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Starting the Gwalior series on the blog today. With the colossal Jinas of Gwalior Fort. 
To say that we were awed by Gwalior, would be putting it mildly. At first glance, it seemed like any other old city in central India, built around the fort, which loomed over the town from its strategic placement ...
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One of the most incongruent sights we saw on our #summertrip... A plaster dinosaur placed among ancient sculptures!
This was at the Government Museum, Madurai, which is located in one corner of the Gandhi Memorial. While everyone in Madurai seems to know the Gandhi Museum in the memorial, few know that the complex also houses this government museum. It was only thanks to @sudhageee that I even looked for it!

While the Gandhi Museum is all about the freedom struggle and houses a few items used by Gandhiji, as well as the dhoti he was wearing when he died , the Government Museum houses all sorts of relics from across Madurai... From burial urns, pottery, coins, stuffed animals, plaster replicas like this dinosaur, to assorted reptiles preserved in Formalin. And yes, there are a few Bronzes too, in a sad state behind dusty glass, and these sculptures, placed outside, facing the brunt of the weather.
The museum is badly maintained, with the staff not even bothering to hide their indifference. While I have come to expect nothing else at Government Museums like this, I am still taken aback at the complete lack of interest, even by the Curators, who place plaster dinosaurs amidst priceless ancient artefacts! 
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Colours of time. A woman sits in the corridor of an ancient temple in Trichy, selling grass to be fed to cows. This would once have been a hallway flanked by pillars. You can see one of them, with the patron's figure carved on it behind her. Today, it's just a long passage, with painted walls covering the spaces between the pillars. I wonder if people sat here then too, selling their wares to the devotees! 
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Colours of rural India. The scene around a temple tank somewhere near Trichy, Tamilnadu. 
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Colours of the road.... Truck art in Chennai, which makes boring journeys interesting 😀
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This evening, we finally managed to get out of the house and go exploring. Visited Marina Beach after decades, and also went to the Lighthouse. That lovely view of the Chennai coastline is from atop the Lighthouse, which, incidentally has a lift so you don't have to climb all of 9 floors!
Santhome Basilica was one of those churches I had never entered, but today we did and paid our respects to Saint Thomas who is buried there. And we wound up the day with getting drenched on the beach of course ! #summertrip #Summer2016 
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Colours of India. The Peacock is the National Bird of India, and it's such a pleasure to spot one. This was at Gwalior, at the Neemrana property, Deo Bagh. 
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Portion of a Tanjore painting from the Pudukottai Museum, depicting a court scene. I am not quite sure of the king depicted in this, since the museum had no information about it. The painting is incredibly detailed, with every courtier standing out, as if posing for a photograph. Note the finer details such as the jewelry worn by the king, the clothes worn by the different people standing around him, and the variety of chandeliers! Also note the canopy inside what must be the durbar Hall.
However what I found most interesting are the horses, elephants and their handlers at the bottom.... See how they are shown so much smaller than all the others? A clear statement of hierarchy? Or just artistic technique to add additional characters?
The museum at Pudukottai In Tamilnadu was a surprise, with a small and simple facade giving us no idea of how big the museum actually was. The museum has some treasures, like this painting, as well as sculptures found in the region... Longer post on the blog soon. 
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Colours of Summer Rains.... At Kabini earlier this month, we awoke to heavy rains, and this carpet of Gulmohur flowers all over the paths.
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Sunlight, mountains and youth.... Colors of childhood. Watching these boys clamber over the rocks brought back a host of childhood memories..... At Trichy,Tamilnadu. 
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The sky, the sea and the sand. Marina Beach as seen from the Lighthouse. #Chennai 
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Hello Chennai! #summertrip #summer2016
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