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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Locally Known as the "dhol wala's" meaning drummers, these people usuall groups of 2 or 3 stand at a couple of prominent locations around town dressed in yellow they will acompany the highest bidder to a wedding ceremony where usually men will dance to their traditional beat, other then the money they are given guests usually throw cash on them while they perform as alms, so they make some extra money.


Chuck Pefley said...

So they just hang out on the corner until somebody hires them for a wedding? Must be a custom? Interesting way to earn some extra money.

Alex said...

They seem to be astonished to be shoot by you ??

Destitute Rebel said...

Chuck they hang around the corner untill someone hires them or if they dont get hired the go home hungry that night and hope for better luck the next day.

Alex, I think they might have been surprised at someone walking by just asking to take their photos.

Petrea said...

Looks like a tough way to make a living. Like the day-laborers here in southern California. They wait on street corners for odd jobs--construction, gardening, whatever they can get. I wonder if some of those guys would mind me taking their photo, but I wouldn't ask. Most of them are probably in the country illegally.

Carraol said...

Your picture show us how much injustice the governs gives to their people.

Anonymous said...

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I think the photograph you took of the drummers is very good and the story you tell about the drummers is interesting too.

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Destitute Rebel said...

Petrea, exactly like the day labourers, some of these people do labour work during the day, since both oppertunities are hit or miss, they have a better chance of at least finding one work during the day.

Carraol, yup it does.

Thanks oldmanlincoln.

Petrea said...

Carraol brings up a point that perhaps is too large to discuss here. But I can't help commenting on it! I don't live in Pakistan so I don't know how much responsibility the government should take for the peoples' poverty. But I know here in the U.S. it's part government, part history, and part the people themselves (I mean all the people, not the poor people--we are all responsible).

Does Pakistan have a caste system left over from old Indian times? Our news media brings back stories of such upheaval and change where you are, yet sometimes it sounds like nothing's really changing. I have hopes you'll have a real democracy. I guess change takes a long, long time.