|One of my favorite, this woman laughed uncontrollably...finally spilling her chai also :)|
None of us in the group were married, though some are close to getting hitched soon. For us men it was impossible to make an umbrella and declare our availability, so we insisted that the girls wear red skirts and pretend to be available. The plan didn't work out and we all looked completely out of place and like regular urban visitors (from US or at least Mumbai, or so I was told).
|This is from a distance, this girl had no idea I was clicking her|
|Perhaps the most scandalizing, yet pretty picture on my blog!|
|She had a sad face, but I really liked the colors on her|
|A few women, many layers of clothes|
Women watching came to me much later, only after we were completely exhausted in the sun and running dangerously short on our water supplies. And as soon as I started clicking, others called for an end to the stay at the fair. Of course I found this to be a good time to disappear with my camera and to start clicking.
|A classic pose, I think she had no clue how good she looked that day!|
|The lady was pretty but stern|
|The pretty little girl, the only one I saw dressed in dull clothes...|
Sometime around this time Roshni almost collapsed and Tej came to her rescue by giving her company in our blazing hot Tavera along with Khalbali. With Manoj, Vishakha and Bijoy missing and still looking for the elusive umbrellas and red skirts, I got some more time for conversations and occasional pictures. Dead with the heat and lack of water, I gained some energy with the huge bananas on sale there!
|The husband in the foreground, I loved the pose...|
|Most had their head covered due to the heat...|
|Two women fighting the sun!|
Shortlisting the pictures was the toughest part of making these posts, and I ended up using those that I connected with the most. While some of these ran away from me, most warmed up to have small talks. Almost none of them had a problem with me clicking them, including the men with them. Often others around them would tease them, and then I would have to click many many more of them. But I loved it all, and I hope so did they.
|She was dressed in red and was eating bright red watermelon...|
|Such a serene face...|
|Ah the smile! Wonderful!|
|I didn't exactly give her any money, but I think she was happy with the pics :)|
|Another one of my favorite...She had beautiful light on the hair|