People, Week 30

Srinivasan, is the neighbourhood “IRON”man of Pitchu Pillai Street, Mylapore. He is the local ironing and occasional launderer for this neighbourhood. He says these iron boxes are from a manufacturer from Hyderabad and they last longer and irons better.

4 comments on “People, Week 30”

  1. Great portrait! I take my dress shirts to a local drycleaner – the look of that show is different!

    Ram: Land of Resources … hence the difference i guess

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  2. Must be mighty heavy, for the left-and-press job. Takes a lot of muscle power, doesn’t it ?

    Ram: Muscle power and more critically fighting the fatigue lifting these irons permanently …

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  3. That should read as ‘lift-and-press’.

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  4. They have become part and parcel of the daily life of many in Chennai.

    Many of them also double up as property brokers. If you need a house in a locality, you need to just ask them. That extra buck coming from one or two months’ house rent is probably their windfall gains.

    They are referred as presswalas – though not working in media.

    Ram: You are saying they are the Medium Men and not the Media Men 🙂

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