Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kotpad Tribal market

Random pictures from Kotpad Weekly Tribal Market in Orissa. I took tons of picture there -- can't possibly load all of them on the blog. Here are the most interesting ones...
A man selling a fighting cock. Fighting cocks are a big attraction at the market.
An onion seller with a killer smile...



There were lots of food items on sale at the market. Here was the most interesting one... Red ants and boiled rice ...

This lady assured me they were tasty. They taste a bit like chicken, she said. From the looks on her face, she seems to have been pulling my leg...
Despite her assurances and an offer of a free taster, I did not have the courage to sample this number. A propos, why are bizarre food items always described as tasting 'a bit like chicken' ?
One of the best things about being in this tribal market was the smiles on the faces of the tribal ladies. They had smiles to die for. Check out this suite of smiles...

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