A street portrait

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Just wanted to share a street portrait from Vellore

Shot with a Olympus OM D EM10 with Minolta 58 mm f1.4.

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A smile a day

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… literally makes your day.

A smile in the streets of Vellore.

Shot with Olympus OM D EM10 with Minolta 58 mm f1.4 lens

What is love?

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Probably something like this.

From Galle face, Colombo

A bit of Vellore in the midst of the heat.

As you might know, work and studies have brought me back to my old Vellore. Here’s a slice of it. It is sumer here and it is best enjoyed with mangoes.

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When life throws such faces as you cannot forget- Trincomalee , location 2

Either I must keep apologising for my regularly irregular absences from here, or I should leave from here altogether. Dear friends, I have gotten into training for a postgraduate degree in Pediatrics in my alma mater (Christian Medical College, Vellore) at which my life is going to be shaped in the next three years (for the rest of my life too). Coming back to the blog post at hand, sometimes, life throws faces at you which you cannot forget. I am not talking about “The Afghan girl” type impact but, you know, somehow ordinary people who leave an indelible impression on us. Here is one that of a child and his father, both fisherfolk, from the harbour area of Trincomalee.


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The Seema Malaka temple, Colombo

The Seema Malaka temple is a small, almost understated but serene temple in the heart of Colombo. It is very easy to access from the Fort station and it is a charming place. Do give it a try in your next visit and read more about it here.

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DSC04211Here are the men and women who happened to visit the temple with me.

A group of ladies, for prayers and photo opportunities. 

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A young couple, supporting each other.

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Another pair, not so young, for the tourist’s souvenir.

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The caretaker of the temple,

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who collects the coins from the Buddha in the front 

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and deposits it inside.

20140223-DSC_0954And finally, my favourite image from the visit.

An elderly devout lady, whose faith tops her frailities.

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Who all do you meet at the Pettah market, one fine sunny evening?

You guys have been stuck at the Botanical Gardens for a pretty long time. I was travelling around North India ilast week and hence was unable to put up new posts. Let me take you through a stroll in the Pettah market in Colombo.

Travel tip: Just walk east from the Colombo Fort railway station and slip by into one of the lanes, and voila, there you have the Pettah market. That easy 🙂


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Old man on the road.

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Monk on the road to nirvana.

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The hep.

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The one who is perfecting his smile.

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A regular family.

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Slightly pissed off family.

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A weary lady.

20140222-DSC_0913An annoyed vegetable vendor.

20140222-DSC_0916A preoccupied vendor.

20140222-DSC_0930“Don’t bother”vendor.

 

Nothing like a handful of cool water

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20140221-DSC_0722From the Temple of the Tooth- Sri Dalada Maligawa- Kandy, Srilanka.

 

“As usual kids, remember,

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“Such a teacher.”

I’m sure we all had such teachers. What say you?

From Galle Face beach pier, Colombo.

 

The railway people

I must have bothered you with the slew of text yesterday. So here is a collection of all the interesting people I met while travelling on the railways in Srilanka. Enjoy. Don’t forget to click on the image to embiggen it.