No, this is not ‘Che’ Guevara and his friend, Alberto Granada and neither is that a single cylinder 1939 Norton 500 cc, nor is this image in any way reflective of the birth of a Marxist revolutionary.
But this is India!
A country which offers an incredible potpourri of surprise and substance in almost everything … a country where chaos and culture intimately bond … a country which no one really figures out and yet yearns to come back to …
I took this image a few months back and for some reason, it reminded me of the legendary image from the Motorcycle Diaries … So the only reason for sharing this is the basic fact that I absolutely loved the coexistence of the past and the present in a single frame, the very DNA of my country 😊
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