Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hard Work

Delhi is a city in constant motion and part of that motion is people outside at work everyday--doing very hard work. I've looked through the photos I've taken over the past few months and came across these pictures:

Scaffolding, wooden and tied with ropes, all by hand:

Sweepers at Humayan's tomb:

I'm not sure what they're doing but it must be important for so many of them to be working on the same project:

Ladies carrying huge sacks at Safdarjung's tomb:

Pushing and pulling on the streets of Jaipur:

Taking a rest from field work in Rajasthan:

Curb repair on a very busy street in old Delhi:

What you don't see here are the stadiums, parking garages and street scaping being done for the Commonwealth Games in October of this year or the metro line extension construction...which means lots of people working very strenuous jobs and, now, in 105-plus temperatures.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thanks for posting this, Caitlin. This puts a whole new spin on a "hard work week". I imagine that the wages are quite low for such hard, manual labour. Do you know what the going rate is, for say, carrying heavy building supplies on your head all day?