Faces of India – 179

A gardener in a resort I stayed recently. The towel wrapped over his head, his only protection from hot sun, the markings on his forehead all wiped by sweat. 

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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30 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    a nice face for a hardworking gent.

  2. Cloudia says:

    Honorable gentleman

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  3. Sylvia K says:

    As you know, I always look forward to this series of yours, Indrani!! And I do agree with Tex, he does indeed have a nice face. A wonderful capture as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  4. Hilary says:

    There's a lot of story here.. in his face.. his attire.. his eyes.

  5. Jo says:

    I agree with Hilary: a story here; especially the earphone! I, too, look forward to and enjoy this post of yours, Indrani. Have a great day. Jo

  6. Bibi says:

    Handsome man, and I agree with Jo.

  7. Beautiful face, kindness.

  8. DeniseinVA says:

    Another wonderful portrait Indrani.

  9. George says:

    What a handsome, hard-working man!

  10. He's very smart to cover his head in the sun!

  11. A favourite from your series, love the earphone!

  12. I love that this man has the look of his ancestors etched on his face but is also in tune with the modern world as shown by that device in his ear.

  13. Carver says:

    Another wonderful portrait.

  14. Great portrait – it tells a story!

    Best wishes,

  15. Jeevan says:

    Seems like a hard worker and good at heart! Excellent portrait

  16. Looks sincere and dedicated. Well close up, Indrani 🙂

  17. A face seasoned enough from hard work…

  18. What a lovely man! I wonder about his reaction to your request to photograph him. Was he pleased? or noncommittal?

  19. Nice photo. He does not have protection but has a ear plugs for music! I have seen men and women working under 48 degree sun in hisar, unperturbed. A few were smoking bidi.

  20. Thanks friends for all the comments. 🙂

    Kalpanaa, I think he found it very amusing. 🙂

  21. Mridula says:

    I love the earphone!

  22. seasoned, sun tanned face.. with earphone !Nice .

  23. Nice click Indrani 🙂 Is this pic clicked at Mysore? Looking at his forehead with bhasma he seems to be a Virashaiva…

  24. radha says:

    Nice to think they have access to some modern aids that make life easier for them despite their hardships. Nice picture.

  25. so much character in this face and intent gaze. Have a wonderful week. And thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind thoughts. I really appreciated them.

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