Faces of India – 324, from Holebagilu, Karnataka

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

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I met her in Holebagilu, a ferry point before crossing over to Sigandur. She was selling chilled buttermilk. She may have gone unnoticed but for the comment she made to me. As I was completing the payment towards the purchases I made she commented – Canon cameras are very good, right?

I was a little taken aback that she made a comment on the performance of Canon 5D. How do you know?… was my immediate question.

She – My husband has one.

Me – that is good. He takes your pictures with it?

She – No! (She suddenly got a bit shy). He is a wedding photographer akka (she addressed me as elder sister) I have seen him handle similar Canon cameras.

Me – You have taken pictures with it?

She – (Laughs) No, he doesn’t let me touch it.

Me – You must start taking pics, it is easy.

She laughed a little more. I was very happy with this little conversation and also because she willingly gave a pose.

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