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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

OUR WORLD




It is fine with me!




The Urban Estate where we live, is surrounded by villages on two sides. In fact, our state Government carved out a couple of residential communities after buying land, which was mostly arid, from small farmers. However, there are a few with large holdings and have constructed palatial houses in their fields. They've built two room tenements for  their servants, who help in tilling the land and take care of milch cattle.

Now this woman is the wife of one of the servants and her duty is to make cow dung cakes, dry them in the sun and then these are sold to poor householders as fuel. The woman also gets perhaps three out of every ten she bakes.

Last week i decided to explore the area and saw her in the act. I talked to her and she very enthusiastically posed for this picture. You'd be surprised to know that she was happily doing the job and offered me all information as if she had known me before. She looked healthy, spirited and fully fit.

 Our world has infinite frames and each one is hallowed.
 
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12 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Those are quite a size... the ones I have seen around Maharashtra tend more to a discus size and shape and are stacked like hay... excellent, 'green' fuel. YAM xx

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  2. I'm glad I don't have to make cow dung cakes, but thank you for allowing me to have a glimpse into the life of someone who carries out her task. It is humbling to realize how many benefits I have that I tend to take for granted.
    Great photograph.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/visiting-saint-kitts.html

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  3. A glimpse into how different our lives are. She does look happy in her work.

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  4. Thank you for sharing that wonderful image :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing that wonderful image :)

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  6. Every single work useful to the world has its own respect and dignity.... A Nice Post!

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  7. A common sight in Punjab. I get inspiration from such woman who are happy in all circumstances.

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  8. A hard working woman and she takes pride in doing what she is doing! Great post and pic.

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  9. Lovely capture and interesting information

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  10. This is the same story all over North India, may be all over India. Government acquires land in and around villages. Building comes up but lifestyle of villages do not change. May be they acquire gadgets from land money, but life continues.

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  11. I like the description always along with your pictures, they make it so complete :) This one is very nice too.

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  12. She's hard at work.
    Nice that you shared her pic & story.

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