A flower seller’s stall in Trivandrum’s Chalai market
Priest at work: Summer is festival time at many temples in Kerala. This is the priest from a little temple near my place. Every summer, the temple has a 10-day party — its annual festival. And on the ninth day, the presiding deity is taken in a procession for a tour of the neighbourhood, stopping in front of many houses and businesses for a small pooja or offering for a good year. As darkness falls, the throb of the temple drums increase a notch and oil-soaked torches spring to flickering life.
Sunset in summer
Turbulent waves and red flags on the beach mean that the Indian Summer Monsoon is almost here.