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India: On Paan Waalahs

Categories: South Asia, India, Arts & Culture

Swajana [1] has a video post of a paan waalah. (Paan seller). “Theoretically a Paan can be compared to an after dinner mint, but culturally it plays a far more significant role. Thereby the maker of the Paan takes on a key sociological role. His role can be considered akin to that of a bartender – where he develops an interesting relationship with his customers, and the good paan wallahs have quite a sense of humor – as you will see in the main character of our video here”