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BHUNTAR, HIMACHAL, INDIA
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Intelligent birds. Bad human students.

A Rose Ringed Parakeet balances high on a tree for breakfast in the outskirts of Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Parakeets are claimed to have the highest voice clarity among all other species in the parrot family.
Spangle Papilio Protenor

Touchdown in Autumn.

A female of the Spangle Papilio Protenor species poises with stretched wings like some sleek future age plane still to be built in the days to come.

In the shade of structural engineering.

Silhouetted against an early evening sun, the Bhuntar-Manali bypass bridge makes for a framed picture of new age structural engineering in Hatithan, Bhuntar.

Following the footsteps of Buddha.

Monastic life can be harsh and disciplined, but for many impoverished families unable to provide the right care for their children monasteries are heaven sent especially when they also mean divine blessings for the parents

Summer interrupted.

In the month of April, when the North Indian plains burn with summer heat, Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh, seldom stays hot for long. Unpredictable but short thunder showers, act cohesively to keep the temperature in check.

Bustling when not sleeping.

From obscure origins to a thriving town, explore the metamorphosis of Bhuntar - an unheard of mid size town in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Blockbuster ideas.

Small towns can surprise one with their unique ability for improvisation and spirit of enterprise like the once popular video hut that let local inhabitants and school boys on town leave indulge their love for the movies before the advent of cable television.

The dharma abode of great bliss.

True to its Tibetan name, the Dechen Choekhor Mahavira sits in the midst of peace and tranquility on a small hilltop overlooking the scenic outskirts of Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh, India.