Morning in Samod

 A quiet town Rajasthan

A quiet town Rajasthan

 where animals roam

where animals roam

 and humans observe

and humans observe

 as do wise goats

as do wise goats

 Banyan trees give gravitas

Banyan trees give gravitas

 and bulls, their blessings

and bulls, their blessings

 monkeys delight

monkeys delight

 as do humans

as do humans

 Yes, all are welcome in Samod

Yes, all are welcome in Samod

 where children are schooled

where children are schooled

 and water is pure

and water is pure

 news is followed

news is followed

 and cricket practiced

and cricket practiced

 The holy man watches over his flock

The holy man watches over his flock

 who carry out their ablutions

who carry out their ablutions

 under the gaze of wise peacock

under the gaze of wise peacock

 life is laid back in Samod

life is laid back in Samod

Street life in Jaipur...

 The Wind Palace, from where court women view street life without it viewing them

The Wind Palace, from where court women view street life without it viewing them

 non court woman leaving street

non court woman leaving street

 while man braces to face its challenges

while man braces to face its challenges

 selling tools to smoothen street movement

selling tools to smoothen street movement

 A place to meet along the street

A place to meet along the street

 and have a cup of tea while engine is repaired

and have a cup of tea while engine is repaired

 and play a hand

and play a hand

 or watch a film

or watch a film

 or welcome holy Brahma

or welcome holy Brahma

 convertibles and motorcycles always add excitement

convertibles and motorcycles always add excitement

 for young viewers

for young viewers

 not ready for life’s true challenges

not ready for life’s true challenges

 Good night Jaipur

Good night Jaipur

Another India…

 Welcome to Jaipur

Welcome to Jaipur

 We like it here! Papa-ji and his lady are celebrating his 90th birthday at the Samod Haveli

We like it here! Papa-ji and his lady are celebrating his 90th birthday at the Samod Haveli

 We like the Amber Fort

We like the Amber Fort

 The mirrored walls and ceiling?

The mirrored walls and ceiling?

 Well…

Well…

 Prefer saris

Prefer saris

 and our own lady

and our own lady

 and floating palaces

and floating palaces

 and rooftop pavilions with photo ops

and rooftop pavilions with photo ops

 As we are the most interesting subjects!!

As we are the most interesting subjects!!

 though not everyone makes it into the selfie!

though not everyone makes it into the selfie!

 There are different forms of selfie… here is my father in front of his own astrological sign at the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

There are different forms of selfie… here is my father in front of his own astrological sign at the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

 India is a Wonderful place!!!

India is a Wonderful place!!!

 My friends, seated at the entrance to the Amber Fort, agree

My friends, seated at the entrance to the Amber Fort, agree

 as do I

as do I

The Monkey Temple...

 Welcome to the Monkey Temple

Welcome to the Monkey Temple

 Where the monkeys do the work

Where the monkeys do the work

 drink from the tap

drink from the tap

 bask in the sun on the balustrade

bask in the sun on the balustrade

 happily join the family

happily join the family

 check out the feet

check out the feet

 and admire selfies

and admire selfies

 A ritual bath is essential

A ritual bath is essential

 and after drying off...

and after drying off...

 pose for a family portrait

pose for a family portrait

 we all like to play in the sand

we all like to play in the sand