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A Photo a Week Challenge: Reflective Surfaces

In our place people usually use vitrified tiles, natural stones, granite or marble for the floorings. Granite is very reflective.

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Water is reflective 🙂

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A photo a week challenge : Lights

There is a beautiful lake in our place. It is man-made. Long back mud was removed to make bricks. There are about hundred acres of place here. Over the years water filled in during the monsoons and overflows by October. When the rains stop the water level goes down but it does not dry completely even in May. There is a walking track around the lake. We go there often. Beyond the lake there is a tall building. Yesterday we were fascinated to see the reflection of the sun from the glass panes of the building on the water, shimmering lights .It was beautiful.

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A Photo a week Challenge : Pretty in Pink

Recently at a family wedding, cousins of the bride wore bright pink saris and looked very pretty in pink🙂

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Pink flowers are beautiful:)

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The next flower is called Suryakanti ( Surya is sun ), it is white in the morning and by evening it becomes a beautiful pink.

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A Photo a week challenge : tender moments

This photo is of my mother with her great grandson, it was taken more than a year ago and he is trying to remove my mother’s bindi and she is loving it:)

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This photo was taken this May 🙂 sweet exchanges.

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Eating ice cream from his great grandmother 🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Fill the Frame

This is our grandson’s truck:))

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Photo a week Challenge – Public Transportation

A few years ago we had the opportunity of going to Lothal, the ancient site of the Indus Valley civilization. We had fun going in this very colourful means of public transportation in that part of the state of Gujarat. This vehicle called JHAKDA  is a combination of the motor bike and open jeep. About fifteen people can sit in it at a time. It was a wonderful experience.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

ON THE MOVE — Bhootha worship or the worship of spirits is a very important part of the lives of the people in coastal Karnataka and Kerala. These spirits protect all life forms of particular land areas people of that place propitiate them periodically. There is a lot of movement involved in this art form.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

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“One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.”
John O’Donohue
This photo was taken in the Ellora Caves of Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

STREET LIFE- We had been to Vadodara in Gujarat a few years ago. The old historical gates add a beauty to the streets of a place.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE

INSIDE- Huge copper vessels are used for cooking during functions like weddings. This photo was taken about twenty eight years ago. My son was standing inside this huge vessel and enjoying the experience.