This is march 2013, Harishchandra fort, Maharastra, India, I came here after 6 months, I spotted a change, many small Karvi shaks installed by the locals are ready to welcome you with refreshments and local food. The government of Maharashtra provided Tents to these people, this will help them to make living out of adventure sports and Eco-Tourism, this will also benefit trekkers and tourists. Though we were overwhelmed by the fresh lime water by Mr. Bharmal on the fort, hope the growing tourism will not affect the ecology and cleanliness of the place.
Colors of Maharashtra; the people in this region are very colorful, it is clearly seen in their lives, dark natural saturated hues are common sites in Maharashtra’s rural areas. It shows nothing but the pure spirit & cheerfulness of their living, though they live in poverty they are happy people. Living joyfully and far away from materialism.
एकदांडी | tridax procumbens | Kambarmodi in Marathi
This is Tridax Procumbens, or more creatively i call them Dancing flowers as with its long stems these flowers dance with the wind. Found commonly in Maharashtra, Deccan. In our child hood days we used to play with these flowers, with its long stems we were able to make garlands and banquets. My grandfather used to tell us to use the stems & leaf juice on bleeding wounds to heal them fast & as hair tonic. this was the medicinal use of this plant. Tridax procumbens is known for several potential therapeutic activities like antiviral, anti oxidant antibiotic efficacious, wound healing activity, insecticidal and anti-inflammatory activity.
A art piece dedicated to women’s on occasion of Womens Day!