The People of India

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Here are just a few candid pictures of the people I saw whilst  travelling with Jane  in India.

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One thing you notice straight away are the bright colours that everyone wears, some by choice………

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Some because they look cool!

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and some because they just have to!

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Most people that I met were only too happy to pose for a few pictures, but others, mainly in the towns and cities often asked for a few rupees!

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Others were so engrossed in their own little world that they didn’t even notice me taking a snap!

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Some looked like they might be rather hot, especially when they have to wear the burka!

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Some just proud to be in front of their own store!

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Some looked like they were having a lot of fun after a hard day at school!

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Some just liked acting a little coy!

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Some were just enjoying a romantic interlude!

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Some were just rushing off to their next lesson!

Some off to lunch and some lucky enough to be off home!

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Some were happy just to make a sale!

Some were barely able to keep a roof over their heads!

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Some, well most actually, were striving to make a living!

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Some had the entrepreneurial spirit to make a living, I think it would have driven me nuts though!

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Some had the knack of keeping an old machine going………….

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While his mates were just larking about!

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Some were not afraid of a little bit of hard work…………..

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Or in this case a lot of hard work…………

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Some were happy just keeping their little patch of India clean and tidy……………

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Some, especially  in the cities were eager to get to the next money making opportunity!

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Whether  you were working in an up and coming auto spares shop…………….

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Or India’s answer to Kwik Fit ……………

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You just had to have some angle…….

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to make enough money to survive!

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You never found yourself too far away from a roadside snack, and if you were all you have to do is wait a minute and one would come to you!

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This hectic, frantic, lively and energetic society just keeps buzzing along from dawn to dusk and then some!

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With so many bicycles and motorbikes you take your life in your hands just crossing the roads. This is one of the rare occasions you could make a dash for it, this chap didn’t look the type to knock you down!

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Wherever we went people were always very welcoming, and we were always greeted with a  polite wave and a smile………..

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And the traditional salutation of “namaste”!

 

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2 Responses to The People of India

  1. Steve Pullen says:

    Great photos – an excellent record of your holiday

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  2. Tony Payne says:

    India is certainly a gold mine if you like taking pictures of people and their surroundings. You got some really good ones in the collection.

    Liked by 1 person

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