These are photographs of old ledgers and stacks of papers which are usually found in government and also at times private offices in India. Computerisation is not always the preferred or affordable method.
Here is heap of old files and papers. They can be a fire hazard. Many government offices also have these type of files and papers. Imagine if one has to find a paper in this heap! Only a person working here for a long time will be able to locate it. If you are from the younger generation finding something in these papers is like finding a needle in a haystack. Or not, perhaps we can say that finding a paper in a paperstack is worse than finding a needle in a haystack.