Faces of India – 193

A shepherd boy along NH4. His flock of sheep had managed to hold up fast moving traffic for long causing a jam along the national highway. The little boy startled to see his sheep being photographed and then of him. It took him some time to compose himself and return a smile to me.

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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24 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Another incredible capture, Indrani!! Such a beautiful young face!! Thank you for sharing.!

  2. Nice pic

    ~ Have a nice weekend ~

  3. Jo says:

    Beautiful, Indrani

  4. A picture of maturity,confidence and innocence at such a young age.Great picture.

    Happy New Year 2015 !

  5. Dina says:

    That would be a hard job getting the whole herd quickly across the highway. Poor boy. Wish I could have helped bring up the rear.

  6. Jeevan says:

    Should thank him to providing such a sight despite holding the traffic for sometime… many do not get chances like this unless took off their eyes from the mobiles. Nice shot

    Hope everything is fine with your trip.

  7. Hilary says:

    He does look concerned. I wonder what he thought of you, initially.

  8. Aseem says:

    Must be quite a challenging task for him to take those sheep across the road. Hats off.. Nice pic 🙂

  9. Responsibility at such a tender age! Great!

  10. The innocence of such young boys and girls working at a tender age is truly the gift of God…. A very inspiring Photo… Best Wishes!

  11. Mridula says:

    Sweet looking boy and look what a jam he caused!

  12. Innocence that will soon learn the way of this world..

  13. Responsibility at such young age….!

  14. He looks so familiar….That is because I have encountered so many such lads with herd of sheep in front of our car while traveling.

  15. D.Nambiar says:

    And your lines made ME smile. 🙂

  16. Good Click.

    And You know these shepherds travel down from higher mountains in HP and Jammu once the winters start and keep on traveling for entire 4-6 months downhill. They start returning once the winters starts to end in the plains and try to reach their hill s by April-May.

  17. u have captured the boy's mood perfectly

  18. Innocence turning to maturity …

  19. Early age responsibility…

  20. A young shepherd…..
    Good capture Indrani..
    You sure got him by surprise! 🙂

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