The porter in red

The Hindu carries a story on the tough life of a porter at an Indian Railway Station and it brought back memories from my childhood of travelling the length and breadth of India by train.

An integral part of the memories are about the man in red and his amazing abilities:

  1. first in the number of bags he could carry,
  2. second in the manner in which he got you and your luggage into your reserved seat on an Indian train
  3. while managing to navigate through the crowds ahead of you in spite of his burden
porter at an indian railway station 8The Hindu photo vijaya bhaskar)

porter at an indian railway station (The Hindu photo vijaya bhaskar)

This picture by Stephen Harris at Jabalpur Railway Station:

Porters at Jabalpur Railway Station

Porters at Jabalpur Railway Station photo stephen harris

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