Holiday snaps: India

Why Evolution Is True

Instead of readers’ wildlife photos, I thought I’d post some of the pictures I took in India. But readers should continue to send me their good plant and animal snaps. (Make sure they’re good ones, okay? I hate to not put up what readers offer.)

Today we have some people pictures. You can click on the photos to enlarge them.

First, rickshaw drivers taking a break, Calcutta. Calcutta is the only place in India where I’ve seen hand-pulled rickshaws. (The rest of the country uses rickshaws fastened to a bicycle that the driver pedals.) It’s brutal work.

Rickshaw drivers

Ladies having a chat, Calcutta:


Incense peddler, Calcutta:


Bookseller, “Book Lane,” Calcutta:


Women resting after visiting the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta. The sari is, I think, the world’s most beautiful form of female dress.

A street urchin washing his hands:

Street child

This is how people live on the street, and there are many in Calcutta—and all over…

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