I feel myself fortunate to have discovered Bikaner on an invitation from Narendra Bhawan and I truly feel this city is waiting to be discovered by Indian vacationers. And seeing these pictures and post, hope you would agree with me too!
These ladies come from different background, age and caste; they are working together to make their dreams come true and I was amazed to see them work with such a zeal and determination, though the income is really limited.
So, as when you plan to board the train; let all your worries go away! You would be well taken care of. There is no hidden cost, not even a penny extra you need to pay once your tickets are done.
Apparently they were all following the age-old tradition when Krishna teased Radha and her friends on Holi and many stories and songs were written about them. But I am sure Krishna wouldn’t have grabbed, groped and outraged the modesty of Radha and her friends!
I have been keenly following the story of women’s ban on entering the inner sanctum of Haji –Ali and as when the ban was lifted I planned a day out to shoot without any physical or mental barrier.
For Koli women the tattoos are considered to be a mark of recognition by God. They believe that after death , at the gates of heaven, a woman is asked “do you bear the mark of God or are you sneaking in?”
The sunshine yellow Portuguese houses still stand strong to foretell the golden history of Goa, a beautiful confluence of culture, art and religion.
Bright colours were used on the exterior of Portuguese houses to draw attention and make a sensational statement. The colour washes used originally were made from natural dyes.
Huge wooden ships were lined up at the harbor. Some were hoisted from the sea and resting on the shore after a long, tiring sail. The muscular fisher men were yet not released from duty and they were scrubbing the ships to remove the green layers of seaweeds.
When you are not time bound by plans or travel itinerary, then you are likely to walk on the paths less travelled. You might discover something pure and original, unsullied untouched and un-altered.