This is the famous Golden Temple, a temple completely in dedicated to the Sikh religion. In the Sikh religion there are 10 Gurus (Masters) and this is 'the most' important place where the first Guru was living. The structure itself, is awesome, maybe not like the Taj Mahal, but for what gives to the community should replace it as a "Wonder of the World".
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.
Shot among the walls of the Taj Mahal Fort. Once here you will face a constant Photographic challenge against amateurs and professionals. For some the classic shots are more than enough, others instead, those who look more serious, seek and scrutinize the corners that appear more interesting, seeking the point of view and compositions more original..
We are on the Mekong River on the border with Cambodia and this is one of the houses of the floating village. Most of the houses are simple shacks built quite randomly like the one you see. A woman prepares the dinner in what is her open sky kitchen, draining the fluids of the meat that cuts, directly into the river. She is probably waiting for her husband to come back from work on his own small boat.
As soon as you leave the downtown and you drive around the outskirts of the city, the scenery will be totally different. The people are relaxing outside their houses, shacks or huts.. the kids play under the surveillance of the elders.