15 November 2010

Tracks of the Empire

Political commentator and popular British broadcaster John Sergeant embarks on a unique 3,000 mile journey across India to discover how the lifeblood of the country – its railways – can be used to track an extraordinary history. 

Travelling the length and breadth of the country, John meets the people closest to the railways and, through their shared experiences, brings this captivating journey alive.

These are the pics of the shoot in Mumbai. The site above is the Dhobi talao at Mahalaxmi where linen from trains is washed.

It was about how the Indian Railways is supporting local industries.

The second photo is from Dharavi in Mumbai where leather pouches for cash collection are made for  northern and north western railway.