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When we talk about ourselves, I must say “You are evidence of your mother's strength, especially if you are a rebellious, knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity. And she must say you are my rainbow to keep, my eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.

Happy Mother’s day!

Image of mother and daughter, I made in a small remote village in Nagaland where I was staying there with a family.

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My Kutch diary, Portrait of Rabari old man.
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Rabaris are nomadic herders who live scattered through out Gujarat and Rajasthan. Originally only camels were their source of livelihood.
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Grown ups like us are fully complicated creatures on this planet earth, full of quirks and secrets. When it comes to childhood, if there is no naughtiness, that wouldn't be any childhood.
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Little naughty boy in tiny village of Spiti, wanted to showoff with his father’s torch during morning sunny hours.
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not until I felt your sunshine, did realise that I had been living in the shade,
not until I saw all your colours, did realise that I had colour blindness,
not until I heard your dreams, did realise that I was still sleeping,
and not until I experienced my life with you, did realise that I was barely breathing.

I’m done, I’m just done … I don't need anything more out of my life. I have you and that's enough for this little life.

Portrait of Changpa girl in traditional bridal attire was shot when I was travelling in Changthang region this winter and was invited to be a guest for two days.

In Changpa wedding, boy does not come for marriage at girl’s house or village, but his parents along with relatives they come to girl’s place to pick her up for their house. It's not that easy. They must all perform rituals and have to sing 108 songs before they allow to take her to their place and this takes almost two days to finish these all. After finishing all rituals, they are allowed to take the girl at their house/village and must perform rest of rituals to declare them husband and wife.

Please correct me if I am doing any mistake, explaining local customs.
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Behind the scene ...

landscape photography is not that easy ...
three hours of hard work in subzero temperature ...
4300 meters altitude ...
middle of winter ...
cleaning all junk from sulphur geyser ...
too much wind to take care ...
and final result you have seen yesterday posting ...
the full version of the image: http://tinyurl.com/500pxwithManish

2018 Trip Details: http://www.darter.in/photography-tours/travel/winter-in-ladakh-photography-tour/

https://youtu.be/zp0tA86UFWk

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Portrait of a young boy from Bihar. I met him on a road when I was on cycling ride across India.

I requested him for photo and he was really ready for it, but I'm still wondering which thoughts were running in his mind, seem he was thing why my photo? :)
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Almost 300,000 likes, 20300+ Instagram friends, 10,000 comments and 500+ images are posted on my Instagram feed in 2016. Here are top 9 images from 2016.

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Almost 300,000 likes, 20300+ Instagram friends, 10,000 comments and 500+ images are posted on my Instagram feed in 2016. Here are top 9 images from 2016.
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Thank you very much friends; being part of my trips, some joined me physically, some are virtually.
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I won't miss this opportunity to wish you all wonderful and wanderlust 2017. We must prove that "Not all who wander are lost". There is something behind the mountain range and we must find what is lost there.
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So Cheers to Photographers, Wanderers, Explorers and nevertheless all who support us to grow this community.

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Story behind image I might told you before, more than image I love to create memory and here is one more from North East, India.

We made a deal, it she does not like picture, I will delete it for sure.

That evening I was walking here in Nagaland, a far off village. People was curious as I was walking around without a guide. We could talk with few english words and finally a young boy came to my help and I could continue my talk with locals. An old man was sitting outside of is house and enjoying late evening sun. I was told he was grid hunter in his young days and talk went for long time. I was offered rice beer and I said i don’t drink beers, but denying a local customs are offence and people feel bad too. It took a little while to make them understand and I was offered tea as they don’t like to send their guest away without having any drink.

While having tea and discussion about old man’s early days, I heard some sound continuously in background, I could not stop my curiosity and asked what kind of should is this, I was answered ladies members are working inside; cleaning / crushing grains. I asked for permission to entire into house and I was lead by them inside. Small dark room with single door was perfect light conditions to make a picture. I asked them shall I take picture ? They started giggling and said “NO” I asked why ? reply was simple we are not good looking. Again young boy was a great help and I asked him to tell her if she doesn’t like picture, I will delete and now she asked to send a printout, and prints are already sent.

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if you are looking at this image and reading this text. What does that mean ? Simple answer is you are alive; if alive why not smile than ?

Image of young boy somewhere in NorthEast India, morning time, smiling and playing with village kinds was much more fun than making images. But after seeing this image I'm still wondering what was actual fun ? Shooting Images or playing ?

And fight begins between heart and brain, brain asked me to take image and heart was telling me to become kid once again forget worry, be innocent, be curious, go worry free, go become child again and try to live in small and worry free world.
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Portrait of a woman in Kutch, I made this image during my cycling trip. 
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