#OnThisDay 1919 The British Indian Army fired on unarmed civilians killing 379 & wounded 1200 in the Amritsar Massacre. Ordered by Reginald Dyer, educated in Midleton, Cork & was supported by the Governor of the Punjab, Sir Michael O’Dwyer, from Tipperary.#Ireland #History pic.twitter.com/CmTRIt3ixC
— The Irish at War (@irelandbattles) April 13, 2021
Donal Moloney writes:
India has been on my bucket list since I was a kid photographer but I had kept putting it off as it seemed every photographer on the planet had realised the same dream.
However, about a year ago I heard about two towns 150 miles south of New Delhi called Mathura and Vrindavan. Krishna was born in Mathura but spent most of his youth in Vrindavan. The towns are within 5 miles of each other.
Every year the Indian people celebrate ‘Holi’ (Festival of colours) but nothing like they do in Mathura and Vrindivan. I had a particular interest in what I had read about the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. That was my primary mission. Everything else after that would be gravy.
There’s a truckload more shots on my Facebook page and a diary of my 9 day trip if anyone would like to see more.
For the last ten years, since a tsunami struck Chennai in India, camera repairman Sekar has been feeding the local population of green parakeets near his home.
Every day he rises at 4am to cook giant pots of rice (on which he spends 40% of his income), serving up to 4,000 birds from a lattice frame set up on the roof of his house.
Now for yeh.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a customised Irish cricket top in the taoiseach’s office at government buildings.
Pics: Deep Sojitra
From left: Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Labour Party Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, Enda Kenny, Narendra Modi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan at Government Buildings
Doubling as a promo for Google Maps, Saroo Brierley relates a synopsised version of his incredible story – the tale of a four year-old boy who fell asleep on a runaway train and spent the next 26 years trying to find his way home.
A rich source of
medical hi tech sector and commerce students.
Via Emma O’Kelly