Women at the Back of the Truck – Indians on the Road part 2

Behind Bars

Behind Bars

Here are more photos that are a continuation of my previous post, Indians on the Road.

While photographing this large family of women with their children, all packed into a 2-story truck, I noticed that there were even more women squeezed into the back of the truck. As I explored the side of the vehicle, another opportunity to capture more of this beguiling sight presented itself.

Hidden Smile

Hidden Smile

They were gracious and generous, smiling at my obvious curiosity. I shared the images with them. That is one of the benefits of digital photography: its immediate rewards.

One of the boys, jammed  into the upper story jumped down and started making mischievous faces into the camera like so many of the monkeys I confronted everywhere in India. I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed traveling with that child on an extended trip.

Cheeky Kid

Cheeky Kid

In Her EYes

In Her Eyes

Although this large, extended family appeared sad to see their holiday end, I sensed that they knew they were lucky: lucky to have each other and lucky to have the means to take such a trip. They are part of India’s rising middle class, where adventures in a 2- story truck might never have been possible not so very long ago but today our paths cross, on the road. Like all eager travelers, I’m sure that they are  dreaming of their next holiday.




About ninagrandiose

I am based in NYC but travel regularly to India and Mexico. Both of these countries feel like home. In India I scour the country in search of fabulous textiles to incorporate into my clothing designs. I sit back and let the ambiance and wonder of India seep into my consciousness so I can be inspired to write about what India is for me. I bring a limited number of people to India on exclusive and intimate tours of my favorite hangouts. In Mexico I take in the natural beauty that surrounds me and dance the night away. I constantly give thanks for all this and am pleased to share it all with you.
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11 Responses to Women at the Back of the Truck – Indians on the Road part 2

  1. Very expressive portraits.

  2. looneybitch says:

    these are gorgeous to see. They don’t look posed at all which is a huge advantage over my ” snaps”….. you could make your own story up from here… delightful. Thank you for the trip

    • ninagrandiose says:

      You are always welcome on my trips! No, they weren’t posed. I kept chatting away while behind the lens and I doubt that they understood much but they didn’t mind my intrusion. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. ninagrandiose says:

    Yes, indeed. India is very colorful. There is a lot to like and admire about India and to be confounded by too!

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