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Posted by
Chetan (Gurgaon, India) on 22 May 2018 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Captured at Najaf Khan tomb, Delhi, this pic just reminded me of this favorite short story of mine from childhood - "How much Land does a man need" - By Leo Tolstoy.

The story about how the the lead character - Pahom, is not able to stop his lust of acquiring land; and how in the end he runs endlessly to cover more land as part of the deal where the land he covers on that day would be his. In the end, he makes a whole lot, but drops dead with exhaustion.
The last para is just marvellous - "His servant picked up the spade and dug a grave long enough for
Pahom to lie in, and buried him in it. Six feet from his head to his heels was all he needed.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fine story to go with this action shot !

22 May 2018 5:37am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Wow great shot!

22 May 2018 10:19am

Devi from Chennai, India

lovely shot...nic3 reference to Tolstoy too

22 May 2018 11:37am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great story to go along with this excellent shot!!

22 May 2018 2:56pm

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States

nice shot. pretty colors

22 May 2018 3:20pm

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22 May 2018 6:09pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Superb capture of the boy's movement, and I really enjoyed reading about the story! Thank you !

22 May 2018 9:58pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Good shot

23 May 2018 10:41am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & textures!

24 May 2018 5:11pm