Wow! Another gem of a log adc. Wonderful pictures.
Btw you are still to come up with the log on Ladakh right? When is that due? Really looking forward to more from your side.
I visited Ashakiran hospital, Lamtaput, Odisha in 1998. I stayed among the Bondo tribe for 5 long days. Thanks to our friend Dr Alex and his wife who were serving the community. i also stayed with my cousin Herold who was serving the Gadaba tribe. Thank you, ADC, for bringing back my memoriesBonda Tribes - one of the most primitive tribes of India
Early morning at 630 am we start again for Machkund and Ankadelli, following the Innovas with the guests from Switzerland
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And pass the blasted police station again, by now it is like normal scenario like
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As we reached some 1.5 hrs later, the market was just about starting, the local tribals were there but the Bondas havent arrived yet from their remote hills
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We just followed the guide taking the foreigners around, where they stood we stood and soon enough we stopped a vantage point - a path from where the tribals pass for the market - and slowly they came
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And my son, who was so excited, goes a few steps back!
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Never photograph the Bonda men, apart from being very aggressive they consider it a bad omen to be photographed - this is only long distance shot that i have of them - that too from the hip level
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And now more Bonda people were coming through to the market. Notice how the tribal girl is watching whether I am photographing or note. Will elaborate on the next post about photographing Bondas.
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But soon I find out the most beautiful of them all - truly speaking I was captivated by beauty and I go on clicking her!! isnt she beautiful - absolutely!
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One elderly foreign couple gave the soft toy as present, on hindsight we regret not having bought a toy from our house for the child.
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As I am still engrossed and captivated by her and as wife captivated by her beads and jewelry, other Bondas pass through --- the market is now truly in full form and bustle...