a place I will be seeing soon! : )
one thing I LOVE about mahabaleshwar is how foggy and ethereal it always looks. it makes me feel like I’m IN a dream, so different from the city life of delhi, bombay, and chennai where other members of my disjointed, fragmented family live. I’m so glad I get to see a different side to India this time around. Hopefully I’ll learn some proper Marathi or Hindi. Hopefully I can slow down for a while in the presence of my grandparents and great-grandmother.
New Delhi, India: Two middle-aged women in polka-dot saris on a cycle rickshaw.
wouldn’t it be nice to live like that, once all the hectic middle age years are through?
I hope that when I get to be 60, 70, 80 years old, I will still have these close friends and have that opportunity to relax and chat about our LONG lives that have flown by.
miss this soooo much!
hopefully bringing the board with me to india for some quality freestylin’ in the hills of rural maharashtra :]
prehistoric pop art in Madurai temple (by marinfinito)
I love this temple. If I had to pick my ORIGIN, it’d be the city of Madurai. It’s my maternal homeground, my great-grandmother’s home. Our family lands. I always identified more with my mother’s side of the family. Especially this meenakshi temple.
Brides of India
Maharashtrian, Mangalorean, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, and Tamilian.
YAY! The last one is my favorite. :)
I LOVE the Tamilian one— only one where the guy actually is in the picture, and you can feel the weight of the event on both of their shoulders. Their faces say “THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!”
I had my parents explain a Tamil wedding, and I am totally biased, but our traditions are so much better than some of the other regions. B)
(Notice the absence of Gujurati weddings!)
India: At Least 9 Killed, 45 Injured In New Delhi Explosion
India’s Special Home Secretary said at least 9 people were killed and 45 injured in an explosion Sept. 7 near the Delhi High Court in New Delhi, Times Now and CNN.IBN reported. The explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device deposited at the scene in a bag or suitcase.