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twilight - mumbai sleeping #2

construction workers labourers sleeping in mumbai homeless by kunal bhatia

construction workers sleeping under a mosquito-net, atop the shuttering of an under-construction floor slab

5 reactions:

Michael said...

This is so India and a shot I would never dare to take there. Thank you for posting this one.

Sanjay Kewlani said...

Kunal I love this one!
Besides all the paradoxes of India, I like it for the pardoxical nature of the structure and material. The light mosquito net surrounded by spiky steel.
Brilliant, Bono couldn't have written a better lyric (if the phot was a lyric)

kunal bhatia said...

@ michael: yup, very characteristic. i too sometimes hitch while taking shots; its difficult to draw a line about and understand when we end up infringing upon someone's privacy just for a photograph. and thanks!

@ sanjay: thanks! i didn't quite realise the architectural merits of the setting till you mentioned it...

monsoon-dreams said...

hi kunal,
liked this one.was imagining how tired those people would be after a long day's work,to sleep like this,not bothered about having a roof over their heads.very much india,and i love it.

Umesh Pherwani said...

ideas to protect themselves are not restricted to only the elite , this pic proves this, wonderful post...

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