Happy Children | Street Photography In Jaipur

I was in the walled city area of Jaipur for street photography when I captured this picture during the Teej festival. These kids were waiting for the Teej procession in one of the busy bazaars of Jaipur. They were busy playing & enjoying amongst themselves. I shot a couple of pictures but this one remains my favorite. I don’t think I need to mention the reasons. They say a picture is equal to a thousand words.


This picture reminds me of this quote on children.

“… the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms,… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves”   C. Joybell

Having explored many cities, I feel Jaipur is one of the best places for street photography in India. Did you read Jester | Teej Festival Jaipur Check out more pictures from street photography in Jaipur

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69 thoughts on “Happy Children | Street Photography In Jaipur

    1. Thanks for adding on. I agree with your thoughts. Unfortunately, the kids have so much pressure. The general opinion is that parents knows the best which is not always true. There are benefits of letting them be themselves. How’s the scenario in UK? Are kids over protected and “over-police-d”?

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  1. What a beautiful shot, Arvind! Very spontaneous capture, I must say! I do believe in the quote you shared—sums up the essence of good parenting for me.

    Thank you for joining us this week, Arvind. Wish you a great week ahead.

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, Esha. I feel we need to do away with overt control attitude over children. “Let river takes it’s course” unless otherwise dictated.
      Always happy to join, Esha. 🙂


    1. Happy to hear that you work with schools, Cornalia. I’m sure it provides you with an immense joy; something cannot be measured. 🙂
      I feel in general the choices of kids are often ignored. The reason? Parents feel they know what is best for a kids. This partlly true but not completely. What’s your opinion since you have been working with kids and schools?

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      1. Arv, I do feel the same, here in the USA, kids are overwhelmed by too many choices and parents push their kids a lot, where I think kids should really be able to do what their calling is instead of what the parents want them to do. And indeed photographing the kids in schools adds an immense joy to me.

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      2. I guess there are so many pressures on kids these days. We impose our thoughts and beliefs without understanding what kids want.

        I’m glad you enjoy photographing kids, Cornelia. 🙂
        I would love see your ictures, if that’s possible. I assume there must be rules you have to adhere to.


  2. This indeed is such a candid and lovely picture. I think one of the greatest gifts we can give children is the joy of unstructured time. Standing and waiting for a procession, keeping themselves busy in the meanwhile is the stuff of memories.

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      1. Yes Arv. I see that children these days have access to coaching classes, hobby classes, sports coaching and they are ferried from one activity to another by their parents. Shall we let them get bored sometimes and let them figure out what they want to do.

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