Bylakuppe is a small town two hours from Mysore, reserved for Tibetan refugees. These people fled China during the invasion of Tibet in 1959. Here live 10,000 Tibetans and more than 3000 are monks. The photo was taken near the Golden Temple, at the apartments of these monks.
Here we are in a small village of huts in the middle of the jungle, where the people live in symbiosis with the nature.
A guardian of the castle (museum) in Jodhpur while checking the situation outside in the backyard. This was the room reserved for women of the court, they could spy outside from those little holes in the wall, without being seen.
In ancient Japanese tradition the "Maiko" are the helpers of the most famous Geisha, apprentice. The Maiko must sing, dance and play the shamisen (traditional Japanese instrument), as well as learn to speak the dialect of Kyoto (particularly different from the normal Japanese ... for example: THANK Arigatou in Japanese is said, in dialect Kyo-Kotoba, OKINI).
The harsh law of the market does not spare anyone.. older and younger. In these countries it is normal to see sellers of all ages. For many is the only way to get by.