Henna tattoo painting
festivals with folk dances
girls on swings in mango orchards
and when the pitter patter of
raindrops are heard
delicious savories called
samosas and pakoras liven
together with cups of'
hot sweet milky chai (tea)
is seen at every street corner
roasting corn on the cob
which is served with
salt and pepper with a dash of lemon juice.
I bought these colocasia leaves very cheaply from the
and made colocasia rollups
with spices and gram flour (besan)
Last week Hindu women celebrated
They perform rituals in temples and
get together for music and dancing
wearing green sarees.
You can see henna tattoo painting
and girls on the swing.
They are singing special songs called Kajri.
Its like our Indian 'country" music
with delightful stories in them.
I recorded these short videos
from a TV program