Strands of marigolds at the Mallick Ghat Flower Market in Kolkata.
Literally and/or figuratively…
bal·anc·ing act noun 1. an action or activity that requires a delicate balance between different situations or requirements.
Yesterday we lost power to our house lasting 24 hours – no way to get the car out of the garage – no internet – no photo of the day – no big deal. Last night – 90 degrees – high humidity – no wind, no fans, no escape.
Today, in hindsight it all seems insignificant, petty and selfish.
A mental balancing act.
People… Your house has a leak!
Kolkata Cabbie – take 2. Love the grin and smiling eyes!
Mom first – vendor second.
Not looking like a picnic or a garden to me!
India is great – Obey the traffic rules!
Life on the tracks beyond the fence. I couldn’t decide – color or black and white? Which one is best?
Kolkata Street Scene.
Fascinated by life on the street. Both in India and Burma – community water spigots are used for bathing, cooking, cleaning dishes, etc.
Pulled Rickshaw Driver in Kolkata.
My heart aches for this man. He stares ahead while a family of three (husband, wife and 4 year old child) load into his rickshaw. Only the child is smaller than him. With muscles taut, sweat beading, barefoot and his sheer willpower he will pull this family to their destination earning only pennies for his efforts.
Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta, India