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  • Writer's picturePriya Krishnan Das

#OnlyinIndia series- The Indian Cobbler

I am starting a new series of #onlyinindia for #azaadikaamritmahotsav , India's 75th year of Independence.

The Indian Cobbler

The original sustainable idea even before 'sustainable' became a fashionable term.

The Indian cobbler is ubiquitous, setting up his stall on the pavement, corner or in this case a tree stump. He repairs not only shoes or slippers but also umbrellas and bags. I had gone to get the soles of my sturdy leather shoes fixed and sketched him while he was at it. Notice the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and also the hexagonal pendant he has worn resembling the seal of the great Maratha Emperor. He was happy with my sketch and gave me a discount how kind of him.

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