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 flock of swans at the high altitude freshwater Lake Manasarovar, Tibet

A flock of swans at the high altitude freshwater Lake Manasarovar, Tibet
This lake surprisingly has freshwater in about 15,000 feet above the sea level. This is a sacred place in four religions: BönBuddhismHinduism and Jainism.

A flock of swans at the high altitude freshwater Lake Manasarovar, Tibet

A woman having a photo shoot at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

A woman having a photo shoot at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
She had chosen a fitting silk saree for the beautiful place with courtyards and temples, I thought.

A woman having a photo shoot at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple at the Race Course Road, Singapore

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple at the Race Course Road, Singapore
This temple was built in Thai style and has a gigantic Buddha statue inside the temple.

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple at the Race Course Road, Singapore

A family spending their evening in front of the oldest surviving black-and-white bungalow built in 1898, Gallop Extension at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

A family spending their evening in front of the oldest surviving black-and-white bungalow built in 1898, Gallop Extension at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
A family spending their evening in front of the oldest surviving black-and-white bungalow built in 1898, Gallop Extension at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

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

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

Watchman lighting up few candles in a Church during a blackout, at an Indian Village, Vadakku Vandanam, Tamil Nadu, India

Watchman lighting up few candles in a Church during a blackout, at an Indian Village, Vadakku Vandanam, Tamil Nadu, India
Candles have become prominent when the blackout happened.

Watchman lighting up few candles in a Church during a blackout, at an Indian Village, Vadakku Vandanam, Tamil Nadu, India

Neechal Kali, who survived the 1964 cyclone, a swimmer who swam over Palk Strait from Dhanuskodi to Talaimannar in Sri Lanka, reminiscing in his home, Dhanuskodi, Tamil Nadu, India

Neechal Kali, who survived the 1964 cyclone, a swimmer who swam over Palk Strait from Dhanuskodi to Sri Lanka, reminiscing in his home, Dhanuskodi, Tamil Nadu, India
A great personality who identified himself with every sand grain of Dhanuskodi. He loved to share his stories and memories.

Neechal Kali, who survived the 1964 cyclone, a swimmer who swam over Palk Strait from Dhanuskodi to Talaimannar in Sri Lanka, reminiscing in his home, Dhanuskodi, Tamil Nadu, India