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Lunch
2005-01-29 oochappan

Lunch

Madurai

Most of Tamils eat on the ground, food in front of them while almost in lotus position feet under them (I can't do that anymore).
They eat their food from small shiny tifan containers, prepared by mother in the morning or brought at noon. The big container filled with rice and smaller ones with curries, the sauce. (The English word curry comes from Tamil meaning there only a sauce based on coocked vegatables with spices.)
Only the right hand is used, the clean hand washed with water before starting eating, the left hand is considered impure as it is used for less noble purposes.

I skipped his invitation to share the food as my stomac is not raised Tamil, a bit too spicy for me.

Actually this rice-loadman didn't agree in the discussion as he was frownsing his eye-brows.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
ISO-100
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds full exif


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Steve H12-Sep-2005 22:36
Great shot, breathtakingly sharp - why am I the first to comment??! I love the south of India, this shot makes me very nostalgic - thanks for stirring up some nice memories!