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India's Dhobi Ghat laundry workers care more about survival than politics

India's  Dhobi Ghat laundry workers care more about survival than politics
 
View of Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai RFI / Dhananjay Khadilkar

As the eyes of the world turn towards India where ballot counting is continuing after a month-long election involving 900 million voters, we go to one area in Mumbai where many voters work in the informal sector of laundry. 

Their day-to-day life is not so much influenced by politics but more by a need for survival in what is, in many cases, a generations-old industry.

Dhananjay Khadilkar reports from Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai - one of India's largest open-air laundries.

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