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Ariel view of NH Bypass,Chackai



Courtesy-Kerala Kaumudi
^^nice image. With the large number of projects lined up along the bypass widening to four lanes (min) is mandatory, else one can expect gridlocks in future
 

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Air Show....

The first item of the day was a fly-past by two Mil Mi-8 medium transport helicopters.

The flag carrier was firing decoy flares as it flew over the crowd.


Shot at 2008-07-20

A close-up of the flag carrier.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

Beside the flag-carrier was another Mi-8 which showered flowers on the VIP dias.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20
 

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Next in line was a fly-past by two Avro transport aircraft, flying almost wing-tip to wing-tip.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

Following the Avros were three Antonov An-32 transports in Vic formation, also firing decoy flares as they zoomed in over the spectators.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

The An-32s were flying in very close formation, amazing the spectators with their agility despite their size.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

The big transports left with a last volley of flares.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20
 

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The Sukhois

The stars of the Indian Air Force, the Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs, thundered in a blaze of flares.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

The Sukhois then circled overhead, as a Combat Air Patrol.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

Four supersonic SEPECAT Jaguars sped in, taking the role of offensive fighter-bombers.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

The Su-30 MKIs (top) peeled off and swung behind the Jaguars (bottom), lining them up for a kill. The Jags sped away trying to escape the hunters.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

Having chased away the "intruders", the Su-30 MKIs showed off some of their flying prowess. One of them flew low and slow over the beach.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

More flares are released as the fighter flies past.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

The Sukhoi banked away and let us hear the roar of its mighty engines as they powered up.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20
 

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Rescue

Two Mil-8s demonstrated how sea rescues are carried out by winching out people in distress.


Shot with Canon PowerShot A630 at 2008-07-20

A Indian Navy warship and Coast Guard cutter were on station to assist.


Shot at 2008-07-20
 

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Thanks for those action packed pictures Ajay:)

BTW I am missing my sunny, bright, green, clean and modern Trivandrum..

Had a dream two days back that I am relaxing at Samudra, Kovalam, with breeze in my face and gazing at the sun, surf, sand and those cocunut palms swaying..Of course with beer:cheers:
 

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^^Infact Bangalore dont have much 'good concrete jungles' than TVM. On a percapita basis TVM has better concrete and asphalt.

In BLR you dont feel like mixing up with the city, mostly it is dusty, chaotic, dirty except the old cantonment areas. So from your apt basement, in to the cozy confines of your car, and then escape to your office, perhaps then to a hotel, or shopping mall and then back to apt. You wont feel like roaming around the city on holidays. In TVM I used to go for drives within the city for relaxation, it is a bit more orderly and not much mixed traffic. In BLR you will get mad if you spent more time in roads. I had to change my car's clutch plates within 3 months of drive here. In BLR we need to live in a cocooned life to be comfortable. But overall I like the experience for the fact that it teaches you many things. I would say if want to experience what is India, you will need to go out of TVM or Kerala. Back home, the life is resort like, healthier and luxurious.
 

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^^Infact Bangalore dont have much 'good concrete jungles' than TVM. On a percapita basis TVM has better concrete and asphalt.

In BLR you dont feel like mixing up with the city, mostly it is dusty, chaotic, dirty except the old cantonment areas. So from your apt basement, in to the cozy confines of your car, and then escape to your office, perhaps then to a hotel, or shopping mall and then back to apt. You wont feel like roaming around the city on holidays. In TVM I used to go for drives within the city for relaxation, it is a bit more orderly and not much mixed traffic. In BLR you will get mad if you spent more time in roads. I had to change my car's clutch plates within 3 months of drive here. In BLR we need to live in a cocooned life to be comfortable. But overall I like the experience for the fact that it teaches you many things. I would say if want to experience what is India, you will need to go out of TVM or Kerala. Back home, the life is resort like, healthier and luxurious.
^^Yes, I too felt the same when I left Trivandrum for Chennai about a decade back. In the process of gaining experience one does have to compromise on the quality of life.
 

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The old and original Trivandrum city is a vintage architecture hunter's dreamland. The countless elegant architectural masterpieces adorn each and every avenue of this oriental city.

Trivandrum is known for this laidback settings, and still retains its old world charm inspite of the highrise and malls boom.

Here are some snaps from Kumar's Public Gallery

Padmanabha Swamy Temple & premises


East Fort heritage buildings


VJT Hall on MG Road


Napier Museum and Palace


College of Fine Arts, MG Road


Public Library, MG Road
 
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