Faces of India – 245

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 245

From the condition of his dress you would have made out what he does for his living, no? He is a painter, he paints buildings. He has come all the way from a village near Malda, West Bengal. The lure of a little better earning brought him all the way from Bengal to Bangalore, leaving his family there.

He seemed a very cheerful person and very easy to strike a conversation. I had observed him while he was painting my apartment, and decided to feature him in my faces of India series. In fact he seemed more eager to know the kind of education in Bangalore. Whether CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) based schools are available in Bangalore. His son is in 4th grade and he is keen to see his son pass through this board. He sends money back to his family and manages to go home during big festivals.

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25 Responses

  1. yogi saraswat says:

    He seemed a very cheerful person and very easy to strike a conversation. Enjoying their lives stress free but not sugar free !!

  2. Great captured, Thanks for sharing.

  3. ladyfi says:

    He looks so cheery!

  4. RS Pandey says:

    Grt job, all the best for your mission.

  5. MP UPPAL says:

    He surely is a good painter!

  6. sylviakirk says:

    An admirable man with a terrific attitude!! And a good father! We could all use more people with his attitude!! A great Face for the day, Indrani, as always!! Thank you for sharing!!

  7. Vishal says:

    Great Capture Indrani 🙂

  8. It’s always those that are the bottom rung of the ladder of life that are always smiling. Upar to sab rote hi rahte hain!

    Beautiful in its simplicity!

  9. He seems to be quite a cheerful and definitely masters his artistic job well.

  10. Another of your great capture Indrani .. good to some cheerfulness 🙂

  11. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    The cheerfulness is evident in his expression… 🙂

  12. He looks so cheerful. Great capture, dear 🙂

  13. dNambiar says:

    A lovely little story and a beautiful picture. 🙂
    Happy New Year to him. 🙂

  14. Wow !! So nice of you , giving a person whom we people usually avoid so much of your attention.
    great generosity !!

  15. Great capture!! ynive to see your generosity for a person whim we people in our daily lives usually avoid taking care of !!

  16. Awesome pic Indrani.. This is how a painter looks at the end of a day (Hard work)..

  17. A touching story of innocent smile. Great work, Indrani 🙂

  18. Ami says:

    Nice capture. This is real life

  19. Nice story. The smiling man is good inspiration for hard working out there. His inquisitiveness will change his life some day for sure.

  20. Nice again, Indrani!

  21. Chaitali says:

    The story behind each face gives so much to learn about.

  22. Great capture…..looking full indian…..

  23. Such a positive face and happy smile he has. Please share the comments with him, Indrani. 🙂

  24. ladyfi says:

    He looks cheerful! Nice shot.

  25. PN Subramanian says:

    Beautifully portrayed. Kerala too has a large migrant population from Bengal and Assam. They do not face problems in getting good food unlike Biharis or Bhaiyyas. Incidentally I came across a Bengali painter on the top of a ladder at Kalady. We both were happy to converse to our heart’s content.

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