Urban

Not your Sanias or Sainas

Sport is pretty much de-glamourised in our country. Not many takers to start with, insufficient fund(or so we are lead to believe), plenty of scandals, and the governing bodies trying to hog the limelight.

I had an opportunity to visit sailing club thanks to a friend. When I spoke to the coach I found out many of these girls are medalists in many national rowing events and are training for the upcoming Asiad.

I also realised that there was nothing I knew about the sport. If you had one oar in each hand(like the girls in yellow are doing) it was called sculler and if you held only one oar with both hands(like the girl in blue) it was called sweeper. The sport in itself needed rigorous training, practice, precision timing and teamwork.

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Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 100mm
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Camera: NIKON D80

A very different view of the Charminar, kind of like the old v/s new, attractive colours and arches with the minarets in the backdrop. It is amazing how different perspectives can lead to very different visuals.

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Culture · People

Bathukamma Panduga

Celebrated by women across Telangana on Durgasthami, this festival is about colours and flowers. Varying sizes of floral mountains are created, placed in the centre and women sing songs and move in circles around them

More about the festival can be read on wiki

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