Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 5

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  1. What is this? Are they empty?

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  2. @ Mohinee!!! These are earthen pots or pitchers called 'matka'. made of clay, they are used extensively by the rural people to store water. The clay pot is porous and water stored in it evaporates leaving the pitcher with cool water. this is how the poor survive in the grueling heat.

    Good samaritans place these pitcher for people travelling by. laborer, vendors and rickshaw walas use this to quench their thirst.

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  3. Very much needed now a days for the people who brave the scorching heat! Noble deed indeed! :)

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  4. Their numbers are shrinking, but great to see they're still around--- both the matkas and the good samaritans. Some also embed taps on the outside of their compound walls, a similarly super gesture. Not their fault if the taps run dry, though!

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  5. @ Shilpa Yes indeed noble

    @ Harjeet It was due to shrinking numbers that i wanted to capture it and put it as WW

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