Mouth-wateringly Delicious!

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(C) Vandana Kandpal

This traditional Indian dessert will make anybody’s (who’s grown up in India) mouth water. These are Gulab Jamuns,  fried milk solid dumplings soaked in cardmom and saffron flavored sugar syrup. The Halwai (confectioner) in the picture is making sure that the fried hot dumplings soak every bit of the flavored syrup.

Hot syrupy Gulab Jamuns topped with vanilla ice cream is a popular combination any Indian will swear by!



Hungry Kya?

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(copyright Vandana Kandpal)

Everytime I see this image, I am hungry and I feel a twinge of regret. If only i had stopped by to taste some.  Bhature and a variety of Pakoras at the Mall Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. And wait a minute, do I also see a Samosa?

Knesset Eliyahu Synagogue : The Blue Project #3

Fine Art, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

The bright blue and white Knesset Eliyahu Synagogue stands tall and proud in the heart of Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. A reminder of good and prosperous times and the  significant contribution of the Jewish community in the commercial development of Bombay.

The Synagogue was covered in tarpaulin and scaffolding for restoration around the time the image was taken, hence I could only click a part of it.


(C) Vandana Kandpal

Majestic Mehrangarh

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Situated 410 feet above the city, the Mehrangarh fort was built in 1460 by Rao Jodha, the Rajput king of the Rathore clan. It is one of the biggest forts in India.  Inside the imposing thick walls of this majestic fort are several palaces with their intricate carvings and and well stocked museums. Sharing some images from our recent visit to the Mehrangarh Fort.


Rajput architecture in all its splendour




One of the many ornate palace rooms



Can you see the imprint of canon ball hits?


View of the city from the fort