Here in Kerala smoking has been banned from public places. I know tourists even who have been ticked off by locals for sparking up. In the working warehouses of Matancherry, however, no one is going to tell off this chap for having a sneaky one.
You’ll see head dresses of many types across India. Some plain, some patterned. They serve different uses too. In the north you’ll find men wearing them to protect their heads from the heat. Sometimes, like this man, they are worn to assist with their work where the carrying of heavy sacks is achieved by stacking [...]
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this! The night before Holi (the famous Hindu celebration of colour) a headmaster in an ashram was encouraging his young teenage pupils to jump through three fires of burning cow-dung! He had a whistle in his mouth and every few seconds he would blow it and encourage his [...]
I met this woman in Anja (Gujarat, India) and was just taken with her striking beauty. She was carrying a baby and was happy to be photographed but she held this certain ‘mystique’ about her. She’s not obviously pretty but in her yellow sari and almond eyes she stood out amongst the crowd. Click on [...]
When I visited this church in Thrissur (Kerala, India) I saw this lady, on her knees, arms raised, shuffling forwards towards the altar. It was such a great moment, especially with the window behind her head, that I had to take it (big ISO as it was dark). Was I right to take this or [...]
This lady was hanging out in a temple exclusively for monks whose religion centred around dance. Majuli Island, Assam. Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+
Another one for #streetsaturday, curated by +Siddharth Pandit. Google+: View post on Google+
Here’s a photograph I took of the satra dancers of Majuli Island, Assam. I don’t have photographs of fireworks so this is the closest thing I have to a celebratory New Year image! Here’s to everyone for 2012! Google+: View post on Google+
An early morning herding across the dusty, elevated roads of Majuli Island in Assam. If the image is too big to view in your screen, click on it to open a resized version in Lightbox. Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+
This was taken a few hours ago in town. There’s a pre-Christmas carnival happening here in Cochin, Kerala (India) and I think this afternoon was a practice run for it. Remember if this image is too big for your screen you can click on it to open a re-sized verion in Lightbox. Google+: View post [...]
Even the Hindus were out in the streets of Cochin this afternoon, along with the Catholics, the Muslims, the nuns and the shoppers. These guys held up the traffic as they drummed unison, entertaining the Christmas shoppers with their perfect rhythm. You may view this as a correctly sized image in Lightbox.
Blink and you’ll miss the local Assamese chap going for a very early morning cycle ride. Remember, if the image is too big and you’re reading this on the website then click on it to view a resized version in Lightbox. Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+