Harsh realities

street play

There’s something powerful about this image. The angry young man demanding silence, a harried looking woman almost in tears. I shot this during a recent trip to Dilli Haat. It’s a still from a street play on female literacy.

It’s sad to realize that there still are people, especially in rural areas, who see no reason to educate their daughters. After all, they’re just going to get married and look after the home.

I found another startling fact recently. One that cuts across the rural and urban divide. That of stress levels. According to a recent Nielsen survey, Indian women feel the most stress – about 87% of Indian women are stressed all the time. Mind-boggling, isn’t it?

I can only be go down on my knees and thank God for all his blessings and grace in my life.


7 thoughts on “Harsh realities

  1. Profound image, Shinjini. Photos often give such a deeper sense of things than mere words. 87% is an unbelievable number…the suffering must be horrendous. Thank you for raising our awareness.

  2. So many people around have no idea how lucky they are and they don’t realize that their little problems and whining about them it’ s absolutely silly.

    Thank you for sharing this…..

  3. I hope things will change some day and that everyone who want to be educated will have the right to go to school… even if the goal is to stay home with the kids, education is a way to help a country to grow and to evoluate…

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