I had the privilege to spend a week with the Lanjewars in Nagpur. During the last day, I visited the girls' school, and thereafter I went to the neighborhood marketplace with my didis (sisters) Mangala and Archu, who gave me the most appreciated gift ever: my sari.
Below some pictures of that morning.
A special thanks to the Lanjewars: Mangala, Archu, Gopas, Vinod, Nickheel, Shruti, Yamshika, Vansh. They've been the kindest host I ever met: they made me feel a member of their family. I will never forget them.
|kids gather in the school court from 7am to 7.30am to sing the national anthem and to pray|
|Classes are from 7.30am to 11am|
|Dried fruits are sold to be offered in hindu temples. Colors are for tika: the typical mark on the forehead of hindu believers|
|Walking to the sari place....|
|....choosing my sari....|
|the last stop before going back home: the sarimaker|