Snapshot from India

2013, Travel

How many of you complain about doing laundry?  How many of you have washing machines and dryers and still complain about doing laundry?  I’m guilty of this trivial complaint like the next person, but imagine running a huge laundromat operation all by hand?  In Mumbai, there is an area known as the Dhobi Ghat where washers hand wash and open air dry clothes, sheets and more.  The washers are locally known as Dhobis, and the Dhobi Ghat is the world’s largest outdoor laundry operation.

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laundry by hand is a longstanding tradition in India.  Below, washers are using a flogging stone to beat the dirty laundry into submission in Varanasi, India.

Does washing your clothes in the holy waters of the Ganges River make them holy?

5 thoughts on “Snapshot from India

  1. Wonderful shots. Visited the Dhobi Ghat and was amazed by the amount of washing and how the washers can tell which laundry belongs to whom!?
    Loved the shots from Varanasi…

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