Desert (that has a civilisation on it) from the sky. (at Yas island, Abu Dhabi)
Abu Dhabi airport waiting and shopping area, the most used background by Indians by selfies/pose photos! (at Abu Dhabi International Airport)
Met a human who is close to an angel, saved me from sitting in a train station over night and gave shelter. After a night tour of this beautiful city #Dresden, now getting ready for #Prague, the city of mystery. (at Carolasee - Großer Garten)
Beautiful typography and buildings vandalised with graffiti everywhere. This is quite unusual to see majority of the government buildings are largely vandalised including some of the national monuments. (at Amtsgericht Tempelhof - Kreuzberg)
Sip like a king
Tea kettle painted with a mighty Mogul king’s portrait that I came across at the Cha Bar inside Oxford book store in Bhubaneswar. It must have been painted by the same painter who makes our Indian trucks larger than life with vivid colors.
"Oriya alphabets and spelling book" (popularly known as Chabila Madhu Barnabodha/ଛବିଳ ମଧୁ ବର୍ଣ୍ଣବୋଧ) is a primer of Odia language learning. Compiled by Madhusudan Rao, Barnabodha has been the first step of learning Odia for any kid for more than a century. This book has been revised 26 times and this is the 6th edition that got printed in 1895. This was published in Calcutta, Bombay and London and surprisingly not in Odisha. Hopefully, this will come soon on Wikisource for open access.
Found a Santali monthly newspaper “The Fagun” published from Bhubaneswar in Ol Chiki script. Those who are not aware this is an indigenous language spoken in the Indian state of Odisha and its neighbouring states. The credit for formalising Ol Chiki goes to Raghunath Murmu.
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