2013 India Sketch Journal Page 13 by Meera Rao
The pace of life in Mysore is laid back and a bit leisurely - especially in the old part of Mysore where our flat is located. Things just can't be hurried!
2013 India sketch Journal July 1 by Meera Rao
These ladies were waiting patiently for fresh ground flour at a made to order grain grinding place. Food tastes different/better when one uses fresh ground flour, fresh produce from the farms brought in each morning and ofcourse is eaten away right :) I hope these tiny, tiny Mom and Pop specialty shops won't disappear as more and more stores sell factory prepared and packaged flour and other goods and western style supermarkets take over.
2013 India sketch Journal July 2 by Meera Rao
The shop selling earthenware pots is very small and the pots were stacked to ceiling. Grandma in charge was sitting very comfortably on padded gunny sacks. She was selling pots of all different sizes. My childhood memory is that, the water kept in those pots stay really cool and food cooked in them is especially delicious! I am tempted to try using them rather than the stainless steel vessels that my kitchen is stocked with.