One of the recommended inoculations for travel to India is tetanus. Seeing the children in Pratapura running along rusted roof tops to fly their kites and play IN THEIR BARE FEET brought the possible necessity of this shot to the fore. I know this picture will evoke cringing among many a parent, but I’m pretty sure it … More Tetanus
Fancy kite fliers.
There is skill involved in this kite festival. On this day people of all ages purchase inexpensive paper kites, lots of them, and at least one roll of kite string embedded with glass. You can’t feel the glass when you run your fingers along it, but when it’s in the air with the force of the … More Rooftop fliers
There is little to no wind on the day of the International Kite Festival. But that just doesn’t matter.
When we arrive in Baroda, Gujarat it is on the day of the Kite Festival. This is an annual event and a big deal in Gujarat marking the transition between seasons, symbolizing the end of winter. The religious belief is that on this day the gods awaken after six months and throw open the portals of heaven. It … More Kite Festival