Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday Challenge - Containers

The big blue container is used as the lunch room for the workers building the Bandra Worli Sealink and the shiny stainless steel containers are their linch boxes or tiffins or 'dabbas' as they are known here. Am sure you can spot other utility containers in the picture too!
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37 comments:

  1. Always learning when blogging. Dabbas is the word today,

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  2. Did they bring the tiffins themselves, or were they couriered in by the tiffin wallahs?

    Great choice! I almost went with something very similar to this myself.

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  3. Psst! Did you mean to post your link at Thursday Challenge? It's up now!

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  4. Love all that bright blue. Makes a great organizational element for your photo.

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  5. Like Leora, I like the bright blue and the yellow is a wonderful contrast. Very colorful photo. The shinny tin colored tiffins really stand out.

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  6. I love this clever picture. It certainly fulfills the title: "Containers" very well.

    Are the Dabas still brought by the men on bicycles from central locations(s)? Aloha & Namaste!

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  7. /\ Namaste!
    Perfect photo for the title! And I, too, have learned a new word for the day, dabbas! Love the colors.

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  8. Great colors, and I like the multiple and varied containers.

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  9. Nice pic,
    but I feel all those hard working workers deserves much better place to eat atleast.....

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  10. tiffin tins - i love them. my kids sometimes use them at school

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  11. Some of these containers are used as temporary housing for the foreign workers at sites, some are used as temp offices too.

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  12. thats quite a sight... just yesterday i saw in one email that a container fell down and crushed a car killing a person...

    Thanks for showing the container in such a light !!! this looks so much more safer !

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  13. Such an interesting photo and I love a photo that tells a story. The contrast of the colors is very pleasing to the eye.

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  14. they were couriered by the dabba wallas! these buys and reach anywhere!

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  15. c'est pour voir la vie en bleue ;o).

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  16. I love that "Indian blue.." ::)

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  17. Now this was a fun lunch room :)

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  18. as usual excellent pix..hey thanks for yr comment boss, no, i couldnot catch up with the airhostess friend...haha

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  19. I like all that beautiful blue. ;-)

    My Thursday Challenge is at http://moreofme24.blogspot.com/2009/01/thursday-challenge-containers.html

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  20. Great to learn about the workers customs, and the blue/yellow is wonderful color!

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  21. very cool photo. I have seen those types of lunch containers before.

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  22. I bet that it gets hot in there!

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  23. i remember my former indian co-worker everytime i see tiffin, nice photos you got there!

    you might also want to join our weekly monochrome photo meme. pls check it out. thanks

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  24. That's a cool set of container shots. In the West, these shelves would be inside the house - but in Asia, most of life takes place outside.

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  25. Many is the time I've taken a bite from a worker's tiffin. They will ALWAYS share if you show an interest. Yummm!

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  26. Great colors, and I like the multiple and varied containers.

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  27. Like Leora, I like the bright blue and the yellow is a wonderful contrast. Very colorful photo. The shinny tin colored tiffins really stand out.

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