Gulbai Tekra, India by leananiemand

Gulbai Tekra, India

Gulbai Tekra a small slum known as ‘Hollywood Basti, because of the women dressed in their colorful clothing. Gulbai Tekra is home to over 1000 families making a living out of carving Ganesh statues. As always most people were keen to have their pictures taken some women veiled their faces with their dupattas revealing only their traditional nose-rings while some posed more boldly and pointed at my mine. In the process, I got caught up in a funeral procession and was welcomed into their midst and did not leave without a bindi.
Its amazing how these women always look so beautiful in their coloured clothes when they live in such poor slums.
December 3rd, 2015  
Sensory overload, all that fabulous colour. Given their living conditions how do they turn out so immaculately clean ?? Another Fav
December 3rd, 2015  
bep
Amazing picture.
December 3rd, 2015  
A wonderful splash of colour -- whatever their living condition is ,they have pride in themselves !
December 3rd, 2015  
This must be fascinating to be amongst this culture. A lovely colourful shot.
December 3rd, 2015  
such a riot of colour and beautiful textiles. The woman in the green looking at the camera has a very interesting expression
December 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful colours!! The lady in green does not look too pleased to have her photo taken.
December 3rd, 2015  
Just love all the color and chaos!
December 3rd, 2015  
Jo
So much colour. Beautiful.
December 3rd, 2015  
xo
terrific shot-love it
December 3rd, 2015  
wonderful, colorful photo ...amazing journey you are on ...thanks for sharing pieces with us ...fav
December 3rd, 2015  
The colours are fantastic! There is a story in this picture! Great capture.
December 3rd, 2015  
Awesome capture and beautiful colors. Fav!
December 3rd, 2015  
Fantastic! Love the colours!
December 3rd, 2015  
Wonderful colour explosion!
December 3rd, 2015  
Ditto to all the above! So colorful!
December 3rd, 2015  
My first thought..........this could be an advertisement for Crayola Crayons! Fantastic capture. fav
December 3rd, 2015  
Brilliant capture, so much colour!
December 3rd, 2015  
splendid
December 3rd, 2015  
You know how to catch the fantastic..... and this is one of the captures...... Love the color, the narrative....... Wonderful.
December 3rd, 2015  
so much color!!
December 3rd, 2015  
Talk about a riot of color!
December 3rd, 2015  
I love the narrative, and all of the wonderful color!
December 3rd, 2015  
Such colours.
December 3rd, 2015  
Brilliant colour - love the brightness!
December 3rd, 2015  
A colour explosion & this is a funeral! Big fave.
December 3rd, 2015  
I love the colors and the patterns. Like a human kaleidoscope.
December 3rd, 2015  
FAV... I love all that colour.
December 3rd, 2015  
Beautifully colorful and already on the PP before I even got a chance to comment on it!
December 3rd, 2015  
Love this colourful shot.
December 3rd, 2015  
Fantastic colours Leanna. But did you get a nose ring?
December 3rd, 2015  
Love the vibrant colors! Enjoying all of your shots!
December 3rd, 2015  
Those colors! As rich as the life you are living.
December 4th, 2015  
You would almost like to know the story of each of the women - someone remarked about living in those conditions how clean and put together they always appear - that is amazing. I've never seen so much color in one small space.
December 4th, 2015  
My favorite for today. Love the varied color. And love the focus on the two women looking at the camera. Great! Fav
December 4th, 2015  
Amazing shot! Fav
December 4th, 2015  
So colourful & such a variety of expressions...I am so enjoying your travels. Fav
December 4th, 2015  
TR
Amazing! I can set and look at this picture for a long time.
December 4th, 2015  
Gorgeous colors!
December 4th, 2015  
Wow
December 4th, 2015  
so beautiful!
December 4th, 2015  
Beautiful colorful shot!
December 4th, 2015  
Incredible colours
December 4th, 2015  
I love the way this frame is filled with wonderful colours and patterns and faces. Fav.
December 5th, 2015  
Very colourful Great capture
December 5th, 2015  
Amazing colors - wonderful shot.
December 5th, 2015  
yes
December 5th, 2015  
Ahhhhh...so much color and it is hard to take my eyes of this! Amazing!!!!
December 6th, 2015  
FAV -- what an utterly fabulous composition! Shooting over the shoulder of the foreground gives such depth, and the entire set of lines created by the women's positions is visually wonderful. A funeral procession? A cultural lesson for viewers.
December 6th, 2015  
Such a riot of colour!Someone is watching you with suspicion! I do like eye contact in a street scene.Fav
December 7th, 2015  
Beautiful capture with amazing colors and POV. FAV
December 8th, 2015  
Amazing display of colors! Fav! Congrats!
December 11th, 2015  
Congrats for TT. Well deserved
December 11th, 2015  
Favulous - congrats, sorry missed this one:)!
December 12th, 2015  
Great colours for Leana. Congratulations.
December 12th, 2015  
Congrats on TT
December 12th, 2015  
Congratulations on TT!
December 12th, 2015  
Beautiful on the TT, Leana!
December 14th, 2015  
Fabulous! Congratulations on TT!
December 16th, 2015  
Beautiful!! Wonderfully colorful.....and, congrats on TT.....I think all your photos should make it there!! FAV!
December 19th, 2015  
...as you say, colourful clothing. The two women at the back are very direct in their stares. Wonderful image. Another Favourite for me.
December 19th, 2015  
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