Monday, July 24, 2006


Wheeee! I'm just so happy to upload photos again, I have to share a bunch with you.

Rajdhani Express Train from Madras to Delhi, March 2006

GandhiNagar, Madras, Tamil Nadu, February 2006

Sikh women reading Grantha Sahib at Ram Rai Darbar, Dehra Dun, May 2006

Nap time in Mylapore, March 2006

Bowl of water lilies and marigolds, Mylapore, Madras, March 2006

Blindfolded nuns parcipating in Kalachakra Initiation, Andhra Pradesh, January 2006


Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Great pictures!

Sirensongs: Indologist At Large said...

Brother Martin in Tennessee asks:

why were the nuns blindfolded?
(sounds like the setup for a very weird joke, but i don't
even wanna try
for a punchline!)

Dear Martin: At a certain point during the Kalachakra initiation, all participants must be blindfolded. Some elected to just keep the red strip of cloth on their foreheads and close their eyes (which made them look like sleeping Maoists) - the nuns were among the only ones who took it literally.

Of course the fact that I was up taking photos meant that I was not able to participate in everything to the letter, but then I was able to bring these images to Those Of You At Home.