I simply love meeting people from different regions and communities. Since India is such a vast land, there is enough opportunity to discover new people in almost every part of the country. On my sojourn in Sikkim and Darjeeling, I met many lovely people. These people are innocent, hard-working and they seem to be quite content with life.
The most interesting part about coming across these folks is that they look quite different from the rest of India. So, it’s almost like exploring a foreign community within my own country!
Here's unveiling the Eastern Himalayan faces captured through my lens –
|He's a Nepalese man from Dilaram village in Darjeeling. He had lost his wife 11 months back and now he spent most of his time around his beloved's Stupa (grave).|
|These are simple tea-pluckers from Darjeeling. Although they are underpaid and live difficult lives, they never forget to smile and extend love.|
|Darap village, West Sikkim - They are people of Limboo community, who are settled there for ages.|
|Mother-daughter duo - Baby is called 'Nani' in Nepali|
|Gangtok, MG Marg - A Sikkimese lady in a typical Sikkimese attire.|
|Darap Village, West Sikkim - A rural man engaged in his daily chore. Most of them work in the fields.|
|Ranka monastery, Gangtok - The younger lamas (monks) pose for me.|
|Darap Village, West Sikkim - A lady from Limboo or Lepcha tribal community. She was reluctant to show her tobacco teeth, but she grinned for my camera.|
|Darap Village, West Sikkim - These Limboo tribal people like to wear beautiful ornaments. It's part of their everyday life.|
Do you like meeting people from different regions? Which photograph did you like the most?
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