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This Man was posing as Mahatma Gandhi and waiting for people to drop a few coins in the bucket kept in front of him. Its an innovative and more dignified form of begging but nothing more than that i suppose. May be its a common phenomenon in India but it was the first time i saw someone like this and hence the snap out of curiosity.

Where I found this -
Near Tirupati there is a place called Paap Vinashini Ganga. Its a small waterfall sort of a feature, trickling down a small height. There's a belief that whoever taes a shower under it is absolved of his/her sins and if this is done on a particular day of a particular month/ season (according to the Hindu Calender) one is absolved of all of one's sins since birth.
At the entrance of that place, there are couple of shops selling all sorts of artefacts and that was pretty much where i saw this one (an artefact in its own way)...

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  • Copyright: Shruti Rustagi (fragrance) (60)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-30
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-08-14 4:01
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