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This photo is so close to my heart. It was captured from the top of Charminar in Hyderabad. It is a quite busy market known as Laad Bazaar( Choodi Bazaar). This bustling market has numerous stores selling Perl Bangles. The arch front of it is one of the "Char Kamans"- one of the four archways - that lead to Charminar. There is no clear distinction between where the market ends and road starts. The vendors, pedestrians and auto mobiles coexist in a chaotic harmony. It is an acquired skill to wade through such Indian markets. Those who are not used to it can get really uncomfortable in such a crowd. Strangely, I love this chaos. From the ancient days, India is a chaotic mixture of people with different cultures, tastes and beliefs. You can find people coming down in Audi or Benz or even a Jaguar, and also people who pull a cycle Riksha for their livelihood. Standing there, I was thinking of all these. I was thinking of India and it's people. Like never before, I felt so close to the heart of my country. India may not be perfect, our systems has a lot of flaws. But, irrespective of all that, it is my people and it is where I belong.