PICKING GRAPE, BIJAGIRI, TICOTTA DISTRICT, BIJAPUR AREA.
Women come from the surrounding villages, work from 10 in the morning until 5 PM. Salary is 30 roupies a day, wich is just a little bit more than half a dollars. Buying power : 4 kg of the cheepest rice. The grape is sent in Kerala, no wine is made out of it. It taste very sweet, since it's a variety of Muscat (ar least it taste like it).
I knew harvest was going on around Bijapur, but spent the whole morning searching for a vignards with workers. When I finally got one, after many adventures wich eventually ended with a motoride some good soul gave me, was a bit exhausted. The result is : I got this kind of wary smile. One need to feel great to receive great response…
Everyone smiles in the same language. I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.