Tuesday, March 06, 2007

garland-walla

 
This adorable little boy approached us last night wanting us to buy his garlands. I love these garlands because they smell beautiful. Many Indian women wear them on a regular basis or at the least for special occassions. This is probably the one item that I can consistently buy on the roads for the "correct" price! (or so i think, so don't ruin it for me!) Posted by Picasa

7 Comments:

Anonymous Inthedesert said...

Oh Yes, I remember them so well- the gajra wala. I couldn't affordthem.But today whenI see this picture , the thought that comes to my mind is does the little boy go to school ? does he have a roof ? can he afford health care and food and sanitation.
It brings fond and sad memories.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Crankyputz said...

I love the zeal with which they sell anything to you...

And as far as the kid going to school and such, he probably doesn't....

10:33 PM  
Blogger DXBluey said...

Hey K,

One of the best shots I've seen of yours. You're on my blog reader and do check your shots every day...

Hope all is fine with you.

Are you the same - here comes the hot weather...

Cheers,

Bluey

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Trusha Desai said...

No, the gajrawalla probably makes a few rupees a day to keep body and soul together. Please refer to my blog, I couldn't resist adding your photo and it went really well with today's blurb Right to Happiness.

Thanks ever so much.

12:21 AM  
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7:28 AM  
Blogger Candice & Megan said...

Great capture!

8:47 AM  
Blogger today said...

Gajra (pronounced:ga-ja-raa) as they are called are the most beautiful decorations/ornaments that can be worn by a woman/girl.
No doubt this boy makes pennies a day but it helps a lot to his family. Everyone talks of sending them to school and what not... Remember one thing, you are not talking of today but tomorrow. Education may help him tomorrow but what about filling stomach of his family today. There has to be a program that helps not just this child but the whole family. Unless that is done, these children will keep returning to streets even when you put them to school. I know you are talking of long term benefits but what about NOW?

11:51 PM  

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