Friday, October 24, 2008

Ross Island

Ross Island is a beautiful little island just off the coast of Port Blair. It was used the British as an administrative headquarters, the ruins of which have been retaken by the forest to give it quite a jungle book feel.

Ruins of the Church


Church bell tower

Fig trees have reclaimed these British buildings

Fig tree on brick


The British used a desalinization plant to make fresh water out of seawater.

We were on Ross Island to shoot Video Documentary on the water situation of the Andaman Islands, but there was also another film being shot with a dance troupe and all.


Crashing waves caught in the the sunlight

A shaant (peaceful) beach

Golden sunset

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More picture from the trip to the Inner Islands

Anand is reallllly excited about purchasing construction materials, Diglipur

Temple, Diglipur

Chai Stand, Mayabunder

Florescent green of the rice patties, Mayabunder

Bus on Ferry, Andaman Trunk Road
(They can actually fit two buses and a few cars on at once)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

India Dances Together

Dance competitions bring Indians together like nothing else can. These events are usually held on temporary stages set up in public places with lots of flashing lights and big sound systems. They usually accompany a Puja or festival and last long into the night. Local groups of young men... and sometimes women perform choreographed dances to Bollywood hits, and popular songs. These dance competitions bridge religious divides; Hindu, Muslim and Christian, ethnic devides; Hindi, Bangali, Tamil, Ranchi, Malayalam, etc. and cast devides. India has a painful history of communal violence... maybe the answer is one big dance party?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Islands and beaches

We worked hard on this trip to the Inner Islands, but we did get a chance to go to the beach, snorkel and shanti out.

Avis Island

Light house on Avis Island

Dundi, Mayabunder



Thursday, October 9, 2008


When the monsoon comes you just have to take of your sandals and wait it out.


Anand and a bore well survey informant waiting out the rain, Diglipur

Sudheer, EHA Field Staff, Diglipur

Enjoying the sound of the rain on the tin roof, Diglipur.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Even more pics

Beach and fishing dunghies on the way to Wandoor

Rice paddies (no cauliflower here!), Wandoor

I'm a bit skeptical of this architectural design, South Andaman

This isn't an uncommon sight, but no one I asked could tell me what these guys were up to, my guesses, Puja (worship), wedding, funeral, political rally or other celebration.
Delanipur (from my bedroom window)

Sometimes it rains... a lot... monsoon,
Delanipur (also from my bedroom window)