One of the many women that work at the construction of a building... in this case caught during a short break.. but often they are the ones who work harder.
The Odissi Dance is one of the most ancient dance of all over India and the world.. with a history dating back to more than a thousand years ago. This is one of the few arts also resisted from the English invasion in the past; art described and depicted in ancient manuscripts handed down from generation to generation.
This is a temple in the heart of McLeod Ganj where hundreds of people... normally Buddhists, come every day to turn these wheels reciting prayers. The writing that you can see on the wheels are the words of a prayer. Apparently turning the wheels (rigorously Clockwise) is like bring to life these sacred words... for beliefs this is a very important daily habit.
Construction of a building in the small town on the mountains near Dharamsala. As you can see, everything is in order for a perfectly safe workplace: helmet, safety shoes..
This is a small mountain village near the Himalayas. Manali is divided in two between the old and the new city. Forget about New Manali, just a tourist center with shops (not interesting) and expensive restaurants.
The working conditions in India are not the safest. These men worked without a helmet and with thongs climbed up a high voltage pylon, heedless of danger.