A day at the Beach

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The beaches in Madras are usually a flurry of activity – serving both as a poor man’s paradise as well as a hangout for the hip types too. People across all age groups do find their own thing to do – when you end up at the beach. Read a book, talk to a friend, wait impatiently for someone, stare at the waves lashing the shore, munch on some snacks, play awhile, shop for some toys, or just lie down and sleep. My thing was to capture some interesting moments during my visit to the Beach …

This was the first picture I clicked. This little boy was so excited to feel the sand beneath his feet. Where was he running to?
Guess he wanted to join his playmates, who were in serious thought. Which one shall we buy?
Colourful giant wheel and the small merry-go-round
Waiting for business to pick up...
This one is strong enough for both children and adults
This protective brother takes care of his sister as she gingerly wades through the water
While this young man seemed to be waiting expectantly for a text...
The fishermen go about their work
And so does this man, selling sweets by the waves
Some just-cooked corn. Watch the sparks fly!
A spicy chilly snack.. not for the faint-hearted...
Why are you taking my picture?
This little girl finds some time for her studies,while she takes care of her shop. Part-time worker or Entrepreneur?
These horses cross paths, searching for the next customer...One seems to have met with some success
This guy tries his hand at some chin-ups as his family cheers him on...
Business seems to have picked up at the merry -go-round
As well as the giant wheel. The guy up top is bigger than the "giant" wheel
The devil's advocate here seems to wait for the dark, so that he may show off his glowing horns!
As darkness sets in, this man sets upon the dangerous task of setting right the lights at the beach for the benefit of all!

The beach by night? Well that is a topic for just another post 🙂


6 thoughts on “A day at the Beach

    Sukanya Ramanujan said:
    March 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    The sparks and chilly garlands are nice but the poor horses look starved. They shouldn’t be working like that.

      Mathangi Jeypal responded:
      March 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you… As for the horses – guess life at the beach is quite a difficult job for man and beast alike!

    Deeps said:
    March 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Hey da…got ur hands on clicking!!!! Interesting uh????brilliant colors!!gud work machan!!!!enjoy pannu!!!!!

      Mathangi Jeypal responded:
      March 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      hey super happy to see your comment man! 🙂 just started clicking…

    Vimal R Abraham said:
    March 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I was thinking if one was take a hypothetical shot at describing on what would have been in the minds of each of those subjects at the moment you clicked, how would it turn out to be… 😉 Say for example the guy on the lamp post… was he thinking about his safety or was he thinking about the bad debts he has or about the drink he wants to have tonight at tasmac… wondering if it would make sense to take a project like this to capture people’s faces and try some creative writing…. sounds lame & totally vela euh 🙂

      Mathangi Jeypal responded:
      March 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      definitely not lame – for that is currently what I am doing. Trying to collect pictures with the exact same idea in mind! 🙂 Hopefully a post on that soon 🙂 … and yes, great minds think alike!

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