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Bright multi-coloured water pots lined up to be filled at the street tap. These bright plastic jugs are ubiquitous in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. With water outages, shortages and availability, you'll see them in every home, village, by the rainbow-hued hundred in shops, and even in precarious bundles balanced on the bikes of travelling wallah pot-sale vendors.

Many, if not most, homes in smaller towns and villages in Tamil Nadu don't have indoor plumbing or personal taps. Women are responsible for fetching and filling water for the family. As water is often not available through the lines all day, especially in the dry season, pots will be lined up waiting to be filled and carried home, on their head, for cooking and washing.

And to mention one more interesting juxtaposition that is India, this scene, right out of the most rural village (except for the paved street) was only 2 blocks from the tourist district of Mamallapuram.

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Source India - Colours of India - 014 - Water pots lined up for filling
Author McKay Savage from London, UK
Camera location12° 37′ 07.52″ N, 80° 11′ 47.43″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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