Hussain Market dukan sabji wala, 2011 surprise reunion

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I was walking the busy town market on the day before Tulsi Vivah when I ran into Hussain, the vegetable seller. I had seen him before in his shop on market street but this time it was three times the surprise: First, I met him where I first got to know him, in 2007 when he sold garlic, lemons and green chilli peppers from a bed he used as his stall. Second, I didn't expect to see him there and then and third, I had a photo collage I have edited and printed of photos I've taken of him in both 2007 and 2012. Luckily I had it in my bag the same day. Once I handed it to him his face said it all.

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Hardly an effort, putting a few photos together in Picasa and printing the photo for 5 rupees (10 cents USA), like many times before it shrinks in a second gaps of language, nation, religion, age and distance... underneath it all we all have the same human operating system and it's amazing to feel it.

See the full video on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjJ4K566Eyk

हुसैन सब्ज़ी वाला

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