Nirvana With Tobacco Roll

No, this is not Kabuli wallah or Guru Gobind Singh. I found him outside Sairam Mandir in Mylapore enjoying his bedi. And that’s not a turban but a dirty towel wrapped around the head in great haste. I saw him remove it to reach for the bedi rolled in the folds, then he deftly wrapped his head with the grime laden cloth. I took a photograph of him from across the road and worked wholly from zooming in on the photo. However I observed him long enough to remember the expression on his face. I would love to invite him to model for me for charcoal and water colour studies. But I am not sure if I will  be able to brook his disarming gaze.

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