“Hello? How far is Mall from here?”, stopped my bike and asked these people on a national highway during my road journey to a remote town called Mall(nearly 80km from Hyderabad). The man in the picture said, “20miles…”, and they started to go away from me. And I don’t know why the idea of taking this pic happened. But I interrupted them and requested them to give me a pose for this pic. They obliged and so happened this pic!!
I asked them to give their postal address so that I could post the pic.
“Err.. we’re moving out of this place tonight..probably to Nellore.. And you know, we don’t have any permanent address..Where there’s a work, there we are.. If you see us anywhere in the future, you can give the photo…no problem..”, he said with a thankful tone and moved away…
These people, for better or for worse, are making their livelihood with an incessant journey from the North to the South of the country?!!??
Can I meet them again in the future?? Let’s hope so.
Update on 26th Jan, 2012: I met them this afternoon, at last after so many years!! Seen them at a building under construction near Domalguda. Taken the photo copy (a colored one) in a nearby internet cafe while accessing my online photo album. It’s cool that they remembered me!! No big difference, they say. Only the difference is – I changed my vehicle. 🙂
So this pic is been posted..I mean … given.