While I’m still waiting for more opinions on my last post (What is God?), I am here with a new post that has been building up in me over the last couple of weeks.
A while ago, I started posting a daily photo on Flickr. The concept was to get an eye looking for new ideas on a daily basis. I had a hard time for the first few days to find something new to click. I had already shared about 100 photos from literally every corner of the city, so it was very difficult to find new places everyday. Also, one cannot go on a photo-shoot daily, we have our own jobs etc., so I had to find something new at the very same places day to day, and I turned towards people. After all, we can always find new people on the same streets forever.
But what I started as a leisure activity turned out to be a disheartening thing for me. We are a booming economy. People are getting salaries that they never believed they would. Roads are getting poured with more cars and more bikes. India is shining. And as I turn my camera on roads, I find people living at the lowest brink of poverty, at the depth of human dignity. And the socioeconomic system, the religion have deep-sown a philosophy in them to be satisfied in what they are. They neither aspire something higher, nor are they conscious of what destitute life they are living. I am standing between the two extremes of India, and I’m awed with those both.
I wish someone of them grows up to sue me for publishing their pictures in such inhumane state without their consent.
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