Slideshow | The art of drip drying

A portrait of a ‘dhobi ghat’ virtually hidden in the centre of Delhi
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    Ram Sagar (left) and Mukesh at the water-filled haud, or tank.
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    Barkha, an undergraduate student, helps her father in the mornings but wants a career different from his.
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    Chandrapal cycles out of Hailey Lane, on his way to deliver laundered clothes.
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    Clothes being moved from the haud to the naandi where they will stay for half an hour.
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    Clothes being sorted for ironing in front of the shrine of Nagarsen Baba Ghatwale, the god of the ghats. Photographs: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

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