Laxmi Vilas Palace: and while we stuffed our faces …-5827 by golftragic

Laxmi Vilas Palace: and while we stuffed our faces …-5827

… she kept weeding the gardens.
Like her colourful sari
March 17th, 2019  
I like your composition Marnie - she's so nicely caught between the vegetation.
March 17th, 2019  
Beautiful capture :)
March 17th, 2019  
Nice candid shot. I hope they fed her too after all her hard work.
March 17th, 2019  
I think it's hard for us to understand the way they look at life. While we are so aware of the value of an individual and the potential each person has "to go somewhere and be somebody" they have a very striated understanding of humanity. She is probably happy to have a job while we shake our heads at how little she is paid. That's not to say I think that the caste system is correct but it's really hard for us to get in that frame of mind. I wonder what I would do if I had the opportunity to show some kindness- she probably wouldn't know how to receive it. Great shot.
March 17th, 2019  
@robz In more ways than one Rob.
March 17th, 2019  
March 17th, 2019  
@onewing No way would she have been allowed in where we were. Maybe various staff areas to eat, but I suspect she's one of the castes that are kept out of most things.
March 17th, 2019  
@olivetreeann You're quite right Ann, and India has by far the most rigid caste/class system I've come across in my travels. Add to that the huge wealth disparities all too common across the world and we have zillions of people shut out from what we take to be a 'fair go', to coin an Aussie term.
March 17th, 2019  
Very nice capture.
March 18th, 2019  
Beautiful shot.
March 19th, 2019  
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