Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process

a day’s work


kids at a traffic intersection. They are made to beg by families or by some ‘benefactor’ who takes care of them in return if they are orphans. They have a daily quota which they need to earn else their miserable lives face further misery. I try offering them food but they rarely accept in fear of a beating no matter how hungry they are.

These two were chatting happily like any other kids their age. Then the light went red and they had to be off to work..

PS: Pardon the picture quality since I carry my point and shoot to work and they were a bit beyond the range of its zoom.

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8 responses

  1. So much emotions conveyed in these photos.. How sad it is to see kids like that 😦

    May 23, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    • dhaami

      😦 yep..I almost didn’t post them thinking it might be considered exploitative but even in their circumstances they were laughing and smiling..it just broke my heart

      May 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  2. Great shots.

    May 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

    • dhaami

      thank you!

      May 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

  3. Kieran Hamilton

    It’s such a shame. I’ve heard of this sort of thing before, sadly it goes on in many places. Great shots, though, you capture the moment really well, and the picture quality is fine!

    May 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    • dhaami

      Yes unfortunately these conditions exist all over the world 😦

      May 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

  4. Ish

    Where is the justice.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

    • dhaami

      I wish we had the answer to that.

      May 18, 2011 at 10:31 am

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