Nima Chering was the child who captured our attention, our cameras and [ although we might not concede ] our hearts as well for the short time we spent at the Sanga Choeling Monastery at Pelling, Sikkim, India. We did not get a glimpse of the Khangchendzonga Mountains but we did get enraptured by Nima’s antics. The route he walks to and fro for school is the very same route where we stopped multiple times for a break to gather our breath.

Not only did Nima pose patiently, by the end of it he also succeeded in testing our patience by not giving up trying to pose some more, every opportunity he got or could wrangle from us. I just could not stop clicking the button for his face was captivating – those eyes could have burned holes.

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    1. Thanks Vivek 😀 The kid was cuter! His persona kept changing every ten minutes and he was a joy to photograph.

  1. Nice Pics…Read a small intro, I guess people who stays in mountains develop such an ability to climb faster then others. I read about some sherpa who summitted Mt Everest 19 times… broke his own World Record.

    I wish this kid get good education and upbringing !!!!

  2. Love the post processing. And looks like everyone had a good time – going by how relaxed the kid looks in the photos 🙂

    1. Oh yes, everyone had a good time – by the end of it, I was a tad exhausted photographing the kid – boundless energy – besides he had to go to school and could indulge no more – no wonder I got some shots of him scowling!

    1. I could have if I had printed them soon after returning from the trip but it’s been so long now – I don’t even know if he still lives at the monastery :/

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