Wall paintings of traditional parts of India come as common sights. Although common to be found, the paintings are exquisite, and depict the essence of the lifestyle of that location. Most wall paintings are of deities and of wedding processions. If you find something else, that is uncommon!
India is scattered and mismanaged, but out of this world when it comes to art, and to be precise in this post, to wall paintings. Seeing these in person are truly awe-inspiring.
Some wall paintings can take the viewers' breath away, with the vivid colors, basic-yet-neat details, and their symbolic method of art, like the first one in this photo. Here is a collection of some of the paintings that I photographed in my last year's trip to Rajasthan. Most of the wall paintings are from Udaipur.
Most of you might not be aware that dirty and dusty Indian streets can offer such unimaginable photographic opportunities. One such wonder is salons on street. It is common for people to have a haircut or a shave at such temporary setup. And they are super-cheap! Developed countries' citizens' one time expense at their salon will cover dozens of visits at a salon on an Indian street!
It was only about 2 seconds between which the following sequence of events happened resulting in such amazing photograph:
• I was pillion on a motorcycle driving in an industrial area of Ahmedabad
• I saw people on footpath
• Noticed a shade
• Tried to figure out what underneath was
• Saw a salon under!
• Controlled my exclaim
• Concentrated on taking a nice photograph from the moving vehicle
• Released the shutter
Wo! Gave the photo a nice painting-like effect after undarkening the salon activity under the shade, and here you are enjoying something really unique and different — a salon on street!