NandLal Bose : Indian Paintings

The name is familiar, read in our school books. That Shri Nand Lal Bose has painted in constitution of India. Many of his beautifull illustrations adorn it.

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Later I read in books that at Haripura congress adhiveshan he was requested to paint. then we could see his most beautifull depiction of daily life and common man.


now as i progressed in life, time permitted in between i got to know or read about NandLal Bose. He was inspired by Ajanta frescos-so to say our ancient Indian traditions of paintings.





does this painting below not reminds the scene from the film-Do Aankhe barah haath made by V Shantaram ji. where hero fought with a bull and got injured.



His depiction of daily life became popular, after haripura adhiveshan. I think common people who came there must have seen this canvas, and could easily relate with them. Earlier such paintings were for only rich people. I don’t know whether in Bengal they had paintings bought by middle class? May be paintings of NandLal might have infused enthusiasm in common people to posses these painting-if however they were affordable?

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He was also influenced by nature-tribal or village community. thus he painted many such beautifull canvas depicting seems to be tribal life. Santhal as they are known now.My St Nandlal Bose Info

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Annapurna? why he painted this? for FAMINE?
influence of Japan or chinese Art?
I think it is Eklavya?




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Arjun at Swayambar of Draupadi
Shankaracharya and disciples

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He went to Baroda(Varodara) and painted many fresco inspired by Mahabharat for Gaikawads Palace.

Nandalal Bose mural at Vadodara palace. Battle of Kurukshetr
Arjun-Krishna in Mahabharat

जनौषधि केंद्र Janaushadhi kendra

New India is now marching ahead with जनौषधि केंद्र Janaushadhi kendra under PMBJP!

I was standing at a medicine shop in a market at Mandhana on Kanpur Bithoor road, it’s on GT road. A very busy road. Earlier Mandhana was known as a village, there was on railway junction also. But after my marriage as my in-law’s house is in Mandhana, i dare not refer it to as a village! Anytime by slip of tongue village word comes out, a mahabharat follows. Every year, when i am visiting my-in-law’s place i have to have take medicine for stomach upset! thus when i was buying medicine, a man, visibly poor came and asked for medicine for his child, who is suffering from diarrhea. shop keeper gave him some medicine. i noticed one was loperamide tablet. i then asked shop keeper that why you are giving this? child may be having infection? Shopkeeper asked me Are you a Doctor?

i said no, but i did say that this tablet will not treat the infection. give him some lacto-bacillus and antibiotic so that his child get treated.

But thing is people dont have access to public/govt health care facilities as govt facilities are available at far distance from Mandhana. There was one i think ayurvedic centre in Ramnagar village. but not many visit, from outside village. In months of May June, when summer is on highest peak people cant travel far in scorching sun. I too was unable to go to city. Thus such poor people get caught in this type of web. they have to depend on private doctors and buy medicines from pvt shops. they are given many drugs which are costly. Shop keeper never give them generic medicines. One Doctor Shri Yashpal in Mandhana i have heard gives few medicines to poor people free of cost. Not all the times.

In one episode of Satyamev Jayate there was discussion on this generic medicine. one person told that his maid servant child cold not get cheap medicine costing only 3 or 4 rupees. no one prescribed those generic medicine, neither medicine shop provided to save life of that child suffering from Diarrhea.

Many times i dont get medicine as prescribed by doctor in GB Pant hospital. Thus I am forced to buy from market. some times for days medicines are not available in govt hospital, on asking pharmacist says medicine is not available. In last 20 years i have never claimed reimbursement for incurring on medical related expenditure, as it is available to Govt servant. But i feel it sometimes irritating also, going to windows/desk of babus-pharmacist/doctors for various certifications etc? I could afford to buy medicine from my salary, whatever small they costed me. But I dont know if amount is too high then what i will do.

But when one day i went to GB Pant Hospital on right side of gate there was a new shop type of thing- it was newly inaugurated जनौषधि केंद्र Janaushadhi kendra. I dont know if those medicines which are not available in hospital will be available in this Aushadhi kendra? If available then why they are not available in Hospital?

however, it is good initiative of govt to provide such medicine shops. I think it is private-public partnership kind of thing?



few lines taken from website medi plus?

Do not give loperamide to children under 12 years old unless their doctor has prescribed it.  Loperamide should not be given to a child younger than 2 years of age

Loperamide usually starts to work within 1 hour to make your diarrhoea better.

nonprescription (over-the-counter) loperamide is used to control acute diarrhea (loose stools that come on suddenly and usually lasts less than 2 weeks), including travelers’ diarrhea. Prescription loperamide is also used to control acute diarrhea and also ongoing diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; condition in which the lining of all or part of the intestine is swollen, irritated, or has sores). Prescription loperamide is also used to reduce the amount of fluid in people with ileostomies (surgery to create an opening for waste to leave the body through the abdomen). Loperamide is in a class of medications called antidiarrheal agents. It works by decreasing the flow of fluids and electrolytes into the bowel and by slowing down the movement of the bowel to decrease the number of bowel movements

Kaliya Dahan


क्षीर सागर Kshirsagar or Ksheer Sagar as every one knows is abode of Lord Vishnu, one of the Trinity- Brahma Vishnu and Mahesh. See again he rests on the शेषनाग Sheshnaag. Who is thousand hooded serpent.

Sheshnaag was son of Sage Kashyap & his wife Kadru. कद्रू, She was daughter of Prajapati Daksh प्रजापति दक्ष.

He was eldest son of Kadru & Kashyap. But he was not interested in materialistic world & depressed due to the humiliation of her mother in hands of step mother & cousins. Thus he left this materialistic life, instead choosen bhakti.

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what this painting on left depicts? may be Vishnu in कूर्मा Kurma avatar and saving the Prithvi-knowledge from drowning in  ocean.

it is also said that prithvi-Earth rests on the hood of Sheshnag. Slightest of tilting may lead to destruction!

Thus LIFE-DUTY Kartavya Dharma of Sheshnag is not easy.

He has to bear the Earth so that Earth remains stable.


I had earlier written a blog on Govardhan pooja

So many centuries has gone but this legend still lives on. Through generation to generations it is passed on till date. So many invaders came to India-Bharat Varsh, they tried to destroy our traditions, later few of them ruled here, forcibly or else converted many into their religion. Still our traditions-legend are alive!

What is harm in keeping our traditions alive? until and unless they don’t harm anyone else- Outsiders, then what’s worry? Why to worry? Let them believe in their legend and let us keep ours- But don’t deny our legend as Myth- Shri Ram is there and he will live forever in India as Maryada Purushottam Raja Ram.

What’s harm in thinking in different way?

Was Krishna started questioning the established authorities-establishment? Where he proposed pooja of a Mountain Govardhan instead of Lord Rain-Indra? thus angered all in system. He became popular among commons, villagers and those who never had their own voices? he fought or voiced against established norms?

There is an episode where Kansa and his army send an Elephant to kill Krishna and Balaram. Quite possible Elephant was not quite healthy state of mind. thus he behaved in horrible manner. Krishna lived and grew up among village-jungle playing with wild animals. He knew tricks, So when Elephant marched ahead as ordered by his Mahaout, Krishna might have signaled something to Elephant and it calmed down. Krishna lived among wild animals too. so he knew how to communicate with them.  I can dream whatever I want, so do others-my criticizers!

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Krishna also spearheaded for voice of women in society! Yes I Believe so. When he over powered Kaliya Serpent and ordered him to go away, instead of killing him. It was due to the prayer of ladies-female serpents. Later when Krishna came to Mathura, as a protocol a female was sent to attend him. She was Kubja- presumably a women with a bent in her back and not so good looking. This might have been an act to insult Krishna. But Krishna since lived among villagers knew how to treat even common man or women. So he welcomed her and conversed with her politely-respectfully. Thus he gave her a respectful status-among the prying eyes! so She was uplifted as a woman of status, since Krishna accepted to be attended by her. That the other party(Kansa) was not hoping. Later Society in Mathura too saw-treated Kubja with respect.



this is patta chitra from Odisha. so much detailing is done. As we know Kalinga pradesh was cut off for centuries. why i am saying is that even powerfull Maurya-or Magadh rulers were not able to capture Kalinga. As it is learnt that Ashok when came to power he razed a war against Kaling. It was bloodiest war. In end even Ashok-a ruler had given up taking weapons all together! thus in those part also this legend lived on. Jagnnath puri the famous temple is there since many centuries. And legend of Krishna thrived there.

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We all know about Chola- Raja Rajendra  & Krishna devraya.

If young generation dont know much about Vijayanagar, Hampi, Tanjore etc then it’s fault of our Government and Elders. As many legends we heard from our elders in family. Thus i should also pass it on to younger generation in my family. Chola dynasty is famous for creating grand magnificent Bronze sculptures. Depiction of Krishna & Kaliya Mardan is in Bronze sculpture too. Many kilometers far away from Mathura. Even ruled by separate kings. Then how come legend of Krishna-Kaliya mardan lived in Tanjore, Kaling & Mathura? Spread?



There are various versions of Bronze statues. Later artists tried to copy them. But over all Krishna legend still alive in our Bharat.


Doors Of India #DoorsOfIndia

door1Few Doors are beyond worldly(also wordy)  explanations. Such as this Hoyasala Dynasty (Karnatak) created beautifull gateway of temple-Abode of God. On both side Vijay? dwarpal keeps an eye? always they remain on Gaurd. But in this photo i wish to point out that even God-Lord lives here, his gate-Door of abode has no Life without these lovely colourfull followers-seekers. Thus we as seekers make this Door more beautifull- i will write in favour of women. Our Women folk, if they enter this Door, its importance is more, women of houses seldom get time to visit abode of Almighty, as they are constantly and continuously engaged in household chores. performing duty-catering needs of all family members-Husbands, relative, Children and keep their house neat and clean. Mother is first teacher-thus she has responsibility to groom her children into good citizens. Therefore, if any women-Mother enters abode of God -the temple through this Door, God feels extremely gratefull to mothers. It is He who welcomes such guest.

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For some Doors become matter of forgotten past. Once they decide to leave home, they have to take decision of coming out of door. Once they come out Doors do not exist for them, as they become Sanyasi- to wow Vairagya. they perform ritual of Shraadh as people do for their loved ones who die. so that the soul gets freedom from this vicious cycle of World-materialistic world-physical world. they get NIRVANA, Moksh from death and Birth. Which other human are destined to follow on this Mrityulok-Bhoolok.

thus this picture as I interpret is of that moment when it is hard to take decision to come out of worldly relations-homely relations-Emotions.

here beauty of door is not important but the its importance in life of a wanderer-a Monk-A sanyasi-Sadhu is highlighted, that makes this door(photo of door) more beautifull. isn’t it? what you say?

#EVM machine of #ElectionCommission never falter?

I am shocked at allegation of #EVM #hacking? #ElectionCommission of India has made elaborate guidelines to b followed during #election. If Strictly adhered, not a single mistake can crept in? It’s a multilayered checks-checkpoints.


Most simple is that at #PollingStation or Booth at first a #Mock Poll is conducted in presence of candidates or their polling agents-duly appointed by candidates-party. Mock poll confirms that EVM machine functions correctly. If one polling agent of a candidate pressed button two times & similarly all polling agents cast their mock vote. In end just to show the result Presiding officer demonstrate that how many votes are recorded in EVM. If any discrepancy is found, polling agents can demand another Mock Poll or register complains or another machine EVM can be setup for the purpose. hqdefault (2)All this happens within polling station and before polling starts on that day. Later, if all ok, means everyone agrees that EVM is working properly then, following a procedure EVM is sealed. There is a paper seal given to each polling party, it has serial number on it. These numbers are already registered somewhere. While fixing this paper seal in the EVM all poling agents can put their signature, if they desire. They ought to note that serial number with them. Two or three places the thread/lac seal is still fixed, along with a tag, Containing all details of polling station number, signature etc, as the case may be.

Prior to distribution of EVM to each polling party(a team of govt servants) proper records are maintained at the distribution centre. After election/poling is over earlier their were certain types of returns are to be filled up and kept under sealed cover. These have all details of paper seal-serial numbers, EVM number, total number of voters for that polling booth, number of votes casted, recorded in machine, Gender-wise voters. Again after voting at each poling station the EVM is sealed again properly, along-with tag, with details. Finally when door of EVM is closed and properly sealed, no one can enter VOTE. I mean without breaking so many tags, seals then only the crucial button can be accessed. But then each and every destruction can be noticed. In event of any problem, Presiding/polling officer can trigger a button, if any untoward things happens at polling station, after that no vote can be casted in that EVM. Earlier we have seen many of such news items on TV when BOOTH CAPTURING were reported. In those incidents BALLET PAPER were managed, bogus voting was done. In our remote villages/rural areas, such incidents happened but no one could dare to report these incidents, fearing backlash from DABANG, DON, MAFIA, LAND LORDS and POLITICAL GOONs of those areas. But now many cases are reported as Proper Security forces are deployed at polling station. Even VIDEO recording are done in areas, Election Commission so as to avoid such or any incident. Based on Video footage Election Commission, inquire and take necessary action too. Now days Opposition and all candidates are so well aware of these VIDEOGRAPHY by Election Commission, even they get a chance to register complain along-with these videos done by Election Commission.

Even New MEDIA is so well equipped that they also cover Elections, via Direct Telecast Voting process. Video reporting or so called LIVE REPORTING. Each and Every step/Action by candidates is recorded by MEDIA, and even People(common people- not leaving out supporters too) they are well equipped by the Technology. Video Mobile Phones, and Hidden Cameras. Now days we see lots of STING OPERATIONS by News Channels. They immediately highlight if any illegal incident happens. We are now used to see BREAKING NEWS.

At the COUNTING centres, counting agents are appointed by each candidate/party. At a designated counting centres all such representatives of contesting candidates enter and take their place at designated TABLE. First EVM is brought to counting table. Then its details are shown or told to all those present. If any discrepancy arises/noted, immediately these agents make hue and cry. If no then counting progresses.

On the table where Postal Ballets are counted, all contesting candidates are seated in front of it, or their representative. One for each candidate can sit and see the proceeding from that table. Postal Ballet packets are opened and counted in front of candidates. Thus at each and every step Election Commission guidelines are very clear about taking steps for total TRANSPERACY in entire poling/Voting process.

When I was Returning Officer for one election in Municipal, for few days there was no times for any laziness. I used to survey all polling stations so as to see the conditions, whether electricity, water and sanitation facility is properly available. I have written few of such shortcomings to the main election managers. I talked to people, such principals, head or in-charges of those govt buildings in which all poling stations were earmarked. One of my intention was to see how palling party comprising of govt workers are going to rest in those polling stations. They ought to have proper facility. I had even discussed in few offices that kindly let open that room so that they can take rest in night-instead of getting bitten by Mosquitoes and without fan? In summers? To these on my discussion few govt officers might have laughed at me? But I don’t care. I had to do my job seriously as a RETURNING OFFICER. During election times all such govt functionaries are considered working on LOAN with ELECTION COMMISSION.

From start at the main election cell of any state or district or Taluk/Tehsil, work starts with regular interaction with political parties and contesting candidates.

They are given various instructions. They are told about process of EVM, all political parties, candidates are shown functioning of EVMs at various stages. Even when at the main centre, prior to distribution when al Returning officers and teams are called to check and prepare EVM and polling materials that time we were also instructed to invite all contesting candidates to the Main centre. At such occasions they inspect and witness all process along with our teams- Actually they participate in all such activities- It’s called actual People’s participation. Many meetings are conducted along-with political parties/contesting candidates and all media persons too. Every action happens in full media galore!

Recently held state assembly elections such as MP, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh etc News on TV channels shown that political party’s people gheraoed the strong room and kept overnight vigil there, so as to see/monitor movements of EVM?

At slightest controversy Election Commission immediately takes action. Even recommends transfers of IAS, IPS etc officers.

EVM cannot be hacked? As each poling station/booth has different population of VOTERS. On the poling day EVM cannot predict as to how many VOTESR will cast their votes. How many votes will be registered in EVM. Today heard on one TV channel that one secretary of Maharashtra, Congress party told that someone telephoned him asking money in exchange of hacking EVM? He said that that person said 2 days before he can tell that by how much margin they are going to win?

These statements are crucial. As who is that someone? His number may be available with Mr Pakash/Prasad? Such things are very serious nature, and he cannot say that he ignored the number and did not notice(recorded) that number? He did not talk to anyone else in his party? He didn’t talk/report it to his party president?

And another point is that no one can predict as to how many votes are casted in EVM? If after poling happens, EVM machines are brought to strong room and locked then no one can open that strong room. Now days even Keys are kept under proper watch. I experienced a new thing. When strong roelectronic-voting-machine_7cfd3608-d105-11e7-ac2e-6fc61cbabe91om was locked. Few people properly wrapped the lock and latch with cloth and then lac seal is affixed. So that even if someone tries to open then it can come to light?  Moreover in 2014-15 proper Video recording was done when I was locking the lock and door of strong room. In that strong groom EVMs of two RO-Returning Officers were kept together. So other person was also supposed to put the lock. He said it is ok with me that Mishra ji locks and keep keys with him. I said NO. If so much FANFARE is done, all Videography was done, if I am a celebrity? Then he ought to have his own key and lock? So that next day when strong room is opened he brings his own keys? Instead of blaming me for, if anything happened?india-vote-election-politics-counting_359d453a-19c9-11e7-aa2a-1591876ff7cf

Thus two keys and two locks were put on door of STRONG ROOM and on counting day both Returning officers had to open their locks. He came late so I had to keep waiting for some time for his to arrive and open with his set of keys. All these things are Videographed.

Even when the last day when withdrawing names was allowed, and result of acceptance of candidature was supposed to be announced, a team came and did Video recording of all proceeding in my room??? What I said and what all candidates said? My god that time I also felt STRESS!!

We are also Human beings so it is natural certain shortcomings do happen once a while. But blaming whole process is wrong.

Now this VVPAT happens. Each VOTER can see/check/Recheck as to his vote was correctly recorded or not? A print out of a slip comes out of EVM with name/symbol of candidate to which votes is casted.

In media there was a news item about malfunctioning of EVM. When the Election Officer-IAS- randomly checked VVPT then media shown that printout was wrong. It can never happen. There is a panel on front of EVM where list of candidates is fixed along with their SYMBOL. Accordingly the button functions. But if while printing that list of fixing that list on EVM is done with mistake then, such kind of malfunctioning can crop up. But when officials check functioning of EVM months before the Elections that time itself such problems are sorted out. It may be mistake of persons and not of EVM