Water tanks of Punjab

The Punjabi skyline is awash with these fantastically kitsch water tanks, seen more as status symbols than functional objects for many wealthy NRIs who own second homes in their native villages.

 Here is a small selection that I've encountered around Ludhiana on my trips home every year. 


Ram Lobhaya and his son Sonu have run a successful business making these water tanks for the last 30 years. Here's a peek inside their workshop. You can get in touch with them on +9198150-35719 to discuss bespoke projects.

These photos were published in Issue 19 of Smith Journal.