Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tradition, demolished

Earth moving vehicles have taken over the once busy arterial road. Someday, an elevated train line will come up and hopefully ease commuter woes, but till then, the place is a mess. One would think that with the traffic being diverted, the pedestrian woes would have reduced, but it seems only to have got worse.

But none of it matters early in the morning, when these men use it to catch up on gossip after a visit to the temple.

I particularly liked the contrast between the traditional unstitched garments that the Jains wear during worship, and the heavy equipment in the background.

15 comments:

ladyfi said...

Great contrast: a good photo that sums up the contrasts of India perhaps?

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

This was an excellent example of the two sides of your country. Most interesting.

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

Niki said...

Is their clothing like a big sheet that they wrap around themselves?

Tabitha Bird said...

And the world spins around hey. I love that photo. Life goes on. Even in the face of massive change.

Mason Canyon said...

There is great contrast in the photo.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Your photo composition is always good! You've got a great eye for photography...

Jemi Fraser said...

Nice - the contrast sure draws my eye and has my brain weaving stories!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd say that road is a mess!

Jan Morrison said...

nice photo, Natasha! I love the contrast - and I love the look of comfortable camraderie on the faces of the men.

Clarissa Draper said...

It's an interesting contrast. It's sad and amazing the contrast in the world. Slums next to rich mansions. Park beside the construction site.

Great pic... as usual.

CD

Diane Marie Shaw said...

I think I won't complain about the road construction I have to work my way through. The roads are not shut down like this road in your picture.
I love the group of men talking. Here it seems you are more apt to find a group of women than a group of men together.

Watery Tart said...

It's a great contrast! I love the picture, Natasha! I love too, that they come back to gossip.

Patricia Stoltey said...

As usual, Rayna, this photo is stunning. You're pictures always tell a story.

slommler said...

Wonderful photo and it truly does tell a great story!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - yes, very much a summary of India

@ Yvonne - thank you

@ Niki - yes, it is.

@ Tabitha - it always does, doesn't it?

@ Mason - which is what I so love about it

@ Elizabeth - thank you

@ Jemi - there are stories and stories and stories in every picture, aren't there?

@ Alex - and I would say you are putting it mildly

@ Jan - yes, they are obviously good friends

@ Clarissa - I love the contrasts of India

@ Diane - just when I thought the road couldn't get worse, it does. And it is nice that they are men, isn't it?

@ Tami - gossip is what keeps Indians going

@ Patricia - thank you. You made me blush

@ SueAnn - thank you

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