American Baapu Photo Gallery: Part 9

Page 134: Neha and me

 

Aunt Sarita and eight-month-old Raunaq

 

Page 135: Dilipkumar and Nishu

 

Page 136: Deekshabhoomi

 

Page 136: Deekshabhoomi

 

Page 136: The Bodhi Tree

 

Page 137: Lover’s Lake?

 

Page 137: There are vendors along the lakeside

 

Page 137: Vendors along the lakeside

 

Page 138: Hema and Judy

 

Page 138: Madhu

 

Page 138: Madhu and me

 

Page 138: Big bed! (Don’t think the purple bedspread went unnoticed.)

 

Page 139: Neighborhood kids

 

Page 139: Neighborhood kids

 

Page 139: “Welcome Foreners”

 

Page 140: Dilipkumar’s morning class

 

Page 140: Dilipkumar’s morning class

 

Page 140: Kids who came to visit the “foreners”

 

Page 140: Kids who came to visit the “foreners”

 

Page 140: Kids who came to visit the “foreners”

 

Page 141: Clothing shop

 

Page 141: Clothing shop

 

Page 141: Clothing shop (making kids laugh)

 

Page 141: Clothing shop

 

Page 141: Clothing shop

 

Page 142: In the clothing shop with cousin Aakash (far right) and some salesmen

 

Page 142: Selfies!

Page 142: Selfies!

 

Page 144: Kurta shopping

 

Page 145: Swati Fotani

 

Page 146: Vaishali Chanchiani

 

Page 146: Holy Cross School

 

Page 146: Holy Cross School grounds

 

Page 146: Holy Cross School dance rehearsal

 

Page 146: Holy Cross School Orphanage. Neha, Judy, and Sister Pushpa

 

Page 146: Holy Cross School Orphanage

 

Page 147: Some students will learn a trade here

 

Page 148: Holy Cross School Orphanage homage to Mother Teresa

 

Page 148: Holy Cross School homage to Mother Teresa

 

Page 148: At Holy Cross School

 

Page 149: You reach the top of this temple via a spiral tunnel!

 

Page 149: Spiral tunnel to the roof

 

Page 149: Temple rooftop

 

Page 149: View from the temple rooftop

 

Page 149: Mickey and Neha at the temple rooftop

 

Page 149: View from the temple rooftop

 

Page 149: View from the temple rooftop

 

Page 149: Temple #2 (When someone tells me its name, I’ll gladly share it)

 

Page 149: Temple #2. This priest encouraged us to have our picture taken in front of the shrine.

 

Page 149: Sikh temple

 

Page 149: Sikh temple

 

Page 149: Kirtan players at Sikh temple

 

Page 150: Mahima

 

Page 150: Mahima

 

Page 152: The Rooftop Concert

 

Page 152: Rooftop Concert

 

Page 152: Rooftop Concert

 

Page 152: Rooftop Concert

 

Page 153: Aakash and the trip to Anand Sagar

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and the sights along the way.

 

Page 153: The trip to Anand Sagar and my beautiful traveling companions

 

Page 153: We stopped at Neha’s cousin’s turmeric and besan factory in Akola along the way.

 

Page 153: Turmeric before it is ground into powder

Page 153: Turmeric/Besan factory

 

Page 153: Besan is flour made from lentils

 

Page 153: Ready for breakfast

 

Page 154: Entrance to Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar
(from internet)

 

Page 154: Family I met and spoke with at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Little girl at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Nishu and Neha at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Judy and mushroom friend at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar train ride

 

Page 154: Neha, Judy, and Karan on train at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Judy posing with kids at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Some of our gang at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: Temple at Anand Sagar

 

Page 154: At temple entrance

 

Page 154: Interior of the temple at Anand Sagar

 

Page 155: “OMG! Look at that sunset! Can I get out my camera without rocking this thing?”

 

Page 155: “OMG! Look at that sunset! Can I take a picture without holding on or rocking this thing?”

 

Page 155: I did it!

 

Page 155: Our crew

 

Page 156: Little Raunaq’s parents

 

Page 157: Time to go…

 

Page 157: “Families are made in the heart”

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati: This guy was AMAZING at mixing his juice back and forth like this!

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati: A clothing store for bald-headed women. 😉

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Other scenes from Nagpur/Amravati

 

Gajanan Maharaj Temple at Anand Sagar
(from internet)

 

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