Beautiful temples, handcrafted shoes, mouth-watering cuisine and traditional wrestling – this Maharashtrian district has it all!
By Khursheed Dinshaw
Boy, was she intimidating! Those horns could drill holes in my stomach in a jiffy.
And yet, there she was, slowly chewing her fodder while the milkman milked her dry. Literally. Once her six-litre capacity had been exhausted, she was led away and replaced by another black beauty to continue the buffalo milking shift system. Welcome to the “doodh ka katta” in Kolhapur, a ritual that takes place without fail every evening from 7 to 10 pm. Here, buffaloes are milked right in front of your very eyes. Yes, I was suitably awed.
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