Black and White Wednesday

A black and white photo of the miniature utensil set, made out of clay, which I had bought long back. This set has a lot of utensils, which formed a part of daily life in the olden days. The clay stove, stone grinders (ammi, ural, chakki, attu kallu), a knife with seat attached (arimamana) are among the things which were used extensively till even about 20 years back. Now they are all near oblivion since everyone has moved towards electrical grinders.

When you look at these things, they bring back a wave of nostalgia. For me, these things remind me of my granny. Many a times I have sat with her, while she was grinding dosa batter in the aattu kallu.

I can never look at the chakki, without thinking of the famous comical suicide scene from the block buster Sholay – “When I dead, Police coming! Police coming, budhia (old woman) going jail. In jail, budhia chakki peesing and peesing and peesing and peesing.”

Linked to Susan’s Black & White Wednesday.


Filed under Black and White Photos

9 responses to “Black and White Wednesday

  1. Amazing and beautiful pics :)

  2. Radhika

    Simply amazing. Reminds me of the “Choppus” I used to buy in Sandhais to play with when I was a kid.

    Event: Let’s Cook – Subzis for Rotis

  3. Just beautiful, like a museum display.
    Thank you, Rajani, for your BWW Food image.

  4. Those are such cute ones…can’t take my eyes off them !!! So glad to find your blog :)

  5. So beautiful and nostalgic :)

  6. Anonymous

    Thanks so nice to see all these things

  7. Shoba

    I was googling for “aatu kallu” to show my daughter how this apparatus and i chanced upon ur pics. I loved the pics and the miniatures. Do you remember where u bought them?

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