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Sunrise's reflection upon a cross | by designldg
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Sunrise's reflection upon a cross

"The oldest living city in the world".


This is a portrait of Vinod who is a "pehlwan" (wrestler in Hindi) who exercises in a small gym club near Scindia Ghat along river Ganga in Varanasi (Benaras).

A few meters down there, Vinod has a little "shop" where he is selling pan, thea, water and sweets.


I shot this image while he was having an Ayurvedic Massage performed by his friend Pritviraj which is part of a pehlwan's training.

It was early in the morning at sunrise and the sun is reflecting upon the cross he is wearing.

Vinod is Hindu however Christian crosses are actually becoming trendy accessories among the indian youth.


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Taken on January 14, 2008