1-בהודו

Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan,

Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan.

“India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.”
― Shashi Tharoor

India is, without a doubt and without comparison, the noisiest and dirtiest country I’ve ever visited. Pushkar, were this photo was taken, was relatively quiet though.
My response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special post.

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22 thoughts on “1-בהודו

  1. A twist on the Tobias’s theme; I always appreciate “resourcefulness” 🙂 You look as if you belong there 😉

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  4. For me, the slant of the camera and the straight lines do the job. And the red writing to the right pleases me, too. I look at the chaos and still the eye can relax and enjoy… I always have a hard time composing scenes like this one. Chapeau!

  5. That is you in the photo? You look like you blend right in 😀 Noisy and dirty doesn’t always mean a bad thing. It means there is life all around you, with some of them living life the rough and tumble way.

    • Yes, that’s me in the photo Miss Mabel. It’s true that noisy and dirty doesn’t always mean a bad thing, but in India it’s bad: garbage, shit, noisy, smelly, polluted, absolutely no personal space… It was an interesting country to visit, but in retrospect I should have spent less time there and have gone somewhere else instead.

      • Thought you looked dapper in the photo. You could have passed off as a local, or at least someone who is very knowledgeable of the place.

        In general I like to spend a short time in a place and move on. The downside is that it can be tiring.

        • I had to look up the word dapper and I must say: Thank you very much Miss Mabel! 😀

          A short time in a place can be tiring, but the positive side is that you get to see more places.

          • I think the word dapper fits you perfectly 😀 So does the word classy.

            I would take a short trip(s) over no trip at all any day.

  6. I really like the quote and thinking about it I totally agree. A country in a state of advanced decay and your photo has caught that feeling and the noise.

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