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Demure smile

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.

 

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Taken on December 16, 2005