Local: My Village

This is a typical village in the state of Odisha, India.

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The entrance to my village home.

 

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The kuchcha roads

 

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The tube-well

When I was a kid, I used to spend summer vacations at my village. I love this place. Me and my sister carried small vessels on our waist and brought water from this very tube-well. In earlier days, there were no water filters. Ground water was used for bathing and drinking.

 

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The kitchen area

There was no gas cylinder or cooking stoves. Food was cooked using wood and on these make-shift clay stoves called chulhaa. And trust me on this, the food used to have an unique and amazing taste with a little smoky flavor.

This is where my father grew. This is where my mother came to her in-laws house after her marriage. This is the place which I used to visit for at least 2 months in a year. But as I grew up I couldn’t visit for even once a year. I yearn to go back to this place. This is one of the places I love. This is where my heart is.

The Daily Post Challenge: LOCAL

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Half-light

In response to The Daily Post photo challenge “Half-light

IMG_20160212_180129818 I hate to be inside during evenings, particularly in between 5-7 pm. My office gets over at 5. Either I stay late and take up extra work or go out with friends. This particular day I had to return early. So I thought to take a stroll on the terrace and that’s when I captured the evening sun in a different view.