Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Baccha Party, August 11, 2011


I am very very please to return with pictures for Baccha Party. This Sunday I joined a group of photographers at the Janglee Maharaj Road, Pune, for a photo shoot. The theme was "ambition" we moved around and asked kids what they want to be when they grow up.

First stop at Mc Donalds, while waiting for the rest of the group I spotted six kids, playing outside, so I went to them and started chatting. The first thing they did was put their demand that they want to eat burgers…I said, talk to me for a while and let me click some pictures.  Finally after some bargaining they agreed….

So here it goes,

Ketan, he wants to sell books when he grows up, right now he roams around and begs, during the festivals he dresses like beheroopiya  and entertains people trying to make some money…

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 I did not catch her real name because every time I asked her name Ketan shouted Durga Mata J so I will call her Durga Mata, when I asked what she wants to do when she grows-up…… there was a unsure silence… so I did not push it.

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Deepak… he was pretty chirpy…and played a little politics…by implying only those who get their pictures clicked will get burgers to eat. This was because the eldest of them a girl… was getting very skeptic of getting their pictures clicked. When he grows up he would like to do business of his own. 
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Sunil, in action with his spinning top…he was busy playing and was not interested in what he becomes when he grows up. 
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Lakshmi, She was the eldest, shy, skeptic, silent and not in favor of getting her  pictures clicked, because she thought I would just click their pictures and not buy them burgers at the end. Which is not unusual, because this might have happened to them more than often… 
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So finally…I bought them some snacks from Mc Donalds and I am happy they had something to eat… and enjoyed. 
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I figured they all were related to each other and live near by Janglee Maharaj Road. They were not from pune but have moved from some near by place with their parents in search of livelihood and none of them goes to school.

Next we moved ahead after we were all assembled and briefed about the theme for the shoot. So I got a few more pictures…I spoke to some of the kids and clicked some from distant

Lala, is a vada pao vendor… and was cleaning green chilies.. he wants to grow his business as he grows up. 
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Boy selling munchies.. 
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Pintoo,  he goes to school and also sells munchies to support himself… he is in fifth standard and believes he will be what fates wants him to be when he grows up.
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This kid was trying to cross the road with her mother... she was shy ..silent and probably thinking I was crazy J

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Hope you enjoyed…. because I did.. and came back with a lots of stories but unfortunately I do not have pictures to map to them J may be next time.

and cheers for the Baccha Party!!!!