Kids of different ages, some at work, most of them however, happily at play! I just love the smiles on their faces and the joy they take from whatever they are doing. How they LOVE having their photo snapped and seeing the result afterwards! 🙂 And compared to the kids I know here, the schoolkids are so ,orderly and well behaved it is hard to believe!! They still show true respect and awe for their teachers. The rest of the world could learn alot just from this!! Most, although not all of these, are photos of kids I know personally.
People at Work in India
Hope you will enjoy the following photos. Many of these jobs are found all over the world, but might look a little different or be done a little differently in India, and some of these jobs are found ONLY in India. 🙂
Prayers, Pujas and Piety-The Sanctity of All Life
This post will contain different faces of prayer, sacred ceremonies, piety and prayer in Indian life. Everything, every event, every action is considered sacred and Divine by Indians. Even a businessman, after receiving payment, will say a quick prayer of thanks over the bills he has been handed before placing them reverently and gratefully in the cash register. Here are just several examples of small personal prayers or huge daily public pujas, but all reflecting the sanctity and joy felt by people for all the blessings so lovingly given to them each and every day by God. I will post several photos full size here, but after the slideshow you will be able to view many more via the gallery. Just click on a photo to enlarge it.
People Along the Ghats in Rishikesh and Varanassi
I have begun my preparations for my upcoming trip to India and will be posting on the India Journal Blog from now on. I may from time to time post to my other blogs as well, but will always let you know here if there is something of interest elsewhere. 🙂
For now, I am doing mundane things like arranging visa, vaccinations, going over my travel packing list etc., but even these things bring me closer to dear India and so for me are exciting and full of joy. I will begin, for the time being, a series of photo posts as going over these photos just fills my day with additional pleasure and decided to share them with you as well.
I usually photograph and post landscape and Nature photos, but realized that I also have lots of “people pictures” and have decided to share my favorites with you. I will be posting the first ones here for those of you who have not yet found your way to the other blog, but hope you will continue to follow the series there: enjoy the slideshow above or click on the images below to see full size photos. 🙂