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A surprise encounter. An unplanned whistle-stop in the village of Khetolai in Rajasthan in 2007 lead me to these women and children of the Meghwal caste. It took a good deal of persuasion to get them to pose. This was (still is?) an old, insulated world where the women are not accustomed to interacting with […]

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Goa’s creator. Today is Akshaya Tritiya, the birthday of Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The Hindu puranas credit Parashurama as the creator of Goa and the adjoining coastal areas. Goa is often referred to as Parashurama–bhoomi, the Land of Parashurama. There is only one temple in Goa devoted to Parashurama located in the […]

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Gleðileg Jól, Feliz Natal, Merry Christmas! Þorgeirskirkja is new (2000) but its location is of historic significance to the Icelandic nation. Around 1000 AD, the pagan chieftain Þorgeir, who lived here on Ljósavatn farm, consummated Iceland‘s adoption of Christianity by tossing idols of the Norse gods into the nearby Goðafoss (“Waterfall of the Gods”).   […]

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Headgear of Rajasthan. The pagri (turban) is an important adornment of the Rajasthani male. Every region has its own distinct style and even within a region there are subtle variations across caste and communal identities.             This final image is of Joginder Singh who is not from Rajasthan. He served […]

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