Archive for February, 2010

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

February 20, 2010

Tee – FCUK. Chappals – Linking Road. Bag – Art Oxygen by Neil Dantas


Girl on the right was dressed as a character from some pixie tale..umm..the wobbly shoe? It’s a shame i couldn’t click from the front.

Could these be used for my garden? But..i don’t have a garden!


Now some fancy patchwork, intricate embroideries & well-thought-of text on denims…


Clothing & enlightenment

February 17, 2010

During the days of teachings, I would sit on the temple road for 2 to 3 hours every day and take photos. I started by photographing people from behind, or when they were not looking, but gradually I realized that no one cared. And the ones who did…changed their mood for the photographs.


February 16, 2010

Photos from Jogibara road/Temple road in Mcleodganj, Dharamsala.

Scarves on Temple Road

February 16, 2010

The commonest of all scarves. If you don’t have it, you are not a traveller. These scarves sell for about 150 Rupees on Temple Road. And last time I checked; one can find them in Sarojini Nagar Market for about half the price.

Most of these photos were taken during the Dalai Lama teachings. The teachings are about Buddhism, ethics, and interfaith harmony, and they happen almost every month for about 3 to 4 days. In the beginning, I didn’t think much of the teachings. I felt they were not for me. But during my last month I decided to attend one just for the experience. The Dalai Lama said the most simple things…most obvious things..but things that we have forgotten or we overlook as we stay busy in this fast changing world, and I was glad I attended.

Bags on Temple Road

February 16, 2010

I am in Mcleodganj, Dharamsala; still on the sidewalk on Temple Road, although it’s not much of a sidewalk so I’m quite on the road itself. I wasn’t particularly thinking about documenting bags while taking these photos. Most of these people are travellers going to the Dalai Lama temple.

Hairstyles/ Sunglasses

February 15, 2010

Holly Frances
The cap is from a temporary stall in Phuket for about 200 Rupees.
Sunglasses are 1960s vintage from a vintage shop, Crown Street, Sydney for about 600 Rupees.

My first post. Photos are from Mcleodganj, Dharamsala. I came here to do something else but ended up doing something else. Which, I think, is true for many others too.