Aspiring recruits for the security forces

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.

Recycling ships

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)
Shipbreakers at work. Since March this ship has been cut up and dismantled for recycling. The metal rope is attached to large sections that have been cut from the main hull then dragged closer to the shore. Workers wear little protection. They are exposed to toxic waste and oil residue as they break up the sheet metal into pieces.(Photo Sean Smith)
A satellite image of Alang shows a small stretch of the beach with dozens of large ships waiting to be dismantled. (Photo: Google Maps)

Spot the difference.

I can testify personally to this scene, my little sister growing up in the countryside was often called bommai which means doll in Tamil, as in the western concept of a barbie doll!  Her white skin, blond hair and blue eyes made her stand out.