Archive - March 2013

Hawkeye Blog for March 2013 March 27, 2013

Udaipur is considered Rajasthan's most romantic city. The City Palace rises above Lake Pichola and is comprised of 4 major palaces and several minor ones as successors to the original builder, Udai Singh, kept adding on to the original edifice.

Jag Niwas, now Taj Lake Palace Hotel was begun in 1743 as a pleasure palace by Maharana Jagat Singh II. This was the site for an early James Bond movie, "Octopussy".

The colorful saris of the members of a wedding party add to the celebratory nature of the occasion. That is a marked contrast with the solitude of an untouchable who is cleaning up rubbish from the street.

A young child playing dress up is a symbol of hope for the women of India who are beginning to find their voice.