Monday, June 19, 2006


What i never get used to is begging people. I know what the guides are saying, so i did refuse sometimes. Was irritated sometimes, was arrogant sometimes (a trick that my friends learned me and that works!).
But that is not like me, so many times i did look them in the eyes and the only thing i could do was give. To them we are the rich ones (even i had a limited budget), you can not blame them.
But i felt shy and uneasy to be considered the rich one.
Sometimes they wanted to do something back and offered to be on a picture. But i was to shy to install anything.
Framing someone else's misery makes me feel guilty. So pictures are not really clear.
I had my "daily clients" and looking back at them now, softens my heart.
Waheguru, take good care of them (send Rochelle there with a lot of money!)


Anonymous Anoop said...

Framing someone else's misery makes me feel guilty. So pictures are not really clear.

on the other hand, it can act as powerful tool too ( for example, sometimes pictures ( depicting their emotions) really make me experiece their misery)

Monday, June 19, 2006 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger ss said...

Also it often depends on how they are used or presented.

It can make the world of difference.

Monday, June 19, 2006 9:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Rochelle said...

Waheguru, Manpreet-ji. I also have a hard time with begging. I feel guilty for refusing, but I know that at least in the U.S., many "panhandlers," as we call them, use money to buy alcohol. I don't want to support someone's alcoholism.

The raisins idea with the wee ones is great! Do you buy those raisins in your home country? Or in India?

I know it's hard to photograph the needy. On the other hand, showing these photos to others I think helps them to see a part of life they may not have otherwise. It raises awareness. But yeah, I'd have a hard time with that, too.

Monday, June 26, 2006 5:35:00 PM  

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