Monthly Archives: February 2012

puja…

Passed this magnificent kolam only to discover it is the work of the mum of two of my students – (maybe 20% of my students are village kids living with their families but attending the orphanage school) anyway am making a mental note to film her drawing it next time i come to India…

Meanwhile in Gannavaram folks are preparing for a puja –a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities or distinguished persons. You can perform a daily puja done in the home or it can be a temple ceremony or even a festival…

Meanwhile just a wee bit up the road you can have your clothes pressed by this nice man for a few rupees. My mum says they used the same kind of irons when she was a girl in Galicia…

red barber #3…

My third year of photographing the red barber of Buddavaram (see previous posts here and here), one of  my photos from last year is still up on his wall…

Even customers waiting got into the act. This is a requested portrait, both by the barber and this man with the rather fine head of hair…

For all previous photos of the red barber photo see my flickr set here