Friday, December 7, 2012

If There Is A Will There Is A Way!

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I had been to a relative's house yesterday.  While entering their flat, I saw this man. I didn't notice anything abnormal at first sight.  Then I noticed...the man/tailor was sitting on a tricycle with a sewing machine and stitching clothes! 

My relative said that this tailor visits their street every Thursday. He repairs dresses for minimum Rs.10 according to the work.  Next day to the next street.  He honks a horn as soon as he comes in and honks again before leaving.  The honk looks like a bus honk! It is easy for him to take the machine by his tricycle! I asked him how much he earns a month on an average...around 6 to 7 thousand according to the work he gets, it seems! He looked like a happy person... he posed happily for the photo...'yevlo photo venaa yeduththukko!' he said...You can take as many photos as you like!

If you have got the will you have got the way!

25 comments :

Swaram said...

Indeed :) Gud one Sandhya!

Varunavi said...

Very innovative way of earning. Hard work always pays...

Sandhya said...

SWARAM: Thank you, Swaram! I love these kinds of people...hard working people...happy people!


VARUNAVI: Yes, Saritha! They will be happy and contented in their lives always!

Kavita Saharia said...

Such a positive person.Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing this Sandhya.

Irfanuddin said...

well, those young healthy people who earn their bread by begging must take a lesson from this gentleman....

thanks for shairing.....

SG said...

Cool. We are visiting Chennai in February. Does he stitch pattu ravikkai (silk blouse)?. Will you recommend him? In fact, we (not me, my wife) is looking for a good women's tailor. Thanks.

Renu said...

same type person comes to our apartments too and i was amazed at their innovation..running tailoring shop.
But he repairs only, no fresh stitching..

manjujoglekar said...

Nice post, Sandhya! Innovative way of earning money! Inspiring!

Sandhya said...

KAVITA SAHARIA: Yes, I liked most is he seems to be a very happy person. He laughed loudly when I took the photograph!


IRFANUDDIN: Yes, you are right, Irfan!


SG: He just repairs dresses, that is all. Sometimes he stitches curtains. But his business is good, he said laughingly!

My tailor is in Adyar. She takes minimum 2 weeks' time to stitch blouses!


RENU: This man also just repairs. I have seen roadside tailors but mobile tailor is new! I have seen some people rolling the sewing machine on the road for short distances and it had small wheels.


MANJU JOGLEKAR: Yes, beggars who beg with all the body parts in tact, should learn a lesson from this man. Thank you, Manju!





RGB said...

Cool. I wish we had someone like that around our apartment. I've got stuff for altering, and since I don't get around much, with work & stuff, it's pretty much ageing in my wardrobe!

rama said...

Well really inspiring, and as you rightly said , where there is a will, there is a way too.To think he is making a very decent living doing a decent job.

BK Chowla, said...

Those who look at INDIA only must be shown this pride of BHARAT

sharu said...

very inspiring person mami, thanks for the information.

Sandhya said...

RGB: Welcome to my blog, RGB. Here, in Chennai, we see tailors sitting on the platforms near housing complexes and repairing clothes. This person is mobile which makes him unique!

Thank you!


RAMA: Welcome here, Rama! He doing his job happily, Rama! He seems to be a contented person.

Thank You!


BK CHOWLA: You are right,Chowlaji!


SHARU: Yes, he is an inspiring person. Thank you, Sharada!


KParthasarathi said...

He earns his living in an honorable way by hard work.Hats off to such men who cater to the needs of society in their own ways.

Destination Infinity said...

With the ready-made garments industry flourishing, I guess tailors get lesser jobs these days, compared to earlier. But the garment factories may employ tailors, I guess.

Mobile tailor service is a good idea. If they visit a place consistently, they become quite popular, as well!

Destination Infinity

Zephyr said...

Thanks for sharing this, Sandhya. Such profiles reaffirms one's faith in the old adage, isn't it?

I remember one such person in Jabalpur. He was a disabled person and used his tricycle to collect garments for repair from houses. He would take them home where he and his wife worked on them (he repaired and she stitched new ones too) and bring them back the next day or a few days later. He was well known in our locality and we would call him on his mobile if there was something urgent.

Self employment need not only be running kiosks and shops, right? There is a market for every kind of service.

Sandhya said...

K.PARTHASARATHY: Yes, we need these people, Partha Sir! Thank you!


DESTINATION INFINITY: Yes, they are used in garment indstries - export garments. One day a week to a street is a good idea. He goes on the same days. People can collect and keep them for stitching.


CYBER NAG: With huge population like ours, we need all sorts of people for doing odd jobs. Otherwise our clothes will be lying down waiting for alteratiion, stitching small small areas in the good dresses. We can't throw them out if the material is still good, isn't it?

Jabalpur man is great. He will be respected by everyone.

Thank you, Zephyr

Destination Infinity said...

Maami, I published an award post a couple of weeks back. Not sure if you noticed it -

http://www.destinationinfinity.org/2012/11/19/sunshine-award-ceremony-notes-on-fellow-bloggers/

Jeevan said...

There are many way to live and people only need to try... this is an interesting one to note. I have seen mobile tailors pulling their machine on streets, wherever they see shadow put their shop.

Sandhya said...

DESTINATION INFINITY: Thank you, D.I. I will honour it in a couple of days!


JEEVAN: Even I have seen mobile tailors who push the machine on small wheels, but this one is unique. He is sitting on top of the tricycle and stitching! What an idea!

Anutations said...

Mobile tailoring! Seems like a good idea. This should be promoted - will save some of us the painful experience of going to Ranganathan St. (not me :P)

Very innovative!

Sandhya said...

ANUTATIONS: Welcome to my blog, Bhargavi!

We find mobile tailors in Chennai, but this person is going from street to street with a sewing machine on a tricycle!

Yes, we need somebody to do the repair work. If we give the repair work to our regular tailors, first they refuse to do that otherwise they just put them in a corner for months together!

I liked your blog, Bhargavi!

Rahul Aggarwal said...

he's an inspiration to all!

Sandhya said...

RAHUL AGGRWAL: Yes, he is, Rahul!

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