Recruitment for the forces is all about health, strength and height.
This is a great photo as it illustrates the keenness of young rural men to get a job in the administration for it is a steady and guaranteed revenue, improving once standing in society and the promise of a better match when marriage time comes.
|Alang, Gujarath, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place. Workers, all men, carry a wire to draw by winch a huge scrap’s piece on the beach. Ships aground, vessels stranded at low tide on the shore. Alang is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. Ships are recycled for its metals. (Photo: Didier Ruef)
|A satellite image of Alang shows a small stretch of the beach with dozens of large ships waiting to be dismantled. (Photo: Google Maps)