Sleep | Gulmarg, Kashmir

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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.

vanikat, Tafzeel, Byron Barrett, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. parlamentaria58.maria azucena 62 months ago | reply

    bellisima captura saludos

  2. ~ Amit 62 months ago | reply

    Nice shot

  3. Rekha Bhatt 62 months ago | reply

    Thanks every one!
    Deepak, i didnt use any special filters. The pollution free environment naturally provides rich colors, a feast for eyes.. Something we miss in our urban life.
    Cheers!

  4. kavish gazdhar 62 months ago | reply

    it's wonderfull & true colour

  5. Dileep Anthikad 62 months ago | reply

    Oh my goodness! This is one of the most touching pictures I ever seen in recent times and thanks for sharing.
    IMHO, this picture should go beyond these forums.

  6. vanikat 62 months ago | reply

    tired enough!

  7. vanikat 62 months ago | reply

    I enjoy your photograph. Please, consider adding it to Beauty and Calamity

  8. Green Explorer (Tom) 62 months ago | reply

    A very good image - and thanks for the information in the text

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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  9. ruth7ang (low gear) [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    Poor guy - he looked totally beat!! You've done a good job with that picture.... speaks alot ! Thks.

  10. besu25 62 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fascination of life and love, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    www.flickr.com/groups/fascination_of_life_and_love/

    Willkommen in der Gruppe / Welcome to the group / Bienvenue dans le groupe / Benvenuti al gruppo

  11. Linc ~ 62 months ago | reply

    How are you? Welcome back.

  12. Rekha Bhatt 62 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone.

    I'm ok Lincoln. Thanks for asking. I had a tough few weeks. I hope to be loading more pics this week :)

  13. ShakyGirl [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    This is a stunning capture! Well done! BRAVO!

  14. Tafzeel 62 months ago | reply

    thats where I belong!!

  15. S@ilor 62 months ago | reply

    Great image! and info. Have a Nice SUNday my friend

  16. recubejim 57 months ago | reply

    If they get enough to eat and necessary rest the strenuous work will afford strength and good health. I can only hope this is the case and they can keep tips.

  17. Savagehaus [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    What an interesting picture on so many levels, not least the narrative.

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