Faces of India – 241
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…
I happened to meet this flower seller lady near an apartment complex. There was no market nearby just her alone. She had spread a cardboard sheet, and she sat there with her packet of flowers tying up a string of jasmine flowers. I knew she would make a good entry for my faces of India series. I approached her on the pretext of buying flowers and we chatted.
She told me she has 8 children.
I asked her how come you are working.
Her reply: All of us contribute to the running of the family and I do this.
To my question if all of them are staying together she said not all but others are nearby.
I asked her out of concern wouldn’t she sell faster if she sat near a temple, she seemed confident she would sell her whole stuff in 2 hours as people in nearby apartment complexes rely on her for fresh flowers.
I think in the end she was happy when I took her picture and made the purchase. She was generous and filled my packet with several loose flowers.