Faces of India – 128

You can make out what his work is, no? He is one of the many milking men I met in Goshala of ISKON Mayapur, West Bengal. They have not mechanized milking yet. Once that is done many of them are bound to loose their jobs.

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


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30 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Your "people captures" are amazing, Indrani, and their faces say SO much! I'm always moved by what I see and read! Thank you!

  2. jahid says:

    Haha.. Indrani 🙂 will U be able to do that thing? I would rather surrender 🙂

  3. A picture can be louder than the words !

  4. Onkar says:

    Excellent capture

  5. Joop Zand says:

    Very good shot Indrani…. i love it.

    Greetings, Joop

  6. Do you still get the taste of fresh milk? This's what he sees to say.

  7. Jeevan says:

    Beautiful shot! My grandfather would do this casually then

  8. Seriously at work ! Today's children don't get to see even a cow let along milking one 🙂

  9. TexWisGirl says:

    that is hard work every day.

  10. The dirt road at the back of Mayapur Ashram leading to the Goshala and the adjoining shops selling Honey and Milk product is also interesting.
    The subject and framing of milking the cow is excellent with all the associated details have been very nicely included.

  11. magiceye says:

    Once mechanization happens, hope these guys are given suitable alternate jobe

  12. Carver says:

    Great shot. You bring people alive on the page with your excellent shots.

  13. Great photo! I can't figure out if the expression on his face means he is tired or embarrassed or annoyed. It's still a wonderful slice of life shot!

  14. Oh, that will be sad when they lose their jobs, I think. Your Faces of India are always wonderful.

  15. I wanted to see cow's face too 🙂

  16. Brilliant camera work. Poor man, he will lose his job.

  17. DeniseinVA says:

    Marvelous photo Indrani!

  18. Bibi says:

    Wonderful. It isn't easy at first to milk a cow, I've tried!

  19. Lovely picture! This series is going to be fascinating for me who's never been to India!

  20. N Buckles says:

    The eyes says it all. And look he did not miss a beat, milk is flowing.

  21. Oh I really, really like this image!! Well done.

  22. Great capture, Thanks a lot for sharing.

  23. great capture Indrani.. his face says a lot of thing …

  24. Mina Menon says:

    I somehow never thot we could mechanise the milking process! But now that you mention it …

  25. A gentle face on a hard-working man.

  26. Interesting…. His name is Manoj and He milks 8-10 cows daily.
    He is milking and it's just an innocent glance…
    we now have Recently born Radharaman, Radhika, Nadia and Bihari. Beutiful ones may be I shall post their pic. later.

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