Machine Ka Thanda Paani


In Delhi, when we were little, there were these machines for water where the vendor would draw out cold water for the thirsty.

These were mechanized  ‘piyaus’ where we would pay 10 paise for a glass of chilled water. (Yes, you got that right- 10  paise.)

These are the modern paani walas, offering bottles of mineral water. If you are brave, you can have the nimboo pani or jal jeera as well. I’m pretty sure that they are not made of mineral water. in fact I have my doubts if even the bottled mineral water is not from the Sukhna Lake close by.

Well, the thirsty don’t ask questions; else they remain thirsty!


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