Posted by: cochinblogger | April 24, 2013

People at Work: Boat Repairer


This was shot somewhere in Alappuzha when we got off our boat to see a prawn farm. I abandoned the prawn farm to watch this man. What captivated me was his unflagging concentration in the sweltering heat — and at his age.

He was immersed in his work, taking not the slightest notice of us gawking tourists. I felt a little humbled by this strange-looking short-sighted old man with his peculiar paper hat, which might have looked ridiculous on someone else but somehow didn’t dent his dignity.

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