Footwear optional, barefoot recommended

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UploadedOctober 23, 2012
TakenFebruary 20, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot G11
Exposure1/40 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.1 mm
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India is the land of chappals. not even a strap in the back: easy on easy off. Homes, shops, temples - footwear stays at the door.
Traditionally it seems Indian were a barefeet nation. The Hindi word Jutti (shoes) rings like jute (hemp textile, rough canvas) that probably points to the material of ancient sandals. Was it the non-violence (Ahimsa) that left cows wearing their own skin rather than padding human soles?
These days, in villages and even elder villagers in rural town markets walk the streets on their weathered bare soles.

footwear optional - Barefoot recommended - India free of shoes & byebye flipflops - जूते चप्पल - jpg streetlife photo IMG_4498

In the story Barefoot recommended.

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