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If you think you have a boring office job, sitting full time behind a desk, 40 hours a week, and you are willing to spice up your life, then you should move to India! Creativity is the key, and you can invent your own job, or improvise something with the little resources available. Browse through these photos showing incredible and uncommon jobs. My personal favourite is the professional ear cleaner!

25 Incredible jobs I saw in India through photos

Willing to send your kids at school by school bus? No problem, in New Delhi there is a human bus! This man is taking on his bicyle-rickshaw over 10 kids to carry through the dusty roads.

Willing to send your kids at school by school bus? No problem, in New Delhi there is a human bus! This man is taking on his bicyle-rickshaw over 10 kids to carry through the dusty roads. incredible jobs in India 2011 2041 09-07-10

Were you expecting to find David Hasselhoff in the Indian beaches ? Baywatch series is miles away here, and this interesting lifeguard is all you can get in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. If you are willing to go for a swim in the sea, you better know how to swim!

Were you expecting to find David Hasselhoff in the Indian beaches ? Baywatch series is miles away here, and this interesting lifeguard is all you can get in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. If you are willing to go for a swim in the sea, you better know how to swim! 02 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1769 02-07-10

This man with a sweet look is selling flower at Mullik Ghat flower market in Kolkata, not far from Howrah Bridge.

This man with a sweet look is selling flower at Mullik Ghat flower market in Kolkata, not far from Howrah Bridge. 03 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2806 24-06-10

You need to deliver chicken provision to your store? There are no trucks here, but no problem, just hire an hand-pulled rickshaws and fit as many chickens as you can!

You need to deliver chicken provision to your store? There are no trucks here, but no problem, just hire an hand-pulled rickshaws and fit as many chickens as you can! 04 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2732 22-06-10

In a country where most of the people struggle to reach the end of the day, personal protective equipment is pure utopia. This woodworker is completely covered in sawdust.

In a country where most of the people struggle to reach the end of the day, personal protective equipment is pure utopia. This woodworker is completely covered in sawdust. 05 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2966 24-06-10

An ironer inside Auroville community, Tamil Nadu, barefoot and still using a coal iron.

An ironer inside Auroville community, Tamil Nadu, barefoot and still using a coal iron. 06 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1422

Instead of fancy machines, humans are still sowing in India. This man covered in mud is planting seeds in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve.

Instead of fancy machines, humans are still sowing in India. This man covered in mud is planting seeds in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve. 07 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1724 01-07-10

Rebars for construction works, as well as fire wood (in the background) are transported by bycicle rickshaw.

Rebars for construction works, as well as fire wood (in the background) are transported by bycicle rickshaw. 08 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1732 01-07-10

Bicycle rickshaw is a common mean of transportation in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, and over India, giving a job to many unskilled humans.

Bicycle rickshaw is a common mean of transportation in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, and over India, giving a job to many unskilled humans. 09 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1738 01-07-10

Are you stressed by the dressing code at your work place? Follow the example of this man in "work outfit" that is repairing a net.

Are you stressed by the dressing code at your work place? Follow the example of this man in "work outfit" that is repairing a net. 10 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1739 01-07-10

Construction workers comfortably sitting without any safety measures, while pulling down the beam where they are staying. This is also India!

Construction workers comfortably sitting without any safety measures, while pulling down the beam where they are staying. This is India! 11 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2093 10-07-10

One of the most amazing jobs I found in India: a professional ear cleaner in Rishikesh, going around with his suitcase (in the next picture) looking for customers. In the photo, he is cleaning the ears of a Sadhu

A professional ear cleaner in Rishikesh, going around with his suitcase (in the next picture) looking for customers.  Read more: Photo Stories - 12_Incredible_jobs_in_India_2011_2206_20-07-10 - Nomad Travellers http://www.nomadtravellers.com/travel-photography/photo-stories/119-incredible-jobs-in-india/detail/2488-12-incredible-jobs-in-india-2011-2206-20-07-10#ixzz2iHog68GR 12 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2206 20-07-10

The work suitcase of the professional ear cleaner from the previous picture. If you need any of the following services "Good ear clining oil drouping" just go to Rishikesk and you'll be satisfied by the professional job of this man!

The work suitcase of the professional ear cleaner from the previous picture. If you need any of the following services "Good ear clining oil drouping" just go to Rishikesk and you'll be satisfied by the professional job of this man! 13 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2207 20-07-10

Another hand pulled Rickshaw in Kolkata, India, one of the few places where this mean of transportation is still existing.

Another hand pulled Rickshaw in Kolkata, India, one of the few places where this mean of transportation is still existing. 14 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2630 19-06-10

A pipe is leaking? Just call a local plumber to fix the problem! The mud bath is included for free!

A pipe is leaking? Just call a local plumber to fix the problem! The mud bath is included for free! 15 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2668 09-08-10

A man selling fruits in a colorful local market in Kolkata, India. His outfit might be not too much inspiring to western eyes, but tropical fruits are still very tasty!

A man selling fruits in a colorful local market in Kolkata, India. His outfit might be not too much inspiring to western eyes, but tropical fruits are still very tasty! 16 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2773 23-06-10

A few containers and a deposit are enough to improvise a food store.

A few containers and a deposit are enough to improvise a food store. 17 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2839 24-08-10

A tailor using his human powered sewing machine barefoot on the road.

A tailor using his human powered sewing machine barefoot on the road. 18 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2883 24-06-10

Carrying weights on the head is still a common way of moving goods in India.

Carrying weights on the head is still a common way of moving goods in India. 18 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2883 24-06-10

A thoughtful man waiting for customers in front of his shop, in India.

A thoughtful man waiting for customers in front of his shop. 20 Incredible jobs in India 2011 2921 24-06-10

In a country where washing machines are a luxury, most of the washing is still done by people beating the clothes on rocks along the rivers or in the public washing places. Dhobi Ghat public laundry in Mumbai (Bombay).

Dhobi Ghat public laundry in Mumbai (Bombay). 21 Incredible jobs in India 2011 3612

A seat, a pair of scissors and a small mirror are enough to improvise in India a barber shop. This is a quite common job, and can be spotted easily while visiting urban areas. Even if the location looks more like a landfill than a 5 stars hotel, clients are not missing. Picture taken in Mumbai.

A seat, a pair of scissors and a small mirror are enough to improvise in India a barber shop. 22 Incredible jobs in India 2011 3653

Another barber shop on the road in New Delhi.

Another barber shop on the road in New Delhi. 23 Incredible jobs in India 2011 6221

And a last barber shop, a quite common job on this side of the world.

Another barber shop, this time in New Delhi. Incredible jobs in India 2011 6907

In India resources are limited for locals and labour is readily available; the usage of machines for ploughing is really rare. While in most of the cases oxes are exploited to pull the plow, other times a big family is enough to accomplish the work, involving the kids in the agricultural work as if it was a game. Photo taken in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, West Bengal.

In India resources are limited for locals and labour is readily available; the usage of machines for ploughing is really rare. While in most of the cases oxes are exploited to pull the plow, other times a big family is enough to accomplish the work, involving the kids in the agricultural work as if it was a game. Photo taken in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, West Bengal. 25 Incredible jobs in India 2011 1715 01-07-10

A final summary of the incredible jobs we found in India compared to the same kind in the rest of the world.

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I like to say that I'm a gypsy traveller. In 2009 I quit my job to chase my dream of exploring our wonderful planet in a sustainable way; thanks to my itchy feet, I had a lot of incredible adventures and I got closer to my goal of becoming a travel photographer. I love nature, sustainability, outdoor and hiking, and I never stop dreaming. More about Davide Vadala'. Content attribution on Google +

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