Dui met Ajanta in 1998 at Eumundi Markets, when she had returned from India for a few months back in Australia to make some money and head back again. The universe had decided to put there stalls at Eumundi Markets next to each other, at the time Dui was selling Saris and clothing she had designed out of them, and Ajanta was selling silver jewelry from India and pieces she also made with semi-precious stones. Both being the vibrant happy souls they are, it was friendship at first sight.
A year later, sometime in 1999, Ajanta was travelling around India and had just returned to Delhi after a few weeks exploring the Himachal Pradesh area, and the village of Manali. It was then, by chance, as she was walking down a street in the Paharganj district of Delhi, she spotted a familiar face. Even though she knew Dui was always in India, the girls had not planned to meet up or even knew either would be in Delhi at that time. Thanks universe! So, from there, they embarked on a Rajasthan adventure together for a couple weeks before parting ways and Ajanta heading south.
We thought it would be fun to sit down with them 22 years later and look at a few photos taken from that trip… back when there were no digital cameras so what you snapped, is what you got.