No washing machines around
India has the most people in the world living with HIV. As of 2007, 2.3 Million cases. http://www.avert.org/indiaaids.htm
You can bang pots together and it wouldn't disturb her
Swasticas, Ganesh, and sunshine.
Busy at work
The colors in this country were incredible.
Not sure what the feathers represent
Indian tourists at the Udaipur castle
Reminds me of http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/emanuel-mayben-unibrow-binghamton.jpg
Ganesh is everywhere
Windows inside windows inside windows
The lone source of ventilation in a very tiny, crowded room
Tourist hustle and bustle
I like the contrast between their expressions.
The managers are hard at work. They were in charge of the people working in the next picture
As with all things in India; extremely unorganized and inefficient. This could have been done better with 1/3 of the people and 1/10 of the managers.
Udaipur castle. No need to go inside, the paintings and artifacts suck. It's super crowded, claustrophobic, and gets very stuffy. Compared to the rest of India, a real pleasure. Plus they try to charge you a fee of 200 rupees for camera use.
By the way, there are 10 people in this rickshaw.
If you actually followed this, you'd never stop filing complaints.
Hmm. I wouldn't get a tattoo from people who misspell words on their signs
One of my favorite pictures of the trip.
Like grandmother like granddaughter. So they sit here pretending to sculpt these pieces by hand, but the truth is its all made in a factory somewhere.
Pretending she actually made it
For the Divali festival, they paint the horns of the animals.
Another hard at work adult
Itsa me! on the other side of the Udaipur lake which is half dry due to a weak monsoon season
Another bustle of energy
Chillin by the water.
Big sis came around to hang out
More of the same; women doing work while men hang out
That's a giant mound of bull/cow shit that the locals herded together and put decorative flowers on them.
Pushkar (also the name of one of the biggest cities nearby); renaissance man of Udaipur. Sat around with him and his buddies for about an hour and then went to eat at his restaurant. Whenever I travel in very poor countries I tell people I'm studying social policy. This accomplishes two things: 1) makes them think I'm poor and easier to tell them I'm not looking to buy anything 2) might make them open up more and tell me more about their lives
Back to my favorite street vendors
Sunset over Udaipur Lake
Some Rajastani instrument
In Udaipur, I attended a traditional Rajastani (region of India) dance performance.
It started off with some mystic herb burning and inhaling.