12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Transition 01 - A busy street crossing in the ancient city of Varanasi, India
India is a nation in transition. In a country where chaos seems to be the natural condition, this change is not always noticeable. The present speaks with a new assertion, but the past is still a very visible companion. On this busy street crossing in Varanasi, an ancient Indian city, tradition jostles for space with modernity. The sign in the middle quoting a famous nursery rhyme seems to mock the change where every Indian now wants to dress the same, watch the same movies, listen to the same music and buy the same brands. In other words, globalisation. The woman in the bottom left stands still, almost in resistance. An island in this sea of transition.
© Rohan Ghosh.
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||Nov. 27, 2014, 2:36 p.m.