barbershop octet

June 28, 2008

barbershop sextetThis is my favorite corner in Mumbai. I marvel at it every time I pass it. This beautiful corner – Sayani Road and … something else Road – boasts not one but eight (count ’em 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8!) barbershops. These three are adjacent to each other. Then there’s the corner and a mattress/cushion stuffing storefront and then, five more – cheek to jowl! And they have differences certainly, including differently colored chairs, but I can’t help wondering – how on earth does the general public choose one over another??


7 Responses to “barbershop octet”

  1. gls says:

    A bigger picture would have been nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. chhavi says:

    @gls k, I’ll post it and let you know.

  3. Vincent says:

    Choosing is easy: you go to the guy that is the best shaved and you ask him who shaved him. And then you go to the guy he pointed out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Pallavi says:

    Hey first time here.. got this via tweeting.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Will be back… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. chhavi says:

    @pallavi, thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. @chetthaker says:

    What can I say? Competition is good for the consumer right?

    I love the barber shops in India because not only can you get a shave (and hair cut if you like) but you can get physiotherapy at the same time. Last year I landed in Mumbai the day after taking an exam after a post-grad course so was really stressed and tired after the journey. I got a shave and head-neck-shoulder-back massage and I felt GRRRREAT! Long live the barber shops I say ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. chhavi says:

    @chetthaker lol. Viva les barbershops indeed. ๐Ÿ˜€

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