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Morning Cup of Tea
with Hansa-ben and her Daughter

Suryaben sitting by the strips of recycled plastic used to make Tamasha products

We were sitting under the shade of the tree in front of Hansa-ben’s tidy hut in her village of Fatepurah. She had made us a cup of tea in the traditional Indian way by boiling tea leaves with water, milk and sugar. She asked me if I would like her special Cha masala to which […]

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A Conversation with Vibha:
Homemaker and Member of the Tamasha Family

Vibhaben working at the loom

It was a typical warm sunny afternoon in the village of Fatehpurah. We were sitting on the floor of Vibha’s neat and clean verandah in front of her family’s small hut. Vibha no longer covered her head, as is customary for village women in India. She was happy and seemed content with her life. Tea […]

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