27.1.2012 / The Indian Proletariat

Added on by Tuukka Ervasti.

It really is quite incredible how many people there are in India. I don't think you can truly ever even start to fathom just how much; you can't help but feel a little lost especially in the more crowded areas of Delhi. It was almost impossible to walk without at least touching hands or shoulders with passing strangers. You feel anxious and excited all at the same time. I want to go back.

India is also a country of extreme gaps between the socioeconomic status of its people and yet it seems to work somehow, to put it loosely. The proletariat is obviously all around you and you can't help but feel great appreciation for the way they go about their business. It really did put my own life into perspective. Nuff respect.

Enough talk, here are some pictures.

 

The fishermen of Goa go through their catch of the day.

A touch more traditional transportation taking place on the outskirts of Chandni Chowk, Delhi.

Food being served to young students in a mountain school in the state of Uttarakhand.