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Church on the Divide II, Red Cloud Nebraska
Impending Storm
Night at the Fair
Barn in Catherland, Nebraksa
Grand Tetons National Park Adventure
Church on the Divide Red Cloud Nebraska
A tea maker
The View Through Liquid Glass
Antonia's Farm Red Cloud Nebraska
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Festival of Colors
Cornered
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the monk
State of the Union
Chasing sunsets thru the country side.
Foggy trees on a hillside bluff.
sleeping cat in morning light
Budding Flower
Summer time family tradition.  Cave City watermelon on the back porch with granddaughter.
A Plant Bathing in the Morning Sunlight
Hermine 9/5/16 at Roy Carpenters Beach, Matunuck, RI
A sunset on the Trees
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Cornered

The old building in the University area in Calcutta (Kolkata) is mostly crowded with students and other people entering a heritage coffee house on the second and third floors. I noticed a woman begging with her son at the corner. It's not an unusual scene to see a beggar with a child who might be asleep, sick or even faking to get sympathy or alms. Whatever is the reason , the helplessness which forces people to sit in a dark smoke filled , almost suffocating corner on a rainy day is an unpleasant sight that questions humanity. The thin slice of light made their half visible faces more dramatic contrast to the busy people going and coming.

TAGS: Beggar, India, People, Poverty

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Kolkata, India
Member since 2014
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© ANIRBAN MANDAL.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 24
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 7, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 85mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO4500
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PHOTO LOCATION Kolkata, India