Monthly Archives: December 2014

big star…

IMG_6746big star outside Gannavaram catholic church…

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happy christmas!!!

…yes that’s me with Santa, some elves and some of my much loved 10th class…the boys will be moving on to bigger and better things very soon. For sure they have a good chance at a decent life, am hoping some of them will go on to do great things…but actually a happy life would do just fine, fingers crossed for them!

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

u and me one day…

i got the kids to make small books again this year and i got some stunning results back. Anusha is absolutely the star, a lot of kids copy each other or copy little designs they see in text books etc, but all this comes out of Anousha’s imagination. Here are a couple of her brilliant efforts. More book posts to come as like i said, there were so many good results…IMG_1293i love this, its Anusha’s vision of her and me, one day!…and she got all my details here…the hairstyle, the flower in my hair, the red lipstick, the leggings the bag…

IMG_0817 IMG_0818  IMG_1290 IMG_1291 IMG_1292I have always tried to encourage an Indian aesthetic when it comes to Christmas, but to no avail…the kids here are really in love with this western Christmas ideal…so i just let them get on with it, it makes them happy…

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i’m crushing your head…

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I have been doing photography classes with my kids…it means that they take a LOT of pictures of me, most of which i delete, but i like this one…10 out of 10 for creativity!

ps did anyone get the “kids in the hall” reference in the titile of this post?

gangireddu in vijayawada..

P1080943These are Itinerant musicians known as “gangireddu” round here…its a tough life, they elaborately adorn an ox and travel from place to place playing music for a few rupees or some rice. Incidentally i know these shots are a little over exposed but in real life they were even more vibrant. Beautiful.

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I see them this time in Vijayawada and give them 10 rupees for a photo…would love to take many more shots but as soon as am seen handing over cash other people want some too and i have to move on…

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see a previous post on gangiderddu here