This is how a garment worker in Khotwadi took down my number on the back of a paper/receipt. He drew a caricature of me and wrote my number next to it.
Yes, I wear eye glasses.
They usually draw a character with the main feature or features highlighted and the number next to it.
Also, this place teems with visitors: buyers, craftsmen, service providers all day long. And they all use the mobile phone to do business. In fact, around 10 in the morning, the Vodafone network (and others) reaches saturation point. It eases only after 7 in the evening.
Tailors. Their workspace dot the entire city and suburbs. From industrials ‘galas’ to slums. Each locality having it’s own speciality and skilled workers. Also, when you look at Slum Rehab projects or the pictures that the developers paint of the Rehabilitation plans, they only think of people as residences. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. That is where people do work and business. And garments and related business must be one of the biggest.
This city must have the largest population of Tailors in the world. The mills have moved away from the city but kapda is big business and tailors are always in demand. This is an ad for a Tailoring school in Govandi.
New Chipko Movement. From Mumbai to Muddannur (AP). Photo on the left by @riteshuttamchandani who is covering elections for us in then twin cities of Hyde & seekendrabad and Twin states of Telengana and Seemandra these days. Follow him I say !