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Saturday, October 27, 2007,1:58 AM
SPICE GIRL
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22 Comments:


  • 6:32 PM, Blogger Cuckoo

    :) Typical spice girl.
    Though I can see mostly the spices of south India, the woman is in north Indian attire. Probably they would have settled there.

     
  • 11:52 AM, Blogger Zareba

    Beautiful color and composition. It is nice to be able to get a glimpse of another way of life. I always enjoy your pictures for the glimpses they give me.

    ...Z

     
  • 4:35 AM, Blogger Ruth

    Funny title, hehe. She did not know you were there, rauf. The textures here make me want to dip my hands in, but she would be angry and wouldn't be able to sell the spices then. I hope no wild bicyclist plows into her stand, those piles are so full, they would easily spill everywhere. Even if I just clumsily bumped her table, everything would spill out. She keeps it very neat.

     
  • 8:11 PM, Blogger Sangita

    Thats a real nice one and I love the caption u gave..Spice gal so true and so diff

     
  • 9:15 PM, Blogger Sandy

    Wow, just got so busy I forgot to come here. I don't want to forget your blogs..you always have such great photos.

    sandy

     
  • 9:05 AM, Blogger ~quoting beth

    I can almost smell this picture because the composition and the colors are so amazing!

     
  • 8:18 AM, Blogger AlterinG Abhishek

    :)
    pretty neat...

    i loved pic

     
  • 12:24 PM, Blogger 'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'

    Deares RAUF<
    You are really an artist in photography, so are the looks of all the people in your country, I love the people, how they look, so fantastic! Thanks for showing:)

    JoAnn

     
  • 7:44 AM, Anonymous Rob

    I really must learn more about spices.
    Incidentally Robert Clive's (Clive of India) hometown (Market Drayton) became the centre of the UK spice trade.

     
  • 7:17 AM, Blogger Rauf

    CUCKOO JI this picture was taaken in Cochin, this shop is owned by Gujrati, very strange in Kerala

     
  • 7:20 AM, Blogger Rauf

    RUTH There's a spice market, just a kilometer away, and and you can follow the smell and reach the market.

     
  • 7:20 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you SANGITA

     
  • 7:25 AM, Blogger Rauf

    ZAREBA, Actually this is a wrong glimpse, unusual in the southern state of Kerala.
    People from other states avoid doing business in Kerala, known for its labour unions strikes and
    intolerance. This shop is run by Gujratis who are settled in Kerala for ages, This is very unusual.
    I love kerala, but only for a week, not more. i will never settledown there. I live in neighbouring Tamil Nadu

     
  • 7:26 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Than you SANDY Sorry, it took me a while to respond to comments

     
  • 7:28 AM, Blogger Rauf

    oh Quoting BETH, the smell is very strong. Spices are called masaala in India, these spices are on the stronger side, so they are called Garam masaala, meaning hot spices. hotter than usual.

     
  • 7:29 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you ABHISHEK

     
  • 7:30 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Hope you would visit India soon JOANNE

     
  • 7:34 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Hi ROB mmmmm ?? i just can't find your blog.
    Robert Clive is very much alive here, there is an old building by the harbour in Chennai called Clive Battery.
    hope you are doing fine Rob.

     
  • 2:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Broadway, Cochin??
    benoy

     
  • 9:56 AM, Blogger Terra

    Precious moment....... :)
    Spilling over not only with colour, but also with life's warmth

     
  • 8:24 PM, Blogger monsoon-dreams

    rauf,
    u wont be able to tolerate kerala formore than a week?aah i am sad.we r good people,rauf.:-)

     
  • 4:50 AM, Blogger sonia a. mascaro

    Magnific photo! Just breathtaking!

     

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