Thinking Differently

Jul 18

at Piazza del Duomo

at Piazza del Duomo

Jul 16

Fortes fortuna iuvat. (at Ancient City Of Pompei)

Fortes fortuna iuvat. (at Ancient City Of Pompei)

Jul 12

The Misra Yantra (mixed instrument) is my favorite instrument at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, and is made up of five different precise astronomical instruments joined in a single structure.
I think the best part of this is the four semi circular rings that make up the central ‘heart’ shaped structure. They allow calculating the local time at Notkey in Japan, Sartichew in the Pic Islands, Zurich, and Greenwich, all of which housed astronomical observatories at the time. (at Jantar Mantar)

The Misra Yantra (mixed instrument) is my favorite instrument at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, and is made up of five different precise astronomical instruments joined in a single structure.
I think the best part of this is the four semi circular rings that make up the central ‘heart’ shaped structure. They allow calculating the local time at Notkey in Japan, Sartichew in the Pic Islands, Zurich, and Greenwich, all of which housed astronomical observatories at the time. (at Jantar Mantar)

This is the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Built in 1725, it is the first of the five Jantar Mantar observatories constructed.
It’s huge compared to the one in Benares! The large size allows higher precision (the Samrat Yantra, the equinoctial dial, has a precision of half a second!).
#HistoryLesson (at Jantar Mantar)

This is the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Built in 1725, it is the first of the five Jantar Mantar observatories constructed.
It’s huge compared to the one in Benares! The large size allows higher precision (the Samrat Yantra, the equinoctial dial, has a precision of half a second!).
#HistoryLesson (at Jantar Mantar)

Jul 10

A look at the rest of the observatory from the top of the Samrat Yantra (the sundial). (at Man Singh Observatory)

A look at the rest of the observatory from the top of the Samrat Yantra (the sundial). (at Man Singh Observatory)

Besides being busy fighting wars and ruling his kingdom, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was also an astronomy enthusiast. He built 5 different observatories, now knows as Jantar Mantar, allowing very precise astronomical measurements. The one in Varanasi was one of the smaller ones.
This was cutting edge astronomy in the early 1700s!
#HistoryLesson (at Man Singh Observatory)

Besides being busy fighting wars and ruling his kingdom, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was also an astronomy enthusiast. He built 5 different observatories, now knows as Jantar Mantar, allowing very precise astronomical measurements. The one in Varanasi was one of the smaller ones.
This was cutting edge astronomy in the early 1700s!
#HistoryLesson (at Man Singh Observatory)

Fun fact: My home city, Varanasi, is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with evidence of settlements dating back to the twelfth/eleventh century BCE.
#HistoryLesson (at Rana Mahal Ghat)

Fun fact: My home city, Varanasi, is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with evidence of settlements dating back to the twelfth/eleventh century BCE.
#HistoryLesson (at Rana Mahal Ghat)

Jul 06

This is the Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath, built in 500 CE. It marks the spot near where the Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples after enlightenment.
#HistoryLesson (at Dhamek Stupa)

This is the Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath, built in 500 CE. It marks the spot near where the Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples after enlightenment.
#HistoryLesson (at Dhamek Stupa)

Jul 05

This is the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, the same Cornwallis who surrendered to Washington in 1781. He later became Governor General of India twice. Cornwallis was sent back to India again in 1805, when he died.
#HistoryLesson (at Tomb of Lord Cornwallis)

This is the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, the same Cornwallis who surrendered to Washington in 1781. He later became Governor General of India twice. Cornwallis was sent back to India again in 1805, when he died.
#HistoryLesson (at Tomb of Lord Cornwallis)

Jul 03

Flying through the monsoons.
(These were the biggest clouds I’ve ever seen.)
#latergram

Flying through the monsoons.
(These were the biggest clouds I’ve ever seen.)
#latergram