December 01, 2011

Circle Of Yellow





Tughlaqabad, 2009.



Visitors to Tughlaqabad catch up on a bit of fun with the Frisbee in the backdrop of the ruins of the fort near Delhi dating back from early 1300s.

Delhi gets cold in the winter. While Toshi and I were warmed up from tramping up and down the old fort along its high ramparts, others chased the Frisbee to warm up and bond among the ruins.

In the persuasive haze of the Delhi winter, the bright yellow Frisbee reminded of the Sun to those of us who sought it to beat the cold. As the circle of yellow cut through the air, it brought some cheer in its wake, even if of the fleeting, floating kind.

10 comments:

Amber Star said...

The fort is really old and is in a state of near collapse. Are there any plans to prop it up some? I guess since it has been standing since the 1300s, that might be about normal aging for a fort.

Daisy said...

The Frisbee does look a little like the sun suspended there in the air. Looks like fun! Good way to get a little exercise and warm up too.

lgsquirrel said...

Modern and ancient together. It is itself heart warming.

karen said...

Great photo, and words!

Anil P said...

Amber Star: The Tughlaqabad fort is in a state of desrepair. The centuries got it. Even if the Archaeology Survey of India were to try and shore it up there's no guarantee they will retain a feel of the original, more so if they try and bring cement and cement plastering into the picture.

That would ruin it even further. If they could make an effort to retain the original look and feel of the stone and masonry, that would be something.

Daisy: It sure does look like a bit of Sun suspended in the air.

Lgsquirrel: Thank you. It is.

Karen: Thank you.

TheBluntBlogger said...

:) Cheers to this post....

Recently someone suggested to write photograph inspired posts, your blog does have that concept and very well presented...

Anil P said...

BluntB: Thank you. Here, it works both ways, photographs to support narratives, and vice versa.

Hopefully, together they will communicate an India of the other eye.

An Iengar Chick .... said...

You seem to be on a color spree. First Red, then yellow and your next one is blue :D what next...green ?

Anil P said...

Red: Maybe, a rainbow next. All colours at once. :-)

An Iengar Chick .... said...

Anil: :D altho I luv rainbows, they have somehow been synonymized with a particular sexual
connotation LOL ~ just FYI ing~