Monday, 4 September 2017

Village vignettes - Govindamma and Chinapaapakka

Yellow saree -  Govindamma, our village midwife. Skilled in healthcare, and in every child ailment. Poorer than poor.

My guide for most illnesses our daughter had as an infant.

Grey saree - Chinapaapakka.  Once for a late night village meeting at the temple, her village women from the opposite hamlet came down late, argueing with each other. 

She sat next to me, gave a cherubic smile and said, 'They are all fighing because of me'. She said she had delayed her cooking, and the whole delay was because of her.  'But they are fighting with each other' - she informed me cheerfully.

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