DPC is announcing its next Photo bus trip to Pushkar in the month November to capture the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
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If you are interested in joining the trip please prebook with us in advance.
The details for this trip are as follows:
Travel Details from Delhi to Pushkar
Meeting Place: Main gate of IIT Delhi.
Date of Journey: 15th November 18, Thursday
Timings: 10.00 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)
16th November: (Friday) Reach Pushkar by morning, check in at a Hotel, grab breakfast and rust to the Mela
17th November: (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.
18th November: (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir .
Late evening head back to Delhi.
Stay: On twin sharing basis
Mode of travel: Tempo Traveller (Push-Back seats)
Total Seats: 12
Total Trip Cost: Rs. 9500/- (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash)
Rs. 9000/- for Prem. Members (including registration fee).
DPC announces Ramadaan Heritage Photowalk: Firoz Shah Kotla on 16th June
Feroz Shah Kotla is located near Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in between New Delhi and Old Delhi. In 1354, Sultan Feroz Shah Tughlaq established Ferozabad and Feroz Shah. Kotla is the core of that extensive city. Historian Shams Siraj Afif, who lived during Feroz Shah’s reign, described the city as very well and distantly established. In the north the buildings of the city stretched from Northern Ridge ( today known as Pir Ghaib). To the south the city extended to the site now marked by the Purana Qila or Old Fort. According to him the population of the city at that was around 1,50,000.
As compared to the earlier sites of substantial settlement in Delhi which had been further south only – Lal Kot/Qila Rai Pithora (now the area around the Qutub Minar), Siri a little to its north-east, and Tughlaqabad in the hills to the south-east, Ferozabad was much further north than these three early settlements, it was also the first of the capitals to be built on the bank of the river Yamuna.
Feroz Shah Kotla was the grand and opulent royal citadel of the city. Visitors, invaders like Timur and contemporary chroniclers have given glowing descriptions of its buildings. Unfortunately most of its priceless stones and gilded and painted features have extinct today. Later on, materials for the construction of cities like Din Panah and Shergarh in the south and Shahjahanabad in the north were plundered from here.
Capture the history in your camera in this walk with us.
How to reach there:
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Sunder Nursery is bestowed with the first arboretum (botanical garden of trees), a bonsai house, and is home to 80 species of birds, 36 butterfly species and 280 native trees. Delhiites now have a new heritage park that is as good as the popular Lodhi Garden. The nursery came up during the British rule and in 1950 a renowned botanist whose name is unknown gifted a bonsai collection to the nursery.
A walk through the massive heritage garden — dotted with flower beds, raised sandstone pathways and marble fountains — takes one to the six monuments that were given World Heritage designation by UNESCO in 2016
The Lakkarwala Burj, Sunder Burj, Sunderwala Mahal, Mirza Muzaffar Hussain’s Tomb, Chitra Batashewala and an unknown Mughal Tomb fall under this category. Although, little is know about who built them.
Designed by landscape architect Late M Shaheer, Sunder Nursery has a 550m ornamental central vista that starts from the entrance zone of Humayun’s Tomb. An official said the landscape master plan derived inspiration from “traditional Indian concept of congruency between nature, garden and utility coupled with environmental conservation” for a truly urban scale work.
The gardens along the central vista, inspired by Mughal traditions, have lotus-shaped marble fountains. Water flows through geometric flowerbeds and raised sandstone pathways. A lake on the northern edge of the central vista will have walkways, seats and pavilions along the edges. An amphitheatre has also been built for cultural events. The lake would collect rainwater and also serve as a reservoir for emergency use.
Officials said the nursery has over 300 tree species, some not found elsewhere in Delhi. Over 80 bird species have also been recorded. As an added attraction for children, an educational resource on Delhi’s ecology has also been set up for the 5,00,000 schoolchildren who visit the adjoining Humayun’s Tomb annually. This 20-acre micro-habitat zone showcases plants of the Ridge, and the riverine, marshy landscapes that were once found in Delhi.
The heritage aspect is striking too. There are 15 Mughal monuments within the nursery, some under ASI and some unprotected. These have been conserved by AKTC over the years. In 2016, Unesco extended the world heritage designation to 12 monuments.
Tiger and hottest topic in the air G S T—Any connection between the two ?
For the last 3 years when Sh Narendra Modi came to power we heard that to solve all the problems of the country the biggest economic reform would be introduced by the Government and hence all efforts were made to bring Goods and Services Tax (G S T )at the earliest.
At present there is just talk of this tax reform as it has been introduced from 1st of July in spite of the fact that many of the stake holders from the trade and industry are at a loss to understand its fundamentals. Even most of the staff at the grass root level from the department Customs and Central Excise is not able to comprehend its basic concepts and their implementation . I am sure in the time to come those difficulties would get sorted out and country would be on a much safer ground.
It may be recalled that to save the tigers in the country Indira Gandhi the then PM brought Project Tiger ( in 1973) as the population of tiger which used to be about a lakh in the beginning of the 20th Century got reduced to about a thousand. In order to save them from extinction India came out to save them. The situation improved some what. But again the crisis at Sariska Tiger reserve in Rajasthan in 2004 and later in Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh in 2009 opened the eyes of the government and they were forced to take some hard steps such as translocation of tigers within the state from one tiger reserve to another ( Ranthambore to Sariska and Bandhavgarh , Pench and Kanha to Panna ) and monitoting of tigers by having radio collars on them.
Though the strategy of counting the tigers have completely changed so that the numbers can not be manipulated as the census of tigers is done by the Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun through camera trappings but there is hardly any control over poaching of tigers as they command a premium in the world market. The only solution with the general public is to prey GOD to SAVE the TIGER (GST ).
Sometimes while shooting tiger in the wild I could freeze some moments when it appeared as if he too is praying God to save him from the atrocities committed over them.
Let us all prey God to save the most magnificient specie on the planet so that the future generations can see them roaming on this earth.
GOD SAVE TIGER (G S T )”
Launching a Brand New Travel series for people who cannot spare two days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .
The Day trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with a day long trip which is full of information , Photography and gossips .
The Trip will give an opportunity to click places which are in close proximity to Delhi but they are worth Visiting .
The first in series is the Garhmuketshwar , An old historic town and place for River Ganga .
Garhmukteshwar is situated on the National Highways 24 joining New Delhi with Lucknow. The town is the closest point from the capital where the river Ganga flows. Garhmukteshwar is also famous for its bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day in the month of Kartik. This city hosts two important fairs in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra, both of which attracts tourists from all over the country.
The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.
Garhmukteshwar has also been mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata. It is said that Garhmukteshwar was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur. The place boasted off a very ancient fort that is said to be built by later Pandavas, brothers of Kauravas. The name of the place is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva that is dedicated to the goddess Ganga who is worshipped here in four temples. The place is also known for its eighty Sati Pillars.
Other Important Details
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in AC TEMPO traveller together.
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen AND umbrella!
Fee (per person): Rs. 2500/- (including registration fee)
Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals
Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)
Please carry the amount with you (only cash) :), (please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the registration amount online or at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.
Registration fee is non refundable and non transferable
Please carry your ID cards along, it helps.
For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162
Meet the Real people from the world of Photography
We are featuring people who are hobbyist or professionals photographers and we think they are worth sharing of Delhi Photography Club Fan page .
The selection is purely at the Discretion of Founders and owners of Delhi Photography Club.
JINEESH MALLISHERY | WILDLIFE Photographer | Founder Wildlife Action Photography
How you started your photography ?
When I was 15 yrs old I got my first Canon Point & Shoot camera, which got me involved in photography, I just loved Camera which always fascinated me, Where ever I go I take my camera along . I love everything about Nature, landscape, animals, everything wild, thats how I love to capture anything in wild.
What is the role of new technology and medium in photography?
New Technology has changed the way we photograph, Photography technology has changed so radically that we need to talk about it differently, think of it differently and use it differently.
Anything specific that you want to share with people?
My advice would be to identify your style of photography and shoot to perfect. Be passionate, patience and be in love with the Mother Nature.
What gives you motivation to go out and click despite having busy schedules?
Nature itself is a motivation, spending time with camera viewfinder and being in Wild Motivates me
About JINEESH MALSHERY : I was born and brought up in Bangalore. I studied at Bangalore Military School and from day One of my school education I was taught survival instincts . This led me to develop this as hobby and soon the hobby changed into passion. As a Wildlife Photographer I don’t really have one specific photographic style as I continuously experiment with different styles in various scenarios but my favourite is wildlife in Action. I love to capture those beautiful actions in wild as a wildlife photographer. My aim is to capture unique, powerful and striking images
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