Photographer's Note

The Lottery Wallah : This is another back to back street image from Calcutta.In this daily life image ,you can see a man counting lottery tickets with his eyes closed probably not to lose count of the number of tickets he may have counted so far.Lottery ticket sale is a govt.approved business dealing in denominations of 5,10 rupees to 100 rupees.A lucky draw is held on a particular date,when a ticket is handpicked and the winner is declared.A pauper can become a king by winning a lottery of 1 crore rupees.But then it becomes an obsession for many, who put in a lot of money with a view to win a lottery of high denomination.The man selling lottery tickets here seems to be living in utter misery and destitution,but he respects his livelihood by spreading the tickets on a broken chair.He has also kept a red hibiscus flower on top of the tickets,which is considered holy and auspicious by all Hindus. Hope you will like this one too.

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