Faces of India – 288

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. I bring back memories of places I visit and things I see and also the souvenirs. So why not the conversations and memories of people I meet! See more here


I met this young security guard at Khaba Fort, Jaisalmer. He seemed very cheerful and conversed with him for a while. I was more curious to know if he had seen any ghosts in the ruined village of Kuldhara. ( you can read the story of haunted village of Kuldhara in my post: Khaba Fort, Location, History and Visit to Museum.) His working hours are during day and at night the fort is shut.

Me: Have you seen anything unusual.
He: No nothing.

What about the stories of the village being haunted I asked. Yes he said there are stories, they have always been there and it doesn’t bother him much. I guess when you grow up with such haunted stories from childhood they begin to seem normal to you and the curiosity is no longer there. He was smiling away at my curiosity.

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26 Responses to “Faces of India – 288

  • Yogi Saraswat
    1 year ago

    Probably , I will visit this place next year January !!

  • Man with nonchalant look

  • Hi Indrani, he has the most incredibly contented face! Thanks for sharing. Greetings Jo

  • Good to know that he didn’t care about the ghosts!

  • Jasmin N
    1 year ago

    This is such a wonderful way to get to know to people 🙂 loved this post to pieces ! He sounds like a great man.

  • This man looks so friendly and happy! I love your idea of sharing the people that you meet on your explorations 🙂

  • I love your series! Travel is as much about people as attractions & anything else. Great profile, he seems like a nice man!

  • His face speaks of his calmness.

  • You met so many people during traveling! It’s amazing. This man looks very friendly. It’s nice that his working hours are only during the day. Good thing that you asked about the haunted stories.

  • Loving this series..brilliant capture 🙂

  • I love your blog’s concept – featuring the people of India. I was planning to create one too but since I am quite busy, I don’t have enough time yet to work on this. However, I am looking forward to making one in the future. On the side note, I definitely agree with this man. When you grow up with all those kinds of stories, curiosity would just definitely fade away.

  • Yaay, what a beautiful man to see 🙂 I really like people who can take photos like this and make people look so beautiful. Lovely photo ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

  • I loved this smile.. nice portrait 🙂

  • This is such a great idea…you could easily construct a book of all the faces you compile! By giving us a bit of information about his background, he becomes more than just a face. Beautifully done.

  • haunted village stories would be fascinating to listen to. I like to hear the legend has it or why places have a history of being haunted. The Indian museum would also be interesting to see and learn. I always take my kids to museums since they were small, now I take my grandson when I can visit.

  • He looks kind enough to share and also happy in mood! Nice portrait
    Happy Diwali

  • I love your idea of having a Faces of India series. I believe everyone has their own unique story, you just have to ask 🙂

  • Good smile and portrait, simple but inspiring post.

  • It is always interesting talking to security guards. I find they can be a fountain of information.

  • People like them have a lot of information and are full of interesting facts!

  • This shot is absolutely stunning! I love that you take time to speak with people. I too love hearing peoples stories. You never know what they are going to say!

  • He looks so satisfied with his life, a brilliant capture Indrani.

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