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Deolali is a small town some 184 km north-east of Mumbai. It was a British camp soldiers who had finished their tours of duty were sent to, to wait for ships that would take them back home. Most went mad from bordeom, having nothing to do. The term 'doolally' is derived from Deolali, meaning mad or eccentric.
A lot of Deolali is made up of Army cantonment and an Artillery Centre.
Ten years ago, a lot of my relatives and I had gone there for a holiday which we remember to this day the best one of our lives. We stayed in rented cottages in the compund of a huge bungalow called 'Bella Vista' and ate at a then newly opened vegetarian restaturant called 'Niki Sagar'. It was extremely popular with us. We would spend the day walking and exploring the place, admiring the ancient bungalows that beautified the town, bougainvillea adorning all the walls and fences, growing so thickly at places it was difficult to see the houses behind it.
I took this picture on a bridge over the Darna River that flows through Deolali. It was difficult as for some reason the camera wasn't focusing and it was getting dark. Even after editing it a little it's still not that great, but I love how the little family was beaming at me. They couldn't stop smiling and neither could I =). My first photo capturing human emotion and one of my favourites.

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