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