Sunday, March 24, 2013

Schoolboys



India can either be a photographer’s paradise or nightmare. People LOVE to have their photograph taken, to the point that if you have any sort of visible camera, you’ll be clicking away non-stop.  Couldn’t resist these young schoolboys, who were delighted just to see themselves on my camera’s monitor.  The one with the topknot is undoubtedly a Sikh. Sikhs do not cut their hair and as a form of respect cover it with an elegantly tied turban. To keep one's hair is a commitment to accept the body in the natural form in which it was born, and to get rid of vanity relating to outward appearance.

Leaving tomorrow, sniff, sniff....

4 comments:

brattcat said...

what an amazing visit this has been. thank you so much for bringing us along with you.

TheChieftess said...

What a wonderful shot! Such beautiful boys!!!
And thank you for the explanation of the Sikh tradition...I knew that they didn't cut their hair, but didn't know the reasoning behind it...
You've led us on a wonderful journey to India!!! Safe travels home!!!

Thérèse said...

Enjoy till the last minute...
Such boys can be met around Folsom, CA from time to time...

Lowell said...

They look so sweet and innocent. Hah! Interesting about Sikhs. Then all mature males wear beards, right?
This is a very fine group portrait!

Can't believe you're on your way home already! Wow.