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61 years of freedom

By Sahyadri
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.

Tags: Photo journalism India Landscape and travel Bangalore

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nice shot.ray

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v2 is a excelent shot, like it
cjl47 9 4 3 England
15 Aug 2008 6:57PM
Excellent, however my banks helpdesk is in India, not so sucessfull.
Lovely shot, hope you liked the lens.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
15 Aug 2008 7:00PM
You show us a not so quiet town, a good shot

Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
15 Aug 2008 7:07PM
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
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 7:24PM
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!
Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
15 Aug 2008 7:33PM
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.
Roly 10 Wales
15 Aug 2008 7:39PM
Interesting shots.

Boyoclark 9 16 1 Wales
15 Aug 2008 7:41PM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1766 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2008 8:29PM
V1 for me, all the interest is in the human, street level! Love the smaller scale buildings and the trees all jostling for attention.
15 Aug 2008 9:10PM
excellent shots V1 for me
Just Jas Plus
15 26.1k 1 England
15 Aug 2008 9:53PM
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
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
15 Aug 2008 11:15PM
Interesting cityscapes
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
15 Aug 2008 11:47PM
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 !!!!
Sahyadri 9 61 2 India
16 Aug 2008 5:34AM
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.
pascalg 10 37 France
16 Aug 2008 9:39AM
like both ;
slightly prefer the crop in number 2...
challicew 9 1 1 South Africa
16 Aug 2008 9:50AM
Also like both, but more preference towards #1 for all the added detail
mark1309 10 13 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 10:06AM
Prefer v1, many Britsh company's are setting up their call centres in India, Maybe some of them in this picture, Nice shots,
Silverzone 10 2 England
16 Aug 2008 10:51AM
V1 for me, interesting information keep them coming. Sylvia
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 12:56PM
# 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'
betts 9 1 England
16 Aug 2008 10:19PM
1 for me, lovely and interesting shots.
patri 14 3 Italy
18 Aug 2008 8:12AM
Like the shot a lot, but a bit too dark, in my opinion. Any way, great.
Swati 9 India
28 Aug 2008 11:25AM
late is better than never. Smile

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