Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Black and White Perspective through the Moving Train

Since now most of you know about Bhaand Master's fascination for Indian Railways and the work that resulted in. Here is a sneak peak of some black and white pictures that I could chance my hands upon while standing at the door of a moving train.




In villages or the smallest of the towns in India, the most happening place after the market or cinema hall is the Railway Platform. Here a Sardar uses his village railway platform for his morning walk.



Living next to the Railway Tracks in India is very common. Regular businesses go by as the trains pass by. Here a young boy crosses the tracks to join his friends on the other side.



Winter in North India brings dense fog and thus inevitably Trains start running late. Here a family waits for their delayed train.



The beautiful countryside that one is often treated to, while traveling through Indian Railways.



Four different age groups captured together in one frame through a moving train. Something that I feel how the stages of a growing boy in a village would be.



Advertisements about curing impotency, increasing virility and the talented hakims & saints who could cure these ailments are rampant on the bricked walls in Northern India. And the most prominent belt for these advertisements are Etawah-Agra-Mathura-Ghaziabad.



Migration. In the biting cold of a winter morning, a mother and a daughter walk by the railway track with all their belongings.



A Train passing through a small village is almost an event that the kids wait for. Here two young boys cheer from under a bridge as a speeding train passes.



Like people, birds too are no different when it comes to meeting near the Railway Station on evenings.


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10 comments:

Akanksha said...

Lovely pictures Bhaand! I esp like the women and girl, and the kids on the dusty road, and the birds on angled rods, and the family waiting for the train!

Shailesh.. said...

I note with regret your lack of hope for the 3 young boys of village who you think are condemned to a life of hard labor. Have some hope my friend, they have many years to go still.. May be it will work out all right for them..

hardik mehta said...

i m not condemning them. all i wrote is: how a growing boy to man has been captured in a frame. i m not saying that this one boy will become this labor on cycle only....

Akanksha said...

I want to understand why is physical labour being equalled to a condemned life? or lifetime lived in the village for that matter?

Shailesh.. said...

Hardik - point taken
Aks - I used condemned in reference to hard labor. When someone has to do such work and be paid in pittance be it in city or village, I think you would agree that person is driven by survival instinct and not bouquet of choice..

Amitabh said...

This is a lovely collection :-)

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