Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gibson Girl

Gibson Girl
Character created by Charles Dana GIBSON,who appeared in his pen and ink drawings from 1890 until 1910. The 'Gibson Girl' was tall, slender and poised, her hair piled into a chignon or tucked under a plumed hat. She wore a starched blouse and long, flowing skirts over a small bustle.

Gibson Girl sketches were the personification of the ideal young middle-class American woman and gave style to the basic high-neck, puffed sleeve blouse and long skirt look.The Gibson Girl look paved the way for the simplified, functional dress that typifies American fashion.In Britain she was personified by the American actress Camille Clifford, who first appeared on the London stage in 1904, and in the USA by Irene Langhorne, who married Gibson in 1895.

Camille Clifford as ideal Gibson Girl

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Freedom Park

Bangalore’s Central Jail has been transformed into a cultural hub and is now open to the public. Really a very good place to visit.These are some of the pictures i could catch.


Cells at freedom park

Watch tower

Musical fountain

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Freedom at midnight

Just finished with this. A must read book for every Indian I would say.You get a complete picture of India during pre,post and at the time of independence.

One just cant stop going nostalgic reading the chapters " The Greatest Migration in History" about the aftermath of partition and 'We Must Get Gandhi Before the Police Get Us'on the conspiracy behind killing of Mahatma Gandhi.

More on Gandhiji,his weapons in bringing freedom,and what made him a famous figure among the whole of India and the world,is beautifully narrated by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gandhiji's spiritual message

This is one of Gandhiji's famous speech,recorded in Kinglsley Hall, London 1931.Just listen to it.

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