Come Knocking
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Come Knocking

Door Knockers add character to any door, it is a feature that carries the characters of the culture and how you know on a door. Some countries don’t have door knockers, only door bolts, does that say anything about them, like minimalist or ‘use your hand or voice’ ? More Images here http://indirabarve.wix.com/the-design-act#!photography/cb6a Advertisements Continue reading

Peace Palace in The Hague; ‘Mix-up everything’ style
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Peace Palace in The Hague; ‘Mix-up everything’ style

The Peace Palace in the Hague was built in 1913, houses the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or World Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the renowned Peace Palace Library, as well as the Hague Academy of International Law. Due to its humanitarian work and service provided to various nations, I have been intrigued … Continue reading

Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series
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Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series

Three months ago I moved to the Netherlands, having spent one year moving back and forth from India to The Netherlands, till I could pass my Dutch integration test, to get a long term visa,. Having given an integration test and got 94/100 in the history section, I knew more history dates than my Dutch … Continue reading

Sunny Art Fair day
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Sunny Art Fair day

The Art fair was unlike the usual Dutch mood, it was vibrant with colour, post-modern fun forms, bling sometime bordering on Kitsch, and who am I kidding there was Kitsch around too. The Artist’s themselves were warm, inviting and shared their experiences, even though some dint speak English well, and my Dutch is not worth … Continue reading

Persian Ceramics and other objects : National Museum Iran
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Persian Ceramics and other objects : National Museum Iran

In 2006 I visited Tehran, as I stepped out of the airport the smell reminded me of India. There is much in common here with India, in the hospitality, traffic, colours and the way of people, putting aside the religion. There is a certain pride that the people take in their history, even though everything … Continue reading