Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sparrows in K R Market, Bangalore

When I went to K R Market, I saw a sparrow visiting a heap of peas.
There were many chirps and when I looked around, I found many more sparrows nearby.

I wondered why there were so many sparrows and then I saw that the vegetable vendors have placed old cardboard boxes with hay to provide nesting for the birds.
Life is strange. Sometimes it is cruel, but sometimes you find kindness when you least expect it.

Friday, November 1, 2013

'Rafu' work in Varanasi

This is "rafu", fine darning work on a new sari. He is mending a tear or possibly adding an extra panel. It is a skilled job, because the sari will be worthless if the darning is obvious. So he is using the same colour thread and lots of patience!