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Two sights I saw today...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2008 by Soulcurry Viewed 338 times

Sad & funny.
The man you see in the first picture is a "Khan''. Now this is actually an honorific. But in Shimla, it is used as a nomenclature for Kashmiri men (usually Muslim) who ferry heavy stuff around. ‘'Stuff’' can be anything (as you can seee in the picture) from a dining table to a cupboard, washing machine or a double-bed. These men have been doing this work since Shimla came into existence some 200 years ago. I'm not proud of this aspect of our town…
The second picture shows a fortune-teller who'd evidently revealed something not-so-pleasant to his client. Their expressions were so telling!

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    • # Lisa

      Top one reminds me of the porters at Agra rail station, how they stack all this luggage on their heads.

      Your stuff is wonderful - really marvelous shots of people.

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    • # Moxie

      The man in the first pic reminds me of the porters on Mt. Killimanjaro. They carry unbelievable loads on their back and hike up and down the mountain in flip-flops. The client in the second pic definately wants a second opinion. Great shots!

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