Face-off in Sikkim!

So ‘real’ people!

MANDEEPSINGS

I have been off regular blogging for the last couple of weeks, courtesy a brief vacation we took to “get away from it all.”
However, I have managed to “re-blog” some wonderful posts from the Reader, thanks to the hugely erratic mobile Internet connection in the remote areas where we decided to “get lost”.  for close to a week.
Though there are several very interesting stories to narrate and visuals to share from during our travels across the remote North East Indian state of Sikkim, I will start with these “faces” captured as we crisscrossed the tiny Buddhist Himalayan state.
20140715_112846The most striking was this image of an 85-year “monk” woman (top) who lives in a shack near the Rumtek monastery near the state capital Gangtok in East Sikkim and trudges up a steep hill every day, sometimes twice a day, for a meal at the monastery cafeteria. No one…

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