The girl I met in Berhampore might have been embarrassed. When I pointed the camera at the girl wearing a bindi between her eyebrows and earrings, she put her hand to her mouth and started smiling. It was a very feminine gesture. But her gaze wasn't on my camera, she was staring into the distance. Maybe she was trying to figure out why she was being photographed by a foreigner she didn't know.
Gestures are sometimes the same gesture, but they can mean different things in different cultures. In Japan, when you make a loop with your finger, it means money, but in most countries, it can mean something obscene. This gesture made me feel feminine, but I don't know if people in India feel the same way.
|May 2013 INDIA PEOPLE|
|BERHAMPORE BINDI EARRING GESTURE GIRL MOUTH SMILE|
May 24, 2013
September 24, 2020
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