Winter Returns

I always loved winters since my childhood, sitting aroundĀ bonfire, drinking and eating hot stuffs, fog, clothing and list goes on… posting few photos of winter of my hometown Allahabad. Photos of events, happenings I always noticed, hope you like it…

Girls of my neighborhood around fire

Girls of my neighborhood around fire

Nieces and my daughter around fire

Nieces and my daughters around fire

Mater-Aalu (Peas-Potato)

Mater-Aalu (Peas-Potato) A popular breakfast

Sangam and Maagh Mela

Sangam, Magh Mela and Fog

Sweeper around fire at Kumbh Mela

Sweepers around fire at Kumbh Mela

My friend Dr Sharad in muffler

My friend Dr. Sharad in muffler

Watchman at Orchha Fort

Watchman at Orchha Fort

Dr Rajat at mustered field

Dr. Rajat at mustard field

Flying kite on Khchdi (Makar Sankranti falls on 14 Jan)

Bro BK and niece Flying kite on Khichdi (Makar Sankranti, falls on 14 Jan)

Red Guava

Red Guavas

New generation at Dad's farm

New generation at Dad’s farm

New generation at Dad's farm

New generation at Dad’s farm

Cauliflower, Cabbage and Carrot

Cauliflower, Cabbage and Carrot

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Maha Kumbh Mela 2013

Squeezed my time to spent more at Maha Kumbh Mela

Maha Kumbh Mela Preparations

Maha Kumbh Mela Preparations

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

A Pilgrim

General View of Mela

General View of Mela

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A curious boy

A curious boy

Evening at Mela

Evening at Mela

Shri Pilot Baba

Shri Pilot Baba and his followers

Posting few photos of one my relatives, she is coming in this mela from past 13 years and doing “Kalpwaas“. Kalwaas is a holy stay in mela for the month of “Maagh“, during this time pilgrims performs holy rituals, eat one meal a day, give donations, take bath in holy river, sleep on floor and spend rest of their time praying to the God. Living in these makeshift houses is quite an experience :)…

Kalpwasi

Kalpwasi

Inside Tent

Inside Tent

Annie Besant School, Allahabad

Annie Besant School Allahabad, the school where I have studied from class-3 to class-8th. It was Junior High School (8th standard) at that time, now its Girls Intermediate (12th) School.

Too many memories attached to this school. Teachers, classmates, classes, prayers, water tank, playground… Few years back I tried visiting there, but school was closed so was unable get access… was lucky this time…

It was prayer time when we reached there… the rule to form queue is from shorter to taller… Being shorter, I use to stand in first 5 šŸ™‚

Prayer Time

Prayer Time (Annie Besant School)

Main building and Prayer Stage

Main building and Prayer Stage (Annie Besant School)

Old Building

Old Building (Annie Besant School)

Place for group photo

Place for group photo (Annie Besant School)

25 Years Back

25 Years Back Ā (Annie Besant School)

First teacher from left is Ms. Shashikala Srivastva and next to her is Ms. Shashi Johri. Ms. Johri is presently principal of School. (I am in 3rd row from top and 3rd from right)

Classes 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B

Classes 7A, 7B, 8A and 8B (Annie Besant School)

Its 25 years since I left the school… most of teachers are retired now… 25 batches passed-out since then, I am sure there will be a “me” studying there in some class…

New Gen

New Gen (Annie Besant School)

Ms. Shashikala Srivastva

Ms. Shashikala SrivastvaĀ