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Mr. Nathella Prapanna Kumar at Nathella Jewellery on South Usman Road. He is the 4th generation of the Nathella family that began this business in 1940...Most of the evening was spent shooting at Joyalukkas on North Usman Road. We did revisit Nathella, Sree Jewellery, Kanishk Jewellery and general street scenes..Joyalukkas contact is:.Mathews Antony.mathewsalukkas@yahoo.com.044 28155655..Mr. Nathella Prapanna Kumar at Nathella Jewellery told us about women near his wholesale outlet who swept the dust on the streets to find GOLD.  I photographed women panning for gold in streets full of garbage.... I guess why this happens is that India treats gold as a commodity and sells it for the value of the gold plus "making charges."  Because the artisans are so cheap, they can keep the making charges around 15 percent.  Because people aren't paid much they do the work in their homes in these ghetto areas.  The women sweep the streets in the morning, bent over in a way that you know they've spent a good deal of their lives in this position.. then they pan for the gold and they can get about a gram a week.  It was amazing to see the glitter in their little pans... such a small amount that it was too difficult to photograph, but the general scene was great...  They have to do it early because the government street sweepers get there around 9am...Main contact is fixer Vinay Diddee his wife Neha made many of the arrangements..vinaydiddee@latitude.co.in.house number is +91 80 4132 0578. Vinay cell +91 98450 91377 and Neha's +91 98450 53695
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