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Tenjikuronin
post Dec 13 2010, 09:13 PM
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Post any interesting pictures that you find from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.

I'll start:

A Shop in Bangladesh....



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post Dec 14 2010, 05:36 AM
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A band in Nepal.

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post Dec 14 2010, 09:51 AM
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A young couple from Nagaland.

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post Dec 14 2010, 11:40 PM
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Here's another one....

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post Dec 15 2010, 05:36 AM
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I think this pic is pretty cool. A girl from India.


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post Dec 16 2010, 04:24 AM
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Agra's Red Fort.

Entrance:


Inside:


Viewing the Taj Mahal from the Red Fort:

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post Dec 16 2010, 01:51 PM
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The Thanjavur Temple from the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

It was built on 1010 and marked its 1000th year anniversary recently.

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Located in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, Tanjore sits on the Cavery River delta and was a capital of the Cholan Empire that reached its height between the 10th and 13th centuries. Tanjore's proximity to the Kaveri River, extensive irrigation system, and rich soil make it an important agricultural region and producer of rice, coconut, mango, and plantains. The Cholans were patrons of a magnificent revival of Indian art, sculptures, bronze casting and architecture. Under their successors a renowned style of Tanjore painting developed, which incorporated rich colors, decorative stones, and gold leaf into displays of Hindu spiritual and mythological themes.

In 1010 CE, a magnificent monument to King Rajaraja of the Cholan Empire and his personal god Shiva was completed in Tanjore. The Rajarajeshvara or Brihadishvara temple was the tallest building in India at the time with a massive ceremonial space, moat, and a central shrine reaching a height of 216 feet. Tributes sent from throughout Rajaraja's empire supported the vast retinue of dancers, servants, singers, carpenters, goldsmiths, and others who made up the temple's staff. Temple inscriptions document both transactions related to Brihadishvara, and also Rajaraja's conquests, and provide extensive information about the medieval Cholan Empire. (text from PBS: The Story of India)


Some bronze sculpture from the temple






The temple has extensive inscriptions, literally in the thousands detailing the day to day life in the Chola Empire. Being extremely detail oriented administrators, the Cholas had every house in their major cities indexed by road name, house number, and the people who live there.






QUOTE (Marrykate @ Dec 15 2010, 02:36 AM) *
I think this pic is pretty cool. A girl from India.



^^ its cool indeed! icon_smile.gif

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post Dec 25 2010, 04:01 PM
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post Dec 25 2010, 08:13 PM
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Various Indian fabrics.


Weaving from Assam


Antique Banjara Embroidery


Antique Tie-Dye Ludhi - Bridal Veil


Antique Ikat Tie Dye Bridal Sari


Antique Benarasi Zari Bridal Sari


Old Gujarat BharatKaam Embroidery


Kharhi Print & Tinsel work


Bhagalpuri Weaving


Western Deccan muslin


Old Gharcholu Bridal sari


achedi - Hand Painted dyeing
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post Jan 19 2011, 05:38 PM
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A Bike Shop

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post Jan 19 2011, 11:52 PM
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Bull racing in Kerala.

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post Jan 20 2011, 12:03 AM
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The aspara pictures look pretty similar to Khmer aspara. May I ask why aspara are often portrayed as half-naked? Is there any meaning behind those half-naked bodies?

Pardon me if the question sounds silly.
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Awaiting the monsoon storm at Badami.



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QUOTE (XigonCongchua @ Jan 19 2011, 09:03 PM) *
The aspara pictures look pretty similar to Khmer aspara. May I ask why aspara are often portrayed as half-naked? Is there any meaning behind those half-naked bodies?

Pardon me if the question sounds silly.

They are considered celestial beauties, as such their breasts are frequently accentuated within pictures and sculptures (either through sheer fabric or topless-ness)




Upper body nudity for women wasn't quite as scandalous in some parts of India as it was in others. Probably the hot climate contributed to it.
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post Jan 20 2011, 02:50 AM
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Hey guys, I'm sorry I don't have any interesting photo but I must say that you have created an amazing collection here.
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post Jan 20 2011, 06:59 PM
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Holi Festival, India



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post Jan 20 2011, 08:09 PM
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A fishing boat, Goa.

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post Jan 21 2011, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE (Tenjikuronin @ Dec 13 2010, 05:13 PM) *
Post any interesting pictures that you find from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.

I'll start:

A Shop in Bangladesh....


lolocaust!!!!! OMG.
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post Jan 30 2011, 05:20 PM
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A riot of colour: People watching a Wrestling game, Himachl Pradesh, india




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post Jan 30 2011, 06:52 PM
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^^

Wow! That is soo pretty! It reminds me of the cheerio fruity pebbles lol! embarassedlaugh.gif
How did they end up dressing in so many different color? Is it part of the event to dress in those colors?Beautiful!
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