Faces of India – 298

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 souvenirs, frozen moments from my travels, why not some memories of people I have met and interacted during the travels. Faces of India is a weekly series in my blog since MARCH 2011. See more here

Faces of India


This gentleman is a sales guy from a famous Bengali sweet shop of Bangalore. Those who visit the shop K C Das will recognize him. Can you guess why I am featuring him here?

No, not because he packed up the rasagullas for me. I am grateful to him for saving my camera EOS MarkII 7D. I had happily eaten sweets in K C Das and walked out forgetting my camera bag there. I even drove off some distance, 500meters or so, when suddenly waiting at traffic signal I felt I was missing something. And then in a flash I remembered my camera. I was in panic, it was more than 15minutes I had left that shop. I got down there immediately, asked my husband to take the next u turn and come to the shop. From there I ran, yes I was running between the vehicles, crossed the road, on to the pavement, I kept running… I don’t from where I got that energy that day! Finally panting I entered the shop, my eyes scanning the place where I sat. My heart sank when I didn’t find my camera there. For a moment I was lost.

Everybody seemed busy with their activities. The customers eating and chatting, waiters serving, men at sales counter packing, only I stood there frozen, my heart ready to break at the loss of my dear camera. I  then went to the billing desk and told them about the camera I had forgotten. They fished out a bag from their desk and a smile was back in my face instantly. As I reached out to grab my camera bag they said you have to wait till the waiter who served you identifies and confirms that this is your bag. I don’t even remember who that waiter was! After a while he came and confirmed to the billing guy the bag was indeed mine. I thanked him a lot but he walked off to continue his work.

By now my mind was totally tired and relieved. I returned to the shop another day to click his photograph! He gave his usual smile.

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