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61 years of independence ..!!

Incredible India marches ahead and I thought instead of the tradition tricolor image, I would upload this shot of Bangalore which I took from a hotel window few months back to check a new lens. ( was still trying to figure out my camera!)
Once a quite retirement town and called the Garden city of India, Bangalore with the IT and BPO boom grew and is still growing ( as you can see in the image) even after bursting at the seams! And it is the same in each city and town all over the country with more and more industry growth and jobs created for people.
I lived in this city for five years and moved to a quieter, smaller town few months back. This is the face of new India for me.
The fancy building in the far is Mr. Mallaya’s kingfisher corporate office, left is the stadium, to the right is a huge hotel coming up …

Jai Hind! ( may India be victorious)

Been erratic in EPZ, but promise to make up during the weekend.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55 vr
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:61 years of freedom
Username:Sahyadri Sahyadri
Uploaded:15 Aug 2008 - 5:56 PM
Tags:Bangalore, India, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 - 6:26 PM

nice shot.ray

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stephanfowles
15 Aug 2008 - 6:36 PM

v2 is a excelent shot, like it

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 6:57 PM

Excellent, however my banks helpdesk is in India, not so sucessfull.
Lovely shot, hope you liked the lens.
chris

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Aug 2008 - 7:00 PM

You show us a not so quiet town, a good shot

Peter

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 7:07 PM

thanks Chris ( hope your banikng helpdesk improves thier service ...)
Peter, this is certainly nota quiet town anymore. ... I moved cos i could not take the traffic jams, pollution and faces that no longer smiled ! see rest of the pictures in my page, mostly taken in Cochin, where i am currently. Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 7:24 PM

This is a better composition with the crop (#2) than without; however, the foreground is an important source of information for those of us who do not know Bangalore!

On the BBC radio news this morning much mention was made of Pakistan's Independence Day while Indian independence was not mentioned at all............Though I think India's President is not in deep political difficulty.

We are glad not to live in a big city - fun, but exhausting!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Bill

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 7:33 PM

HI Bill

Pakistan have thier independence day on 14th and India on 15th. it is actually at the stroke of midnight that the British Crown declared independence to India and Pakistan. ( midnight's children by salman rushdie is a good book to read)

so you will get to hear of us in teh news later in the evening perhaps. Difficult times are not over with more violence in Kashmir reported recently. hopefully, someday soon the two countries will
sort thinsg out and there shall be peace.

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Roly
Roly  6 Wales
15 Aug 2008 - 7:39 PM

Interesting shots.

Roly.

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Boyoclark
Boyoclark  6 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 7:41 PM

Vi for me with the foreground interest. The crop on V2 is too severe and your eye just wants to see a little more of the buildings. Great to view large. Bryan

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7328 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom883 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 8:29 PM

V1 for me, all the interest is in the human, street level! Love the smaller scale buildings and the trees all jostling for attention.
Moira

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whiteswan01
15 Aug 2008 - 9:10 PM

excellent shots V1 for me
Dawn

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225716 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 9:53 PM

Prefer your original version. For me also, cropping the foreground out looses some interesting detail.

I see that you too like to add a narrative in the description. It is nice to learn something about the subject of the picture.

Best Wishes
jas

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 11:15 PM

Interesting cityscapes

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 11:47 PM

The changing face of India here Rad,but is it for the better ????
It has been troubled times since the partition of your Country.
I read somewhere that ''in peace sons bury fathers,but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons'' This is true with all conflicts around the world,but I think it applies more so with India and Pakistan.It divided not just a country,but individual families as well.I sincerely hope alls well that ends well,butI fear not.There will still be troubled times ahead !!!!
Mick.

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 5:34 AM

Hi Mick, Is the change for better? i woudl say yes and no. yes because with globalization, more jobs and better life styles has happened. education adn health care has improved. but some of us worry about the younger generation who has no time for tradition and have no connect with the 5000 year old culture.

growth also means more construction, more felling of trees, more vehicles on the road etc etc contributing heavily to global warming.

Pakistan and India conflict will go on, once in a while it gets real bad in the borders ( my mom family traditionaly had men joining the defence servcies... so we always have one cousin or the other posted there and worry about them) but hope and prayers keep all going i guess.

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
16 Aug 2008 - 9:39 AM

like both ;
slightly prefer the crop in number 2...

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challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 9:50 AM

Also like both, but more preference towards #1 for all the added detail

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mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 10:06 AM

Prefer v1, many Britsh company's are setting up their call centres in India, Maybe some of them in this picture, Nice shots,
Mark.

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Silverzone e2 Member 6Silverzone vcard England
16 Aug 2008 - 10:51 AM

V1 for me, interesting information keep them coming. Sylvia

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gerrymac
gerrymac  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 12:56 PM

# 1 for me too,could be brightened up a bit,I know you'll lose detail in the sky...a grad. filter would have been ideal here,lovely view tho'
Gerry

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betts  6 England
16 Aug 2008 - 10:19 PM

1 for me, lovely and interesting shots.
betts

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patri
patri  10 Italy
18 Aug 2008 - 8:12 AM

Like the shot a lot, but a bit too dark, in my opinion. Any way, great.
Patrizia

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Swati
Swati  6 India
28 Aug 2008 - 11:25 AM

JAI HIND...
late is better than never. Smile

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