Dhobi Ghat

Published August 10th, 2014

Dhobi Ghat (Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat) is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals.This is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and one of the famous place in Mumbai.

But, recently the number of Washers ( Dhobis ) are decreasing day by day as Automatic Washing machines is taking place of these Dhobis, earlier, once all dhobis used to seen to wash their clothes manually, with their Concrete Washing Pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. But now a days, Machine, takes place of them, and we somehow loosing the charm of famous " Dhobi Ghat", though it is a tough job to wash cloth, as one Dhobi individually takes clothes from Clients and wash them and lastly go out to deliver those. They start their job daily at about 5a.m. till 12a.m. ! And they do their job restlessly.

Now the situation has been changed, many of Dhobis have found different Jobs, and so many Concre ...

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One Day in an Orphanage Home...

Published August 24th, 2012

Few months back I went to an Ashram, near Bardhaman. Just two days back one little boy had joined into the Orphanage family. He was so calm, quite and lots of questions in his Eyes. Seems to me his eyes were searching for someone near by. I spent all day and night long there with those orphanages, and felt so lucky to think that I have almost everything what a person needs. And there I can see those little children who works their own and so self depended and so happy without their Father and Mother. They lived there like a family, they smile together, they cry together, they play together.....lovely feelings. Wishing them a very good future ahead. But I attracted that little boy so much that I could not forget his eyes till now.....sometimes I saw him cry along for his mother may be....but I know slowly slowly he will adjust himself and nature will take care them..! God bless them !

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