During festivals, Indians love to decorate their homes with flowers. On any given festival it is very common site in flower markets when buyers & sellers are busy negotiating & trading flowers.
On one of such busy days I was visiting a market in Bangalore when this lady caught my eye, her dedication for her work was inspiring. It didn't take me long to notice the drunk husband, he was just sitting there may be sleeping in between but every once in while he was awake & asking her to hand over the money.
In a sexist society like India where farms, small businesses & stores are mostly own by men & female members of the family end-up working for them, I have seen many women working hard & make a living when their husbands or fathers are busy ordering & collecting money.
Despite the sense of unfairness & powerlessness I admire these women, they are professionals, good providers & most of the time pass on their knowledge & skills to their kids.
Recently I was recalling my very first trip to Kanha national park during a summer vacation. I was a little girl maybe 10 years old. (Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh state in India.)
During the whole trip spotting a tiger was the biggest task & I still remember when I saw a wild tigress for the first time, she wasn't just crossing the road or standing among the trees & giving a strange look. She was enjoying a bath in a small pool for more than half an hour, sun bathing & grooming herself. She was strong, beautiful & free.
A hundred years ago there were around 100,000 tigers, today as few as 3200 tigers are left in the wild, worldwide. Poachers are still continuing to exterminate the world's remaining Tigers & the sad part is that we are the only predators therefore its in our hand to stop the killing & save tigers in the wild.
I am a professional photographer based in New-Delhi India, specializing in people and places with a style consisting of colorful and also monochrome imagery. In this blog I share pictures & stories of my travel & everyday life.