Ok, so I realize that my trash/litter post probably didn't contain the photos of India that one might hope to see, so today I'll share some photos that I think show some of the interest/beauty of India that I captured on my last trip here.
A procession walked by our hotel. In the middle of the day. Complete with well-dressed people, flags, and a fancy cart & horse
Beautfully dressed women carrying a grass/plant of some sort
Roadside stand with vibrantly colored produce
Boys selling fruit to passengers on the bus in front of us (we were stopped at toll for a long time)
There are a few feral/stray dogs that live across the road from our guest house. You might remember from my last India trip (in October) that there are quite a number of these dogs in India. Occasionally we hear a kerfuffle between them and other strays. Today on the way to work we heard barking. When we got to the road one of the dogs looked at my colleague and I and started to follow us. (To provide a visual for you dog people, he looked like a basenji pointer cross).
The dog continued to travel along with us - sometimes ahead, sometimes behind, sometimes to the side. Once he even walked right up to us, stopped, looked at me, and gave a sweet doggie smile. He continued to follow us the entire 1/2 mile to work - including crossing a 4 lane road right by our sides.
When we started to approach the office (30 yards away) he looked at us, smiled, turned, and walked away.
What a great way to start the day!