I am becoming brave these days! I saw this lady at a hotel in Cherrapunji and asked her if I could click her picture. She came out of the front desk and posed for me in her pretty Jaisem, the traditional dress of Meghalaya!
Jainsem- Traditonal Dress of Meghalaya for Women
We also asked front desk ladies at another hotel if it was difficult to tie and they said no it was not. How pretty it looks!
Stone grinders have gone out of fashion in urban India. But when I was growing up we had both sil batta (on the right in the photo) and chakki (the round one on the left) at my home!
This is what was used to grind pulses (using the round one called chakki), masala (spices) and chatni in Indian homes before mixers and grinders became common. So when I saw them at Lakshman Sagar I had to click a picture.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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