Faces of India – 132

Here I have the picture of taxi driver who drove us around in West Bengal, 700 kms approx in 12 days. The patience he had to take us through the congested lanes and by lanes of the various towns we visited, getting directions from locals, finding eateries; we are thankful to him for everything and for the safe journey we had there. The picture is straight from camera.

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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33 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    a kind man, then…

  2. Sylvia K says:

    We should all be so lucky to have a driver/guide like him! A wonderful capture and a lovely way to say thank you!!

  3. Pallavi says:

    There is a dignified aura around him. These are the people who are truly the heart of a country… The common man who works hard to earn a living. Good capture Indrani.

  4. Jo says:

    What a kind face he has, Indrani. Obviously he is patient, too! Hope you're having a great weekend. Greetings, Jo, Tanzania.

  5. Lovely guide to have.

  6. Renuka says:

    He looks so shy and modest. 🙂

  7. Nice portrait of a common man.A Taxi Driver cum Guide makes him different.
    About 15 years back,i visited most of the important places of Kolkata in a whole day through a taxi,and it seemed,the driver was a guide too.

  8. Joop Zand says:

    Very nice portrait picture.

    Greetings, Joop

  9. Its an interesting idea in here. I do think I can also start something like this. And well trust me my collection will also have a lot of taxi drivers I drove mad on my trips 😀


  10. George says:

    This taxi driver is as handsome as he was good. You found a real gem in him.

  11. Nice way to show your Gratitude..I wish somehow he lands up here and Then he will be very happy.. 🙂

  12. A hero… True to his profession

  13. Good hearted man. And, a lovely ways to say thanks.

  14. amarnaik says:

    hey i like this concept of blogging about faces of india. some of my friends are taking up podcast/video on similar topic.
    nice work

  15. This is such a cool way Indrani ji! Your attempt I can see, can rejuvenate our social integrity. All the best for your efforts. 🙂

  16. Wow thre are gud people indeed 🙂

  17. Reminder to us that we shouldn't stereotype. Not all taxi-drivers are bad. You could share his contact details too so that we could avail his services too when we travel there 🙂

  18. Rarely you find people like this….

  19. Elevating Pedestrians for their tireless efforts !! Great deed !!
    I appreciate that !!

  20. Nice pic. The taxi drivers do require a lot of patience to drive through congested lanes.

  21. I love this idea of sharing the 'common man' with us. Kudos! 🙂

  22. bushra M says:

    He looks tired… Lovely shot dear! 🙂

  23. Carver says:

    Great portrait. I don't see how taxi drivers have the patience for maneuvering in heavy traffic.

  24. Ipsita Roy says:

    highly impressive and 'I-wish-I-had-thought-of-it' way of depiction! 😀

  25. First, i thought this section is dealing with portraiture. Then I realised that it is not only portraiture of their physical appearance, but, this is a humble attempt to recognise the inner light of them. Really a great job!

  26. A kind face full of humbleness. Beautiful pic.

  27. No wonder you have had such wonderful trip!

  28. People who sit inside offices and talk about stress should take a look at this man and learn a lesson or two. I strongly feel that driving in india is by far the most dangerous and stressfilled job of all.

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