This Indian man was an artisan in a small village in central India. He was working with jute threads and wood. When I approached his shop, he didn’t even move a finger. He was so seriously indulged in what he was doing, I just took my photo and quietly left. This was in 2003.
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When I visited Bastar in Chattisgarh State in India in 2002, I was also given a tribal dance performance. It was very interesting to watch the dancers getting ready. They were helping each other with their make up, accessories, dresses etc. And as you can see from the girl’s face, they were very much careful and proud with their looks.
Many of us think kids need good, shiny toys, nice playgrounds, bicycles, etc. Well, here is the evidence of the opposite. These tribal girls have the sweetest of smiles on their faces when they lack those toys, playgrounds, what’s more, they have to do housework to help their parents. But believe me…the whole world is their playground and they enjoy it to the end. All they need is an equally warm smile and love. (India, 2002)