Saturday, July 28, 2012

From Mhow to the London Olympics

Mhow and the Olympics at London - Two connections. 

A hockey player and a shooter....
1948 London Olympics 
Shri Kishan Lal (February 2, 1917 – June 23, 1980) of Mhow was the captain of the Indian hockey team at the 1948 London Olympics. The team won for India her first Olympics hockey gold medalafter independence. He played for Indian Railways in the domestic circuit. Public domain image from the Wikipedia... 

2012 London Olympics  

Subedar Vijay Kumar of the Indian Army's Mhow based Army Markmanship Unit (AMU) is representing the nation in the 25 m rapid fire pistol event. All the best Vijay we pray that you come back with a medal... Pic Courtesy: Army Marksmanship Unit, Mhow

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Saturday Lunch... (14 July 2012)

 Clockwise from 12'O' clock - Kheera raita (Cucumber in curd), drumstick leaves, rotis, rasam, dal

Some Mynas I saw lately....

Clicked on my morning walk on 12 July 2012....

"Not very early and I still got the worm," says the common myna atop a broken branch of a karanj tree (Indian beechtree, Milletia pinnata, Pongam Oiltree). The tree had a heart shaped hollow at this very spot in which I had seen and clicked a spotted owlet many a time. Unfortunately a storm, two years ago, broke the tree at this very spot but I am glad I continue to spot the spotted owlets on this tree ... 

"Doesn't look like a gun, must be a just cannot trust these humans..." 

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