Human beings on the Sira outing, 010215

We were a nice round dozen this time…

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And we went around Sira, along the edge of the lake

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Some of us fanned out like the tree did, over our heads.

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Some of us took local transportation on the very dusty road:

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Some of us were pretty good with apps:

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But at other times, wanted to drive our father’s car!

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Where we parked our cars, we watched preparations for the puja (ritual worship) at the temple opposite.

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We also enjoyed seeing the open-air seating on the local buses:

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We watched colourful buses plying.

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This one was called McLaren…I wonder which race it would have won!

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Some of us brought wonderful snacks (this is Ruma with chatpata sprouts!) that we shared:

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We admired some of the local cyclists.

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We exchanged notes..

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We watched mantras flying by on mopeds.

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Votive lamps for sale:

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When watching birds we were all good fence!

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Our food was very important, and here’s lunch:

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We watched the colourful buses:

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Here’s the local cinema hall.

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A handmade door decoration:

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Here we are at Kaggaladu village, gawking at the birds.

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These ladies of Kaggaladu village are sorting out “avarekkALu” (the famous winter beans beloved by all in Karnataka)

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Here is little Navyashree, in her bright clothes.

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I wondered how the sheep (and the shepherd) found sustenance in the dry, parched area of Kaggaladu kere:

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A child at her hip, and cattle to lead on…that’s this woman’s life…

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The buffaloes weren’t always co-operative!

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Harish was doing PWUS… Photography With Unusual Supports.

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(Have you heard of overhead cameras?)

We couldn’t decide if Devadatha was a left-tea, or a right-tea!

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Sajid had a “I’ve got great shots!” grin.

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Others were still on the chain-link!

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The local fishermen stopped their work and were watching our antics:

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That was upright; this was Lying Photography.

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It’s very hard not to feel envious of someone who can relax like this!

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Our shadows lengthened across the water

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And across the land.

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Some people seemed to have shed their clothes…did they turn into spirits?

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I finally took a snap of the spoor of the Most Dangerous Animal.

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There was a graphic reminder of what would happen to us if we didn’t “Cross” the road carefully.

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And here we are, at the end of a very happy day, tucking ourselves back into our cars for the journey home (via another Kamat Upachar, ofkose!)

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