot in the setting sun. The founder of Jaipur’s Statue stands tall at the Statue Circle.You can take its picture also now.
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