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Abhay Singh
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The other camel safari guides, Kunwar and Kamal, let Abhay know their camp is further away and invite him to join them. Camel safari guides typically share provisions and cook together so Abhay packs up and moves his group to the new camp site.
Topics: camp, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay and his camel safari group come across some shrubs, where he gives the camels and tourists a rest break. He unloads the camels and they start grazing in the bush. Two other camel guides, Kamal and Kunwar, come by to help Abhay unload and cook lunch.
Topics: desert, oasis, rest, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay and his tour group start their journey to his home at Barna village.
Topics: camels, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Everyone enjoys dinner while Abhay talks to his fellow camel safari guides Kunwar and Kamal about local and personal matters. Abhay breaks out into song now and then.
Topics: dinner, singing, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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While cooking, Abhay tells stories about India's war with Pakistan. He also talks about the superstitions and religious practices of soldiers, locals and generally in Rajasthan.
Topics: camp, pakistan, religion, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay calls his safari group back to the camp. He rounds up the camels, unties their feet and puts on their saddles before the tourists go for a ride.
Topics: desert, oasis, camels, saddles, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay's group reaches Barna and his family welcomes everyone with some chai tea. They unload the camels and Abhay plays with his 2-year-old granddaughter Gulabo. He even gets her to bring him a beedi (a thin Indian cigarette rolled in a special leaf).
Topics: barna, kids, beedi, chai, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay introduces his elder brother to the tour group (who come from cities across India), explains how he got into the camel guide profession and then details the stories of other family members.
Topics: barna, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay serves tea and shares details of his family and the local culture with his tour group. They come from southern India but have lived in the United States.
Topics: camp, culture, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay serves his tourists lunch after they return from their walk.
Topics: desert, oasis, cleaning utensils, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay takes the tourists on a camel ride into the Desert National Park in Rajasthan. After walking for a while, Abhay becomes tired and stops for a beedi (a thin Indian cigarette rolled in a special leaf). He then gets on the camel himself and starts singing.
Topics: desert, camels, singing, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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The morning fog rolls in while Abhay sleeps in the sand dunes at Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay cuts vegetables, boils rice and cooks lunch while his tourists explore the oasis.
Topics: desert, oasis, lunch, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay wakes up for a sip of water and to go to the bathroom before falling back asleep. He takes care not to walk into the brush where thousands of small holes contain deadly sand vipers and scorpions.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sets up camp at the new site. He makes tea and cooks pakodas (battered vegetable fritters) before it gets dark.
Topics: camp, tea, sunset, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay tells his tour group about the village of Barna, his camels and his family. After they arrive, Abhay introduces them to his family.
Topics: barna, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay and his tour group finally arrive in the Desert National Park in Rajasthan. They come across camel herders setting up camp and tourists doing similar camel safaris.
Topics: sand dunes, camp, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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With the help of his fellow camel guides, Kunwar and Kamal, Abhay finalises the sleeping arrangements for his tour group. They groom the sand, shape some into a pillow and place the mattresses. Abhay then makes his own bed and sleeps.
Topics: mattresses, beds, pillows, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay and his safari group set off from Barna village to the sand dunes. Abhay continues his conversation about Rajput culture and the role of marriage in villages.
Topics: desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay gathers cooking utensils, twigs and sticks to make a fire for tea for himself and the tourists.
Topics: desert, oasis, tea, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sand dunes at the Desert National Park in Rajasthan, where temperatures fall below 0 degrees Celcius.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay and his tour group arrive at the spot where they are camping for the night. Abhay repairs a rope that he uses to tie the forefeet of the camels, and then sets up camp. It's getting dark and cold so Abhay makes a fire.
Topics: sand dunes, campfire, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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More morning fog rolls in while Abhay sleeps in the sand dunes at the Desert National Park in Rajasthan.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay meets tourists at the Jaisalmer-Barmer highway. He teaches them how to ride the camels and and they set off to Barna, Abhay Singh's village.
Topics: barna, kids, beedi, chai, globallivesproject
Abhay Singh
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Abhay calls out and looks for his camels.
Topics: camels, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay continues cooking and coordinating his next day of work over the phone. He then sings while banging on a metal plate.
Topics: camp, dinner, music, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay wakes up, smokes a beedi (a thin Indian cigarette rolled in a special leaf) and speaks to one of the tourists in his group. He then prays while he waits for them to wake up.
Topics: morning, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay cooks dinner and arranges mattresses for his tour group with the help of fellow safari guides, Kunwar and Kamal. There is telephone reception so Abhay calls his boss to make plans for tomorrow when he will take another tour group into the Desert National Park in Rajasthan.
Topics: camp, cellphone, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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One of Abhay's tourists wakes up and they strike up a conversation.
Topics: morning, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay shares information with the tourists about the local culture and politics. They pass cattle and sheep and Abhay calls out to the herders.
Topics: camels, sheep, goats, cattle, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay prepares bread and tea for breakfast for himself, the other camel safari guides and the tourists. He collects wild brush and small sticks for the fire and then chats with the tourists and safari guides.
Topics: morning, breakfast, chai, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Abhay prepares the camels for their trip to Barna village. The tourists help load the saddles and luggage onto the camels at the first camp before they return to the second camp to pack up their mattresses. Abhay washes up the breakfast dishes.
Topics: saddles, camels, breakfast, washing dishes, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
Abhay Singh
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Abhay's tour group chats over breakfast.
Topics: morning, breakfast, chai, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sleeps in the sane dunes in Rajasthan's Desert National Park.
Topics: sleeping, desert, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Abhay Singh
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Abhay sings and the other safari guides, Kamal and Kunwar, join in the fun. After a couple of tourists come over, Abhay asks for whiskey.
Topics: camp, music, whiskey, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
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Abhay cooks roti (bread) over a fire and serves it to his tourists, camel guides Kunwar and Kunal and the Global Lives crew.
Topics: cooking, roti, campfire, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives