Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

(c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at TEV
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:25

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

(c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at TEV
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:22

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

(c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at the older people’s village (TEV)
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:08

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

© Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at TEV
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:28

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

(c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at TEV
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:40

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

(c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at TEV
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:34

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

No Direction Home

No Direction Home

"No Direction Home" . . .

I’ve always loved jumping straight onto the computer to begin editing after my photoshoot and last nights shoot was no exception. I’ve had this loose concept of orphaned siblings in my mind for so long now, it’s extremely wonderful that I actually managed to get it all together and off the ground. I have joyfully and unceasingly been editing this photograph through last night and all of today. Normally I would wait a day or two to publish incase I spot any mistakes I didn’t catch but this time I just can’t keep my fingers from hitting that little blue ‘publish’ button.

A HUGE thank you to my models – Aria, Zenya, Oscar and Xavier. They put up with crazy winds, dust and ash on their faces, itchy grass and a whole lot more.
I also have to say a massive thank you to everyone behind the scenes who helped me, which include but not limited to – Whitney Foster Photography who is not only my dear and wonderful friend but also my true photography companion. Em who is usually the one modelling for me but this time was holding down the fort with her brother and sister in law, Dan and Amanda who are also the parents of Xavier and Oscar.
Last but certainly not least, a thank you to my friend Ellen who made the Costume Aria, the eldest, is wearing. She is a FANTASTIC costume designer and helped me out of a tight spot as I had nothing for Aria to wear with only two days to spare. Check out her instagram @sharpscissors for more of her amazing work.

It may not be what I usually create but I’m happy with the outcome and I hope you guys are too.

Till next time folks … x

Posted by Sian Grahl on 2015-12-21 06:03:44

Tagged: , orphaned , orphans , siblings , blonde , blond beauties , lagoon , corn , edwardian , poor , kids , sunset , conceptual , contemporary , photography , art , heartbreak , lost , lost children , sydney , australia , youth , youthful , wondering , no direction home , vintage , old , worn , family

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

Lakshmi from Tamil Nadu

(c) Mayur Paul/HelpAge International December 2009

68 year old Lakshmi makes incense sticks at a older people’s village run by HelpAge India.

“Before I came to the older people’s village, TEV, set up by HelpAge India, my husband was not doing well. First he was hospitalised and then he passed away. I was in a bad condition after that and had suffered with my husband. An older woman from the my local Elders Self Help Group told me to inform the group about my condition during a group meeting. When I told the group about my situation they recommended me for admission to the TEV (an older people’s village supported by HelpAge India).

Incense stick making at TEV
I am now a member of the self help group here at TEV. As a member of the self help group, I am on the food committee and do work in the kitchen. I help the older people who are dependant on care. Also, I help in making these ‘computer sambrianis’."

Sambriani is an incense stick and in the local market everything that is man made gets the prefix ‘computer’.

"I learnt how to make these sticks here at the TEV. First we take the sambriani powder then purchase the plant that is used to make these sticks. We grind it to make it a paste and then add saw dust and water. Then we force the paste through the mould to make these stcks.

It is good work and helps me pass time. About 7 of us make some 100 boxes a month. From this we make a profit of Rs 150 each. One box has 24 incense sticks and sells for Rs 20 each.”

Posted by www.helpage.org on 2010-05-06 16:58:15

Tagged: , Lakshmi , India , Asia , older , people , elderly , smile , teeth , incense , sticks , 2009 , Mayur , Paul , HelpAge , income , generation , money , poor , village , english

Dustbowl, The Purple Moon – Wallpaper

Dustbowl, The Purple Moon - Wallpaper

Wallpaper made from several source elements including a Dust Bowl era photograph found in government archives.


From my website: www.abcdeology.com/?p=120

Watching a clip from absurdist space western/musical The American Astronaut I thought about alien landscapes and black and white antique photographs, and I was reminded of the amazing pictures taken of the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl being when the prairie lands were farmed to death and the skies over the heartland of America turned black, swallowing a whole generation in the dust storms.

Somehow that led to me deciding to muck around in photoshop and make this based on the alienating landscape of the Dust Bowl.

Posted by Thoth, God of Knowledge on 2009-07-02 08:11:51

Tagged: , wallpaper , wall , paper , background , computer background , Dust Bowl , purple , moon , people , children , portrait , FDR , Depression , wind , farming , desert , poverty , poor , father , shack , planet , flag , steampunk , fantasy , sad

Being Poor Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Rich Later

Being Poor Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Rich Later

You, and you alone, are responsible for where you are today.

Remember the quote that says, Poverty is not a hindrance to success. Absolutely true enough.

There are many stories about people who worked hard and gave it their all, and eventually became successful because of it. These stories inspire us, and give us hope that we can reach any goal and overcome any obstacle. In fact, the more dire the initial circumstances when compared with their current wealth, the more inspiring the story.

Many successful people don’t remotely fit the stereotypes of the wealthy — they didn’t grow up privileged, they didn’t have special connections, and in many cases they didn’t go to great schools. However, what they do have in common is their dedication and hard work. There’s no two ways about it; earning wealth takes effort. If you wait around for wealth to find you, you’ll never be a success; but if you start working now, and view poverty as an asset instead of a liability, nothing can stop you from achieving all your goals.

There are people who always make an excuse that they are born poor that is why there is no way for them to become successful or become wealthy. Thinking precisely that way is already a failure. People who always think about poverty will often end up having it. If you always think of poverty, you will soon have it. That is how powerful our minds are. What we are thinking today, are the things will happen tomorrow. Just imagine of the things that we see everyday.

Our minds are very powerful tools, and shouldn’t be underestimated. If you’re not convinced, just consider the world we live in. Roads, cars, language … these were all products of human imaginations. Someone imagined a car, and worked towards making that car a reality. A car would never have just appeared out of the blue; wealth is the same way. If you don’t visualize it and want it, you’ll never get it. If you focus your thoughts on being poor, the odds are that you will remain poor; but if you focus your thoughts on being rich, you can start taking steps to make the wealth you’ve been dreaming about a reality. A negative, disbelieving attitude is the main reason why so many people who think they want to be rich never even come close to achieving that dream.

Let us make a jobless person as an example. If that person does not find ways how to land a job, he will never find a job; but if he has the determination to land a job, he is going to land one. If he has a dream, he will achieve it if he always think about it. If he always think about it, he will find ways how to get it. If he always picture himself driving a new car or sleeping in a comfortable bed in a lovely big house, he will soon have it. Of course, he will also need to have the proper knowledge and ways on how to become wealthy. But things will come easy and follow if he always think of success all the time.

That is why poverty is never a hindrance to success. If hard work and positive thinking are always put in mind and work, the rest will follow and things will fall in the right places.

To learn more ways to become a millionaire, just visit the site that has everything needed to become rich.

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