Sleep | Gulmarg, Kashmir

Captured a tired sledge-puller sleeping on the snow.

 

There are about 3000 sledge pullers in Gulmarg and they live on a meagre monthly pay from their union, based on the number of jobs they bring in through the month.

 

Its a tough job pulling humans on a wooden sledge uphill thru the hard and soft snow. (Quite strikingly on the lines of the hand rickshaw pullers of calcutta!).

Ironically, however inhuman the nature of job , this is their only source of living.

 

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Taken on February 27, 2009