Perhaps the India’s first, the largest and the oldest dhobi ghat at Mahalaxmi Mumbai, is a must see attraction on the list of foreign tourists visiting India. The 150 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the world’s largest open laundries. If you take an arial view of the dhobi ghat you will find ubiquitous cloth line spread across everywhere within the 2.5 acre span of the dhobi ghat with 731 washing pens and flogging stones. Read More
Once again the rainy season has arrived. To many, the monsoons are the most awaited season as it gives respite from the scorching heat. Children enjoy playing in the puddles, we love getting wet in the downpour or go out for a ride. We all love the pleasant air filled with petrichor after the downpour. But all the bliss comes to a tragic end when we look at our clothes. All the rainy season activity ends with soiled clothes, clothes filled with mud, dirt, germs, bacteria which demands a professional treatment – immediately.
Bhaiyya petrol wash karte ho? (Do you do petrol wash?). This is a very common question a customer asks at any of the dry clean stores. In a layman’s term, if your garments are soiled get it petrol washed and all the stains will be gone. Actually it’s a myth that most people in India believe that if your garments have stains, the solution is to get it dry cleaned. And the most popular methods of dry cleaning in India is Petrol Wash. But the question is what is petrol wash? What your dry cleaner is actually doing with your garments in the name of petrol wash? Read More
Dry cleaning and laundry services in India are majorly of a substandard quality, Mumbai are no exception to it. In Mumbai, alike in the whole of India, people are being cheated in the name of Dry cleaning & laundry. The local dhobi or launderer accepts garments for dry cleaning and passes on the same to dhobi ghat fellow who in turn washes the garments in water from the nearby borewell. The borewell water is neither filtered nor softened. Infact that water is not treated at all and it damages the garments. Read More