Almost there, the Kurta is the more formal long dress shirt/pants, the wrap he’s wearing is called a Lungi. I took to wearing one while in India and they are one of the most comfortable and versatile pieces of clothing. So many uses besides being just an item of clothing as well.
Hi there, its not only worn in southern parts of india but all over the country in different kind of drapes, the lower wraped piece of fabric is called the “dhoti” only in ‘Northern’ parts of india. In Southern states the lower garment has different names in different languages.
This gent is definitely wearing a South India version of the lungi known as the Mundu, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundu which has this distinctive stripe on the border and is generally white in colour. He is most definitely from the South as Varanasi is visited by all Indians because of religious reasons.
A lungi can be multicoloured, checks etc. Longyi is also worn in Myanmar.
As for the kurta, it is worn in West Bengal too and is known as Punjabi.
the top that the boy is wearing is called kurta (a loose shirt usually stitched of cotton fabric, with a few buttons at the top), the bottom is called lungi (usually worn by men residing in southern parts of india) wrapped around waist for a few rounds.
Interesting shot. Not so much because of the outfit, but because of his expression. It always amazes me how Indians can wear white clothes in dusty environment and look so polished. When I was there in the dry season, I was a hot, sweaty, stainy mess. And I didn’t even wear white.