Mechanics, Children, and the Doodhwala (Milkman)

Mechanics, Children, and the Doodhwala (Milkman)

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Today, Josh, Shekhar, a rickshaw man and I went to town to see the mechanic because Josh wanted to know more about the insides of the rickshaw.  I decided to come along just because. I took a few pictures of these mechanics working, but I got bored quickly. I wasn’t very interested after 10 minutes, maybe because I am a girl.

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But then I saw some kids playing on a rickshaw and my camera was instantly interested. Indian children are always fun to photograph.

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The kids in the above photo are cracking up because a younger kid was messing with the goat and the goat was “attacking” back.  This happened a few times, and every time, they would laugh so hard. The kid wasn’t getting hurt. The family from a distance was laughing as well, and I was too.

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I love the kid in red on this one.

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youngboysThese three kids came over and asked me to take photos of them. The young man in the middle wanted to be alone in the picture; this is him telling the other two guys to back up.

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And they fixed their hair before this one. I tried to get the shot of them fixing their hair, but my little point and shoot wasn’t fast enough.

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After some shots, one woman invited me into their house. (Camera shots that is.)

women2And as true Indian hosts, they offered me chai.

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They had a ton of fresh milk, and this chai was basically hot fresh milk with spices. Very yummy.

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Then, the doodhwala came by! There is no doodhwala (Indian milkman) where we live (20 minutes from this town), but I had heard of this, and I actually got excited to see him. Plus he was in a motorcycle. I did not expect this.

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Doodhwala (Indian Milkman)

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And he delivered some fresh milk jugs right infront of me.

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Doodhwala

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Fresh Milk Jugs

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Straining the fresh milk into the big pot.

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Boiling the milk.

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Today, once again, India gave an unexpected fun day.

8 Comments

  1. I love the mechanic’s hair. Is there a story behind this?

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we’ve always fantasized about doing something wild like that to our hair, but always chickened before it happened.

    Reply
  2. I love reading your posts! The pictures of the children are so cute. And the tea in India is amazingly different! I hate tea but can drink many cups of it when I go to India, haha.

    Reply

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