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.
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!
This man with a sweet look is selling flower at Mullik Ghat flower market in Kolkata, not far from Howrah Bridge.
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!
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.
An ironer inside Auroville community, Tamil Nadu, barefoot and still using a coal iron.
Instead of fancy machines, humans are still sowing in India. This man covered in mud is planting seeds in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve.
Rebars for construction works, as well as fire wood (in the background) are transported by bycicle rickshaw.
Bicycle rickshaw is a common mean of transportation in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, and over India, giving a job to many unskilled humans.
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.
Construction workers comfortably sitting without any safety measures, while pulling down the beam where they are staying. This is also India!
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
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!
Another hand pulled Rickshaw in Kolkata, India, one of the few places where this mean of transportation is still existing.
A pipe is leaking? Just call a local plumber to fix the problem! The mud bath is included for free!
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 few containers and a deposit are enough to improvise a food store.
A tailor using his human powered sewing machine barefoot on the road.
Carrying weights on the head is still a common way of moving goods in India.
A thoughtful man waiting for customers in front of his shop, in India.
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).
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.
Another barber shop on the road in New Delhi.
And a last barber shop, a quite common job on this side of the world.
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.
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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