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General Scenery : From February 1999 to February 2001, I worked for the Foundation Company of Canada (now AECON) on the Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project in the Kinnaur District of the Province of Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayas of Northern India. See this  <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&ll=31.622982,78.443756&spn=0.398758,0.866547&t=h&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&ll=31.622982,78.443756&spn=0.398758,0.866547&t=h" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">map</a></small>. During that time, I lived in Ponda Camp near Point "D" on the map. These are some of the more scenic photos that I took during my time there, most taken solely for the enjoyment of my main hobby - photography. The majority are fairly low quality by today's digital standards - 1 megapixel and 2 megapixel images from an Olympus C2000 digital camera, and scanned negative film images taken on a Minolta 7000 with a cheap wide angle zoom lens. It has been about 10 years since I took these photos, and as a result I may have some of the details incorrect. The route between Shimla and the project location follows National Highway (NH) 22, which has been featured recently in the Himalayan episodes of Ice Road Truckers.

General Scenery

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From February 1999 to February 2001, I worked for the Foundation Compa ...

Updated: Jan 17, 2015 1:48pm PST

India : From the grime, to extraordinarily beautiful - The Land Of Contrasts

India

AperturePlus

From the grime, to extraordinarily beautiful - The Land Of Contrasts

Updated: Dec 02, 2014 5:06am PST

India : Travel pictures from north India

India

Aditya Singh

Travel pictures from north India

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 4:21am PST

Flora Sikkim : Flora of the Sikkim Himalayas

Flora Sikkim

Sujoy Das

Flora of the Sikkim Himalayas

Updated: Jul 12, 2014 10:35pm PST

Goa Documentary :

Goa Documentary

TAJA

Updated: Jun 26, 2014 8:53pm PST

easter sunday morning :

easter sunday morning

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Updated: Apr 20, 2014 5:18am PST

After the Floods : The photos in this gallery illustrate the aftermath of a couple of floods that occurred during the summer of 2000. The Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Project is located on the Satluj (or Sutlej) River (see "F" on the map) in <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.178373,78.09082&spn=3.238291,6.932373&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=delhi,+india&daddr=Chandigarh,+India+to:shimla,+india+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:NH+22+to:31.537579,78.279648&hl=en&geocode=FazwtAEdAFyaBCkttn40W_0MOTHOTSBOSbfCUg%3BFXQF1QEdN6OTBClryW7mC-0POTH-GXNS-Wf_pQ%3BFfKa2gEdam-ZBClnbl3j43gFOTG3VJ__9n9-Hw%3BFYN74QEdUOmkBA%3BFQGk4QEdSzalBA%3BFXma4QEdT-GlBA%3BFW-B4QEdTyamBA%3BFSxV4QEdSV6mBA%3BFeTy4AEd4q2nBA%3BFZr84AEdD2CoBA%3B&mra=dme&mrcr=9&mrsp=10&sz=11&sll=31.622982,78.443756&sspn=0.398758,0.866547&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.178373,78.09082&spn=3.238291,6.932373" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Northern India</a></small>. Started in 1993, it was supposed to be completed in 1998. When I started working on this project in February 1999 for Continental Foundation Joint Venture (CFJV), work was nowhere near complete, and the most recent official projection was 2001 (see the sign in the first photo), but I don't think anyone bought it when I was there. When I left in February 2001, work was still going on, and in the end did not finish until sometime in 2004 when the final turbine units were brought online. Some of the delays were man made, but the most serious were caused by mother nature - rock falls and slides, floods, you name it. When I was on vacation in August 2000, a major flood event destroyed 85% of the construction infrastructure, and seriously damaged significant portions of the permanent works. When I left in 2001 - they were still digging out. The photos in this gallery are a selection of the construction photographs that I took documenting various portions of the progress (or lack thereof). The majority are fairly low quality by today's digital standards - 1 megapixel and 2 megapixel images from an Olympus C2000 digital camera, and scanned negative film images taken on a Minolta 7000 with a cheap wide angle zoom lens. It has been a long time since I worked on this project, and as a result I may have some of the technical details incorrect.

After the Floods

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The photos in this gallery illustrate the aftermath of a couple of flo ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2014 12:46pm PST

Goa : Dedicated to the vanishing people,places and oddments that the tourists do not see.

Goa

TAJA

Dedicated to the vanishing people,places and oddments that the tourist ...

Updated: Jan 29, 2014 9:44pm PST

Travels in India : Travels in India

Travels in India

Tony Sehgal

Travels in India

Updated: Oct 21, 2013 1:01pm PST

Ladakh Monasteries : "We looked at the monastery..it seemed that it was alive. It was .. as if.. everything that was happening in front of us ..was part of one vast, luminous, transparent living organism... We were looking at a living creature, a creature of light and rock and air..  " Andrew Harvey, A Journey to Ladakh 1983, writing about Thikse monastery.

Ladakh Monasteries

Sujoy Das

"We looked at the monastery..it seemed that it was alive. It was .. as ...

Updated: Sep 26, 2013 6:43am PST