Aunt preparing desert, in village at Haryana, India. In Haryana, people pay respect to all elder ladies who are senior to your mother, by addressing them as ‘Tai’ (ताई). So the first name for this picture intuitively came as Tai Ki Kheer (ताई की खीर). But to get the meaning for universe, I had to pick title of universal language. Hence Aunt’s Desert it is.
Given the background now, Tai is cooking desert which is called Kheer (खीर) in a traditional brass vessel, flamed up on a bonfire, you can say its Tai’s bonfire recipes. Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pistachios or almonds. It is typically served during a meal or as a dessert.
This good old man serves everyone with drinking water through the window of his small dark room. You can find him at Anjani Mata Temple, few miles from Salasar Balaji Temple. I clicked him on my second visit to the temple and he was again still there right outside the main gate of Anjani Mata Temple, offering drinking water and water to wash your hands and face for the people like me who were there to offer prayers. I clicked this shot from his rooms’ entrance door, this shot was calling me to capture this, I think this is one my best shots. But I would love to read your comments and appreciate your LIKES on my post.