Memoirs of Rangoli ... (p23) - lady of the fort ...interlude
it felt like a while, listening to all the fun-facts about the Amer fort from our enthusiastic guide. once he concluded his words, everyone that stayed sort of giving a relief sigh and started to wander around.
the lady caught our attention. perhaps because of the vivid persona of her yellow saree. we approached her and gave a sign to memograph her. she was shy, but without hesitation replying to our request with a sign of 'tips must be given'. we agreed and asked her to stand at one part of the fort with these beautiful pillars. but she was a bit cautious as her eyes told. well..of course, she was on duty, and her act to agree with our request might cause her trouble if seen by her supervisor.
we got our shot, and reward her with the tips she deserved. and she was happy and gave a us the typical head-bobble, a sign to leave and continue her work.