How Pune Sleeps

Posted on September 4, 2016 in PhotoNama

By Manthan Charles:

For me, going to sleep involves shutting the doors of my bedroom, setting an alarm clock and turning off the lights. But people, who are not so privileged, sleep whenever and wherever possible – on the streets, at railways stations, on footpaths and sidewalks.

Here are some of these moments that I captured in Pune.

A man, sleeping at the railway station, after a hard day’s work.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

In between work, this man is taking rest on a chair.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

It is the harsh web of poverty that forces some people to ‘borrow’ refuge to rest a while.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

Amidst all the chaos, these men are spotted  leaning against the pillars on the sidewalks to rest their eyes.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

A man is seen resting on the footpath. And he is not alone.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

An old woman is resting against a pillar to catch up on her sleep at the end of a long day.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

He lives and sleeps on the streets of Pune along with his family and  they have been living this way for a year now.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

People sleeping at railway stations is a common sight in Pune.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

A porter (sahayak) is leaning against a luggage cart at a busy railway station.

Sleeping Pune by manthancharles

 

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