Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
This album contains the best ancient Indian sculptures I have yet come across. I have omitted the sculptures of Delwara and Ranakpur Jain temples... Delwara does not allow photography and Ranakpur, I reached too early in the day to take some shots.
For such an important historical site, eran is hardly mentioned in our history books and even on road sign boards near the village (by the way, for at least 6 kms to this place roads cease to exist, one gets a feeling of travelling back in time when going towards eran on loose gravel tracks). This site is the best and the oldest example of the early Gupta Era temples dating back to 350 CE. I fail to understand why our historians and education boards have conveniently omitted the mention of this historical treasure trove from our curriculum.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
|Maladevi Temple of Gyaraspur, Vidisha, MP|
Being an ardent fan of Dali I think I had already seen the landscape around the Maladevi Temple in one of his paintings (of course Dali did not paint the Maladevi Temple) and other times I often dreamt of such landscapes. But never have I seen a more beauteous ruin placed atop a cliff that overlooks a horseshoe shaped valley...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
|Rajesh rides on water...road to the vishnu temple of badoh.|
|Pathari Badoh Jain Temples|
This album contains the first group of 9th century temples (jain) situated beside the sapt matrika cave near the village of pathari badoh. a young local lad who is also the asi appointed guard at the site was kind enough to show us around all the ruins of this place. from kurwai our place of stay, the ride to pathari was smooth, but after here we had to take the dirt track and offroad to all other sites within a radius of 50 kms.
Monday, July 4, 2016
|Sabya Sachi Ghosh & His Trusted Royal Enfield|
Where shall I begin...let me start by emphatically stating that this masterpiece is so far the finest example of temple architecture i have ever laid my eyes upon....it was a humbling experience to view the epitome of sculptural splendour that human hands are capable of crafting....and deep down I do feel sad that I do not know the names or the lives of any of those sculptors that toiled in the sweltering sun of central India to leave behind this poetry in stone.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Over the course of the last year I have come across various documents that may be of interest to anyone who owns or who is thinking of purchasing a Moto Guzzi V7 Racer. I have only added those documents that pertain to the V7 Racer up until 2014 (Europe) or 2015 (North America). I did throw in a little bit of bike porn as it relates to the V7II lineup at the end for you to peruse. :)
Saturday, July 2, 2016
|Photo © Chuck Dillon|
What is this devilish creation that has turned otherwise respectful, kind and caring students into grade-thirsty, ill-wishing and at times argumentative students? Not least of all when one considers that no other university in any other province in Canada, with the exception of the University of Toronto in Ontario (transfer students), even considers the R-Score in a student's application for admission! Devised by Quebec universities in 1995 to be an objective way to rank applicants by academic achievement, the R Score is a statistical method used to correct the differences in grading systems in colleges. It is used to assess the relative strengths of groups in a college as well as among cohorts in different colleges. The following is a collection of information to help you better understand the R Score and its implications on your academic future as students and for those teachers who are trying to understand why the grade point average (GPA) seems to matter less to students in Quebec.
|Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology For High School Students|
Pic © Adapt & Design.com
This Shit is Bananas - B-A-N-A-N-A-S! Human Rights Issues on Banana Plantations By Jacqueline Lumley
|Pic © Jan Sochor|
The banana plantations in South America, specifically located in Ecuador, such as Chiquita and Dole abuses their workers rights, including but not limited to anti-union campaigns, poor working conditions, child labor and low and unfair wages. Thus, the exploitation of workers is staggering. Many of the issues occurring on these plantations today have to do with the use of chemical substances that are being sprayed onto the plants by workers who are unaware of the safety protocols that should take place, and worse still, the effects these dangerous chemicals pose to their health.
|Photo © TheTembisan.co.za|
|Raymond Carver |
(1938 - 1988)
In our society, many events have created fear among the public. Some of the events include, but are not limited to, the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to ongoing wars between countries like Israel and Palestine, as well as natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. Social conventions have led us to fear the day when we will be no more and people are often afraid to lose their loved ones. Zombies in popular culture have been used in many texts as metaphors for the fears felt by society at a given time. They are a part of a widespread phenomenon which reflects some of the worse and at times, best parts of our culture. With reference to Kyle Bishop’s Dead Man Still Walking: Explaining the Zombie Renaissance (2009), I will describe the history of the zombie genre, will then explore how the widespread zombie phenomenon is linked to society’s fears at a given time, and will conclude by explaining why is important to discuss and understand this issue.
Photo © Steve Isaacs
|Photo © Oakville News|
Lucid dreaming, knowing you are dreaming, is a good example. In this state we can take control, heal ourselves and so forth. William Buhlman discusses Astral Projection in depth on The Moore Show (see below). However, allow me to share my own experiences with astral projection. My experiences may be helpful to those really interested in delving into the subject.
|Theo Fleury - Playing With Fire|
Photo © HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Written & Directed by: Shaun Monson & Narrated By Joaquin Phoenix
"EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs." - Earthlings
|Photo © Maya Ersan & Jaimie Robson|
Squawk by Megan Coles a story about growing up and the difficulties faced by teenagers as they struggle to find who they are and where they belong. Annie is not your average teenager. She’s feisty. She’s sharp. She’s aboriginal. And she’s aging out of foster care on her next birthday. Annie is coming face to face with the biggest decision of her life and she has no one to rely on except herself. Where should she go? Who should she trust? Should she return to northern Canada and live off the land with her traditional grandmother? Or remain in a southern city where aboriginal girls like her go missing? Lost somewhere between her past, present and future, Annie uses the video game world to fight through her fears and move to the next level in the game and in her life. Can Annie overcome the obstacles to win the day for herself?
|Available via Amazon|
If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way.
|You Sick Bastard, You!|
Photo © MGM
Friday, July 1, 2016
|The Morning Began with a 167 km Ride To Mr. Hart's House!|
The day began at 5 am. The promise of a warm and sunny day was only made better by the fact that I would be riding with a very special buddy of mine. Percy is the epitome of zen. He is the kind of guy that inspires you to look past the petty headaches of day to day life and focus on the present. Who better to ride with than. Percy brought me vis a vis some roads that I hadn't ridden since The Snake back in 2013. In honour of the tone set by today's ride, less is more and a picture speaks a thousand words. We hope you enjoy them!