mercredi 31 décembre 2008

Confidence. Pushkar














Best wishes to all of you for 2009 and don't forget to sign up the petition against female genocide in India:

mardi 30 décembre 2008

Mischevious. Jaisalmer














Sign the petition:
http://gopetition.com/petitions/stop-female-genocide-in-india.html

Pots. Jodhpur

lundi 29 décembre 2008

Fresque III. Nawalgarh




















In the Shekawati area, many havelis are in bad conditions, this marvelous architecture with wonderful paintings is left without care.
This painting have been restored.
The owners, belonging to rich families, live in Bombay and are not interested about to spend money in this almost desertic area.
One of them said that he would give his haveli for nothing if somebody would be OK to take it!
This detail come from this haveli:
www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3130979090/

Une française, Nadine Leprince a acheté et rénové une haveli à Fahtepur:
http://www.aujourdhuilinde.com/actualites-inde-sauver-les-havelis-34.asp?1=1

Ultimate man. Mandawa

In the Shekawati area, many havelis are in bad conditions, this marvelous architecture with wonderful paintings is left without care.Here the wall is used for a painted publicity.

The owners, belonging to rich families, live in Bombay and are not interested about to spend money in this almost desertic area.
One of them said that he would give his haveli for nothing if somebody would be OK to take it!
Une française, Nadine Leprince a acheté et rénové une haveli à Fahtepur:
http://www.aujourdhuilinde.com/actualites-inde-sauver-les-haveli..

Camel fair VII. Pushkar














I don't know why, but they made me think to the velociraptors of Jurassic Park!

dimanche 28 décembre 2008

Fresque II. Nawalgarh














In the Shekawati area, many havelis are in bad conditions, this marvelous architecture with wonderful paintings is left without care.

The owners, belonging to rich families, live in Bombay and are not interested about to spend money in this almost desertic area.
One of them said that he would give his haveli for nothing if somebody would be OK to take it!
Une française, Nadine Leprince a acheté et rénové une haveli à Fahtepur:
http://www.aujourdhuilinde.com/actualites-inde-sauver-les-havelis-34.asp?1=1

Camel fair VI. Pushkar

samedi 27 décembre 2008

Fresque. Nawalgarh














In the Shekawati area, many havelis are in bad conditions, this marvelous architecture with wonderful paintings is left without care.
This painting have been restored.
The owners, belonging to rich families, live in Bombay and are not interested about to spend money in this almost desertic area.
One of them said that he would give his haveli for nothing if somebody would be OK to take it!
This detail come from this haveli:
www.flickr.com/photos/25641154@N00/3130979090/

Une française, Nadine Leprince a acheté et rénové une haveli à Fahtepur:
www.aujourdhuilinde.com/actualites-inde-sauver-les-haveli...

Camel fair V. Pushkar














Used to get water or camel milk.As you can see it, camel people are not fat...according to their food and way of life!

vendredi 26 décembre 2008

The veil. Pushkar














In rajasthan, traditions are still very living; getting the veil on their face when crossing a man is almost a reflex.

Camel fair IV. Pushkar

mercredi 24 décembre 2008

Fingers. Pushkar

Diwali 2008. Jaisalmer














I think i heard this sentence one hundred times and one thousand times the sound of the crackers!
Happy christmas day , everybody! wish it could be life everywhere in the street, as it is in India for diwali...

mardi 23 décembre 2008














In wholel Shekawati, many havelis have been builded during the golden perod of caravans. Now, it's the decadent period!!

Camel fair II. Pushkar

lundi 22 décembre 2008

Gramin bank day III. Pushkar














Waiting for the monthly credit at the gramin bank gate.
Once a month, the Gramin bank, which created the micro credits idea, opens her gate to the countryside women.
Each of them have a notebook, with what the bank had given, what she gave back.
A long queue all during the morning, and of course, they all come with their more beautiful clothes.

Fist arrived. Pushkar














Some days before the official beginning of the camel fair...

dimanche 21 décembre 2008

vendredi 19 décembre 2008

Red and blue. Jaisalmer














Interview and online expo on:
http://www.fill-in.fr/

Street cooking. Jaipur














Interview and online expo on:
www.fill-in.fr/

mercredi 17 décembre 2008

Trafic. Delhi

Sometimes, in the labyrinth of the busy , crowdy polluted and noisy Delhi chowks, a little bit of the Thousand and one nights...that's what I like to think!

Trio. Delhi

mardi 16 décembre 2008

Brother and sister tenderness. Jodhpur














Searching in the streets what can be recuperated among the garbage to sell it to the wholesellers; nevertheless, sparkling eyes...

Moustache. Pushkar


The water tanks, on the camel ground are meeting points, even if the burning sun is really hard..

mercredi 10 décembre 2008

mardi 9 décembre 2008

Cconnection. Pushkar

Gramin bank day. Pushkar














A wave of women for the one-day-a-month gramin bank's aperture.

lundi 8 décembre 2008

Horse dancing. Pushkar














Not only camels at the camel fair...

Flowers. Pushkar


Selling flowers collars in the evening for the temple pujas.

dimanche 7 décembre 2008

Temptations. Pushkar














The Pushkar fair is not only camels; many sellers come here and especially women have the opportunity to buy all what can enhance their beauty...

Glance. Pushkar

vendredi 5 décembre 2008

Joyfull pilgrim. Pushkar














A l'occasion de Kartik Purnima, la nuit de pleine lune du mois de Kartika, des milliers de pélerins viennent prendre un bain dans le lac sacré de Pushkar, qui serait aussi le seul lieu en Inde ou un temple est dédié à Brahma.

On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, the full moon night of the month of Kartika, thousands of pilgrims come to have a bath in the holy lake of Pushkar, which would also be the only place in India where a temple is dedicated to Brahma.

Daily scenery II. Jodhpur














Indian people use to throw away all kind of rubishes, all along the day; nevertheless a team of dalit take and carry them away. With no gloves...

jeudi 4 décembre 2008

Proud. Delhi














Night market in Delhi.

lundi 1 décembre 2008

Beauty parlor. Pushkar














Decoration is something important for selling camels and for the proudness of the camel people.

The turban. Pushkar




















These colored turbans are mostly used during festivals and non ordinary circonstances.

Doors and scooters. Jodhpur