Wednesday, September 5, 2012

She Writes, He Writes (Part-I)

In recognition of teachers who teach and in gratitude to my own teachers, a photo-essay on students across the country.

Yes, she writes. Village Jarkhi, Jharkhand





And he multiplies. Village Jarkhi, Jharkhand


And she prays, village Karanjo, Jharkhand
And they go to school, somewhere in Ghumla District, Jharkhand

And they dance. Sewagram, Maharashtra
  
And she plays. At an inter-village school sports competition, near Jagadalpur, Chattisgarh

She goes to school too! Near village Paruthi, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu



49 comments:

  1. the opening post of PhotoBhavana is amazing. Good theme and nice pics. reminds of my school days which were definitely much in a better condition than theirs.

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    1. Thank you, Jayant!! Yes, my school was also in much better condition but the kids in the villages are happy -:) And Yay!!! Yours is the first comment on this blog! Thank you!

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  2. Thanks a lot for the post.Awesome.

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    1. Rupam, thank you so much!!! Coming from a photographer like you...

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  3. beautiful pictures bhavna mam.. BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    reminded me of the time i was in school in our village oh yes I sat on floor with my slate :)

    good luck to every child

    Bikram's

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    1. Thank you, Bikram sir!! So you studied in a village school? Wow? Do you have pics form those days? Would love to see them...

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    2. Well yeah a couple of years i was there.. sadly no pictures , in those days a camera was a luxury and it used to be black and white .. I am talking of the good old days .. when we had to take our own mat of jute from home to sit on in the class room .. :)

      Bikram's

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  4. What a beautiful post, Bhavana. And such a variety of emotions captured in the photographs. Happy Teacher's Day Bhavana :-)

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    1. Thank you Sudhagee!! This is my new passion. I am fickle, am I not:)

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  5. Love the third pic from the top.. :)

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    1. Spoken like a true photographer! The third pic is my fav too-:)

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  6. Brilliant captures all! Congratulations on starting this photoblog. Would love to also read a short narrative......

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    1. Thanks Suranga!!! Yes, am planning on a narrative on my other blog. Just so tied up with work and tried to get my head around things...

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  7. Mmm! Bhavana back and in a new avatar!! Great Pics!

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    1. Hahaha!!! I was back a while ago, Suresh!! Have not been able to visit your site as yet..-:) And thanks!!!

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  8. Big hug to you for all the pictures with life. One can see your heart through them.

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    1. Thanks, Latha!!! Always love to see you in blogspace. Your comments add a lilt to the space-:)

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  9. Didn't know you were a good photographer too! Lovely!

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    1. Aah, Danny--it is my new passion. I enjoy clicking people these days!!! Hahahaha! Thanks for being here and see you soon!

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  10. Wow Bhavana

    Beautiful Pictures...I would name it 'Colors Of Innocence' :D The teachers in the rural regions also seem to be putting in a lot of effort in making education an enriching experience as evident in your pics...Lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jaish!!! Yes, some people do their work but not all...I just took the positive...

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  11. awesome pics and expressions! The innocence of children, really nice.

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    1. Thanks Chatty!!! Yes, the innocence of children holds the earth...

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  12. superb and such honest captures; glad to see a Shining India through your shots :)

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    1. Thanks Priya!!! I hold to my belief in Shining India by putting positive intentions in it...

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  13. beautiful pictures......and their description awwwwwww damn cuteee ......brilliant work

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    1. They were even more cute...children of India...aaaahhh!

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  14. You are a photographer!! And a damn good one too. What expressions on the faces of the kids. Going to school seems to have meaning only in rural settings these days.For the rest, it is a mad race for ranks and marks with a huge load on their backs. Loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Zephyr!!! I have just been lucky with my photographs. I still dont understand the camera :(

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  15. Welcome back Bhavana:) Great pics:)

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  16. And, it was high time that you started a photoblog with pictures that you click that speak volumes. So much to see, understand and appreciate in what we get. I loved the necklace of the little girl in the last pic that she proudly shows over her tie. The monochrome shot does stand out. The deep devotion on her face while praying is so amazing! Keep them posts coming.

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    1. Yes, I loved that girl too--she is so awfully cute with the ornaments and bindi...and yes and loved the monochrome..the schoolgirl never once opened her eyes through the prayer!

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  17. Love it! More power to you as a photographer!

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    1. Thank you---specially coming from you--a wonderful photographer!

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  18. Lovely series! Though by themselves they tell stories would love to hear the stories behind the scenes!

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    1. Thanks, Magiceye! Yes, they have stories...but I like to leave interpretations open at times...

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  19. Thank you for sharing snippets from your tour-you do the toil &we share the fruits!
    Good luck for your new blog.

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  20. Hey nice pics with a good message. Love the b/w picture.

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    1. Thanks Sandeep--specialy coming from you! You rock!

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  21. Awww..their expressions are killing...absolutely delightful. Thanks for sharing the pics, Bhavana.Lovely start...all the best :)

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    1. Yes, I loved the expressions too-:) Children are so easy with their expressions!

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  22. Nothing beats the light of innocence shining in the eyes of a child! I'm looking forward to watching this blog grow, Bhavana.

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    1. Corinne, thank you for your blessings. I am honored to have you here. I have been meaning to visit your lovely blog soon but I am sapped out of energy...please bear with me!

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  23. I loved this post and particularly the them. Dekhte jaqyenge!

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  24. Bhavana,

    I sincerely hope and pray that their future is bright. Impressive photographs.

    Take care

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  25. Such wonderful and lively pictures..hope one day the whole of India be able to read and write..

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  26. Ah! the India of your travels. I'm so glad you got down to doing this. All the best. Looking forward to more. :) I hope you're having fun and taking care. :)

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