44 Travel blog from India

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They’re looking for gold. Some jewelers are located in the area and small amounts of gold and silver end up in the sewers.

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The same old technique as used in Klondike.

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Early morning, Bikaner

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Haveli in Bikaner

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Erotic mural in Bikaner. The painting shows two lesbian (gipsy) women kissing. The woman to the right shows with her hand that she can do other things than playing yo-yo.

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Symbol of how many women’s situations is in Indian society?

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I think it was very funny when I found these two goats in a bed in Ahmedabad.

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A man belonging to the Jain religion.
Jainism is a religion of India along with Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Some more images from the gypsy camp in Bikaner.

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Making breakfast outside the simple shelter

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She knows she is beeing photographed, look at her eyes.

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Proud father

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Buying red peppers.

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In India, almost everything can be re-used.

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Afternoon rest

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Chhatri  in Kolayatji. Chhatri means umbrella or canopy in Hindi.

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Some more images from Mandawa

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Gipsy women dancing and singing on the lawn of Radhika Haveli.

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A Hindu funeral procession in Mandawa.
The dead is carried to the cremation ground near a river by family and friends and placed on a pyre outside the city.

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I was in doubt whether I should publish this photo or not, but it is an aspect of life in India we can not close our eyes to. This child was left in the burning sun with a wound to the thigh and a swarm of flies around. It looked like the child also suffered from diarrhea.
At the time I took this picture, my second great-grandchild was born in Norway, rated by UN to be one of the best countries in the world to live in. The picture has given me many thoughts and reflections about how unfair the world’s resources are distributed.