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The Lady by the Roadside

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A Tear rolled down her cheek; I will never know if she was surprised or touched by my attention.

I don’t know how many people have passed by her without a second glance; If not for the camera in my hand and my eyes eagerly searching for a situation to capture, I too could have been one of those people. She was happy to have her photograph taken, cause when I showed it to her, she smiled. That smile didn’t last long enough for me to be able to capture it, because the moment I lifted my camera and pointed it to her, her smile disappeared.

After all, who would help a smiling elderly lady by the roadside?

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The (Balloon) Vendor

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This Picture was taken during Ganesh Chaturthi, 2014 at Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai. This woman, who knew that a significant number of people would turn up, hoped to make some sales and earn a livelihood.

For anyone who knows the significance of being there at that place during Ganesh Chaturthi, would know what I mean when I say that the moment I stepped out of the station to go to the beach, I wanted to turn back. But curiosity led me there; I wanted to experience it for myself. Being an amateur photographer, I thought this would be a perfect time for some candid photography. The timing was, both, wrong and right; wrong because it was overwhelmingly crowded and after a certain point all I wanted to do was go home and right because I managed to get this shot.

It was a onetime thing. I don’t think I will do this again!

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Gateway of India

Gateway of India

~ Reflections ~

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