Bikaner

What a land, people and life, its amazing and inspiring !!! :)

The Thar Desert

The Thar Desert

These lands are more or less same since thousands of years…. felt like living the history just by watching these lands

Sand Dune

Sand Dune

Smile

Smile

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort

King's throne

King’s throne

King's Bedroom

King’s Bedroom

Dried Vegetables

Dried Vegetables Shop

Blacksmith (Luhaar) Woman

Blacksmith (Luhaar) Woman

A local

A local

Inside Karni Mata Temple

Inside Karni Mata Temple

This trip to Bikaner was my first to any Arid region and it has just thrilled me enough to explore more of these lands (deserts)… :)

… until next trip, take care !

Kanatal – (Chamba, Uttarakhand)

Had a 4 day vacation due to Eid holiday on Tuesday, one of the rare opportunity for me :)

Other than taking family photos, manage to capture some beauty of nature, Kanatal rather Chamba it self is still untouched by urbanization making it a very special destination. Monsoon convert this place into heaven.

A little heaven

A little heaven

Camp site

Camp site

Tihri Reservoir

Tihri Reservoir

Layers

Layers

Hardship of life

Hardship of life

A little heaven

A little heaven

Layers

Layers

On Job

Visited Nanital over this long weekend, took a brief boat ride in Sattal. After boarding on that shaky little boat noticed that care taker of boats looking very photogenic (powerful) in lights coming from tree over smoke.

On Job, Sattal, Nainital, India

On Job, Sattal, Nainital, India

Morning

Sorry people, was away for long, laptop problem ;)

Morning

Morning

Blacksmith

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Noticed an old blacksmith and his wife while driving on the road of town. It was Sunday 26 Jan and nation was celebrating republic day.

First good fog

Its too foggy today. Posting a photo taken this morning. These buildings are 24 story high now no longer visible.

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Half Sweater

Winter is here, feeling cold in air these day, temperature is dropping a degree Celsius a day from past one week, snowfall is reported in Himalayas. Entire northern India will be shivering from cold soon. Its time to take out warm clothing from closets, keep them into Sun to get rid of smell and moister.

Sleeveless sweaters are generally called “Half Sweaters” in most of part of India, hand woven, mostly wear by middle aged men are visible a lot these days, younger strong enough to tolerate this cold are still in shirts.

I also have one, not sure where, which was hand woven by mom, the last one by her.

I recall my childhood when mom and other women of neighborhood begin weaving sweaters few months before start of winters, buying wool, sticks of different numbers starts much before. A practice of each of family is loosing its battle with market full of ready-made, cheap and better in finish products, not sure they will create same warmth as hand made once….

Half Sweater

Half Sweater

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