Life on the River

The Tailor

After a bumpy bus ride and a ferry across the river, an hour’s walk awaits before we reach the beach, our destination.  Though we land in a tiny fishing village on a sleepy river, the town hums with life and people are either waiting for the next ferry or are off in different directions.


Waiting for the Ferry

It is the walk through the minuscule town that grabs my attention. The people are all engaged in their daily activities yet every activity is so arresting, colorful and eye-catching that my head is turning in all directions.


Dirt Road

Most people are preoccupied with their labor but manage to spare us a smile or a wave of the hand.


Making Fishing Nets

Just before we leave this small fishing village behind and turn off onto our short cut through the rice paddy, we pass a family on their veranda. The children come out to watch us. I am charmed by the scene that surrounds us and take a few photographs.


On the Veranda

It is a beautiful morning and I look forward to more scenes along the way,


About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.
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8 Responses to Life on the River

  1. Awesome post, Nina! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Beautiful, Nina, I can so relate to your images, since I’ve been in India last year. What area or province are these images taking place?

  3. ninagrandiose says:

    Thank you, Pam. I’m excited too but would be even more so if you were coming! We are going to have an amazing time!

  4. jyotijangra says:

    These pictures are so charmingly rustic!

    • ninagrandiose says:

      Thank you, Jyoti. It is getting more and more difficult to find subjects like these as India modernizes. It is a conflict that I can’t quite come to terms with as so much is lost in the process.

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