Faces of India – 293
Faces of India
a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here…
I met her at an arecanut processing home/factory. She had such a huge pile to cut open and get the nuts out. And all she had was a hand held cutter. Her fingers were wrapped in rubber sheets, not gloves. That is all the basic protection she had for dehusking those nuts. Though arecanut dehusking machine is out in the market she doesn’t own one yet. It would take her the whole day she said. At the end of the day she would get paid ‘per kg’ basis.
Noticing her deep red lips I asked her how many nuts she has per day. She replied she just chews a few pieces. I cautioned her “those nuts aren’t too good for health”. And to that she just smiled.