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March 16, 2009

Hayath Road. Off NR Rd.


Welcome to Hotel Hayath Road. 

This is a country where a majority lives for about a dollar or two a day. A dollar is worth about 50 Indian Rupees. And if you are a farmer or petty trader on a business trip to Benglur and you miss the last bus home, where would you sleep? 

Hotel Footpath?  No. I suggest the Taj (Minus the mustachioed doorman), on Hayath Road, just off the main City Market Square. 

In India, life overflows on the streets. And on Hayath Road, a hotel has spilled out on to the street. Hotel Hayath Road is a narrow street dotted with little businesses who have come together to provide all the services one can expect at the hotel, for very little. 


1. Common bed (with lockers) at Hotel Taj Or Hamidiya: Rs. 30 a night.





2. Bath: Rs.10. Crap: Rs. 2. Shag? 




3. Food:
Lunch or Dinner: Beef Biryani for Rs. 22/- Chicken Biryani for Rs. 25/-



4. Laundry:
Same day service.





5. Beverages:
No Minibar here. You can stand and drink at any of the Liqour stores.
 


6. Connectivity: 
Take buses to any part of Benglur or South India from the bus stand which is 2 minutes away.

  

13 comments:

Arun said...

that a very well told story. thanks.

AGujral said...

Brutal truth told beautifully. Very nice, its a touching tale tough:)

Charu said...

excellent excellent captures! stuff of nightmares - picture of vijayakanth meets rajinikanth meets pooshanikkai on the 'latest'!

pRiyA said...

gosh! this is extrordinary!

Jo said...

Superb saar!

SloganMurugan said...

Thank you, all :)

Ilan said...

What a great set!
Awesome portraits.
I love the use of light, and the great characters :)
Love it!

Framed and Shot said...

Love the words, emotions, colours, closeness to people. They all contribute to make the images something special. Well done..

Vinod said...

Awe some!

Mridula said...

Awesome.

Aditya said...

i particularly liked the one photo of rajnikanth and the man peeling eggs. i will recommend that u upload these pics at Sony Shootout Contest. man they r doing a terrific job at recognising talent of photographers. i hav put one of my photos there and hope that i win at least some of the prizes. u surely can win the sony camera man. y don't u upload ur photo at http://shootout.sony.co.in/index.htm

Radha said...

a story very well narrated Gopal :)

Slogan Murugan aka M S Gopal said...

Thank you

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