Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A lion dance troupe member on his way to a performance, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A lion dance troupe member on his way to a performance, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A lion dance troupe member on his way to a performance, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A cook frying parotas in the charcoal stove at a roadside food-stall, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A cook frying parotas in the charcoal stove at a roadside food-stall, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
A cook frying parotas in the charcoal stove at a roadside food-stall, Virudhunagar, 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.
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

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

A mother with her baby, from a nomadic tribe, on her way to their tent near the Railway station, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A mother with her baby, from a nomadic tribe, on her way to their tent near the Railway station, Virudhunagar,  Tamil Nadu, India
She was so happy to be photographed and her laughter was so unforgettable. One of my favorite shot.

A mother with her baby, from a nomadic tribe, on her way to their tent near the Railway station, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India