Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tribals make great archers and many others too


One fine morning I visited Potka, a little hamlet town near Jamshedpur, its claim to fame a school that was trained tribal  girls archery.
Girls Practising


Focus aim @ and release 

BullsEye Mostly

 5 of the girls from this school had made it to the national archery team, help from ISWP a company in Jamshedpur who  have adopted this school as a CSR initiative and had started to make a huge difference in the school and lives of the girls.

Our friend Ujagar Singh was of the opinion what it was something about the soil something about the girls and what they had in there genes that made them such good archers, I have always wondered if these tribal been doing archery all there life they must have it encoded in there genes and this school girls were proof of my belief .
 
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We went into a classroom and interacting with the girls who came from poor family (this Is a residential school) they bright eyed and bushy tailed look on the face was such a welcome sight

There is no doubt these girls with a little bit of luck will go on to do great things-


needless to say I too did give the bow a twang
Give it a try 


Friday, November 16, 2018

Pandal Hopping @ Poojas





Make shift structure for a week





No Dussera is complete without pandal hopping and watching the amazing pandals, structures build for Mother Goddess and the beauty of the craftsmanship of the build structures and the idols are indeed amazing,



The thought will often leave you spell bound and opened eyes, built at a cost that could well have a family or two live all there life on the money these structures are there for a week or so.


     Amazing Amazing Idols of Godess, more I see more I am left amazed









Mother Godess






Some of the structures also houses little stories along with other idols of God, and Godess, it is amazing to see these little stories as they bring back memories of Mythological stories







The structures are adorned with beautiful motifs and d├ęcor
The pandal Decor



The lighting along the way to the Pandals









More structures, like this one is like a villa, budget One Crore



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Muglai Paratha comming up