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NOVEMBER 2016

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY ED MALCIK

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CHENNAI, INDIA

Please submit your favorite,

recent photograph to

be considered for Local

Lens. Images must be high

resolution (at least 300 dpi

at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger)

and must not be in print

elsewhere. Please include

a short description of the

scene/event, as well as your

name, brief biodata and the

type of camera used,

to

locallens@afsa.org.

T

he Chennai community liaison officer organized a visit to a Hindu festival at the Parthasara-

thy Temple in Chennai’s Triplicane neighborhood, which included a procession of statues

carried by young Brahmin men on their shoulders. Afterwards, relieved of their burdens,

the young men kicked up their heels.

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Ed Malcik joined the Foreign Service as a management officer in 1984 following a tour in the Peace Corps, and

served in Douala, Mumbai, Bridgetown, Dakar, Abidjan, Djibouti, Berlin and Stockholm. He retired in 2010

and now relishes his role as a trailing spouse, following his wife, Susan, to Chennai. He took this photo with a

Nikon 300s and a 20mm lens.