The darndest things you see in India

1 year 10 months and 3 non-SLR camera phones later, below is a partial collection of India-defining frames I’ve found interesting. The next post in this 4-part series – The darndest things you see in India (Part 2).

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Bliss on an IPL Thursday evening

April 30 started off  as a pretty ordinary Thursday. Left for work at the usual time, left the office at 5:30 pm, and picked up the kids from Vivaa International. Thursdays are ‘swimming class off’ days for S, which meant it was bicycling time for both the kids. The exciting Delhi Daredevils vs. Deccan Chargers …

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The Urban Indian Steed (photo blog)

Sure, the number of automobiles on Indian roads has dramatically increased in the last 20 years but it still pales in comparison to the urban steeds that zip past lumbering 4-wheelers, zig & zag through gnarling traffic, and frustrate pedestrians when they get on the pavements in a bid to weave traffic jams. I’m referring …

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The Auto Rickshaw Diaries

Indians have a love-hate relationship with the auto rickshaw. The love comes from the incredible convenience afforded by the 3-legged black-and-yellow creature. In just about any city, one can very easily hail an ‘auto’ (as it is fondly referred by most Indians) and be on your merry way to whichever part of the city you …

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The Coconut Seller’s Daughters

A few weeks ago we were parked opposite the Raheja Arcade – li’l A, Sunil and me in the car while P and S had gone to the bank. A was watching the perpetually interesting traffic while my attention was drawn to the various actors on the pavement. By ‘actors’, I mean the usual foot …

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