What is that ?
An everyday use object for the common Indian man.
Ok, got it. But, whats so special about it ?
Well , the aesthetics for one. That simple design ,which traps the razor blade between the two flaps looks like stuff vintage designs are made of . Secondly, the sheer numbers in which its sold on Indian roadsides tells the story of its ease of use and functional relevance.
Hmm..interesting. Whats it made of ?
Well , this one is made of steel with a golden colour paint coating.
The price ?
15 rupees ! Thats less than 0.40 dollars ! Its multinational contemporaries are far more in price.
Woah ! where can I purchase this ?
Just take a stroll on the busy marketplaces of any Indian town/ cities. You will sure find it with vendors selling low-cost household items. I bought this from stalls in Bhandup west area near Dreams mall in Mumbai.
Photography credits : Apoorv Gupta .You can see more of his work on https://www.instagram.com/apoorvg1/?hl=en