Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] Aizwal
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:00:27 +0200
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Very interesting, Jayanand. I especially like the last two.

I was surprised at the reference to smoked beef--I thought that it was not 
eaten in India.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Oct 19, 2012, at 1:12 PM, Jayanand Govindaraj wrote:

> I had gone for a few days to the far North East of India, to a town called
> Aizwal in the state of Mizoram - which has more borders with Burma and
> Bangladesh than with India. I found an absolute pristine area, with an
> educated populace, but with very little development in terms of jobs - so
> most Mizos leave the state to work elsewhere in India, though I have found
> homesickness always pulls them back after a few years. I had gone on a spot
> of work, so did not have too much time to explore the place and
> consequently photograph it, and it was raining very heavily the only few
> hours I had free.
> Aizwal is an ugly city close up, though from a distance it can look quite
> alluring,  with structures tumbling down hillsides haphazardly, in a mass
> of concrete and a welter of cables. However, traffic moves up and down the
> narrow streets reasonably efficiently, and the drivers are most patient,
> and most surprisingly for this part of the world, do not use the horn at
> all!:
> Colour:
> B&W:
> The only time I attempted some sightseeing, it poured very heavily, and our
> team took refuge in a small, dark and dingy hut/restaurant in the middle of
> nowhere for a cup of tea. There were a few other people doing the same, as
> well as the proprietor and his family:
> Smile!:
> Naren:
> Sitting It Out (Colour):
> Sitting It Out (B&W):
> Dinner:
> Please see LARGE
> Comments and criticism, as ever, welcome
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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