When you were a child, what did you dream of becoming when you grew up? A doctor? A rock star? A surgeon? A spaceman? Whatever it was, the reality for most of us is that the jobs we've ended up doing are far from the fantastical professions we imagined for ourselves as kids.


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Inspired by this idea, Mumbai-based student Deeksha Rathore embarked upon a project called "Dreamcatcher," a photo series of 12 diptychs highlighting the contrast between people's current careers and their childhood dream jobs. "One seldom ends up following the path they thought they would, and that's alright," she wrote on Instagram. "So I decided to capture this to the best of my ability by talking to people in Mumbai in various professions and asking them what they wanted to do when they were children." The series is part of a project for Rathore's photography class, and as you can see from the pictures below, it's remarkably simple, yet also incredibly thought-provoking. Are YOU following your dreams?

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#1 The House Help Vs. The Bharatanatyam Dancer

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#2 The Mithai Maker Vs. The Fashion Designer

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Nora 1 month ago

at least she's still creating something😊

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#3 The Air Hostess Vs. The Dj

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Alusair Alustriel 1 month ago

Small detail changes everything!

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#4 The Jeweller Vs. The Air Hostess

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Oscar 1 month ago

Nice.

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#5 The Mochi Vs. The Policeman

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Alusair Alustriel 1 month ago

This one is powerful.

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#6 The Bartender Vs. The Corporate Employee

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varwenea 1 month ago

The corporate employee carries his own liquor in a brief case? He must be really sick of his job.

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#7 The Salesman Vs. The Professional Carrom Player

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Susie Stock 1 month ago

I love the fabrics!

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#8 The Doctor Vs. The Cricketer

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Brenda Olano 1 month ago

Hmm I didn't get this one.

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#9 The Paan Seller Vs. The Security Guard

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Pandaman 1 month ago

He's young enough to make his dream come true.

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#10 The Juice Wala Vs. The Army Officer

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Jesus Wäre 1 month ago

You have to wonder what their past self must think...

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#11 The Rickshaw Driver Vs. The Artist

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varwenea 1 month ago

That's a lot of paper to go through painting the fare. :)

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#12 The Vegetable Seller Vs. The Cook

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Fillippa Nöel 1 month ago

At least it is still with food

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