As Brothers and Sisters


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“When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance, we’ve learned to fly the air like birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we havent learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.”
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – American clergyma and activist, 1929-1968)

This is a close-up of Anand’s face shot at the upper terrace which is on the top of my office in Varanasi (Benaras).
Since many seasons he is modelling for the pictures of our collections.
In a country where the “fairer is better” ideology is promoted everywhere, it is breaking a social and cultural taboo to enhance dark skin complexions like his skin.
Over forty years later, Martin Luther King’s words are still an unfortunate reality…

In those strange times where the future seems unsecure, I see people becoming scared, selfish, racist, nationalist, greedy, jalous…and my dreams of happiness and brotherhood become laughable idealism…

It was Friendship day today in India and in many Asian countries, with Anand’s smile I wish a better tomorrow to my friends and to anyone who will take the time to read those words.
Happy Friendship Day…!!!

One Response to “As Brothers and Sisters”

  1. Nice photos !

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