Faces of India

“I would rather that my life remain a tear and a smile.
A tear to unite me with those of broken heart;
A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence. “

From A tear and a smile by Khalil Gibran.

Life is beautiful because of the deep and intense emotions we feel, the joys as much as sadness. My experiences of living and travelling in India have brought tears as well as smiles, but despite everything it’s been an incredible and memorable experience! I feel overwhelmed and will definitely return for more! A glimpse of a few beautiful and happy people through my lens 🙂

All portraits are from Pushkar in Rajasthan, Maha Kumbh at Allahabad, Varanasi and Himachal in India.

Vibrant, happy and colorful faces of the people of India
Bright, vibrant, happy, colorful and hopeful faces of the people of India

To know more about these faces, my post on Faces of India – a wider perspective.


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful portraits Ritu – really terrific. And certainly a Color Odyssey as well!

  2. Love the portraits!

  3. Supratim Choudhury says:

    nice series Ritu.. layout with larger photos would have been better 🙂

    1. Thaanks so much Supratim! I just changed the layout 🙂 Got the same feedback! Thanks for friends like you! 🙂

  4. I love it even more now !! :-))

  5. A beautiful collection of images. Great viewing with the “on black” option.

    1. Thanks a lot Andrew! 🙂

  6. Rosemarie says:

    You have wonderful photos of people. The children are charming.

    1. Thanks 🙂 Glad you enjoyed my images!

  7. Gorgeous! Its funny, we have a draft with exactly the same title as this…faces in India lend themselves so beautifully to being captured on film. The people are really willing models too!

    1. heh he! 🙂 yeah and some of our image angles and colors and so similar. Awesome! Good to see the same place through someone else perspective!

  8. Wonderful portraits Ritu!

  9. Yvo1984 says:

    My favorite corner! 🙂

  10. aamjunta says:

    That is what India is… Very well captured.

  11. majaal says:

    Wow amazing collection of pictures, thanks a lot for sharing this. These pictures perfectly shows different colors of India and the innocence and simplicity which people posses . Wherever we go we can easily see and relate to people and places shown in these pictures, this is something which people who are living abroad miss, probably that is.

  12. Ajeeth boaz says:

    Great shots.. Many innocent faces.

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