Thursday, August 24, 2006


Caught this boy immersed deep in his school books on the foothpath in front of the bank. Such dedication amidst the noise and the busy road! It made me capture the scene with my phone camera. Posted by Picasa


Blogger Atul Sabnis said...

this is really an amazing capture. the 'prison' adds so much more meaning :)

3:34 pm  
Blogger manoj said...

1.tried to joom..(to ensure, whether school book)
2.not possible,thanks to the resolution of ur mobile..
3.good photograph

8:18 pm  
Blogger Mukta said...

the composition is good!

9:00 pm  
Blogger Grey Shades said...

Super! :)

10:18 pm  
Blogger suraj said...

great pic...u captured something really invaluable...

10:26 pm  
Anonymous Parmanu said...

I wonder what's inside his book ...I used to have Tinkle comics ;-)

1:00 am  
Blogger anumita said...

atul: Hey, I didn't really think of it as a prison but thanks for pointing it out. In hindsight, yes, he was in his own world, cut off from the world and nobody could reach him.

1. I already zoomed in 8x and took the picture from the far end of the road. But school book it is, the other pictures show it clearly.
2. It's a humble 1.2megapixel on an instrument which I use as a phone (motorazr v3i).
3. Thanks.

mukta: Thanks. Something chandrika said about everything looking beautiful and good when one is in love :)

grey shades: Thank you.

suraj: Thanks. I tried.

parmanu: Now that I am not sure of :) I had Archies.
But , mukta, :

11:06 am  
Blogger vibhor said...

hi anumita,
you are a nice photographer..

4:40 pm  
Anonymous Gangadhar said...

pretty nice capture..
@Atul..well said,mate!

7:07 pm  
Blogger monk15ad said...

Oh Anumita! you will make me want to cry displaying such dedication on someones part, was it Abe Lincoln who studied under a street light..I barely managed to pass inspite of that 440 V bulbs my dad bought for our bedroom lol!! good catch, BTW how is the RAZR, I am thinking of updrading my phone

2:41 am  
Blogger Abaniko said...

It's heartwarming to see a kid reading a book without anyone prodding him to do so. Usually, kids prefer play over study but this boy is deeply engaged in the book. I bet he'd grow successful because he knows his priorities. BTW, I like the way you composed the pic.

5:19 am  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Yes, a good snap of one future self-made citizen of India. Thanks!!

12:31 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

vibhor: Welcome and thanks.

ganga: Thanks ganga, and Atul as usual find a whole new angle :)

monk15ad: Okay, cut out the sarcasm, but isn't it a amusing sight? I love the motorazr now after initially being unfortable even holding it (happens after you have used a nokia for donkey's years). Now they have different colours too.

abaniko: Welcome and thanks for appreciating the pic. I hope the kid indeed grows successful. I can then at least claim to have taken a candid shot of him as a diligent child.

sudipta: How you doing? Coping... enjoying?

12:47 pm  
Blogger V N said...

Am reminded of another youngster whom I caught reading at the bus stop the other day, even as he was waiting for the bus. Some times I feel life is beng unfair to them. But I guess, thats the way the world is fast turning out to be!

9:26 pm  
Blogger Abhishek said...

Invaluable....and inspiring.
shall print n post it on my room ka wall.

1:47 am  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

My classes haven't started yet: so I am having a blast of a time!! :)

Thanks, anyway... keep bloggin!

6:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have seen this scene many times in mumbai...but never in delhi!!


10:12 pm  
Blogger Prat said...

Nice frame. The yellow grill adds oodles of depth to it.

9:31 am  
Blogger Alapana said...

He is in his own world,And sure enjoying it. Makes me sit and watch the picture again and again.

3:20 pm  
Blogger Manny said...

Hmmm...intersting pic. Notice how he's crossing his legs. Just a wild guess here, does anyone else thinks he could be hiding a boner, and echoing 'parmanu's comment, I wonder whats in the book as post, good blog thanks for the fun read.

5:45 pm  
Blogger monk15ad said...

It sure is a good picture. I told you that already. I hope you start having more visuals in your blogs, though your writing is as good as a graphic display.
Thanks for the advice on the phone, I just found out that I will have to pay a fortune to upgrade and they are also going to charge me activation fees on top.

5:50 pm  
Blogger Arunima said...

yes, I guessed the phone right though it was just a wild guess.:-)

Don't know many models. Know more in Motorola products due to a friend working at Motorola.

6:00 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

velu nair: Welcome. Here in bombay you have people young and old reading at busstops all the time :) During exams some kids are even mugging while walking to school!

abhishek: I wish I could have given you a better resolution for that :)

sudipta: I saw that. Have fun and keep writing all about it.

bips: Yes, you are right. Kids in bbay behave like their lives depended on reading their school books! The way they are at it everywhere!

prat: Thank you so much.

alapana: :) Does it? Actually I watched him for a long time. And then when I looked the other way distracted for a second, I paid the price. He was gone.

manny: Welcome and thanks. Now what he had inside the innocent looking brown covered book I am not too sure of. But he sure had a good look of concentration on his little face :)

monk15ad: One phone is as good as another. Dont waste your money if you dont want to.

arunima: I have had it for a long time now but still haven't learnt how to use it in all its glory.

6:54 pm  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

Good subject. Very rare sight. Wonderful capture.

2:59 pm  
Blogger Varsha said...

lovely pic.....

I have all the time and place to study with such dedication....but the dedication I lack.....sigh

1:32 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

priyanka: Thanks.

varsha: I know. Maybe you should try a roadside studying session to bring in more dedication? :)

11:45 am  
Blogger Sangita said...

Very nice pic..Mobile Cams are so handy I love them for this.. though I missed quite a few pics being shy..

10:40 pm  

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