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In November and early December I returned to India for the first time since 2015.

I have visited India many times since my first painting trip to Rajasthan many years ago now.

I usually combined volunteering as an art teacher in an NGO in Delhi and Kolkata with joyful adventures exploring the country with David.

This time I travelled alone. I decided to combine a week in Udaipur in Rajasthan with a few days in Mumbai, then on to Kolkata (formally Calcutta), and into the West Bengal countryside to the University of Santiniketan to visit Sweety, the young girl I first met when she was eleven years old.

Above are some random images taken in Udaipur where I began my trip. I love the elderly lady in her sari - a timeless image, but for her mobile phone.