A young parrot-astrologer waiting for his customers, with his parrot and tarot (like) cards, beside a woman fortune teller, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

A young parrot-astrologer waiting for his customers, with his parrot and tarot (like) cards, beside a woman fortune teller, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
A young parrot-astrologer waiting for his customers, with his parrot and tarot (like) cards, beside a woman fortune teller, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

An old woman shepherding her goats grazing over bushes, Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old woman shepherding her goats grazing over bushes, Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An old woman shepherding her goats grazing over bushes, Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple  for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

A pink dragonfly at the bird of paradise flower, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

A pink dragonfly at the bird of paradise flower, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
The tele lens helped me to go closer to the dragonfly. Pink color of the dragonfly attracted me.

A pink dragonfly at the bird of paradise flower, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

An old agricultural laborer on his way home from the field after a day’s work, carrying firewood in his bicycle, T.Kallupatti, Tamil Nadu, India

An old agricultural labourer on his way home from the field after a day's work, carrying firewood in his bicycle, T.Kallupatti, Tamil Nadu, India
An old agricultural labourer on his way home from the field after a day’s work, carrying firewood in his bicycle, T.Kallupatti, Tamil Nadu, India

A Tibetan mother and son rolling the prayer wheels while circumambulating the sacred path, Lingkhor, outside the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

A Tibetan mother and son rolling the prayer wheels while circumambulating the sacred path, Lingkhor, outside the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
A Tibetan mother and son rolling the prayer wheels while circumambulating the sacred path, Lingkhor, outside the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet

Lalitpur living Goddess (Kumari) in her throne, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lalitpur living Godess (Kumari) in her throne, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
I have read a bit about Nepal’s tradition of selecting a Kumari (a living Goddess) for their worship and meeting one of such Kumari was a very soulful and unique experience during my trip to Nepal and Tibet. One of several ways to be in touch with divine I guess. I still remember the vibrant red color that was present and I am glad with this shot that has brought some of that vibrancy.

Lalitpur living Godess (Kumari) in her throne, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kids playing the street game, kitti-pul (Gilli-danda) in a narrow lane, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Kids playing the street game, kitti-pul (Gilli-danda) in a narrow lane, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Kitti-pul is a popular street game for kids and young men, played with two sticks.

Kids playing the street game, kitti-pul (Gilli-danda) in a narrow lane. Virudhunagar, India