A lotus pond at the base of the Yanamalai mountain and temples, Yanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A lotus pond at the base of the Yanamalai mountain and temples, Yanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A lotus pond at the base of the Yanamalai mountain and temples, Yanamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
I was happy to have included the little boy watching into the frame – as I felt too like that boy, just watching that spectacle.

A temple elephant blessing the devotees on a full moon night at Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Young women selling mosquito netted crib for babies by the roadside, Madurai, Tami Nadu, India

Young women selling mosquito netted crib for babies by the roadside, Madurai, India
Young women selling mosquito netted crib for babies by the roadside, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Kids cooling off from the hot Sun in the street water-pipe. Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Kids cooling off from the hot Sun in the street water-pipe. Virudhunagar, India
Kids cooling off from the hot Sun in the street water-pipe. Virudhunagar, India

A man on his way home, carrying a goat on his shoulders, Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

A man on his way home, carrying a goat on his shoulders, Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
His way of carrying a goat on his shoulders was very intimate and intrigued me. Glad he looked at me in approval when I had taken the picture too.

A man on his way home, carrying a goat on his shoulders, Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

A mahout is taking bath after bathed the temple elephant, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

A mahout is taking bath after bathed the temple elephant, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India
A mahout is taking bath after bathed the temple elephant, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Cook and his assistant at work, in a street side food stall. Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

Cook and his assistant at work, in a street side food stall. Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India
Cook and his assistant at work, in a street side food stall. Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

Tailors at work in an old temple hall amidst sculptures, Puthu Mandapam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Tailors at work in an old temple hall amidst sculptures, Puthu Mandapam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
This hall was built around 1600s as an annexure to the popular Meenakshi Amman temple.

Tailors at work in an old temple hall amidst sculptures, Puthu Mandapam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Bulls and calves are on the way to nearby market place. T.Kallupatti-Theni Road, Tamil Nadu, India

Bulls and calves are on the way to nearby market place. T.Kallupatti-Theni Road, Tamil Nadu, India
Gone in front of the procession to take the snap – was a thrilling experience to face the herd on the march.

Bulls and calves are on the way to nearby market place. T.Kallupatti-Theni Road, Tamil Nadu, India

An Ironing man attending hot charcoals with a pincer on his iron box, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

An Ironing man attending hot charcoals with a pincer on his iron box, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
An Ironing man attending hot charcoals with a pincer on his iron box, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak’s Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak's Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India
A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak’s Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

An young parrot-astrologer by the street, waiting for his customers, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An young parrot-astrologer by the street, waiting for his customers, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An young parrot-astrologer by the street, waiting for his customers, 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
Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India