#WomenAtWork – A flower vendor

I am a flower vendor.

This pavement is my workplace and the chaos around my music.

While I sit with these flowers, I don’t have many to talk to.

Customers here and there but not the same everyday.

They bargain and want flowers, sometimes for God or their vehicles. Sometimes for their hair.

I sit alone garlanding these and hoping to sell the whole lot by the end of the day.

My work is my pride and it brings bread home.

I am a flower vendor.

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A flower vendor


#WomenAtWork is a new regular photo feature on this blog and today it’s #1.

First Sunday of every month, I will share with you a picture and little story about a woman at work. Though women are taking many steps forward and joining the workforce, being the breadwinner and standing up for their rights, the numbers are still not as high as it could be. This feature is a desire to bring common woman who work to the light of appreciation. If you get a chance to click pictures of #WomenAtWork, please feel free to use the hashtag but also give me a shout out. Our efforts could go a long way to encourage someone. It takes a first step to anything better.

Today’s post is the inaugural one and this picture was clicked in Jayanagar, Bangalore while I was on the streets shopping with a friend. This woman’s dedication to her work was the inspiration behind the idea. 

 

43 Responses

  1. ShethP says:

    Great initiative! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this story and for giving a voice to these women.
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  2. Inspiring thought Parul. Can’t stay away without participating. My post and a huge shout out coming soon.

  3. dNambiar says:

    Lovely lines and a great pic of everyday Bangalore.
    All the best for the series. It’s an awesome idea, Parul. 🙂

  4. Indrani says:

    Looking forward to more such captures.

  5. Andy says:

    Lovely.. will gladly follow and see the Woman at work through your eyes..

  6. What a lovely idea Parul……

  7. Debbie D. says:

    What a wonderful idea, Parul! 🙂 It’s about time working women are accorded the respect they deserve.

  8. Geets says:

    That’s really a cool thing to do Parul… I am so so so proud of you!

    Cheers

  9. Shalini says:

    What a fab initiative, Parul. I admire you and your ideas. Keep writing. You are an inspiration. If I get pictures, I will share too. Have a happy new year. 🙂

  10. Great initiative Parul… Lauding the unsung heroes of our community!. Keep going. Best Wishes for the New Year!

  11. Loved the idea, Parul and a great picture too!

  12. Shilpa Garg says:

    A wonderful theme, Parul and a great idea to bring to light the works and life of some unsung heroes!

  13. Vinitha says:

    Great initiative, Parul. Such a nice tribute! 🙂
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  14. Suzy says:

    So often we overlook these simple but hardworking people. Great idea to showcase them. All the best Parul.

  15. Beloo Mehra says:

    Lovely write up. And a great theme, Parul to showcase the women who are otherwise invisible in the rush of urban life.

  16. Rachna says:

    Lovely idea, Parul. Loved hearing about the flower seller.

  17. Obsessivemom says:

    That’s the coolest idea ever. What a wonderful tribute to these women who struggle to make a living against a thousand odds.

  18. Harmony says:

    I love this #womenatwork idea! I will definitely try to participate with pics when I can! What a great way to shine the light on the inherent value of women.

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