One of my favorite photographs I’ve taken is of a sweet young girl named Sanju. Sanju and her older brother Vicky live at Asha Mission Children’s Home in Delhi. They are an effervescent duo and thick as thieves. Often times you find them whispering in Hindi to each other in the corner or swapping food during meal times. Vicky is easily one of the smartest children in the home and Sanju’s laugh can light up the darkest of corners. They are truly a special brother and sister pair. You can’t help but think that they are set apart for something special.
Have you heard of Rishikesh? It is a city in northern India known as the “yoga capital of the world”. Yoga lovers and spiritual seekers flock to Rishikesh in the hopes of mastering meditation while in the land of a thousand gods. Rishikesh is also home to many German Cafes, which are just cafes that serve coffee and pastries and other cafe-type foods (nothing particularly German about them). The city itself is perched either side of the Ganges River. In a part of the world where rivers usually run dirty and polluted, I was pleasantly surprised to find the water green and clear and QUITE cold.
A few friends and I drove in from Dehradun and camped by the river for a night. We had time to explore a bit of the city the next day and try out one of those famous German cafes. Here are a few photos from our trip: