Posts Tagged ‘working class’

Working Class Woman in Ladakh

May 2, 2015

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Working class woman.

Leh, Ladakh. July 2014.

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working class | kohima

December 30, 2014

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Clothes seller at a flea market.

Kohima, Nagaland. December 2012.

Men taking break from work | Meghalaya

July 17, 2014

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Men taking break from work.

January 2012, Meghalaya.

Working Class

June 21, 2014

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Women selling beads and flowers at a temple in Mylapore.

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Man pushing his bhel cart at Marina beach.

July 2013, Chennai.

Day Labourer

June 17, 2014

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Day labourer.

Photographed in Chennai in July 2013.

Women in a field | Countryside Karnataka

June 1, 2014

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Women working in a field.

Photographed in Karnataka in July 2011.

Working Class | Street Style Aizawl

March 17, 2014

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Mizo woman.

Photographed in February 2012 at New Market, Aizawl.

Working Class | Street Style Bhutan

March 7, 2014

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Bhutanese woman.

Photographed on Norzin Lam Street in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Shopkeeper | Street Style Aizawl

March 1, 2014

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A 40 year old Mizo shopkeeper. Lives in Aizawl.

Photographed in February 2013 at the shoe market (Foreign Lane) near New Market, Aizawl.

Women with Babies | Shillong

July 30, 2013

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A common way of carrying one’s baby. Seen amongst lower class and hippies. Not a common sight in ‘mainland’ India.

Photographed in Shillong in January 2011.

Working Class at India Fashion Week

July 4, 2013

They don’t speak much.

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Men looking at the fashion shows on a screen. Women sitting in a group. Lunch break.

Photos from India Fashion Week, Delhi. (2012-13)

Men in Checkered Gamchhas

November 29, 2011

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Picking up from where I’d left last…above: A cart pusher in Asansol.

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The term “gamchha” derives from the Bengali ga mochha, which means wiping (the) body-local term for a sweat towel. Gamchhas are most commonly found in check and striped patterns of red, orange, green, blue…They’re are also worn as lungis, belts, turbans – styles derived from practicality & nature of tasks the wearer is involved in.

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I found myself a spot in the middle of a Y junction in front of a closed shop. There was a small tea shop 10 yards ahead. Idlers there would occasionally look in my direction, talk amongst themselves, and at times smile at me. A little disconcerting. Two people came to me and asked “newspaper?” I said yes. (A lie, obviously.) After a while one of the workers came and sat next to me but didn’t say a word. Often he would smile and try to look into the camera.

We talked for a bit. Soon he got called out for some work and left. I sat there for two hours till I started to see the same men. I was finding it awkward to get up as I was all comfortable in the awkwardness of being in the middle of those occasional stares for long. Eventually I got up, went straight to the tea shop…had a cup of tea, a smoke, & said thank you to whoever listened..

Below:Rickshaw-walas in the main market.
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All photos from my July trip.

A gamccha costs 30Indian Rupees(less than a dollar).