It was 2002. That’s when we first went on a long trip (before that, my memory was more volatile than it is now, so I don’t remember where we went before that). And that was when we had first visited Agra. But I only have faint memories of Taj Mahal from that trip.
Last year, although I yearned for mountains, Agra was something I was interested in exploring, especially for taking photos of the Taj Mahal from a certain location that my mother had told me about 🙂
Delhi has been an intermediate point for a really long time. After 2002 (when I was seven years old), we have never stayed in Delhi for more than a few hours. Before planning this trip, my parents had some things in mind.
Duda always wanted to travel in the Rajdhani express (and it hadn’t happened for one reason or the other). Gunja’s interest in the Mughal architecture had piqued after studying about the era (as a part of the history course).
2014 ends in three days. It was truly an eventful year.
This year literally tested me. I may have spent 20 days (or more) taking various examinations. Class 12 selection test, board examinations, three engineering entrance examinations, college admission tests, college semester examinations.
I took admission into Ramakrishna Mission Residential College.
My aunt and my brother came after two years, as did my grandfather’s brother (whom I call Kakadadu), after four years.
We went to Uttarakhand. We experienced extraordinary places there.
Salt Lake City is beautiful. It has all the aspects of a city, but it’s greener than an average city in India and has beautiful parks located within each block. There is a central location in Salt Lake City – the Kournamayee Housing Complex. Near Kournamayee is located a Central park – Banabitan. It is the property of the Forest Department of India, and is home to a variety of birds, butterflies, trees, and an ideal location for morning walkers. Several people fish. Small groups of people exercise.
Facebook’s latest trend: The black and white photography challenge
A person ‘facing’ the challenge has to upload five black and white photographs (taken by him/her) in a duration of five days. With each photograph, he has to tag another person, who will in turn post five (b/w) photographs. Three friends of mine tagged me in their photographs and asked me take the challenge. This was a few weeks back, and frankly, I don’t have too many black and white photographs.
However, I was determined to take part. Continue reading →