Faces of India – 123

Making a living selling flags at traffic signals. A very common sight during Independence Day and Republic Day. A huge flag can cost up to Rs. 500, but then people bargain and it depends on your skills.

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various
characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here.

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32 Responses

  1. We have people here in the states making a living the same way — particularly these days. Another wonderful capture in a superb series. Enjoy your weekend, Indrani!

  2. Nice capture.

    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

  3. Danke liebe Indrani für diesen Einblick in die Gesichter Indiens…

    Umarmung und Grüsse aus der Schweiz, verbunden mir einem herzlichen Dankeschön für all Deine Kommentare zu meinen Werken


  4. These vendors selling small things at traffic signals expose themselves to risk and rejection.But I admire them for doing a honest work for a living

  5. Jeevan says:

    Nice shot from the street! I used to tie a similar flag at our gateway during Republic and Independence Day

  6. Its becoming common nowadays

  7. Joop Zand says:



  8. A nice capture!! Wonderful theme… faces of India 🙂

  9. I try not to bargain with those people, who sell for their living. When we spend 100s of bucks shopping at shopping malls, its really pitty to bargain with these people.

  10. Brilliant image Indrani.

  11. Namrota says:

    The faces we see on traffic signals selling various things do make interesting faces of India. Beautiful capture. 🙂

  12. Onkar says:

    Very expressive

  13. Carver says:

    I love this series. The portraits are always so good.

  14. you have a nice vision for this faces of india series .. will you publish it someday ?

  15. George says:

    I like this photo. I hope he was able to sell a good number of flags.

  16. Wonderful image, so genuine, Indrani!

  17. Nice Indrani to give some thought to the sellers, I too had clicked couple of them selling the flags on ID eve

  18. Bibi says:

    A belated Happy Independence Day to you.

  19. JK says:

    Real snap. The plight of the common man. Well captured.

  20. Lovely capture Indrani as always.Even I saw the autowalas with flags on their autos flying on I-day..I didn't have a camera then but it made an amazing frame too

  21. Gattina says:

    Very handsome face ! Would be even nicer without the moustache, I don't like beards, lol !

  22. Fly Girl says:

    I love the vibrant colors of the Indian fag. The bright hues of the cars and the vendors stark white shirt make this a really lively image!

  23. He must be proud of his country. Great shot!'

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan

  24. Hilary says:

    Good shot. Did you buy one?

  25. Nice Click..BTW which signal is this in Bangalore?

  26. Thanks so much for the comments friends. 🙂
    Hilary, I didn't buy any from this seller, I already had one.
    Hi Harsha, I am not not able to recollect correctly, I vaguely remember it to be before a flyover.

  27. Sounds like a hard way to make a living. I hope people do stop to buy!

  28. mysay.in says:

    Some sell flags for bread and some sell the nation for golden bread .. what a pity … the commoner looks charged up after all its the mark of our identity !!
    Nice Capture Indrani 🙂

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