Kalai ruti (a form of tortila), an essential staple of Chapai Nowabganj, North Bengal. The dough is prepared with a mixture of flower and ground kalai daal (a local species of lintel) and is prepared to bake by spinning on the palms. It is baked on a round and deeply curved mud pottery.
The skillful hands spin and toss the dough with an air of age old experience. The woman puts on her devotion while making the bread for the family.
Kalai ruti makes a very delicious meal along with onion chatini dipped in sour mango pickle oil.
I have a way of looking at the world, and I love capturing it through the lens. I call myself a hobbyist since I do it for nourishing my creative appetite.
This is Rafi Ul Islam's first POTD
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Julie Fantastic movement in this photos. Nice shot! on 2010-06-02, at 04:23:21
Johny Utah Rafi, thank you for letting us know more about this picture. IMO people often forget how captions can enhance an image. Don't get me wrong, it is a wonderful one. I love the colors, framing and how you captured the movement. on 2010-06-02, at 04:44:30
Keira Leigh Great shot, congratulations on the POTD! Cheers, Keira on 2010-06-02, at 06:53:35
Rafi Thanks Julie and Keira, it is an inspiration! on 2010-06-03, at 01:57:00
Rafi Ul Islam Thanks Johny for your kind words, it means much to me. I like to share my thoughts and the story behind a picture so that the audience can see my point of view. though i believe that the photo should stand out to express most of it, still it could be open to interpretation. a photo is not only a photo to me, it is like a work of pros or poetry, it must communicate! on 2010-06-03, at 01:58:47
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