Life moves along the path

 Our journey begins in Ranchi, capital of the new state of Jharkhand

Our journey begins in Ranchi, capital of the new state of Jharkhand

 New highways

New highways

 with lovely old trees preserved along the way

with lovely old trees preserved along the way

 modern hotels

modern hotels

 and international restaurants

and international restaurants

 with his and hers sinks

with his and hers sinks

 and we drive on...

and we drive on...

 to Bodh Gaya

to Bodh Gaya

 where life is in full flow

where life is in full flow

 As His Holiness the Dalai Lama is teaching

As His Holiness the Dalai Lama is teaching

 there are cowboys

there are cowboys

 and Indians

and Indians

 clean tea stalls

clean tea stalls

 and restaurants

and restaurants

 toilets

toilets

 yes, there are toilets!!!

yes, there are toilets!!!

 and water

and water

 and barbers

and barbers

 doctors

doctors

 These two fellows sold me some reading glasses

These two fellows sold me some reading glasses

 mechanics

mechanics

 and parking places where one can rest

and parking places where one can rest

 All move at their own pace

All move at their own pace

 some stop for a snap

some stop for a snap

 others for a snack

others for a snack

 or chat

or chat

 or just to say Hello

or just to say Hello

 Ciao

Ciao

 Hi

Hi

 though most keep on moving

though most keep on moving

 along the path of life

along the path of life

An evening in Shimoga on our way to Sera

 Madame waits under the parasol as her knives are sharpened

Madame waits under the parasol as her knives are sharpened

 mesmerized...

mesmerized...

 delighted

delighted

 How to sneak around town

How to sneak around town

 An elegant home in Shimoga

An elegant home in Shimoga

 with its welcoming designs

with its welcoming designs

 the shopkeeper from Mundgod happy to say Tashi Delek as his assistant dusts the merchandise

the shopkeeper from Mundgod happy to say Tashi Delek as his assistant dusts the merchandise

 Life

Life

 Monsieur wears his long dress to shop

Monsieur wears his long dress to shop

 And prayers on the way to Sera

And prayers on the way to Sera

Happy Thanksgiving

 From Taiwan…

From Taiwan…

 where I’ve been interviewed by the Taipei Times' Yuanting Yang and photographed by Chiaming Chang

where I’ve been interviewed by the Taipei Times' Yuanting Yang and photographed by Chiaming Chang

 before going to Hemei

before going to Hemei

 where trees need trimming

where trees need trimming

 and friends make momos

and friends make momos

 Then to Chiayi to visit Doctor Li and check on knee

Then to Chiayi to visit Doctor Li and check on knee

 And on to Kaohsiung to teach and be merry

And on to Kaohsiung to teach and be merry

 before some golf with pro

before some golf with pro

 and host, Wei Kai

and host, Wei Kai

 in who’s home we had a feast!

in who’s home we had a feast!

 some things less recognizable than others

some things less recognizable than others

 But much enjoyed

But much enjoyed

 by all

by all

 Now in the mountains

Now in the mountains

 where the spiders roam

where the spiders roam

 birds fly

birds fly

 ducks quack

ducks quack

 and nature does its string thing

and nature does its string thing

 Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving

 With so munch thanks to all for all your giving!!   Photo by Chiaming Chang

With so munch thanks to all for all your giving!!

Photo by Chiaming Chang