Starting today, I am hoping to post more photograph-only posts on India Travel Blog. Until now there used to be one such post per week called ‘Friday Photo’. Along with the regular feature on Friday, I will try to post one or two more images every week. I am also increasing the size of the image posted here from 500 pixels to 620. Hopefully, bigger pictures will make the blog look better. Here is one to begin with.
This is an image from Badami, where houses tend to be small and colourful. They are tightly packed on either side of the street and usually share a wall with the neighbouring house. I have often wondered who pays to build the common wall that separates the houses. And who gets the right to ownership of that wall? If one of the house-owners decides to renovate, reconstruct or destroy the wall, does he need to take permission from the neighbour?
The words ‘Shubha Labha’ are painted on the wall with one word written on either side of the door. Literally translated, it means ‘good profit’. You often see these words inscribed in front of houses and business establihsments. I did a quick web search to try and find out the significance of it, but did not find the answer. Any idea?