Musings on the streets of #kalpathy on a not so busy Friday dusk.
1. Down the heritage Street of new kalpathy.
2. Thinnai or the verandah, a very typical feature of all the row houses in kalpathy, is an integral part of their social life and serves as a conversation spot among multitude of its other purposes. On a typical day one could see old uncles reading their Hindu paper, washing down the hard news with a hot tumbler of filter kaapi which, without the davara is frowned upon. The mid day witnesses old housewives dressed in their tambrahm best and their retired husbands going on an about their foreign bound children and grandchildren or their recent visit to the you yes yay! Late afternoons are for the lazy and sleepy uncles who prefer to curl up shirtless on these windy cots. Evenings witness another round of coffee and this time, with conversation and some munchies to crunch on. Usually left over from the recent festival that went past. Nights are the lone time for the thinnais, only if the dogs didn't occupy them for their slumber, as the family is busy watching serials on TV which, might be the topic for the next day's chatter. During various celebrations, these versatile thinnais double up as the lamp holders, ladders or mere tables for the barter.
3&4 beautiful wooden doors adorn the street also with their uniform thinnais.