There are many strange summaries about India on the Internet, labeling it with various mocked labels. What would it be like if we put aside all kinds of filters, leave the slums and garbage heaps, also leave the rich areas and tourist mecca, and only make an objective image description of the real daily life of ordinary people in India?
Let's take a look at the real lives of ordinary people in the world who have different cultures but have something in common.
Housing for the general population in India
Most of the housing in India are two or three stories of self-built houses, good conditions and good location of the family, or the local tourism resources of the city, many of the roof terrace converted into a restaurant or cafe, for business or for their own enjoyment.
Schooling, school districts and enrollment rolls from basic education onward, and the rate of girls' education has skyrocketed year by year
As a country with a large population, India has the largest number of universities in the world, and most schools continue to have separate classes for men and women. However, over the years, the number of female students in higher education has skyrocketed, and many parents are placing more emphasis on girls' education, starting in elementary school, and competition for admission to school districts and schools is becoming increasingly involute, as it is in China. Parents are also trying to find ways to get their children to attend better schools.
The main neighborhood police abound, each with a meter-long baton, the unruly people have the right to say beatings in the street. The area around the school is a bit more guarded.
Real-life images of ordinary people's life in the city: the world is bustling, only for a few pieces of silver, but the few pieces of silver, can solve a million kinds of melancholy.
No preparation and no background of ordinary people, daily busy with livelihood running, rich people have rich people's way of life, ordinary people have ordinary people's way of life.
The rice market vendors, compared to other small mobile businesses need more family money, there are also simply to do manual work. Indian rice is mostly long and thin, and prices in the bulk market range from 30-60 rupees (2-6 yuan) per kilogram, with the largest variety at an average price of 40 rupees.
Not many women come out to do business in stalls, most of them stay at home to run the household. Because of the climate, fruits are basically naturally ripe and cheap, bananas are about 2.5 RMB per kilo, apples are about 4 RMB per kilo. Potatoes, cabbage and cucumbers are about 1 RMB per kilogram.
It is quite a business-minded itinerant vendor, selling three kinds of ingredients: icing sugar, peanuts and apples, as well as finished dried fruits made from these three ingredients, attracting customers to choose whether to buy the finished products or the ingredients themselves.
Indians are still accustomed to spending and shopping in a variety of small stores and brick-and-mortar stores, and business owners are more Buddhist, as long as they have something to do and are satisfied with food.
The most lively is a variety of colorful Sally store, the atmosphere is the most joyful, Sally prices from 20 to 30 yuan to the mall hundreds of thousands, a wide range of grades
Sally store staff compared to other stores, are super patient, tirelessly hate to show all the fabrics once, meet foreigners will enthusiastically teach Sally wear, all tried not to buy also smiling face to welcome without complaint, customers can also rent Sally take away photos.
There is no shortage of sewing machine stores in every city, and there are many big-headed second-hand TVs for sale inside. It seems that sewing machines are a must for many families in India, corresponding to a number of tailor stores that are fast disappearing in China and doing good business.
A small workshop on the street is processing handbags, busy, the boss saw the foreigners and stopped work to say hello
Sewing machines sell well, all kinds of decorative materials jewelry stores are also more, a wide range of trim decorations, a dazzling array.
Most of the popular shoe stores on the street have their own ethnic characteristics, and there are so many styles that they are dazzling. They can be customized according to customers' requirements, and they can depict the flowers and colors on the spot, or they can fill and paint the old shoes with colors.
Flower vendors can also be found everywhere, selling flowers in bunches threaded together for use in rituals, prayers, and worship of the gods, and the daily consumption is huge.
The craftsmen who sell musical instruments on the street are all good at playing, playing and singing, and can play the whole repertoire for a small fee.
In industries such as hotels and tourist hospitality, concierge work as a greeter and pep band is considered a relatively leisurely occupation.
The tutu drivers who are waiting for work prefer foreigners, who don't pool together and rarely carpool, and give higher unit prices than locals, who love to talk about their families with strong Indian English.
A variety of street food stalls is the lowest cost of a livelihood, but also many poor people do small business of choice.
Well done stall owners are busy every day, clean or not, hygienic or unhygienic, each has its own characteristics.
Relatively clean and sophisticated stallholders are also available, such as this one.
The main food noodle class, the majority of old stores with fixed stores, the style is more bold, big black feet seem to be the standard, each can show a foot
A fellow eating a homemade meal made at home, mashed potatoes, lentils carrots crushed tomatoes mixed with curry, and a bowl of handmade yogurt.
The barbershop tony in the alley generally provides customers with a one-stop service of washing, shaving and haircutting for about 30-50 rupees (3-5 RMB) mostly.
Daily life in the alley
The view leaves the market commercial street, the daily life in the alley is another scene.
Afternoon time in the alley, groups of housewives gathered together to chat and drink tea.
The woman in yellow was just chatting and didn't care that her child was grabbing a handful of dirt next to her and licking it all over her body and face with no joy.
I met a college student lover who went to school with me, and I couldn't hide the simple and bookish look in my eyes, and I spoke to people in a polite, warm and friendly manner, and my English was very good.
Three very close friends, their parents in the same street to do small business, often go to help after school, each of them have different ideals, one hopes to get into a good university, one wants to go to the big city in the future to open their own store, one wants to learn a foreign language in the future to be able to do tour guides
Although India's population is large, the demographic dividend is not a benefit to the general population, which can only bear the involution of overpopulation
Behind every phenomenon is the result of a combination of economic, demographic, religious, traditional, technological, etc. One cannot choose the country or family one is born into, but no matter what country one is in, the wish of the average person is simply: to have a quiet life!
The above is an objective video record of the slums, wealthy areas and tourist areas, and only serves as a reference for the silhouette of ordinary people's lives in the eyes of an objective passerby.
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