February 21, 2009

Second Chance


A Second Chance in Bombay. 2009.

12 comments:

Cuckoo said...

Where from you get to see these posters? :)

bobbie said...

A fascinating and colorful photo. I'm not sure what sort of establishment it is.

marja-leena said...

Wonderful catch! If only we could all go inside to find that second chance...

ugich konitari said...

Probably a poignant reminder of the ethos in the old heart of the city, Girgaum. Folks spending an entire lifetime slogging daily from their chawl to work, saving, putting things in some fund, and then looking at it as a second chance when a shift to the suburbs beckons.

Your visual, with the no-nonsense office,multifunctional furniture, and a sense of the guy inside sweating it out captures it all. An earlier generation would have simply taken that second chance. This generation advertises it and invites participation.....

bARE-eYED sUN said...

what is going on at the second chance?

is this a rehab or a marriage counseling place?

interesting picture. :-)

thank you,

..
.ero

Cynthia said...

Did I miss the first chance? <3

Anil P said...

Cuckoo: In the old sections of Bombay, and a lot of walking around, sometimes for hours.

Bobbie: Actually, I'm not sure either. The next time I intend to walk in and find out what second chance they have on offer.

Marja-leena: It is intriguing. An old building not far from Bombay docks.

Ugich Konitari: In the corridor that leads from the entrance to the building with the board hung on the outside, a man sits on a stool facing a glass cupboard/shelf nailed to the wall.

From here he carries out his business through the day. A board to the side says "We Repair:", and lists Push Button Telephones (in red), Cordless(in green), Remote Controls(in orange), Intercomes (in maroon), Emergency Lights (in green). Since the boardis so much wide, the items in the list are painted in different colours, so each service is distinguishable fro the other.

A battery powered light helps him with the repairs. At the end of the working day he will merely lock up the glass cupboard nailed to the wall, put away his stool and go home. I do not know if he stays in the same building though.

The 2nd Chance is located elsewhere in the building.

Bare-eyed Sun: I wish I knew. Maybe the lext time I land there I'll walk in and find out. Thank you.

Cynthia: Maybe yes, maybe not :)

Lori ann said...

At least there is the option somewhere ;)

wonderful picture!

xx lori

dharmabum said...

in words, you convey much, and through pictures such as this one too - you leave me in awe...

shesturningblue said...

Two words that say so much!

Anil P said...

Lori Ann: Yes, there is one such place, Bombay :)

Dharmabum: Thank you. It's a pleasure indeed to be told that.

Shesturningblue: Yes, those two words say much, more so in the city's context. If there's a place that'll give you a second chance it has to be Bombay.

I should know!

Gauri said...

Hey Anil - Cant wait for you to decipher what the establishment actually is:)