Catching up..

I havent done enough to render writing a blog entry but I do have a few days worth of images to put up.. These are the last of the Bhopal Images and then some more. Bhopal -if I havent already said it is a predominantly Muslim city, I am utterly fascinated by the women and their multi-level attire. The Hajib is typically black and covers everything but the feet hands and eyes; but the eyes have it.. you can tell so much about a person by their eyes, especially when the rest of their bodies are covered.

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Opticians in central Old Bhopal. Cant resist the mirror shots..

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Standard fair telephone system in Indian cities. They syphon off anything they can from the main wires. There is some kind of order here I just know it..

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Paan. Paan is a interesting “snack” made of about 9 ingredients which very depending on the locale. Read this for more.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paan I cant chew it because the bits get stuck in my teeth, and the concept is that you jam this package in the space between your cheek and your teeth and you chew and suck and then spit.. On long road journeys or train journeys you will typically see dried Paan spit slattered down teh sides of vehicles. Its a burgundy maroon colored substance when dry.

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Feed me.

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If I didnt already have a hotty Id consider putting one of these in the stranger and the NYT..

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The little ones love the camera.

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The eyes have it, and the eyes always will…

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Theres a sweet innocence in countries that dont have modernity. Children play with eachother and are typically motivated and happy. Theres a profusion of Kites and kite flying in Western Asia, and the children play with these very simple little squares of paper or cloth on a cross of thin wood, advertisers caught on and now many of them have beer commercials on them. I caught this one mid shoot on the Bhopal film, caught between two wires. I love the Asymmetry.

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Many younger women of non islamic traditions have adopted the Hajib so that they can go hang out with their boyfriends or scoot around late at night downtown where they drink pop and hang out it parks malls and romantic lookouts. Police used to tell them to go home and be respectful but because of the Hajib the police can nolonger identify non muslims -its a major offense to ask a woman to reveal her face when she is covered by a Hajib.

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Double Damage!

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Hey boy thats a mighty big tyre you are playing with there..

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Bhopal Disaster memorial. Hindu rememberance.

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Two famous people who were at ground zero when the Union Carbide disaster occurred December 1984 in Bhopal. One is a Muslim and the other a hindu, both equally effected and both hand in hand in memorium to the many that were killed in the biggest chemical disaster in history.

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Marigold & Incense Hindu tradition for purification.

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Marigold & Incense Hindu tradition for purification. Muslim and Hindu together.

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There is an infamous image of a partially buried infant which has ultimately become the poster image for the Union Carbide Disaster which can be seen here http://old.studentsforbhopal.org/Assets/Images/baby-raghurai10.jpg The sad fact of the matter is that The land that the original grave site and crematorium is now located on has been partially sold off. The Indian govt. seems not to care about the importance of the site itself. There is a small garden and memorial plinth in its recognition, but the garden doesnt extend into the area where the bodies were put on pyres and cremated and where the infant and other children were buried. Unfortunately now, this area is fallow, it looks like an orchard but its actually a dump, and there is the ubiquitous trash, dried feces, garbage and plastic bags strewen haphazardly around the area. On the day we made a small area for recognition of those buried and cremated there. Very sad.

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There is an infamous image of a partially buried infant which has ultimately become the poster image for the Union Carbide Disaster which can be seen here http://old.studentsforbhopal.org/Assets/Images/baby-raghurai10.jpg The sad fact of the matter is that The land that the original grave site and crematorium is now located on has been partially sold off. The Indian govt. seems not to care about the importance of the site itself. There is a small garden and memorial plinth in its recognition, but the garden doesnt extend into the area where the bodies were put on pyres and cremated and where the infant and other children were buried. Unfortunately now, this area is fallow, it looks like an orchard but its actually a dump, and there is the ubiquitous trash, dried feces, garbage and plastic bags strewen haphazardly around the area. On the day we made a small area for recognition of those buried and cremated there. Very sad.

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The UC Disaster memorial plinth in Hindi with Marigold garland.

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Hindu & Muslim together at the UC memorial Bhopal MP India.

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Those hands helped bury and cremate bodies.

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Respect the hand that worked to tirelessly bury and cremate the bodies from the UC Disaster.

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Ahhhh! Traffic!

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Legacy hotel Bhopal.

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Wedding!

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IRREVERSABLE. That intense french film, reminds me of this place a horrible turkish bath in Bhopal, nasty hot humid and greasy I was convinced that I was going to slip and skull myself.. fucking disgusting place.

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IRREVERSABLE. That intense french film, reminds me of this place a horrible turkish bath in Bhopal, nasty hot humid and greasy I was convinced that I was going to slip and skull myself.. fucking disgusting place.

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IRREVERSABLE. That intense french film, reminds me of this place a horrible turkish bath in Bhopal, nasty hot humid and greasy I was convinced that I was going to slip and skull myself.. fucking disgusting place. Fat greasy men playing funny games in the dark.

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