Street Shattered dreams October 26, 2009 Cute little rose seller | Marine drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India This cute little girl is forced to sell roses on the streets. In an age when they are supposed to study and play this girl is forced to work or end up being beaten for not working. 19.129686 72.815331 Share thisShare on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #Flower#Flower Seller#India#Maharashtra#Marine Drive#Mumbai Post navigation ← A life of devotion Hidden dreams… → 68 thoughts on “Shattered dreams” Comment navigation Newer Comments → A dreamy little girl, so pure natural. A sweet taste you gave! Thanks a lot for sharing. Reply ↓ Wonderful portrait & use of available light – sad storyline! Life is very unfair & a reminder to us in our comfortable western existence that we’re very, very fortunate! Reply ↓ Lovely photo – love the way her foot is turning. Adds a sense of hesitancy to the image. Sad to hear the details behind the photo. :( Reply ↓ sad and touching…..n u have depicted well the story behind this girl with a beautiful yet heartbreaking shot.. Reply ↓ such a beautiful picture with such a sad story behind it… i’m so sorry that things like this go on in this world!! Reply ↓ Beautiful and sad… Reply ↓ poignant Reply ↓ Great capture, i like the mood of this picture! Beautiful work! Reply ↓ Such a beautiful peaceful image for such a tragic story. Thanks for sharing* Reply ↓ Sigh!!! Reply ↓ I know, I see them around here a lot too … heartbreaking and she’s such a beautiful girl. Fantastic photo and strong title .. the way she’s looking at the skyline in the background, knowing she will never live in such a place. Reply ↓ Keep on dreaming. Reply ↓ Another good shot! A litle bit of sadnes in her dreams…? Reply ↓ Beautiful girl watching the sea (or river?) and the city on the other side. A dream for her selling a few roses. Reply ↓ perfect light and a wonderful scene. Reply ↓ Wonderful Capture! Reply ↓ A very lovely picture ! Reply ↓ lovely poignant shot! Reply ↓ Very well done. I really like the emotion captured here. Reply ↓ interesting shadow… for the moment she sells flowers, after these fantastic shadows.. Reply ↓ It is a sad story that you tell – a thought provoking fantastic composition. Reply ↓ bonjour, A nice shot..Beautiful light and composition..bravo! Reply ↓ be positive joshi… who knows may b shes the one who might be walking the ramps in later ages.. portray her courage were she is facing the destiny… , shes as beautiful as the rose she holds , every rose has a torn in that.. its the same case as of u and me dude. Spread the courage through your blog. Buy all the roses from her when you see her next time make her work easy, and i shall owe you those Reply ↓ Pretty hard hitting. You’d think after how far we have come as a race we’d get this kind of thing fixed, particularly in a country that can afford a pretty active space and military programme. Reply ↓ this is incredibly sad! it is also important that we do not turn our heads to this type of behavior in our world! lovely portrait of this. Reply ↓ as someone pointed out, we are not yet to decide if it is shattered dreams or not :) she had a bad start, but look at the picture, she is looking forward to a bright future! Reply ↓ nice lighting…..beau frame….above all a very touching thought….gr8 shot overall.. Reply ↓ love seeing India thru your eyes… You need to post more often! :-) Reply ↓ very touching … and a beautiful picture and great composition. Reply ↓ loved the portrait but very sad story of a girl. Reply ↓ Tall buildings of Malabar Hills, beautiful sea view and bloody hard facts of life in Bombay. Reply ↓ A strong moody shot with a even stronger story. Great documentation and picture Reply ↓ I really like this shot, congratulations ! Reply ↓ very lovely and cute girl! hope she’s happy forever! voted! Reply ↓ La puesta en escena es impresionante, mirando al horizonte como añorando algo que hay a lo lejos. Buen trabajo, como siempre. Saludos. Reply ↓ its sad to see kids being sent to work and away from school. i feel sadder seeing them beg, though :( its nothing short of an organized crime to send kids for begging. Reply ↓ Little girl in big city – eternal theme and you are made it perfectly! Reply ↓ LOVE it ! FABULOUS ! Reply ↓ The image is beautiful, your words brake my heart! The only thing a photographer can do is foollow this girl, when selling roses, being beaten, crying, laughing (it’s a cute little girl), dreaming… Difficult photograpy maybe, but I think testifying is the best way. Reply ↓ !!!! is very strong as symbolic!! Reply ↓ A lovely capture of this adorable child. My heart breaks when I read your story. A very moving composition. Reply ↓ So beautiful! Reply ↓ Amazing!!! simply amazing….i just wish that someday i too am able to reach a level of appreciation of the world around us as you have. your pictures are simply marvelous. for somebody who has always treated photography as a ‘part-time’ hobby, your blog and pictures are like a reminder of why is it that i love it so. thanks for sharing it all…. regards…. ~ Nachi :) Reply ↓ Very nice, love the light ! Reply ↓ Nice background! Well done :-) Reply ↓ aaah i so like the pic, the way she is hiding the flowers :) Reply ↓ Very lovely image of a beautiful girl. Her situation is too common, we all need to remember that even the simplest things are out of reach for so many children. Thanks Reply ↓ Beautiful shot, had you not said she was selling those flowers, I wouldn’t have known. Reply ↓ A classy photograph… I heard someone saying pictures say a lot of things that words cannot and yes this does the same to me. Nice one inded. Reply ↓ Your ability is quite impressive. It looks like too beautiful a spot for such a sad story. I wonder where she is? Reply ↓ Comment navigation Newer Comments → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. 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