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India Ink-India’s First Tattoo convention..

Yesterday i got a chance to Visit an awesome Tattoo convention(http://www.tattoo-convention-indianink.com/),thanks to a Flickr friend for arranging the things.

This was Indias first Tattoo convention,loads of artists have flown from different part of the country to show there talent.

It was a 2 day event full of awesome mini events like fashion show,war of bands and dances!

Got lucky to click few of the snaps!

Here is a sneak peek:

 

This is how it is done:

The apparatus :

The Venue:

The performers:

The dancers:

A quick slideshow:

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Sea and Moods

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn’t subdue you and make you feel abject. It’s stimulating loneliness.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Stark and Dark

Stark and Dark

 


Dhobhi Ghat-The worlds largest open air Laundry

On 9th Jan 2011,me and one of my flickr friend went to capture the dhobi ghat, not only we got a glimpse of worlds largest open air laundry we were amazed with the facts that a friendly guy told us.

So here are some facts:

Mumbai’s dhobis (more than 600 dhobi families work together here) relentlessly pound the dirt from the city’s garments in a timeless tradition. Known as the world’s largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is where Mumbai’s traditional washer folk — or dhobis — provide a wonderful service, collecting dirty laundry, washing it, and returning it neatly pressed, all for a very small fee. Stubborn stains are removed by soaking garments in a boiling vat of caustic soda; drying takes place on long, brightly colored lines; and heavy wood-burning irons are used for pressing.

Established by Britishers there are more than 10,000 people working in 700 washing platforms.

Those Dhobis work from 4 am till 7 pm in the evening 365 days a year without holiday.

They have an efficient marking/indexing system, they don’t mix one clients cloths with others.

They literally live in the constant caustic chemical which results in tearing of there hands and feet skin,every 6 months they need to get a antiseptic injection shot.

They pay goverment taxes.

Like many of us they worship there workplace in the morning.

It was a great photo opportunity,but i came home with so much knowledge about this place.

 

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P.S: Some text copied from Google.