Stills from the desert

 

RJ-3

 

Rajasthan…

A kingdom coloured by the sun…

Rajasthan, baked and draped in gold, copper and bronze…

 

RJ-1

 

Rajasthan, an assortment of canvases…

Canvases that are still, depicting the slow pace of life here…

A sun that has diminished the pace of life with its heat…

Slow strides of man and beast, across the vast expanse of sandy dunes…

Man and beast, resigned to the heat…

 

RJ-2

 

Women draped in bright coloured clothes- bright kurtas, flowing skirts, bright dupattas framing their faces and covering their heads, bangles adorning their arms generously…

Men in bandhni turbans, some sporting thick moustaches…

They move together in processions, in a silent journey across the desert.

 

RJ-4

 

RJ-5

 

Against the backdrop of a pale desert, these processions constitute images from a canvas, give character to the desert and breathe life into it.

Advertisements

One thought on “Stills from the desert

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s