Faces of India – 247

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 247

You have been meeting several tender coconut water sellers in my faces of India series; today I introduce a flower seller to you. Meet Jayamma, the flower vendor whom I met while driving along NH206. In fact you will meet several such Jayammas along various NHs trying to make a small business from the speeding travelers and drivers along the road. Some sell flowers, some their local produce, and if you are driving very early in the morning you will find newspaper sellers too. I usually stop to quench my thirst but this time these strings of kanakamabarams (Crossandra infundibuliformis, firecracker flower) stopped me on my tracks.

She has been selling flowers for past couple of years now, but this is the first time she has been photographed she said. Almost always she has been able sell all her flowers she said happily. And I thought what a cheerful face to meet early morning.

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27 Responses

  1. Cloudia says:

    Another worthy addition to your important series!

    Warm ALOHA to You,


  2. vatsala mallya says:

    Such a charming lady with cheerful face and the bunch of flowers she is holding look so beautiful . It makes a countryside view look lovelly Indrani…

  3. Beautiful captured. Nice post.

  4. Bob says:

    Beautiful woman, lovely photo.

  5. Al says:

    She is indeed very cheerful-looking – a wonderful capture!

  6. Very nice portrait indeed!

  7. KP says:

    I hope a temple is situated nearby to accelerate her sales.I admire these people who do some toil like gathering or buying loose flowers and stringing them to make some money.
    Thank you for highlighting such people through this series of yours.

  8. Jeevan says:

    I have seen women and also men selling flowers on roads and at toll gates, where we stop for collecting tickets. Good capture on her and the flowers also look fresh on the morning.

  9. Nice shot, Have a Nice day. . . πŸ™‚

  10. Carver says:

    What a great shot!

  11. Deepa says:

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

  12. what a cheerful face πŸ™‚

  13. I love this series of famous faces.

  14. Another great addition..

  15. Ami says:

    What a cheerful face when buying some cheer. I have one such lady close to my morning exercise class and I just caught her on my camera too. Will share it with you πŸ˜€

  16. Another great addition. She looks lovely with the bunch of flowers! πŸ™‚

  17. Yogi saraswat says:

    Beautiful captured. Nice post Indrani ji

  18. Arun says:

    And she looks happy being photographed.

  19. Happy and humble in her own style.. Truly they form the back of our Economics.. Thanks for sharing, Indrani!

  20. Superb Collection you have on your blog.Great Work.

  21. shweta says:

    You acknowledged her hard work and gave her an identity among us Indrani πŸ™‚ nice post!

  22. Chaitali says:

    I am touched by your this series as it just not only a creative expression but also shows your kinship towards humanity.

  23. Mridula says:

    Beautiful picture and a beautiful story behind it. Happy to hear that she can almost always sell her flowers!

  24. Such a cheerful face. And loved reading the story of Jayamma πŸ™‚

  25. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    Such a happy face…well captured… πŸ™‚

  26. She looks cheerful.What a great capture!

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