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Christa Pandey


Lucknow at the Imambara – a segment of the monument


Lucknow at the Imambara – the next an interesting sign


Scenes in Shimla – a market stall with shoes


Haridwar – devotion with water bottle


Rishikesh – huge statue of Shiva under repair


Rishikesh – a holy leg is being painted


Rishikesh – the trisul of a ‘holy man.’ (the rest of him did not appear too holy)

Artist_Photo_ChristaChrista Pandey has been connected to India for half a century. She met her Indian husband at the University of Cologne in Germany and, in lieu of a honeymoon, came with him to the United States. Her many trips to family and cultural sites in India have provided much of the inspiration she expresses in her poems. After watching all 96 episodes of the hit Indian television show, Mahabharat, she ventured to capture its main characters in a small chapbook, Maya, and in a companion volume, Hummingbird Wings — Karma Meditations. Both are available at Though mainly a poet she has always enjoyed photography and has published a few photographs as well.

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