Story Behind the Picture
This time I am before you with one of my favorite photographs, titled “Hope”. It was foggy and wintry morning of 26 January-2009 when I clicked this image in my city (Bareilly,India). I was on the way to my office to attend the India’s Republic Day function. On my way, I observed a poor old man near a temple. He was physically disabled and hence he was sitting on his tri-wheeled rickshaw. He had placed a replica of Indian National Flag on the lever of his vehicle. The most important thing which attracted me deeply was the hopefulness in his eyes. In spite of his physical disability and poverty, the man wore an incomparable optimism and quietness. Moreover, the tea-tumbler in his hands, the bread in his lap, his blanket & scarf and his bag on the right side of rickshaw, altogether seemed to tell a complete story. All through our conversation, the old man remained very polite and kind-hearted. I departed from that place with deep regards for this man in my heart.
I clicked a few frames. This is one of them. I used a Canon Powershot A -580 compact camera.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma