Some cheery women attending to their daily routine in the colourful 'Dolori' village, 300km from Jaipur, India.

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Some cheery women attending to their daily routine in the colourful 'Dolori' village, 300km from Jaipur, India. Stock Photo
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Some cheery women attending to their daily routine in the colourful 'Dolori' village, 300km from Jaipur, India.
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Three hours away from the dusty, textile and gem capital of India - tucked away behind the endless snake-like dirt roads of the Indian suburbia lay the colourful and vibrant village of Doroli. An eclectic mix of boisterous school children and tired out old Hindu legends, Doroli is a typical suburban village - and their situation is also unfortunately, as typical as the religions and traditions they practice. On the exterior, with no prior knowledge of the intricate and economical problems the people of India face on a daily basis, Doroli could seem like a surreal set piece built in a day for a movie - or a theme park. Its dirt roads and mud houses serve as a tourists broth of racial and economic cliche, yet behind this surreal, make believe front - Doroli's vibrant walls serve only to keep the people of the village forever entangled within this barbed-wire existence of famine and disease. Until recently, Doroli has had almost no outside influence within the primitive underbelly of its politics. In terms of religion and medical care, there is very little logic within the reasoning of their existence. Traditions dictate and generations mirror those before them, forcing the problems each person faces within the town each day, ever further from the solution. However, as the sun rises and the children leave for school - or perhaps just the site of a pair of western tourists, no disease or economic downfall can subdue the smiles plastered across the faces of the children in Doroli. Nor can these issues oppress the eloquent child-like curiosity within the eyes of the elderly as they look up at us from their temple seats and smoky fruit tobacco silhouettes. No, Doroli is an incredibly vibrant, beautiful and eternally happy place - filled with intuition and hope. Perhaps their ignorance and blind faith in counter-productive religious practices gives them the mental stability and help they need to go on with their daily lives, just as soap operas and copious amounts
Location: Dolori, India