The Red Jiffy


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This was shot on the road from Varanasi to Bodh Gaya and at a few miles before the border of Bihar in a little akhara (gymnasia) lost in the fields near Sakalhida, a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Those pehlwans (Indian wrestlers) are having are having a break during their training and they accepted that I took a few pictures.
All around there was still some heavy fog as It was early in the morning before sunrise.
The red fabric was contrasting with the colour hues of winter.
It was in a jiffy, just the time for this pehlwan to hold this red langot (Indian underwear) that he wanted to wear later at the time to go to work.
Most akharas are active at a very early hour so that after practice members can go to work or school.


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