ladies and gentlemen, Come here!! I can foresee your future!!!
This is the version of every astrologer. There are different ways for prediction, "Parrot-telling" is one of them. These persons have their chambers, generally in a public place, e.g., this snap was taken in the afternoon, near the local railway station. They have a parrot with them inside a wooden cage, and several cards, with full of notes on your future. If you ask them, then the fortune-teller will open the cage, the parrot will come out, and it will pick up one random card, from the rack (at its left). The person will then open the envelope, and explain your fortune. He has also remedies for your defective luck, you can buy stones, iron horse-shoes from him, known to be some shields from the bad omens and bad stars. I personally against this superstition, but I know lots of persons,
have strong belief on their voices.
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goodwill (4226) 2006-06-14 16:45
well doctor, its time to change the very first line-"Frustated People, Come here".
This givesa bad taste Som nath ji.
Overall vivid shot.
Good note too.
keep shooting bu without stings.
arjun_das (1851) 2006-06-15 2:05
Good shot and note. I personally also do not believe in any kind of astrology. Thanks for bringing such a malpractice of a section of people due to the ignorance of common people in TE. And I welcome more such posting from other TE members to help erradicate such kind of practice from our society.
Somnathda, I personally feel that in this case you should have used more shallow DOF as the background really does not enhance the photo more.
pranab (5354) 2006-06-16 3:12
great shot and note. i agree with arjun, it is part of the blind beliefs these people exploit but at the same time they are also essence of our society and a dying culture.
good composition with nice expression. good color.
oochappan (16582) 2006-06-16 11:14
A tight shot with all the attributes of this fortune teller in his environment, the street, good colors, the man posing could be more expressive in his interaction to you, next time tell him a joke while shooting :)).