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A Puff Or Two

A village woman smoking at leisure, not a cigarette though. Rather she is smoking a ‘beedi’ or Indian hand rolled cigarette. This is made with dried tobacco leaves rolled in Kendu/Tendu leaves (Diospyros Melanoxylon).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Sanjukta Dey