Happens only in India


Here’s a bus stop with a laundrocart attached.

Unique isn’t it ? Happens only in India. You’ll find this dhobi cart virtually every day of the week in the Frazer Town area. In addition to a “shop front” on the main road, this man’s location is tailormade for him. It has a wide berth, a roof that protects him from the elements and plenty of “shelf space” for his clothes.

What else do you need?

8 Comments so far

  1. Susheel (unregistered) on December 26th, 2007 @ 6:47 pm

    But Sharath I think thats a blessing for him coz the Govt. has not removed that bus stop which is not a bus route anymore.

  2. Aggie Rag (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 1:07 am

    Recycling Rules!!!!

  3. Radman (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

    now this is what metro blogging is all about. look at the construction right behind the cart. it looks brand new. can u imagine buying a residence there only to find this dhobi has set up shop in front of your brand new house. aargh.

  4. mudpuppy (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    Good to see the Lion’s Club efforts go to good use.

  5. mudpuppy (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

    Good to see the Lion’s Club efforts go to good use.

  6. AggieRag (unregistered) on December 30th, 2007 @ 7:30 am

    Check out my blog for a scene we normally associate with Indian roads


  7. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2008 @ 8:51 am

    Encroachments of this kind happen solely because of sheer negligence and apathy of civic authorities and the traffic police. Anyone with normal vision would agree that such obstructions in bus shelters and on pavements cause inconvenience to public at large using the road/sideway.

    The next possible step is setting up a small panshop, chatbandar, repair unit or some other business adjacent to the laundocart on the pavement. Simulataneously, a paty flag or mast is erected with a leader’s (usually street level) logo to thwart any possible attempts to remove the encroachments by the authorities.

    It becomes too late to the civic staff and the cops to take any action as political parties wedded to the cause of the poor, the suppressed and the oppressed and the weaker sections and the rights activists enter the field to protect the rights of `encroachers’ of public places!

    This is the general trend in any city – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai or any other city, town. Falut lies with the civic and police authorities in turning a blind eye to encroachments at the first sign. Once city degeneration starts, there is no looking back.

    Examples are aplenty. Ugly sign boards and banners at public places and roads for instance.

  8. Y Trip (unregistered) on January 4th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

    I took the liberty of linking this post on my blog. This is absolutely hilarious. this just goes to show how far people will go in order to make ends meet

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