On my last visit to Padhimalai, I took my instant film camera with me, and shot several portraits of the wonderful people there. At first, I thought of displaying all the photographs on the mud walls on the main street, but heavy rains made things difficult, so I gave away almost all of my portraits, and it felt good to be a part of this photo making-photo sharing ritual. The pictures posted here are a few of the remaining instant photographs. I also took some photographs with my digital camera also, which I hope to share later.
Padhimali has changed a lot since my first visit several years ago, but people are still wonderful and still there are plenty of friendly faces.