photography: LIFE AND DEATH

Sunday, May 31, 2009

LIFE AND DEATH

I WAS ASSIGNED TO COVER A DEAD BODY FLOTING IN THE WATER AT AGRASEN KI BAOLI.IT`S VERY PAINFUL TO SEE PICTURES OF DEAD BODY. SO I DESIDED TO TRY TO ADD SOMETHING SO THAT IT COULD REDUCE THE IMPACT.HERE IN THIS PICTURE,LITTLE TIDES STANDS FOR LIFE WHERE AS THE DEAD BODY ITSELF FOR DEATH.
AGRASEN KI BAOLI IS A 60 METER LONG AND 15 MITER WIDE STEP WELL IN NEW DELHI ON HAILEY ROAD.IT WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 14TH CENTURY BY AGRAWAL COMMUNITY WHICH TRACES IT`S ORIGIN TO MAHARAJA AGRASEN.
Stepwells, also called bawdi (Hindi: बावड़ी) or baoli (Hindi: बावली), are wells in which the water can be reached by descending a set of steps. They may be covered and protected, and are often of architectural significance. It can be multi-storied also in which a bullock turns the water wheel ("Rehant") to raise the water in the well to the first or second floor.

They are most common in the west of India. They may be also found in the other more arid regions of the subcontinent, extending into Pakistan. The construction may be utilitarian, but sometimes includes significant architectural embellishments.

A number of distinct names, sometimes local, exist for stepwells. In Hindi speaking regions, they include names based on baudi (including bawdi, bawri, baoli, bavadi). In Gujarati and Marwari language, they are usually called vav.

All forms of the stepwell may be considered to be particular examples of the many types of storage and irrigation tanks that were developed in India, mainly to cope with seasonal fluctuations in water availability. A basic difference between stepwells on the one hand, and tanks and wells on the other, was to make it easier for people to reach the ground water, and to maintain and manage the well.

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Blogger agnimirh said...

great.......nice

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