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roadside iron cart
roadside iron cart

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An ironing cart on the streets at Royapettah.

Xioami Redmi Note 4

 

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Embroiderer

Blouse embroidery
Blouse embroidery

This embroiderer is from Hooghly District of West Bengal. He works at a leading textile showroom embellishing blouses under the supervision of a local master embroiderer. Each blouse as shown in the specimen can cost several thousand rupees.

Taken with a phone camera.

 

To Go or Not to Go

Coffee shop in West Mambalam
Coffee shop in West Mambalam

Dilemma of a Photowalker at West Mambalam: To go in or not.

Immeasurable Delight

Kids playing in an ironing kiosk
Kids playing in an ironing kiosk

When you are young, simple things make you happy. Playing with friends in a neighbour’s ironing cart, for example. Like these two – Vasanth Kumar & Karthik – in Nethaji Nagar, Korukkupet, an area developed by Burmese refugees in 1966.

The caption on the cart reads, அளவில்லா ஆனந்தமாய்  “Alavilla Anandmaay” (Immeasurable Delight)

Majestic Rider

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Majestic bike rider

Seen in Indira Nagar, Adyar.

Is it riding or hatching the petrol tank?

 

No Parking

Baby bicycle
Baby bicycle

Perhaps not applicable to baby bicycles. A scene in front of a playschool.

Victim of Brand Wars?

Broken arm of mannequin
Broken arm of mannequin

An abandoned arm from a mannequin. Probably the victim of some intense marketing warfare in the retail segment.

Remnants of Diwali revelry

Deepavali crackers
Deepavali crackers

You can still see the vestiges of Deepavali even after two days, They do make a nice pattern.

Vestiges of Diwali
Vestiges of Diwali

Photography in Chennai Metro

Hand straps on Metro
Hand straps on Metro

The Chennai Metro network offers many photo opportunities. However, for some reason photography is prohibited if you are carrying an SLR.

On the other hand I saw many taking pictures with their cell phones and the staff were turning a blind eye.

This snap of the hand straps is what most photographers with a trained eye would attempt. I did too.

Why Fear When I am Here?

Reassuring isthiri wallah
Reassuring isthiri wallah

This isthiri (ironing) wallah (or wali) is boldly assuring, “Why Fear When I am Here”. He spells the next line as “Sthree (woman) cart” Instead of Isthiri cart.

Probably he is reassuring the victims of #metoo campaign that he is there to protect.