We were traveling from Kota (Rajasthan) to Shivpuri (Madhya Pradesh) and taking enjoy of our Morning Tea along a road side Tea Stall. It is very common to hear Tractor voice/noise on Village Streets so it was not very different but suddenly I saw this tractor from back and decided to take a snap. I just opened my Camera bag and Zoomed enough to follow the speeding tractor and I hope I was successful in capturing the view.
These Saharia Tribal Women are the labor going to somewhere, I can hope either they are on their daily Job which may be some Highway construction site or somewhere on a Field.
This is a daily life transportation scene from the historic village road of Sitabari in the Baran District of Rajasthan.
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buscape (6219) 2008-11-02 21:45
beautiful and colorful picture of daily life in Baran.
I like these vivid colors a lot and I hope this way of transportation isn't as dangerous as it looks to the safety- conscious European eyes. :-)
Great shot. Congratulations.
aadilj (18102) 2008-11-02 22:10
Hi rakesh, this one is a brilliantly captured and very Indian scene. I love the colours and heat and dust all around. nice documentation of life
mamalia (242) 2008-11-02 22:36
very nice street scene with vivid colors. thanks for your note.
stego (24030) 2008-11-03 15:26
It's good to see you coming back!
You offer us a vivid and colourful portrait of daily life. I smile at recognising the naive and colourful painting on the back of the tractor exhorting the drivers behind to blow their horns. It kindly reminds me my short visit to India... :-)
It's a bit pity that the faces are so dark, but in such hurried situation, I guess you couldn't do much about it.
Just curious: what is the meaning Sahara in India? I wonder if it has something to do with the great African desert... There is or there was an airline company that had that name also, isn't it?
batalay (36151) 2011-08-01 1:02
In my brief visit to India last year in July, I frequently saw overladen trucks with colorful saris, and wanted to capture a scene like this. Alas, either the light was not good, or the traffic conditions did not allow it. It's a genuinely beautiful "slice of daily life" image. Congratulations.