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August 14, 2011

in a free state, where...


the world's fourth largest railway carries 30 million passengers daily


there are no dedicated cycle tracks


the mind is without fear


the head is held high


girl students in government schools have to skip class and run home to use the toilet since there are no sanitation facilities.


a wall needs god's protection to keep it safe from being peed on


the number of gods equals the human population


individual freedom of expression is respected despite the shortcomings


helpful people speak on behalf of an individual who has been robbed of his voice


a people's voice can never be heard


agriculture is still an economic mainstay


farmers, like soldiers, love serving


farmers, like slaves, have to toil in urban jungles for lack of land and opportunities


a person can take a dip with reverence


a person can take a dip for fun


fat ducks roam around in urban parks


elephants are robbed of their habitat


forest guards live in misery with little pay


an older generation fails to disappear


a younger generation lives fast and disappear young


youth is king, still


the food is good at every nook and corner


the best sweets are made


everybody likes a good film


actors are gods


new writers spring up every day


education is a matter of luck


girl children are not really wanted although they are as good as boys when it comes to showing excellence


the nuclear family is being marketed by businesses as an ideal lifestyle


handicrafts is dying a slow death


nobody bothers about what's going on in the islands


one gets to choose from several varieties


public transport fare meters fulfill the condition: e = mc square, 'c' being the speed of light


yesterday's western singers are coming back


the monument of love and loss lies


a man loved his wife so much that he built a monument in her memory


communism and its friends are good art


it's business as usual on the streets


election symbols are intriguing


labour is cheap


freedom means different things to different people


people have to be reminded to vote, to vote, to vote


dustbins are scarce


some villages are beautiful, calm and safe


likes and dislikes are many


the india gate is


monkeys seem to be in power


non-violence turned violent


exclusive urbanisation meant for a few people alienates millions of citizens


the press doesn't care

(independence day, 2011, series. images compiled from the old and new journey basket blogs. some images treated with cross-processing option 2 in lightroom)

3 comments:

  1. I love it - its so expressive - am so proud of ya man :) the pics speak volume...great job!!!

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  2. Great post, sounds and looks more of a reality check. Superb pictures and I like them for the honesty they are projecting...

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  3. thanks 'devil' aka swati. please change your username :p

    thank you saru. most of the pics are old ones, and some are done badly :-(

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