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Bubbles!

The bubble’s fragile nature, beautiful rainbow colors, and ability to soar through the sky make them universally fascinating among kids.

Captured in Mamallapuram, South India

Street Photography in Mamallapuram, South India

Child in South India

Captured in a fishermen village in South India

Popular Childhood Games in South India: Lattu (Spinning Top)

As we know, present competitive age is not offering a family to sit together and to come close to each other, getting a chance to play some childhood game. From quiet some time we observed that even Indian traditional games are losing their significance as even India is adopting the western culture in the name of technology…Sadly, though this generation has lack of time, or the place to play these games. Their time is spent in front of television, video game or probably surfing internet.

Spinning top or Lattu was once the most popular street game of India. It is still played in some of the villages, lattu is a part of life for children in Indian villages. The game involves spinning a lattu (top) – a solid ‘turnip shaped’ wooden toy with a grooved lower half with two nails dug at the top and the bottom. A cotton string is wrapped around the lower half of the ‘lattu’ to make it spin.

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India’s Street Culture: Preparing dinner…

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India’s Street Culture

India’s streets are truly a melting pot of her culture. Indians take to streets not only on all important festive occasions, whether they are celebrating a wedding, a victory, or a religious event, but even on each and every day. For a large number of Indians, indeed, the streets are the stage where the drama of their entire life unfolds…
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Indian women having a good time together

(Mamallapuram, South India)

  • Camera: M9 Digital Camera
  • Taken: 23 January, 2013
  • Focal length: 75mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Child at home (Mamallapuram, South India)

  • Camera: M9 Digital Camera
  • Taken: 24 January, 2013
  • Focal length: 75mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Solar System

That’s a model of the solar system, made with paper and pasteboard by my twin brother. It demonstrate the Sun and the retinue of celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: the eight planets…It took a couple of days to build this for my mother to explain the planets…It just got completed…Great work!