Monochrome Madness – Sleep Little Darling

Sleep Pretty Darling

Sleep Pretty Darling

“Sleep Pretty Darling, do not cry

And I will sing a lullaby”

                             — Adapted from “Golden Slumbers”, the Abbey Road Album. The Beatles

The tears will flow and flow, and no lullaby can stem the flood.

Zakhir Nagar. Delhi. At The Post-Fasting

The Kebab

The Kebab

 

Last night, we went walking in the South Delhi area of Zakhir Nagar. This is a Muslim dominated area, near the Jamia Milla University. What muck on the streets!

The monsoon rains are playing hide and seek with us, but it had rained. So, I ruined my nice, suede blue shoes walking in the slush. We call the mixture of mud and rain – keechar. It’s an easy enough word to pronounce, except for the ‘r’. Trust us to make it tough for you!

The Muslims fast from 3 am to 7:30 pm, and after that, they eat. Boy, do they eat, and amidst the slush and the muck and my mud-splattered jeans and shoes (And sweat pouring down my manly chest!), there were the bits of heaven that we found and wolfed down. Chicken tikka, Reshmi Kabab, Shammi Kabab, Biryani, Quorma….. A delight to the taste buds and woe to the waist-line!

Yet, there are those who toil to make this delightful stuff for us. I lost my group half-way through, and this was cool! I wandered around, chatted with the people, took their shots and generally had a blast. There are some really nice and friendly folk to be found on the street!

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Monochrome Madness. The Flower Seller

The Flower Seller

The Flower Seller

I have chosen this photo for this week’s edition of Monochrome Madness, which will be featured on Leanne Cole’s blog.

I shot this picture early in the morning, in Haridwar, India. Haridwar is one of the holiest places in India. The name, literally means, “Doorway To The Gods”. “Hari”, being God, and “Dwar” being doorway.

I don’t know if the old lady found God in Haridwar.

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