I shot it at BABUGHAT, KOLKATA.Few days ago GANGASAGAR FAIR has finished.Before visit, all gangasarar pilgrims landed here from all over India,including naga shadus(naked saint).I get a little naga sadhu,who is not more than 12-13 years old..I shot one moment of him...
Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal(INDIA). This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus. Hence the name Gangasagar Mela. This festival is celebrated during January every year and is a major attraction for millions of piligrams from all over India.
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limule (4176) 2008-02-06 8:33
It is a pity that his face is not apperaing under another angle somehow but the and motion is appealing. It is a very interesting picture. I never thought that Sadhu could be that young....
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-02-06 8:50
Hi Subir, what a strange world for westerners like me. I wonder how a boy of his age find this way and if he lives by his own or in a comunity. Very intersting + thank you for sharing.
quillo (11850) 2008-02-06 8:55
Hola Subir, an interesting note that accompanies a nearby image of the child adorned for the GANGASAGAR FAIR, is a photo with very good details of color and definition, I think that you have done a good reportage that a good critique deserves.
baba_flies (8829) 2008-02-06 10:28
Hello Subir! Wow this so very much different, and so away from my small world, but very fascinating at the same time, and I certainly had to look twice. I don't mind not seeing his face, maybe it would only disturb as he seems so much absorbed with playing, deepend in his own world, difficult for me to follow, but there is no need at all to understand everything that goes on otherwise our life would be boring and would make no sense. I really love this, and I have clicked just applaud through your gallery ... and I can only applaud! Excellent. All my best, Barbara.
nirajsinha (857) 2008-02-06 10:56
Hi Subir Da,
This is extraordinary catch of unique moment, your eyes are so photo searching that you always come with unique things.
Great Learning for me..
scalerman (26900) 2008-02-06 11:04
Subir: saddhu by choice or coercion? Great shot - in fact I would have stuck with this for a series and not missed a single frame. Any more? c
Morac (27565) 2008-02-06 11:25
Cette photo est belle et étrange.
Quelle opposition entre cet enfant et sa culture millénaire tenant dans ses mains cet objet des temps modernes
En même temps cette photo montre aussi que de quelque pays, de quelque culture : les enfants restent des enfants.
Merci beaucoup pour ce témoignage
This photograph is beautiful and strange. Which opposition between this child and his thousand-year-old culture holding in its hands this object of modern times At the same time this photo watch also that of some country, some culture: the children remain children.
Thank you very much for this testimony
everlasting (14361) 2008-02-06 21:29
subir, although i fiund this image a littl disturbing, I cannot ignore the documnentery importance of such an upload. that together with its fine technical quality, and that it the meanign of TE not too pleaee people like myself. Well done!
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-07 6:43
this is more of a reality of the childhood amidst the mosaic of religion subduing the former one...
nice candid shot to portray the hard reality of life...
yes, no doubt great learning from your works :)
sagar (2410) 2008-02-07 7:09
EXTRAORDINARY!!Thats all I can say!!!This is just fantastic!!!
ardni (86) 2008-02-07 21:40
You have real photographer's eye.great.
vincz (19099) 2008-02-07 23:47
Amazing. Incredible POV, incredible scene. Looks like coming from another planet. Another very strong one.
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-02-08 11:22
A dramatic image, but in turn filled with emotion.
The perspective allows us to analyze a scene in the everyday of the Hindu culture, contrasts with the Western world. The protagonist holds most of the frame, allowing full color display details and drama, razor sharp. Well done.
pcp (3394) 2008-02-08 22:55
Beautiful shot and very touching... wonderful colors and light.this kid seems to very serious in playing. well done.
japiey (10163) 2008-02-09 20:33
'Children remain children ' in their moods..
This is a different story, and this little Naga Shadu is shown the perfect way in his reality. His love for the playfull moments and the culture that makes this look what he is now is having different perspectives. That's well shown. Great work, and do we need to see his smile here? Nooo... Subject is important.
Is that a drop of blood in his thighs ?
noborders (1010) 2008-02-23 10:47
Incredible photo, Subir ! The subject and the presentation too... Just perfect, congratulations !
g_badhri (52) 2009-01-03 8:57
This shot explains colorful life without color. Extraordinary shot.
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-13
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony DSC-H2
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: GANGASAGAR AGAIN......
- Theme(s): CHILDREN OF INDIA, your's favorite, "INDIA photos that I'd like to remember (III) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 8:27
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