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Sumon Das

Sumon Das




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 for washing the clothes sent from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals. This is the world's largest outdoor laundry, and one of the famous place in Mumbai.

But, the number of Washers ( Dhobis ) is decreasing day by day as Automatic Washing machines is taking their place in normal households. Earlier, one could see all dhobis washing the clothes manually, with their Concrete Washing Pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone, what a sight that was!! But now-a-days, Machine, which took most of their place, is somehow the cause of less charm of the famous " Dhobi Ghat". It is a tough job to wash clothes, as one Dhobi individually takes clothes from Clients and wash them and also 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 changed, many of Dhobis have found dif ...

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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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