We came across this statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a place of pilgrimage. A few things, like the silver color of statue, absence of any platform or plinth etc. appeared odd. We clicked the picture.

The Surprise part came a bit later, when the ‘statue’ moved. It was no statue, but a man who had applied sliver paint all over his body, put on the garb of the Father of Nation and was standing still as a statue for as long as he could.

Things people have to do to earn their daily bread!


Linking this post to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!


12 thoughts on “Surprise!

  1. Maggie April 15, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    very interesting surprise… I am sure applying paint to his can’t be good… there are a number of these “living”statues here along the sea walk in Mexico… i worry abou t what they use to paint themselves, green or gold…and I am thankful that I don’t have to earn a meager living pretending to be made of stone.

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    • Savita Shetty April 16, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      These people cannot afford quality products, so whatever paint he was using could be harmful.It’s a hard life. Thank you so much for your valuable inputs 🙂


  2. sarusinghal April 26, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I marvel at his ability to stand still for that long. Creative ways to earn bread and butter.

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    • Savita Shetty April 29, 2017 / 8:41 am

      Here, the necessity is mother of invention …. and creativity. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂


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