Ram Singh is not from the city, he has migrated from a far away state in India, looking for livelihood. There are millions like him, eking out a living in a difficult environment. That he sports a hint of a smile, in not very pleasant circumstances, goes in favor of him in this photograph.
The business paraphernalia is too modest, just a wooden base, supported by a sling around his neck. The items on sale are the raw materials, including some green chillies, tomatoes and a local food called 'bhel'. These will not be sold as it is, but will be concocted into a delicious mixture. Bhelpuri is a cheap snack much in demand by people of India.
To read about this snack, please go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhelpuri
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papagolf21 (110262) 2014-06-12 2:37
Une très bonne scène de la vie quotidienne permettant de connaître les us et coutumes du pays.
Très bon rendu.
shreya2000 (2799) 2014-06-12 3:46
Ram Singh seems to be happy with his present status. He is smiling!!
You have captured the mood of Ram Singh along with Mumbai people. Nice picture showing the Daily life of Mumbai and thousands of people like Ram Singh. Looking forward to see more pics like this taken by you.
danos (103212) 2014-06-12 4:24
nice the snapshot from the daily life of this street seller as sell this tasteful Bhelpuri between the citizens.I like the beautiful presentation as the clarity of the photo.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-12 5:42
a shot with a story, now that is what TE is all about. This is a wonderful study that means so much more after reading your commentary. Fascinating and inspiring imagery! TFS.
Fis2 (107346) 2014-06-12 6:36
Curious scene from street.
Good frame and colors.
I like this daily life shot.
Have a nice evening
pajaran (66294) 2014-06-12 8:23
Interesantan tekst o mestu i prodavcu sa hranom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Prodavac je spremio specijalitet i nudi ga prolaznicima.
Lepo izgleda hrana na drvenom posluzavniku.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and seller of food, nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
The seller is prepared specialty and offers it to passersby.
It looks nice food on a wooden tray.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Nicou (151958) 2014-06-12 9:11
quel portrait et vue de ce homme qui vend ces produits touchant sueprbe scène et captage dans le vif quelle iamge de rue merveilleux.
bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-12 10:06
Another excellent street shot with the main subject in very good and uncluttered view. The crowd of people, the taxis and the big building provide great context to the composition. I should like to see this in black and white as well. Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
lousat (98221) 2014-06-12 15:13
Hi Apurba,an excellent and very interesting capture of this boy,it's nice to read the history on the note about him and about what he sell too,great timing and bright detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (34007) 2014-06-12 19:26
Hello Apurba, very beautiful daily life scene. Wonderfully executed and presented. Like it a lot. Tfs.
All the best,
abmdsudi (58218) 2014-06-13 5:19
A nice street candid about this small-time vendor plying his trade with an enthralling story to tel. Obviously you have cleverly observed the potential of making tis shot within the constraint to compose smartly. This is good street -humanity subject and thanks for the insight and of course your well organised foto work. Well done.
mirosu (16273) 2014-06-13 6:24
Thanks for interesting informative note. The composition of this photo with the man in foreground and the typical street life in BG. Scene I've witnessed many times during my India trips. Just small advise, you should clone out the part of legs an the left side (simple task).
Very well done.
jhm (160851) 2014-06-18 4:25
The focus is more in background than on the face of the man in foreground, maybe through the moving of the man
Excellent perspective and depth, nice choice of your angle.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-06-24 22:02
Excellent portrait of this bhujawala.Very natural environment and surroundings.TFS.
daddo (28110) 2014-07-05 1:27
Namaste Apurba. I saw many young men from Bangladesh whilst in Italy who like this man eke out a living to the constant dismissive comments hurled at them by locals and tourists.They usually sell little gadgets, toys, roses.So much walking, so much hope for a better tomorrow. Regards. Klaudio.