Showing posts from July 3, 2014

Barbers Heal Their Souls By Cutting You Hair

street side barbers at the market square with his head bowed like taking holy communion the man having his haircut on a squeaky chair unusual pair while his hair is being cut he reads his fortune from the fallen hair like tea leaves gasping for air what will tomorrow bring not another nightmare holistic healing power of the barber who cuts your hair ..broken wings of hope with his healing touch on your scalp he repairs warmth kindness love and care
dedicated to a rebel benn bell my thoughts i bare he might just remember me when he has time to spare ,,,

The Muslim Street Barber ..Of Bandra Bazar Road

There are few quintessential barbers at Bandra Bazar , they have a fixed client base , among the shopkeepers and local residents , they have been cutting hair since a very long time , most of them dont go to salons but patronize these barbers . Despite they being Muslims , they serve all communities and this particular barber offers his experienced service at Pitru Paksha too . They are cheap, honest and humble.
Than there is another set of barbers who sit at Lal Mitti Bandra Reclamation , they offer their services to rickshah drivers and locals from the nearby slums.

My fascination for shooting street barbers is deep, I have shot these professionals in Indian villages cities and towns .
I have shot them near Dargahs, and temples too,
The Mumndan ceremony of the childs first hair cut is very important in some communities , specially Hindus , almost like a birthday party new clothes are made , puja and elaborate offerings of the hair of the child to the deity they worship,
The street …

Shaving The Mystical Indian Armpit

all the perfumes of Arabia will not match the fragrance of the indian armpit ,if you travel in the local bandra to virar train a stink bomb it hits ..those that stand or those that sit ,,,you cannot escape the attacking power it emits nauseating tinctured kerosene smell mixed with flit ..some faint hearted new train travelers prone to vomit some carry Epsom salt ,,as fringe benefit the foul smell they outwit ,,it gets perniciously unfit ,,if the person is wearing 100 % polyester outfit dark patches dripping drops moving in all directions bit by bit..some say it is eating fish some say eating meat causes this bad odour a thought befits even eggs the main culprit ,,.kicking up a gaseous storm in the pit ..
all in all the indian armpit eulogized in sanskrit passionately poetic to give it credit . barring the views of the non committal skeptic..insidious hypocrite