Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tailor Made…

A by-lane around City Market makes way of life to few tailors sitting alongside the shelters of few shops. These tailors work on small assignments coming their way via visitors to the market, few leave their cloths altered, patched or even stitched from cut pieces while they shop in the market the tailor completes the work and visitors pick it up on their way back home.
Many of them seen there from many years and have personal rapots with small businesses or houses towards sundry tailoring jobs… matter of fact that they manage to get themselves occupied and make living through uncertainties…


julia Wed May 23, 09:58:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Insight into busy life there.
A handy service. Have you had mending done?

Anonymous Wed May 23, 06:25:00 PM GMT+5:30  

I like your photographs of people at work in India. Nice job.

Today is the second episode of the mother with her head in the throat of the baby.

Strangetastes Wed May 23, 08:47:00 PM GMT+5:30  

I have had the pleasure of visiting India twice but never Bangalore. The picture reminds me of a funny incident I had in Varanasi. The city is famous for its silk production, we were told. Our guide took us to a tailor shop. I was interested in getting what Americans call a bath robe. Our local guide, a law student, did not know what this was. Only after a long conversation, with the guide translating for me and the tailor, did we realize that Indian and British English referred to this as a dressing gown. They made me a very good one once we understood each another.

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Rajesh Dangi Thu May 24, 08:49:00 AM GMT+5:30  


Julia, most of the jobs they do are mending types only, for lucky few they have almost regular contracts from small businesses...

Strangetastes, That's nice to know, most of the bangaloreans can converse in just-about-know type english...if you have any local friends who can translate it in kannada or tamil ( predominent languages) you can reap lot of benefits....

jai Sat May 26, 10:24:00 AM GMT+5:30  

The Tailors are a treasure. yes, now called dress designers.
We need to keep them to let them continue doing what they do best - customizing - otherwise we will soon become like americans - everybody wearing the same design, same color - BORING.

Looking long term - the huge retailers are like eye candy with a large hole. I am short so I could never buy anything good from the retail shops . Hence my love for these underpaid , unnamed and invisible dress designers.

Rajesh Dangi Sat May 26, 11:39:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Well said Jai...