Faces of India – 252
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…
If you go by her looks and think she is old, fragile and must be docile then you are seriously wrong! I too approached her with the same thoughts in mind. She was sitting in front of the restaurant where we had breakfast, in one of the busy streets of Bangalore. While eating I watched her selling flowers and felt sorry she had to work at this age too. So I decided to contribute something to her earnings.
After breakfast I approached her to buy her flowers. Before she answered to my question how much the strings sell for, she almost had a small packet of stringed flowers ready. I realized her rates were much higher than the normal rates. She kept muttering how she has to complete the sales. Some how I picked up the courage to ask her for a pic for my faces of India series. Instantly she replied; Everybody keeps taking my pic for free. And she smiled.
I went dumb! At this age what confidence she has of her looks. I took out a tenner for her and she seemed happy. She gave me her best ‘simple poses’. After this brief episode she gave me some of her roses.