29 July 2006

Water Haul

There are still some homes that have an erratic water supply and some that have no independent water supply at all. Such households depend on municipal taps which are liberally placed throughout Tiruvannamalai. Ladies gather around such taps and fill up their large pots. This lady is on her way home. Often the ladies will simultaneously balance one pot on the head and a pot on the hip with an arm crooked around it. It's very hard work!

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