I’m going through some of my India photos and this photo set is too strange NOT to be shared. My partner and I went to the India Gate in New Delhi one hazy afternoon and this woman followed me for quite some time. All I wanted was one shot with the glorious arch as the backdrop but no, she kept interrupting my frame. Dozens of people passed over time and she refused to leave me alone unless we give her more money. We finally gave up after ten or so minutes and left with my bf quipping, “can’t you just have someone photoshop her out?”
Here we are a week later. Upon further thought, I realized that in spite of our numerous efforts brushing her off, she really was meant to be in all of the photographs. Take our her out of the images and these shots are just gonna be me with another arch; nothing remarkable there. On the other hand, her ubiquitous presence solidified that I am indeed at India Gate. Her existence, and constant heckling, made this memory unforgettable for life.