Faces of India – 240

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…

Faces of India 240This picture was taken in Asansol district of West Bengal, somewhere in the route of transit between Barakar to Bankura. Coal is a major source of income for the locals there. I was curious to find out what the young well dressed boy was searching in those coal pieces.

The boy looks after his father’s shop dealing with purchase of coal in bulk and selling them off to locals for their everyday use. He was just sorting out the pieces. Not a roaring business according to him but they are managing to pull on. Captured this moment for my faces of India series.

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29 Responses

  1. sylviakirk says:

    I do so enjoy this series, Indrani!! Such a great opportunity to get to “know/understand” the people of India!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I hope you’re enjoying a great weekend!

  2. Nancy Chan says:

    I have heard so much about India but I have not visit India myself. Thank you for sharing India with us through your blog so that we may know more of India. Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. He is posing very nicely… πŸ™‚

  4. Cloudia says:

    Another sensational addition to your worthy project

    Warm ALOHA,

  5. Bibi says:

    Really like this series, Indrani. Makes me all the more anxious to visit India again. Hope you got my message to you.

  6. MP UPPAL says:

    In my part of the country (Punjab), coal has long been replaced-,based on the economic condition of the family- by gas cylinders or kerosene or wood pieces as fuel for cooking.
    The boy seems, not to mind the messy coal job.

  7. Carver says:

    I love seeing your varied faces of India. Another great one.

  8. DeniseinVA says:

    I always enjoy your Faces of India theme. So many interesting photographs of people everywhere. It opens our world πŸ™‚

  9. Bob says:

    Poor boy, working with coal, it will kill him. Excellent photo all the same.

  10. Jeevan says:

    I see coals used only for ironing these days. Hard work will benefit him if he does the job rightly. Nice capture

  11. A great idea for a series, Indrani and the picture does seem a little ironical (no pun intended).

  12. Hilary says:

    This is a wonderfully composed photo. .. the colours.. textures.. and light. Beautiful.

  13. Well captured and very informative series and love his face expression..

  14. True Heroes behind the ‘BLACK!’

  15. Kishor Kr says:

    Another nice capture

  16. Another great addition this is to your projects of assets πŸ™‚

  17. Namita says:

    Great capture Indrani, condition of India is really worst at some places.

  18. Things have changed in my absence. WordPress is cool, Indrani. πŸ™‚

    The boy seems like a diamond among coals. Great capture as usual πŸ™‚

  19. Yogi saraswat says:

    Another sensational addition to your library . Thnx Indrani ji for sharing different scenes from all over the nation to show a common (mostly ) man.

  20. I love this series of yours and as you know I have a similar one when I get the time to post, not so much recently. Take Care.

  21. Najm Nisa says:

    Nice capture.. such a young boy should have been doing something much better

  22. I am not ashamedd to say that i envy you

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