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Aspiring recruits for the security forces

Recruitment for the forces is all about health, strength and height.
This is a great photo as it illustrates the keenness of young rural men to get a job in the administration for it is a steady and guaranteed revenue, improving once standing in society and the promise of a better match when marriage time comes.

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Spot the difference.

I can testify personally to this scene, my little sister growing up in the countryside was often called bommai which means doll in Tamil, as in the western concept of a barbie doll!  Her white skin, blond hair and blue eyes made her stand out.