This post is a bit spontaneous – but who doesn’t love a bit of spontaneity in ones life? –
I was going through the pictures of our travels in India for a different post and noticed how all of the photos that we had collected of the people of India made me smile from cheek to cheek. These people paint a wonderful picture of this country with all of their charm, honesty and humility.
So I thought I should share my favourite ones with you, and show you why I really fell in love with India.
1. Mini Entrepreneurs.
When we went to visit the site of ‘The Holy Men’ we were approached by a group of children attempting to make some money by selling whatever they had. Pens, postcards and a whole lot of ambition. The children of India have had to learn fast that in a country where you must work hard to make a living, you need to come up with innovative ways to get by everyday. These boys were born salesmen!
2. Holding Hands With A Stranger.
Visiting a fort ruin near Alwar we met a group of Indian tourists walking the site also. As I sat to have my picture taken I noticed a beautiful young woman not too far next to me on the wall. I asked if she would like to be in the photo and she held my hand. It was a moment of pure openness and acceptance between two strangers.
3. The Indian Little Bo Peep.
– Any cricket fans about? That’s a cricket term if you aren’t. – This jolly old timer was the local cricket bat Mr Fixit.
5. “You Took My Picture, That Will Be 100 Rupees”
This actually happened haha. I asked this little boy if he wanted to have a picture taken with me and he charged me for it! See, I told you these kids knew what they were doing.
6. Local Bakers.
One of my favourite meals was eaten in this restaurant. – Can you spot Rawat? –
7. The Indian “Family Waggon”
8. The Corner Shop.
This lovely elderly woman was selling fresh fruit and veg at the lake side in Jaipur. She chopped me up a fruit and sprinkled it with salt. It was a strangely mouth watering combination.
9. India’s “Healthy Options”
Most street food I found in India was either deep fried or swimming in ghee or oil. This was a street dish I could have eaten all day every day. It was a lentil, tomato and red onion salad seasoned with lemon and spices. Delicious.
10. Family Business
Mother and daughter at their roadside family run mini market.