This website uses cookies to access various functions, personalize its advertising, and analyze traffic. Use of this website implies agreement with our use of cookies. More information  OK

What's new?
Crossing A paradox

Crossing A paradox

1,263 10

Glenn Capers

World Member, New York City

Crossing A paradox

A wedding was in place and an old woman fell to the gerund leading the groom and bride. While another with a long stick marked the place of ever spot she places her hands.
The old way of ceremonial storytelling, about the burden of life for a woman in a small village in India. The groom parades his wife to be around like property. and never looked at her.
This was obviously a prearranged marriage. Centuries old, while today on MTV India the village man is seeing european like women bumping and grinding her man in a plush bedroom or disco.. The cultural conflict is that the village man wants the woman that pop with pizzas .

Everyone is happy and everyone uses bleaching cream on their skin thinking it will make them white and cheat their way out of a lower class into a higher class.

India is waking up but it's not pretty The class system still rules, it's just that there is an amendment to who gets to do the nasty at least in Bollywood and in their minds in Mumbai. It's the top classes that can play the game because they have the money.

You know this might not be true. getting a straight answer from an Indian male on the subject is not easy.

Just that when the village guy comes into the big city and goes to the disco, it becomes clear they don't know how to house party or do Gangnam Style with out thinking its suppose to lead to something lease.

The juxtaposition in life here in India is something one can write aout for a long time.

Comments 10

  • Enzo Leprai 02/09/2013 13:14

    Thank's, Great Story Glenn
  • Berthold Klammer 02/08/2013 19:34

    Extraordinary work!
    regards Berthold
  • BRYAN CRUTE 02/06/2013 10:41

    Superb photo journalism !
    Indian is so complex with the modern face and the deep cultural past trying to meet !
    Arranged marriages still happen here too with Asian populations spreading across the world. Mind the mess Ive made of marriages maybe somebody should have arranged mine :-) sorry if the current wife is reading this only joking love :-))


  • RI Rowly 02/06/2013 9:28

    Excellent Story +++++
  • Romani Mariano 02/05/2013 13:36

    Glenn, you are the master on this style, your photoes are Amazing and your reportage are very real...
    When i see your image, i can feel the real atmosphere of this place!!
  • Nadja Ph. 02/05/2013 8:39 ist gut, dass dem alten Mensch geholfen wird..
    LG Nadja
  • Adele Oliver 02/05/2013 0:15

    yes - and amazing image and story !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • Harald Hagedorn 02/04/2013 22:52

    i´ll second lawson´s comment
  • Paride Pierini 02/04/2013 20:23

  • Lawson McCulloch 02/04/2013 19:38

    A wonderful image and excellent explanation of what is happening here.
    best wishes,


Folders Forgotten India
Clicks 1,263

Public favourites