Beautiful India

The new year started with an opportunity to travel to Hyderabad in India for a week, then a weekend in New Delhi and Agra to see the Taj Mahal. The last time I visited India was 14 years ago.

Hyderabad is fast growing as a technology services centre after Bengaluru. With over 10 million population in Hyderabad, the city is also well known for its biryani and mutton Haleem. One should not visit Hyderabad without eating the biryani. And the place to go for good biryani is a restaurant named Paradise.

Hyderabad is also the heart of the Telugu film industry and it is rich in history of Deccan kings and their empires. Diamonds like the famous Kohinoor and pearls were discovered in Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort

The charm of the old city called Charminar is a paradise for shoppers and tourists. The heart of Charminar is a monument with four minarets, surrounded with jewellery shops, textiles shops and fruits and vegetables stalls. The Mecca Masjid (mosque) is situated beside Charminar. The old city is lively, vibrant and crowded. And climbing to the top of Charminar will give you a good view of the old city.

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Let It Snow

Day 22 of 100 Days London Photography. Apparently it is spring time but the arctic chills arrived in London this week. And we had some fun watching the snow flurry fall.

Sunday Brunch

Day 21 of 100 Days London Photography is about food. We had brunch in Chutney Mary, London a few weeks ago. Food was amazing but I can’t say the same about the jazz music entertainment.

Chutney Mary is an Indian restaurant located on Saint James Street, a short walk from Green Park station. It was previously located in Chelsea but moved in 2015.

The brunch menu is not as extensive as the a la carte menu but the quality and the taste of the food is to die for. I would say it is one of the better Indian restaurants in London.

Remembrance Day

I am down with a cold and I am unable to go to London today for the Remembrance Day event.

However, I am posting Day 20 of 100 Days London Photography. These photos were taken a while ago during Remembrance Day. I did not get around to posting then but I am posting them now.

Remembrance Day is commemorated every year on 11 November. The Remembrance Sunday event in London is to remember those who lost lives in war.

In a Nutshell

Day 19 of 100 Days London Photography. The magnificent oak tree produces acorn. And acorn is a source of food for deer and squirrels. I picked some acorn while walking to Bushy Park in October.

For those of you who have not been to Bushy Park, it is situated opposite Hampton Court Palace and is home to hundreds of deer, birds and squirrels. I was fortunate to photograph a squirrel eating an acorn during one of my morning walks.

Enlarging Your Vision

Proverbs 20:27

The following are the notes I scribbled while listening to Joel Osteen.  Positive vibes come this way…

We have to conceive it on the inside before we’re ever going to receive it on the outside.

But if you develop an image of victory, success, health, abundance, joy, peace and happiness, nothing on earth will be able to hold those things from you.

Get rid of those old wineskins. You must conceive it in your heart and mind before you can receive it.

Will you believe?

Will you let the seed take root?