The Secrets of Vesuvius transports the reader to the year AD 79, when Mount Vesuvius was thought to be a mere harmless article in the landscape of Italy.
This photo reminds Ammamma of the few good days she had as an unmarried woman. It was taken at Vishnu photo studio near Magadi road on 7th January 1969. Everything she is wearing in this picture was bought with her own money.
“I think this ritual of jewellery giving from a mother to her daughter before her marriage is a silent act of empowerment. It’s like a tradition among women to give each other jewellery in case something happens later on in her new family life”
All they saw was a kid who ran happily towards a door and returned screaming and frightened. I thought those machines were large demons with broken tooth.