Tuesday, April 28, 2009

That's my world

Mahesh, an enterprising mat weaver marketing his wares by writing out his name and contact details on the mat. 'Chatai' means mat and 'Chataiwala' means 'the mat guy'. This is in Santacruz (east), a suburb of Mumbai.
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34 comments:

  1. It's so interesting to see things like this. It's also an interesting way to advertise.
    :-)

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  2. Another great, fun and interesting look at your world!

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  3. that looks like simple but effective advertising. Nicely weaved mats, too.

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  4. Is that Munna Bhai's clinic in background? Who couldn't use a magic hug about now?

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  5. Creative fellow...wonder how well his advertising ploy works.

    Nice slice-of-life!

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  6. The mat guy is within easy access to a homeopathy clinic, I see. That surprised me. I did't think Indians would go in for that. But what do I know!

    Good capture.

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  7. I made a detailed post on this some time back. It is so interesting watching them work.

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  8. A proud workman indeed!
    Aloha my friend M.E.
    How are the elections going?
    Namaste & Aloha!

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  9. Great peek into daily life!

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  10. Very interesting! A well woven mat it looks like!

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  11. Its lovely to see them at work through your posts... thank you for taking me to Mumbai.. !!

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  12. bien vu, cela donne une bonne photo

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  13. This is so enterprising and now an even bigger advertisement here. We have no street vendors at all here.

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  14. Nice pic...Have to tried to venture out of of Santacruz for ur day-to-day fotos??

    You might find better scope around town...maybe Chor-Bazaar...or even Crawford market..

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  15. @tanvi... do check out my archives

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  16. A clever way to advertising...interesting post!
    Kind Regards
    Léia

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  17. another fabulous streetscape ... Back from holiday, trying to catch up ...

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  18. These details of lives are wonderful!!!

    Thanks

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  19. a good idea and economical...hits more viewers than handing out business cards :)
    thanks for sharing with us.

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  20. Looks like a very efficient way to advertise your wares.

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  21. I love those street shots of yours, they are like travelling.

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  22. interesting...i liked the way he had put up his cell num. it only shows the world has shrunk. everyone n every place is accessible now.

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  23. Good shot, you have to advertise your wares I guess, and this is a nice cheap way.

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  24. These details of lives are wonderful!!!

    Thanks

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  25. Nice pic...Have to tried to venture out of of Santacruz for ur day-to-day fotos??

    You might find better scope around town...maybe Chor-Bazaar...or even Crawford market..

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  26. another fabulous streetscape ... Back from holiday, trying to catch up ...

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  27. I made a detailed post on this some time back. It is so interesting watching them work.

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