Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Container

 
Waste plastic being sorted out (size, thickness) in different containers in Dharavi, Mumbai for recycling.

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38 comments:

  1. A very realistic capture for the day! Great shot!

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  2. Potential "Slumdog Millionaires". Actually I wouldn't be surprised if some of these boys have a million (Rs.10 lacs) already stacked away somewhere !

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  3. Your images are always so fascinating Deepak, such a different way of life where things are still sorted by hand instead of huge machines. Wonderful 'slice of Mumbai life shot'!

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  4. Aah!!! This is truly a Mumbai Daily photo blog! In btw, there is a recent book called "Beyond Beautiful Forevers" in which the main character is a young adult boy who sorts and sells scrap including plastic. Extraordinary book! In this photo, the place is relatively well-organized and systematic. I am surprised.

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    1. The recycling industry in Dharavi is very organised.

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  5. This is quite some picture!

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  6. Nice click... the reality of LIFE (of the poor and under-priviledged)

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  7. Very organised. That was what I thought too. This blog really is a documentary on the commercial capital.

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  8. What a wonderful blog- I will link to it. So good to see recycling in action.

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  9. Hi

    These guys do it for a living? They are actually contributing to the Go-Green movements. God Bless them!

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    1. Yes Jayashree it is a big organised industry in Dharavi

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  10. Container- given my Shipping Background, from the title i thought- they are “Container Vessels” . Your plastic containers are similar boxes they load in Container Ships.

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  11. Now! That is a great service they are doing. Hope they are paid well.

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  12. So dirty job and they must do it to earn some money. Very realistic photo !

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  13. a real life photo...

    thanks...

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  14. Gritty - showing the hard work behind the facade.

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  15. I knew you will put something unique, I would not have thought of these containers for the theme . lovely Deepak sir..


    Bikram's

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  16. That kinda takes one's breath away...how mind-numbing to sit there and sort through trash! It's the kind of situation many of us would rather not know about or see. Ignorance is a kind of protection from an unruly conscience!

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  17. Is India's wealth based on this Dickensian way of business?

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    1. This is just a spoke in the giant wheel that generates India's wealth.

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