Ayodhya: a political game?
McCluskiganj (Jharkhand, India): A temple and a mosque side by side
At the very moment we Indians are getting Ayodhya verdict bit by bit. Wasn’t it a dirty political game as always?
I live in Mumbai and 3/4 of Mumbaikars are back home safe and sound! Time to be happy? But I am angry! One full work day gone! And fear is still lurking!
What was always a matter of co-existence and architectural grandeur has become a matter of a dividing battle!
I immensely love the architecture of a mandir (temple) as well that of a mosque. And we have existed side by side for decades. There are still many examples standing erect in Indian cities.
One such example is (above image) of McCluskiganj – a mandir and a masjid standing side by side.
By the way one of the meaning of Ayodhya is a-yoddha that is a no war zone (where no warriers are allowed).
Check the judgement of High Court of Allahabad on Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid Case here.
The Rupee Symbol Designer And His Green Children
Calligraphy by D Udaya Kumar
Do I like the Rupee Symbol? It is clean and simple. It feels like I already know the symbol. It seems yes it is the design! There could not have been any other design depicting rupee. (see my post)
I don’t think I have instantly fallen in love with the design but it is already etched in memory and I have started relating to it!
This is the rupee symbol designer’s greatest achievement and I was curious to know more about him. The first thing which caught my eye on his IDC website was his children – his green children (the image below) and I knew I had to do this post.
D Udaya Kumar, the rupee symbol designer is an architect, designer, typographer. Here is a glimpse of his typography, photography, paintings and posters.
Udaya Kumar (right) with a friend planting Bael tree
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