Small Town Magic - In Mega Mumbai

A few charming scenes from Mumbai that  are also charming and contain the warmth of small town life.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image In the midst of a traffic jam[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image A knife-sharpener - using pedal power[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image Bazaar[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image Taking a break in the hot afternoon[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image Kerb side sports[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image The banana seller - literally in the middle of nowhere.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image Mosami (sweet lime) juice maker[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="322"]Image Cotton fluffer - a profession that is nearly dead. He walks about the streets announcing his presence with loud shouts and is hired for a day by families to fluff up the cotton in mattresses & pillows to increase the longevity of the mattress.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"]Image Kerbside tailor[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="363"]Image Kerbside key maker[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="363"]Image Pony ride on the street for children ( yes in a residential neighbourhood)[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="363"]Image Cobbler with a comfortable waiting arrangement![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Image The Nau or baraber who comes by and may be hired for shaving service. Hired here by the fruit vendor.[/caption]

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="363"]Image Sugarcane juice vendor[/caption]

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The difference between awe and disgust is simply our own attitude. jm Aug 2013  


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