Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bus Kid

Imran Khan photo.


Blogger Rahul said...

Hey dude....

Thats really amazing pics.... Keep it up whereevr you go with the team..

Wish u and your team all the very best in the champions Trophy...

Tell Lara to maintain his fitness.. because I believe world is yet to notice Best of LARA...

Good Luck...


11:02 AM  
Blogger nitin said...

Why the hell are u guys from the western world so obsessed with poverty ..there is much more to India than that u know.. and just to inform… India can kick ass any country in any field ( never mind cricket right now though ha ha ha!!! )u just need to get educated with the progress this country has made.. there is much more to India than your photos dude.. if u are so interested in projecting India.. please project the positive sides too

11:11 AM  
Blogger Sanchit said...

hey man...

u've showed a picture of india that is showing only one side of coin...

i know,u r bound visit only those places wherever your team goes..but take my advice;INDIA is jst amazing..

go and explore different parts of india,right frm kashmir to kanyakumari..frm kolkata to kandla

either dont showcase india or show it properly...

anyways good effort..

11:23 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel said...

yo omran khan

i dunno wat r u tryin to potray of our gr8 at devp nation... U ppl from west are facinated by the poverty which is SHAMEFUL !!!
Please awake into the 21st century and act more modern !!!!

11:44 AM  
Blogger avi said...

dear Imran,
i don't understand why you want to highlight only the street performers , security personnel , poverty. which i feel is there in plenty in Guyana as well.
you could have shown our multicultural society, high floral and faunal biodiversity as it exists in Guyana.

good luck for champions trophy.


11:46 AM  
Blogger Gautam said...

Hi Imran, saw this Blog courtesy NDTV. Had throught of sending its link to my friends outside India but seeing the Blog I am afraid I would not portray the right India and the present India in front of them. This exists, but this is not all! :) Best Wishes.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Niraj said...

Going by th comments on your site

10:51 PM  
Blogger Vinay said...

Hey Imran,

I must say that the pictures are an amazing effort. However it shows 1% of India, there's still 99% left that hasn't caught your camera's lens.
Why don't you visit Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and then may be make a trip around rural India.
India is definitely unity in diversity - whether its the languages, way of dressing, religion, food, anything that you take is different across each state. It's more like 25 countries under a single umbrella of India.
If you carry on exploring the place, am sure have a great future in India. All the best.

12:36 AM  
Blogger ApniKh0li said...

Well do i need say more Imran.We are indians and we know our plce better than anyone else.In the span of 1 month u can't even taste the roadside food of a single state..that much versatility we have and u r claiming to potray a normal's not west indies buddy!!

1:18 AM  
Blogger Lakshmipathy said...

Hi Imran,

I am absolutely disappointed on seeing the photos published on this website. Every country has got good and bad things. You have shown India in a very bad shape. Mail me I will give the list of beautiful places in this country. You need one more birth to know good things about India. Its good people like you are not living in India. Go back to west indies and never come back to India. India is very big country, you dont know the good places and people of india. Better study about india first and publish photos.

Bad work Indeed,

please leave this country soon.. we dont like people like you staying in India.

True Indian.

2:09 AM  
Blogger LostInVenus said...

Hi Imran,
Forget about the other comments about potraying india this way that way.Hats off to you for actually taking time out to document what you see on the roads of indian and making a piece of memory to share with others.The pictures truely represent india while on in its normal day.The street chat,blue boy, working man and women are the actual facts of the country and i am happy that you are taking with you such memories and not what bollywood projects of india.Thanks for creatig a blog so that we could see through your eyes as to how you llok at india. and ofcourse some wonderfull photographs.Keep it up and all the best.

2:50 AM  
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3:14 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Imran, your photos are raw and real and they show that beauty takes on many forms.

I don't think they paint a negative picture of India, but a different view of the intricately woven fabric that India is.

3:16 AM  
Blogger ApniKh0li said...

let me ask a simple question to LostInVenus...can u tell me to which image u relate yourself?If u think they r true than being an indian u must b in them too...Or lets forget abt everyone and abt u, if u r an indian than in which image u will fit urself...let me know abt an indian who write a blog here and will c his child playing as shown by Mr Imran(Child's Play )!!

3:18 AM  
Blogger Sathya said...

I really appreciate the effort which has gone into documenting these images.In my view the blog provides the picture of a common man in India.It is a platform to showcase the unknown faces of our country and its culture to the outside world.I wud like you to visit all the various parts to get the feel of India.
All the best for Champions Trophy...
May the Best Team Triumph

2:29 PM  
Blogger stingray said...

I loved this pic....You've just taken this lill lad by surprise....I bet you'd never be able to capture these kinda colors anywhere else in the world.

2:50 AM  
Blogger Satya said...

I just read the comments by some of the fellow 'Indians' here and was frankly, disappointed!

So guys, whats your problem? That Imran has taken the photos of common folk, of poverty, of 'poor' India? Come to think of it, go back to each one of those pictures and study them again? What do you see? Do you see suffering? Do you see pain? Do you see despair? Not me! In each of those faces, I see vigour, energy, curiosity, bustle and above all Life! Isn't this the real India?

We are all sitting from the comforts of our rooms, typing away on our laptops asking Imran to show the real India? Tell me friends, what is the real India? High rises, shopping malls, discotheques, pubs, multiplexes?? Or God forbid, are you ashamed of all this?

Imran, I think you have captured India beautifully! Each photo has a story, each photo has a life of its own! Nevermind what some of my brethren here say! Please continue your enriching endeavour!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Naveen said...

Hi, Imran!
FANTASTIC! I have lived most of my life in India and truly believe that you have captured the essence of the country. The outcry from some of the people on "poverty" etc is stupid. What you have shown is true India. Who cares if India has developed or is developing? It still has poverty and suffering for everyone to see and the beauty of the country and its people is to present a genuine and unashamed smile inspite of the hardship and adversity.
Loved each and every picture...a true representation of an amazing country.....Thank you & keep it up!

9:48 AM  
Blogger prem said...


I found your blogsite via Anand Vasu's Footloose in the Pink City article. Excellent pictures I must say. Like you, I'm a Guyanese (now living in the USA) and have never been to the land of my foreparents. All I learned of India growing up aside from a few traditions and such, was like you mentioned, from the Bollywood movies. I've always heard of the poverty and such but never seen it captured in such beautiful images.

This particular one just breaks one's heart! Granted, this kinda stuff (poverty) is found almost everywhere, even here in the USA one of the richest countries in the world! I'm not sure why all these posters are getting their undergraments all tied up in a knot about...they should see these pictures for just what they are - a slice of life on the streets fixed in time!

Keep the pictures coming!

And ALL THE BEST to my boys in the final against the cocky Aussies!!! It's time we show the world some of the vast talent and infinite potential this team has!



9:49 AM  
Blogger Giri said...

Lovely pictures. What is depicted is the real India, pristine and beautiful as always. Sadly, some posters who are in a state of denial chose to remain in the 'other' India that can only be prosperous and flambuoyant and so have an issue with the purity of the portrayal. India is rich, poor, modern, backward all at the same time, making it is a diverse and unique land.

12:38 PM  

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