The ‘sleeper cells’ a soft State doesn’t try to bust

All the world is a bed, and there is no mattress softer than stone, for the tired limbs of coolies and loaders aching to catch a few winks after a morning of hard work, below the Mysore road flyover in Bangalore on Wednesday.

The empty bamboo basket serves as a pillow, staving off the dust and sound of vehicles whizzing past, but it is also an insurance to prevent somebody from making away with the device that helped stuff a few rupees in their pocket.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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