Old country-side is fast changing into modern constructions, especially on the outskirts of the metropolitan cities.
In the foreground is the Tulsi Katta or a special place for Holy Basil, which is often found in the courtyards of the old country-side houses. Just across the road are under-construction, tall, high-rise buildings – a sign of modernisation. This is the transition evident in the developing parts of the big cities.
We came across this statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a place of pilgrimage. A few things, like the silver color of statue, absence of any platform or plinth etc. appeared odd. We clicked the picture.
The Surprisepart came a bit later, when the ‘statue’ moved. It was no statue, but a man who had applied sliver paint all over his body, put on the garb of the Father of Nation and was standing still as a statue for as long as he could.
Things people have to do to earn their daily bread!
This is an outer fence wall of a temple (Sri Venketeshwara Temple, Bangalore). On the four corners of the temple wall, four statues are installed, to guard or protect the temple premises. These statues are of Lord Hanuman (the Monkey God), Garuda etc. The one seen here is that of Garuda or the Eagle, who is also the conveyance of Lord Vishnu. He is there to ensure the Securityof the lord’s abode.
This is not any country-side scene, but a busy office area of a metropolitan city. However, the office buildings, which are just a few meters further away, are completely shrouded in a curtain of morning fog (in the month of Feb.).