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The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Posted in Dreams of An Enthralling India In Colour with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2016 by designldg

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“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer.
You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things.
But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.”
(David Bailey – English fashion and portrait photographer, b.1938)

This picture was shot in a little village near Varanasi (Benaras) where a few workers of the Red Haloteam live.
When I come and visit the families I enjoy taking pictures of the ordinary countryside life which I find extraordinary as it reminds me a few images from old Indian movies I used to watch when I was a teenager.
Time has passed living fragments of nostalgia and the illusion that hours, months or years could stop over there…

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The Milk of Human Kindness

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by designldg

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“Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.”
(William Shakespeare – English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)

This milkman came to clean his metal jugs in the holy waters of the Ganges near Gay ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
Most of the milkmen in the city do the same after the early morning delivery.
Those men play a vital role in the city, I often see them riding their cycle in the morning and some come to exercise at the akhara where I take pictures.
They carry human kindness…

India is the world’s largest producer of dairy products and home to the world’s largest dairy herd.
Milk output is expected to touch 121.5 million tonnes in the current year, translating into a growth of nearly 4% vis-a-vis the previous year.
India aims to double milk output growth to become a “major player” globally and gain from rising prices.
The country expects to boost output by 10 percent annually in two to three years.

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