A sadhu trying to make a few bucks by amusing the crowd at the 'Tarnetar Fair'.
The most famous fair in Gujarat is undoubtedly the Tarnetar Fair. The Tarnetar fair is visited by more than 50,000 people from all over the State, country and abroad.
The Tarnetar Fair is a "Lokmela" (people's fair)in its true sense. The principal attraction of this fair is the spontaneous folk music and folk dances of the Saurashtra region. There are many tattoo(chhundana) artists and barbers, magicians and madaris. Merry-go-round, circus, photography studios are some of the modern attractions. More than two hundred women perform Garba in a sing circule on the thrillng beats of four drums at a time and to the heart filling tunes of the jodiya pavas (the double flutes).
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softflower (0) 2005-04-18 5:29
Pas très apétissant cette photo juste avant l'heure du déjeuner.
Beau portrait qui restitue bien l'ambiance.
sarju (5324) 2005-04-18 5:33
cool photo man
bindaas photo khiancha hai bhai
he he ... yes it is indeed an eye opener .. now i am going to have nightmares when I go to sleep ... lols
chalo ... India ka naam aur uncha karo bhai .. ha ha (no pun intended)
laters man .. have a nice day
baptistc27 (102) 2005-04-18 5:34
OUCH!!! this pic makes me batt my eyelids over and over again..good colours and what also interesting is a section of the mans hands with currency notes thus clearly stating that it is his form of perfroming art and he makes money for the same...good timing of the photo...keep it up!!!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-04-18 5:46
Not the kind of thing one wants to see when considering Lasik surgery.
Very very graphic
clodreno (0) 2005-04-18 5:50
Wouahhh.. I have never seen this.. This hurt.. i can even look at the image..
Nice catch Ashit..
Galeota (10338) 2005-04-18 6:10
Argh, help. This is awful. This guy can make a fortune in Hollywood playing in horror films. What did he do next? Ate his eye and blew it off his nose?
cyril (2748) 2005-04-18 6:54
Could catch. Seems so real that I can hardly look at it.
mago (104) 2005-04-18 7:09
I feel sick, but I can't look away either.
You get marks for being able to hold the camera steady while looking at this scene. It is certainly an original image.
dsidwell (9771) 2005-04-18 8:24
This sounds like a fun place, though I'll probably stay away from this guy. Nice, direct capture, Ashit, which seems both appropriate and most effective.
danielswalsh (13593) 2005-04-18 8:24
Nice shot Ashit;
I don't know who's got the better EYE, you or him ?!?! Hahaha
AmiBe (6042) 2005-04-18 9:15
... gloups... miam I want a pair of eyes for dinner.
Interesting shot, it's an original way to earn money.
randompics (955) 2005-04-18 9:57
oh gosh this is so disturbing... can't believe up to what extent men can go for money. and it equally disturbs me to see people enjoying it.
but on your part, you have take a good shot. it is technically a good shot.
kabe (2011) 2005-04-18 11:41
Dramatic shot here, Ashit.
What an interesting story!
Very interesting object.
Composition, colors are splendid and exposure is excellent. Very well done.
kikvel (4784) 2005-04-18 13:13
he must be watching a nice lady to have his eye like this!
it is the only valid excuse to do this...
nice shot, a bit weird to many I guess
leschamb (371) 2005-04-18 13:41
ai-ya! Thanks for showing me something new today.
it's a good shot that turns my stomach, and for some reason, the hand at the bottom of the shot looks like it's ready to catch the eyeball if it falls out- that makes it even more freaky
marieaude (1196) 2005-04-18 14:27
Suprise !!!here goes my eyes !!!! brrrrr terrible and strong effect, the photo is very well done, you do have a good eye, and a goos stomac too......
Thank for this different scene. bye
Luan (12971) 2005-04-18 15:05
Ouhou, difficult too look at this amazing shot Ashit ;o). How could you remain concentrated to shoot this good capture...
goldfish (71) 2005-04-18 23:45
nice photo but scary. poor man what a difficult way to earn a few bucks
Steft (5975) 2005-04-19 8:21
Aaagh! Scary that eye!
Very creative photo, Ashit. I have never seen something like this before. Taken at the right moment. Good job!
kennoung (0) 2005-04-19 23:42
a unique daily life photo shot and a truely artist. what other can he perform.
MiKa2000 (2432) 2005-04-24 5:04
Yes ! excellent view ! give me more ;o)
KevRyan (22952) 2005-04-24 8:33
I can think of better things to do for a few bucks - but a great image Ash!
nmess (2301) 2005-04-24 12:38
What a find! I am always amazed at the things people will do to make money. I don't think it's the quality of the image that makes this pic, though it's certainly good. To me, it's the bizarre subject and the bright colors.
maciekda (19895) 2005-04-26 5:44
i can't look at this photo, but it is really good - excellent scene, those rupees in his hand are very important too. very good work
maurazos (0) 2005-05-12 11:39
Completely impressive! I've got no more words to define it. Regards.
sengir (4956) 2005-05-13 19:41
oh my, what a guy! I like the money in the foreground, they add context to the shot ;)
I would crop out the right side (with a purple thing) - it distracts
fiedziu (1764) 2005-07-21 5:13
but what he was doing is terrible
AbdullahCharsee (179) 2005-07-21 5:39
eeeeeek, very well shot and impressive pic, must be even more when you see it real ! I once saw a tv broadcast showing lots of guys inflicting hard treatment to different part of their bodies. One was doing the pretty same thing except that he was using a huge knife to pull out his eye, while grining at the camera.
farshid (365) 2005-10-22 7:31
ooooooooh my god
what a shot.
great shot at the right moment.
i can't belive it!!!
look what money make you do!
thirdangle (34) 2005-11-01 2:08
Really nice shot..
We used do some thing else rather than this kind of stuff..
misk (0) 2005-11-03 6:50
i don't know why i am feeling hungry
hantulaut (3441) 2005-12-20 6:01
what a terrifying moment.
Nicola2004 (104) 2006-05-18 5:24
GROSS!!!!! great shot though
simplyoga (6492) 2006-05-23 4:16
You captured a good moment !!
postvikram (1199) 2006-05-23 4:49
Ewwwwww... this is scary..Well anyway an unique way to earn.
Good capture nice timing.
clarkzor (379) 2006-05-23 4:58
hahah, nasty. Best comment on this was danielswalsh I think. haha. oh my god. this picture will be stuck on my mind for the rest of the day, and I haven't had breakfast yet! Nice capture anyway!
kourosh (2375) 2006-07-23 1:22
well, there should be a category for scary shots! the image is quite well done i think, the eye attracts all attention but still good to include the money in the frame.
Andre-H (1271) 2006-11-03 9:29
Good and very appropriate title here. This looks kind of freaky, and I can't imagine it's all that good for him. The thing that strikes me the most is the contrast between his two eyes; one is bulging out and insane; yet from the other you'd think he was bored, or just getting on with his day as usual.
wilmahabo (262) 2007-10-11 6:16
WOW! I have never seen something like this before. Interesting shot. Thanks for sharing.
totoamoto (2519) 2009-01-23 23:55
Il est fou c'est incroyable, et triste, car faire ca pour gagner de l'argent...
- Copyright: Ashit Parikh (ash_parikh) (2266)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-00-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon F 80, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Human 'performance', E.Y.E.S, Faces of India, Incredible INDIA, India, People of India, Photos to remenber III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-18 5:25
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