Faces of India – 337, from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. I bring back souvenirs, frozen moments from my travels, why not some memories of people I have met and interacted during the travels. Faces of India is a weekly series in my blog since MARCH 2011. See more here

Faces of India Halwai from Jaisalmer

Last week I posted a face from Srirangam, she was the third generation running her family business. That reminded me I had met a halwai in Jaisalmer. He has a flourishing sweet shop in the lanes right in front of the fort. We reached his shop on recommendation from a local for the best sweet shop in Jaisalmer. He was immensely pleased we came searching for his shop.

Taste my sweets and you will come back again and again asking for them, he bragged. I got talking to him about his shop. He happily kept talking about his shop saying it has been running for several generations now. He doesn’t remember how many though. My grandfather’s grandfather too sold sweets in this very shop, he recollected a while later. There was pride in his voice.

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One Response to “Faces of India – 337, from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

  • Nice to connect to people like these while traveling, they add more value to travel experience. Hope the sweets were really awesome.

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