Grand- Grand mother preparing pan masala

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© Etan Doronne
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90 year old preparing the Pan Masala blend in a personal grinder because she has not teeth to chew.

Here's an inteview I video recorded with another elder of the same village and some noon time activity at the farm house yard Tamil Nadu, India

I share this and other stories in person in my India, where every village is home - Experience ! A free public program

In the story Mani street and the story Mud house, - India.

13 responses

  • dazs km

    dazs km said (7 Nov 2011):

    Simply marvelous ....

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (28 Jan 2012):

    Great picture

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Jan 2012):

    outstanding portrait and the narration.................

  • Betina Reyna

    Betina Reyna gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    cannot explain with words...

  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne said (2 Feb 2012):

    Thank you all. This was during a visit to the village in the Villupuram district in northern Tamil Nadu, in which I joined my friend's family in their pilgrimage to his mother's home village to participate in the inauguration of the local Hindu temple. We stayed there overnight in the traditional mud-house and I had a chance to visit many relatives homes for chai and just hang around the fields and hills with cows and calfs, eat locally home made delicious food, watch and snap/video music and street theater... swim in the irrigation well, go to the open-air toilet and so much more... still hope to get these posted... as Betina said, it's hard to verbalize all these almost out-of this-world experiences. Intense.

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    Congratulations on making the blog.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (13 Feb 2012):

    wonderful and congrats on making the JPG blog!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (14 Feb 2012):

    Fantastic! Congratulations on making the blog.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Congrats on making the blog!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Feb 2012):

    Simply amazing, I don't know how I missed this one. Congratulations on making the blog.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (25 Feb 2012):

    great image!! great love!!

  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne said (25 Feb 2012):

    Thank you all. Thanks to you I went back and looked through all the photos I took while staying this village and of course it was like living it all over again. I tried to dig up about 10 photos to make up a feature story but am probably still too emotional about it and ended up with a list of 50 (out of several hundreds...).

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    i love it!

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