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Huey, Dewey and Louie.

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2009 by Soulcurry Viewed 403 times

These three are people whom locals call “Khan”. Hailing from Kashmir, they have been around in Shimla for generations, carrying huge loads to different corners of the town on their backs.
Those bands or straps that you see slung across their shoulders are for strapping the load on. The load being anything from a sewing machine to a fridge, a cupboard or a double-bed!

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    • # Dinu

      pandka,
      When are you touring?

      Nice idea that these labourers have. Each place has its own contraption. Creative and effective that lessens the strain.

      2010.01.05 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Soulcurry

      Jen, you said it for me. One is filled with compassion for these men, and yet, they don't have an ounce of self-pity!

      Susan, you're too kind!

      Liz, wow! You're really intelligent. Yes, "Khan" is a sort of cognomen! In a state that has a Muslim population of less than 1%, every Muslim was a "Khan".

      2009.12.16 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sydneylizzie

      Are they called "Khan" because they're from Kashmir (and I'm assuming Muslim) ?? or is it their real name?

      2009.12.16 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Pandka

      More such shots, please!!! And descrption is also very important as I am going to India soon:)

      2009.12.16 Edited Reply Cancel

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