Faces of India – 299

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

She was a member of group of devotees seeking small donations in front of a temple. One cannot call them beggars because they usually have a small picture or sculpted image of Gods and Goddesses. So by offering money you are actually offering money to the Gods that they carry around. They in return bless you. I told if you allow me to take a picture I will donate some money.  This lady was in particular very keen to be photographed and she balanced her little basket having the image of God on her head and posed happily.

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14 Responses

  1. She has a sweet smile.
    Were did you take her picture? May be, in Kerala? Are those conch maalas available for purchase?

  2. Carver says:

    What a great shot. I always love your captures for this series. You are so gifted at capturing people. I also like your other shots but I’m not confident enough to ask people I don’t know if I can photograph them so I envy your ability to do that.

  3. Jeevan says:

    Beautiful with smile 🙂

  4. Filipa says:

    Another great photo! The lady looks gorgeous. And I love the colors in the photo.

  5. Its really very pathetic to see such people, they are struggling a lot for their existence.

  6. Tara Nair says:

    The colours are going all matchy with the beautiful smile 🙂 Good shot Indrani!

  7. Great click. The lady cherish being photographed

  8. Yogi Saraswat says:

    The basket is really different and attractive.

  9. Amit Misra says:

    सर आँखों पर . . . 🙂

  10. Nice smile. I am not sure about these ladies but I have seen beggars who are earning more than me. Several years ago in Delhi in front of PVR Saket a maruti stopped infront of me and 5 people got down. There were all dressed up in beggar clothes and immediately went and started begging at different corners of PVR. The begging business has a well defined structure with multiple layers.

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