Saturday, October 30, 2010

History. State Bank of Indore Is No More

I wonder how long this board will stay. State Bank of Indore is now part of history. It has now merged with the State Bank of India. Hoarding seen near Modi Garden, just as one crosses the bridge on the Gambhir river.

"All branches of State Bank of Indore will function as branches of State Bank of India from August 27, 2010. Customers, including depositors of State Bank of Indore will be able to operate their accounts as customers of State Bank of India with effect from August 27," the Reserve Bank of India said in a statement.
Click here to read an article on the merger (Business Standard, Aug 27, 2010)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Large Cuckoo-Shrike

Mhow, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Camera: SONY DSC H9

Common Name: Large Cuckoo-shrike

Taxonomic Name: Coracina macei
According to the Wikipedia: "The Large Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina macei, is a species of cuckooshrike found in south and south east Asia. They are mostly insectivorous and usually fly just above the forest canopy. They have a loud call Klu-eep and have a characteristic habit of shrugging their closed wings shortly after landing on a perch."
Thanks to Sumit Sen, founder of Birds of India ( for helping me in identifying this species.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Food For The Gods... Ashtami Bhog... Durga Puja, 2010

Oct 15, 2010.
Ashtami - The eighth day of the Durga Puja festival.

Celebrations of the Bengali Samaj, Mhow.

Held at the Narnoulli Dharamshala, Mhow

Camera: SONY DSC H9.

There was a time when I too was young ...

October 20 2010.

Clicked in Mhow Bazaar. Near a Motorbike repair shop opposite the old Kotwali and not far from the Bohra mosque.

Camera: SONY DSC H9

Saturday, October 23, 2010

From Army Marksmanship Unit(AMU),Mhow to the Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi

Nine shooters from Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) Mhow were part of the 36 member shooting squad at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2010 at New Delhi. These were: Seema Tomar, Vijay Kumar, Gurpreet Singh, AD Peoples, Imran Hasan Khan, C.K. Choudhary, Hariom Singh, Sushil Ghaley, Praveen Dahiya.

Above: Article by Firoz Mirza in HT Live, Indore (Oct 7 2010) a supplement of Hindustan Times.

4 of these nine shooters won 5 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze medal either individually or in pairs.

They are: (1) Vijay Kumar - 2 Gold and a silver. Gold in 25 m (Pairs), Gold in Centre fire Pistol (Pairs), Silver in 25m Centre Fire Pistol (Individual)

(2) Gurpreet Singh - 2 Gold and a Bronze. Gold in 25 m Pistol Rapid Fire (Pairs), Gold in 10 m Air Pistol (Pairs), Bronze in 25 m Pistol Rapid Fire (Individual).

(3) Imran Hasan Khan - Gold in 50 m Rifle 3-Position (Pairs).

(4) C K Choudhary - Silver in 25 m Standard Pistol (Pairs).