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A first Tamil lesson
* 2006-02-11 12:49 oochappan

A first Tamil lesson

India - Tamil Nadu - Madurai

He was not really happy about it as he cried the whole neighbourhood together while everybody had fun to see his loud protest and final submission.

Indeed a first lesson, a Tamil takes a shower every day, you must be very clean on yourself. One other of those first lessons is, you should brush your teeth daily as like a Tamil would have been born with a toothbrush !
Hygiene is top priority in the culture here, you may be poor but at least clean, your white shirt must be impecable like it just came from the iron-man.

A kind of shot that takes you to the core of Tamil life, a scene with all the chaotic clutter around showing how simple people live together in these small compounds for the poor in the center of the city.

One of a serie, preferring this one as finally the boy couldn't cry loud anymore by the pooring water, he had to submit himself.


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William27-May-2007 18:49
Very nice!~Regards, William (V)
Karthik Raja27-Apr-2006 11:19
Very nice portrait Henk. I like this image. The buckets, the mug, the stone pathways, even the blue color, its all so India.
carol j. phipps27-Apr-2006 02:55
Wonderful portrait and story.