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Posts tagged “Construction

The Human Chain

Women labourers form a human chain, raising concrete to the top floor of a construction site.
Such building projects invariably use poor, itinerant women from adjoining states, rather than cranes.
They are cheaper.
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Picture taken in Fort Cochin.


Under Construction

Across the road from me, the construction of a three-story, apartment block continues.

Some days it is extremely busy.

Other days, less so.


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An Alternative Construction

The plot of land which stands opposite mine was once a refuge for wild plants and animals.

It has been sold to developers.

A vast blue curtain now hangs in front of my gates.

From within, hammers, shovels and pickaxes practise daily overtures.

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Unused sets and props wait in the wings.

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