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Small Town Magic – In Mega Mumbai

A few charming scenes from Mumbai that  are also charming and contain the warmth of small town life.

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In the midst of a traffic jam

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A knife-sharpener – using pedal power

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Bazaar

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Taking a break in the hot afternoon

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Kerb side sports

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The banana seller – literally in the middle of nowhere.

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Mosami (sweet lime) juice maker

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Cotton fluffer – a profession that is nearly dead. He walks about the streets announcing his presence with loud shouts and is hired for a day by families to fluff up the cotton in mattresses & pillows to increase the longevity of the mattress.

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Kerbside tailor

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Kerbside key maker

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Pony ride on the street for children ( yes in a residential neighbourhood)

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Cobbler with a comfortable waiting arrangement!

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The Nau or baraber who comes by and may be hired for shaving service. Hired here by the fruit vendor.

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Sugarcane juice vendor

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The difference between awe and disgust is simply our own attitude.

jm

Aug 2013

 

4 comments on “Small Town Magic – In Mega Mumbai

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  3. Anonymous
    February 25, 2015

    Curbside ??

  4. wovensouls
    February 25, 2015

    I looked up just now after seeing your correction. Both ‘kerbside’ & ‘curbside’ seem to be correct. Thank you for taking the time to write – one never knows when one is wrong and I am always willing to be corrected.

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