Faces of India – 139

I was fascinated by her nose ring but she wouldn’t pose for me till I shelled out some money. Finally, for 10 rupees she gave me her million dollar smile! She didn’t phook (smoke a cigarette) for a long time, she said so as she thanked and took the money from me.
The shot was taken in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh.

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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34 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    she is a pretty woman, but i know i'd have a hard time wearing a nose ring no matter what the size or design. 🙂

  2. Sylvia K says:

    A great capture, Indrani, and quite different from most of your others. You do share a wonderful variety of your countrymen! Terrific series!!

  3. Hilary says:

    Wow.. cool portrait. I like that you shared the story behind how you captured it.

  4. DeniseinVA says:

    Marvelous photo Indrani, a lovely lady.

  5. Joop Zand says:

    Very nice and colorful Indrani.

    Greetings, Joop

  6. She wore a nose ring, beautiful, but, how does she eat?

  7. wat a nose ring!! hw does she manage that ? great find Indarani.. from crores n crores of Indian citizen u r picking so many interesting faces..
    in luv with the series..

  8. Pallavi says:

    It looks uncomfortable to wear but she looks thrilled to be smiling for you! The 10 rs resulted in a million dollar smile.

  9. Beautiful portrait! You'd think the nose ring would be very impractical and perhaps uncomfortable too.

  10. Carver says:

    She has a great smile.

  11. Rs10 still holds value 🙂 nice click

  12. George says:

    It's too bad you had to shell out some money to get this portrait, but it is a great one. The nose ring is really something.

  13. Love the nose-ring, Indrani! 🙂
    Smile & the model too! Also the lady who has shot the pic:)

    I have tagged you in my Post- http://anitaexplorer.blogspot.in/2013/12/pass-parcel.html 🙂
    Pl do take a look and find time to respond by writing a Post! 🙂

  14. Great face of Indian rural soul

  15. Love the nose-ring..but wonder how they manage to wear it all along…have seen similar type of rings ( even bigger) in Rajashthan.
    Nice portrait 🙂

  16. Simple, innocent and honest that is the typical of Garwali-Himachali persons and this is a real good snap

  17. Another awesome click! You are a master of portraiture!

  18. Good shot! 🙂 I would say a well planned shot Indrani…

    P.S. U have been tagged in a post of mine: http://www.deckleedge.info/2013/12/barbaadicom.html Do read and respond! 🙂

  19. great smile indeed. love the nose rings.

  20. She is pretty. Liked your click.. I have tagged you here for a BlogAdda's contest. I hope you will acknowledge.

    Someone is Special

  21. Renuka says:

    Beautiful lady!

  22. A million dollar smile sounds like a bargain at 10 rupees. 😉

  23. Icy BC says:

    Yes, that nose rings are really interesting and for 10 rupees, you scored with that smile 🙂

  24. the nose rings are really amazing but imagine extorting money to be photographed.

  25. Very unusual nose ring, she surely has a million dollar smile maybe if she was educated she would have been a good business woman ……

  26. [ Smiles ] Beautiful and unique.
    That nose-ring is one of a kind; it looks as though it was made by a highly skilled goldsmith.

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