Pooja,13. Lalita, 11. They were selling custom-made bracelets on a small spread-out on the pavement. A 20 minute long discussion involving a lot of appealing, promising not to sell photos to a newspaper(which they thought I’d do), showing them some photos of people on the camera I’d taken that day, and buying a 20 Rupee bracelet later- they agreed.
They got up and covered themselves up with their shawls. I felt awkward in asking them “not to” but I did. One agreed and one didn’t.