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Haji Ali and the joy of equality

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.

Koli women, fish and tattoos!

Vanakbara port Diu fishing Market

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?”

Heritage homestays of Goa

The sunshine yellow Portuguese houses still stand strong to foretell the golden history of Goa, a beautiful confluence of culture, art and religion.

The other side of Diu- Vanakbara Port

Decoration of ship, Vanakbara port Diu fish market

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.

A month of travel and the marks it leaves behind

Chaukori Kumaon Mountains

These tiny droplets on the windowsill- Oh! I miss the mountains and the mist all around there, now even more. It has been raining incessantly last few days, but now I realize how much I miss the far away Mountain rains which can only quench my travel thirst and ensnare my soul with its magical spell.

Incredible experiences of Spiti

Spiti, Landscpae. Photography, Photography tour to Spiti

Key Gompa or key monastery is no lesser than a miracle which is now more than 1000 years old. Being sacked, attacked by different warriors and nature repeatedly, the monastery is still standing strong in its full glory.

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