27 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Not So Rosy a Picture”

      1. What is so difficult for Westerners to understand is that in a democratic country there still can be such a huge contrast between the way rich and poor are living, and that there are still parts in the country were lavatories are not a normal asset in the private house and that so many may think they can use females as a dish and rape them without serious punishment.


        1. What ever you said here is true and brutal reality of the largest democracy in the world.

          A pretty sad story but there is no single reason or solution to it.

          Great to see your views here, Marcus, and thank you so much for taking your time and commenting.


        1. There is still quite a lot of child labor in poorer areas, but there is a lot of work being done, from the government and NGO’s.

          One of this year’s Nobel prize winner for peace is from India( Mr.Kailash Satyarthi) who’s been working for the cause of poor children in India.

          Nice to see your views, Marcus nnd we can certainly hope and work for a better world 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, Divya 🙂

      And the story, you are very well aware of, right?

      No one fails to notice this side of the story, the homeless and less privileged people of this emerging nation.


  1. Wowee, Sreejith. What a shot. Warm colours at the top contrast with cool tones at the bottom. Life can be quite hard in India, people look up and forwards to another place for an “easier” life. Those two kids seem so at peace, sitting on the road and chatting away….but I’m sure when they get up and leave and go home, they’ll go back to a home where work needs to be done (think chores) 🙂

    Beautiful photo. The title fits perfectly.

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    1. The contrast of life in Indian cities is pretty evident here, Mabel.

      As you are very well aware, there is a huge economic disparity in this country. Though India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, there are still millions under extreme poverty.

      People from villages migrating to cities in huge numbers, has created a lot of social issues.

      The kids in this image is also moved to the city with their parents, who works in some construction sites. They have to keep moving from one place to another and live in make shift shelters.

      I was in one of the posh neighborhoods in Bangalore and couldn’t resist shooting this image when I saw these two little girls, completely at peace sitting and chit chatting near this huge compound wall. The other side of the wall is a school for kids of really well off families…


      1. It is sad to see that such a socio-economic divide exists in India. There’s also religious and educational disparities as well (credit to MiaMusings who mentioned this to me on my latest blog post).

        There is a lot of work to be done here before many in India can have comfortable lives, yet somehow the human spirit of the people here always shine through. Which you always capture so nicely. I always see hardworkers with a lot of hope in your photos.

        I suppose many of them move not only in search of, but in hope of a better life.

        Thank you for sharing such beautiful parts of India with us, and showing us the other side as well. Also thanks for responding so graciously to our comments 🙂 I appreciate it a lot.

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    1. Thank you so much Wanda for stopping by and leaving these nice comments 🙂

      It’s clear, you got the message perfectly… it’s a sad but true story of a nation of 1.2 Billion people.

      Though millions of people have come out of poverty over last couple of decades, many a millions are still living under extreme poverty.

      Hope things will get better soon 🙂


    1. Indah, you got the essence of this image perfectly…

      This is a posh locality in Bangalore and quite a lot of super rich people lives on the other side of these tall walls.

      Same time, these kids live quite close by in their make shift houses and their parents work in construction sites.

      This is a common sight in Indian cities where economic disparity is huge.

      A sad but true story, right?


  2. Sreejith – this is such an interesting photo. My ye was first drawn to the paint on the curb and how it matched the two chunks of paint on the wall – – and then of course the shadows have that cool element – and then the flowers have that sense of life one feels when we see children – just this freshness and hopeful kind feeling. then – the petals on the ground, the child’s pants and the color of the flowers all give interest against the yellow and gray…
    BUT – your title had me looking with reserve, which was then informed through the comments – and to imagine the wealthy kids on the other side of the wall – well it added more contrast – and what a great social photo you give us.
    then there are the twos – the2 kids, the 2 holes on the wall, and the duality of color with gray and yellow-


    A while ago I watched a documentary about some Indian children that sold flowers – and it followed their migrating and showed some of their hardship – wow! and well, the comments in this post reminded me of that and I hope things turn around there.

    and here in the Sates, we have a divide too – it is not as major as the economic disparity you refer to – and it is less obvious because of our welfare system and other government programs help keep folks off the streets (but also enable many to work the system), and things are not perfect here either…

    but what a great post – amazing how one photo can have this impact.

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    1. You have given a complete picture of what I wanted to say…

      And “Hat’s off” to your observation skills and I am always curious to see how and what you exactly see in my pictures 🙂

      Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, rather it’s a critique, I would say.

      The added responsibility really makes me more selective and helps in nurturing this craft.

      Hope nature is at it’s best in your part of the world and have a beautiful day ahead 🙂


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