DOTTED throughout Bangalore are hundreds of Dhobi ghats. Forests of sheets, towels, shirts and pants, nestled in pockets of suburbia. The hanging laundry billows in the wind, and the madiwala – traditional washermen – can be found slipping between these rows of linen, weaving their way through it, bundles of clothes in their arms. In the middle of which is a detergent stained pool where the madiwala, or Dhobis, wash Bangalore’s dirty laundry.
(Rhett Kleine, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).