Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Salt and the City

Salt is that one key ingredient which always wants to be a part of every dish that we make, Love it, Hate it but you just can't ignore it!! Try ignoring it and it will come back to haunt you.

Today I'm going to take you to the salt pans of suburban Mumbai, these salt pans have been a part of this region for over a 100 years now. While the final processing happens in a fancy factory unit but not much has changed when it come to extracting the crude salt.

Here are some pics of the salt pans.









The guys who work here hardly make $150 a month in wages


Are you worth your Salt?


When i used to visit these salt pans as a kid they were spread across everywhere but sadly nowadays a large part of their land has been grabbed by the building construction guys, who want to create a concrete jungle here.
May be in a few years time these pictures will be the only memory of what the landscape once looked like.

Salt and the City.


I'm posting this for My World Tuesday do visit them.

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating, interesting post, Vinnie! Love your photos! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Jenn said...

I love salt... can't live without salt. And how sad to hear about the land grabbing. I can see that the concrete jungle is creeping up, hopefully not too fast.

Gwendolyn L said...

I found your post very interesting, forcing me to think about something I had never considered. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

ladyfi said...

You've made the salt pans such a lovely place in your photos.

Arija said...

We have salt pans in Adelaide as well and they make for splendid photos with the mounds reflected in the water. Sadly, I am not allowed to use salt on my food as it causes water retention. I miss it very much. No matter how many spices one uses, nothing replaces the salt.

Pradeepa said...

Interesting shots. I have seen them in Tuticorin, but only from a distance.

RNSANE said...

Sea salt is harvested from San Francisco Bay! It is used for various things - especially pretzels!

daimilus said...

Cool to see where things actually are coming from...

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just a fascinating and interesting photo reportage! Amazing photos!