Photo Essay

No Direction Home

No Direction Home .

"Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs / Despite the artful tensions of the calendar / The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites / The costly aversion of the eyes from death---Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs".

- Philip Larkin.

In Gangasagar Fair around half million devotees participates every year. Around 5-6 thousand people lost in this 3 days fair. Either they been dumped by their Son because of old age or lost by their own. Maximum don't have address with themselves and illiterate. Unfortunately some are dumb & deaf. One NGO "Bagrang Parishad" helps them to go back. Whom they really can't return back they kept them in old age homes.

Here are some of the faces/moments of those people who really have no clue how to be back their home i.e "No Direction Home".

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5 responses

  • Tom Mertens

    Tom Mertens gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    Rikh, an incredible story. Thank you for sharing. Your portraits are moving.

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    good story, great pictures

  • Al Stiegman

    Al Stiegman gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    This is a tremendous essay, congratulations. It should be published.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (3 Feb 2010):

    - Tugging at the Heart strings -

  • Adriana Bogani

    Adriana Bogani (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    More than just props

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