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160. Rough roads-Soft toes

Rough roads-Soft toes by Abhey Singh
Rough roads-Soft toes, a photo by Abhey Singh on Flickr.

It was one of those times when you were not able to capture what you actually saw. This mother-daughter couple looked quite happy but as I pointed my camera her look changed. And the photograph having that questioning look on mother and the barefoot daughter tells a completely different story.


I took this photograph on my recent photo-walk to Haji Ali Dargah. At that time time it was mostly out of curiosity and documenting but when I saw it on my laptop It gave birth to a lot of questions. Why people beg? Is it because they don’t have any other option? Or is it because they don’t want to work? Is it emotional blackmailing? Is it a business? I don’t know the answers of any of the above questions. There are not certain answers for anything but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think. A photograph must interact with its audience and this photograph did it for me.

What do you think about it? What do you feel on seeing this photograph?


Holi (Hindi: होली), is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as festival of Colors. It is played with water, colors and everything else :P. I covered the celebration of Holi in and around IIT this year.

I din’t sleep last night as I was watching a documentary on Photographer Richard Avedon. I will write about him in some other post. Everyone in hostel was sleeping so I went to slums in the institute.

Mud-Holi at Hostel-9

Outside the main gate of the institute.

The hawker selling colors

Outside Hostel 10- the girls hostel

The professors celebrating

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