YES, that's right
i am regressing 5 years.
one my 2nd trip to INDIA, one of the places we went to was
THE CHANDRABHAGA FAIR.
it is an annual event, for indian farmers who want to buy and trade animals.
horses, camels, cows etc.
it is NOT promoted for the tourist, at all.
the big give away, if a fair / festival is targeting the tourist, is, if they sell
this one didn't.
i remember being so thirsty, that i gave in, & had my FIRST CHAI.
after that, i was hooked.
why hadn't i had this before??
i'm getting to the point !!!
at that fair, there was competitions.
THE BEST GROOMED MOUSTACHE
THE LONGEST MOUSTACHE
anyway, i took photos of these men, and their incredible moustaches.
then last trip, i went to a fair in JAIPUR @ j.k.k.
& the man that won
THE LONGEST MOUSTACHE in 2009
he recognised me.
i thought that was incredible!!!
then i recalled that i have his photos, i went and had them developed in JAIPUR, and went back to the fair, to discover he was gone.
so, i had this packet of photos.about 15 in total.
so, this year 2014, i see that the
21st ANNUAL DANCE FESTIVAL
is on again @ j.k.k.
so i get the packet of photos and put in my bag
& off i go, hoping to see this man.
i didn't see him.
HE SAW ME.
and it was a genuine recognisation.
i got the photos out, and showed them to him,
what a smile, he produced.
by this time, we had created a commotion, and out came peoples mobile phones for photos.
then the local paper, came and took photos.
NAY ! didn't make the printed papers.
you can see the FAIR GROUNDS in the background.
she was BEAUTIFUL, even from the back.
take a close at the ears of this breed of horse.
places to buy everything & anything for the horses & cattle.
elaborate head gear for the horses.
i bought my daughter, a halter for her horse here.
what a set !
men getting in touch with their feminine side.
these ladies are cooking potatoes, in their kitchen.
THE BEST GROOMED MOUSTACHE.
you'd think he'd smile, because he won.
this is the man that won
THE LONGEST MOUSTACHE.
it was 92''
the moustache is curly, because, the man wraps the lengths of hair around his ears.
then when the time, he unwraps the length. i can recall the gasp of the crowd.
then the cheering & clapping.
the promotion for this year. 2014
he is the MAN,
i don't know the length of his moustache, but it was REALLY LONG.
it was that long, that he couldn't wrap the lengths around his ears,
wrap each end, on top of his head
& it created a bun.
then he put on his turban.
here i am, giving him his photos.
the flute he has in his hands, is a special type.
instead of blowing from his mouth,
he blew it from both of his nostrils.
it sounded great!
i did decline to have a try.
what i found SO noticeable, was how this man had aged in 5 years.
it is so easy to think that INDIA is a large place, with millions of people,
really it is a small place.
if this man & i can find each other, after all these years.