Monday, April 10, 2006

Barbershop, Kings Circle ishtyle

Outdoor barbershops line the backside of Gandhi Market, just south of Kings Circle, offering men a haircut, clean shave, or mustache trim. All one needs is a razorblade, shaving cream, and a box to sit upon to be a "bala-walla" (my own name for these guys - "bala" means "hair" in Hindi. I don't know what they're really called). The capital expenditure may be small, but you need real skills to earn the trust of your customers, as you move toward their throats with a (sometimes rusty) razorblade. The stoic look on this cutomer's face says all.

7 Comments:

Blogger Stefan Jansson said...

We don't have these guys in Sweden. But if I ever visit India I will give them a try!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Great Picture!!

9:10 PM  
Blogger menggarang said...

Great shot! Like the look on his face, lol.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Pierre said...

Excellent snapshot and a beautiful portrait!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

I love your colorful pictures and specially the way you have to catch daily life and people.

3:01 AM  
Blogger santy said...

He probably gave the look to you, who took picture of him full of shaving cream! hehe...great pic :)

10:01 AM  
Blogger Lisi said...

hi, your photos are so full of life...very nice

2:03 PM  

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