Snapshot: A Farmboy In Rural Maharashtra Strikes Up A Stylish Pose

17 May 2013

It was a hot day’s ride from Nashik to Indore with my on-board thermometer registering 47 C (117 F)! I sought some shelter from the sweltering sun under these shady trees and Shashank Parwar, here, emerged from his fields to take a look at this strange bike and its rider. When I saw the sickle in his hand, I asked if I could take his photo and he struck up this stylish pose. He was so well-mannered and polite, which I can’t really say about those who are curious about sanDRina and me in urban areas. There’s a lot to cherish about rural life…