Kayans, long neck tribe. Chiangmai, Thailand.

Due to the civil war between Karenni separatists and the Burmese army two decades ago, Thailand granted Burmese refugees to reside in Northern Thailand. This brought in the Kayans population from Myanmar. To date, there are only 130,000 Kayans living in both Myanmar and Thailand. Controlled by the Thai Government, The Kayans, also known as Karen long neck tribe resides…

Tibetan Buddhist. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Buddha was born in Shakya (Sakya) Kingdom of Kapilvastu which lies in present-day Rupandehi district, Lumbini zone of Nepal. An old buddhist, who walked around Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, with a prayer beads in hand, she walks around the stupa in clockwise directions for hours till the sun sets. Chanting, with deep thoughts. Boudhanath Stupa is the largest…

Flowers. Bengaluru, India.

Flowers and women are inter-related, somehow. The women manning the flower stall, sits among colourful flowers every day, delivering happiness to another women with a great smile. She is Amu, a woman I met while I wander off the Benguluru Walking Tour, to find some  “me time” to socialise with the locals. Amu has been selling flowers…

Colours. Pune, India.

Colours are the key elements that make Incredible India unique.  Hence, colourful stalls around the country are very important too, eventually.  Wandering around local markets is part of what I do when I travel, it’s part of the journey, to see, to touch and to feel the local elements. I came across this colourful stall in…

Women. Kerala, India.

 Faith of being a women in India. While I stopped by a village in Kerala, taking a break from the houseboat going south stream, I saw seven Muslim women walking towards the school. I wonder, if they are going to give lessons, or attending classes? I hesitated to ask, I walked past them, and left…