We had to return to the lodge due to the heat, albeit on a high from our encounter with the girls. But we promised ourselves we’d stop by at the village again.The next day, our our way back, I made the driver stop in the village so that I could click this beautiful path winding down the valley that I’d noticed the previous day while driving in. It took the eye almost as far as the horizon – it was truly stunning and this picture does not do any justice to it. Wander-bug that I am I would have set off down it, if I didn’t have the better-half to restrain me and a deadline to get back to the city.

The India Chronicles | Another Life

I took several shots, and so engrossed was I that I didn’t realise that there was a steadily growing audience behind my back. I turned around to find this.

The India Chronicles | Another Life

The children of Karapura, again. Curious, shy and bold all at the same time.

The India Chronicles | Another Life

And this group had a leader – an older boy called Shyam. Shyam spoke a few words in English.
“Tourist?” “Bangalore?” “Photo!”
He even told the group something to the effect of “stand straight and smile/pose”(in Kannada) when I pointed my camera at them.
The India Chronicles | Another Life

Good fun. And true to Karapura style, these kids gave us a very enthusiastic send-off … running alongside the car, waving, laughing and yelling “bye bye” until we drove out of their sight.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...