"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Apprentice


In India, working for the family business starts at an early age.

Picture taken in Cochin.

4 responses

  1. What an exquisite child …

    July 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    • It’s odd but almost all Indian children seem very beautiful. Maybe it’s their colouring, perhaps their eyes appear bigger… I’m not sure what makes them so appealing to westerners..

      July 5, 2011 at 8:56 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    I’m sure that you are right about the eyes and having properly defined eyebrows helps too.

    July 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    • Yes, maybe that’s it.
      Sadly, as affluence and junk-food become more common, there are signs of a new breed of genuinely obese children coming through. It seems the wealthier families might become the least beautiful. A case of “the sins of the fathers”…

      July 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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