14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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.
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||Sept. 7, 2016, 12:24 p.m.