Have we forgot or given up everything that is manual?Now that iddli and dosa are national dishes, the context can be easily understood. Some three decades ago, in every house, we would see the ladies effortlessly operating the manual grinding stones to make chutney or the iddli or dosa batter. None complained. It was a sort of physical exercise.
Today, the mixies and wet grinders have taken over. We even have dishwashing machines and robots might as well do the job, some fifteen years from now. Some innovation is positively going to happen here. Even if it costs Rs.35,000 there will be takers!!
Well, it is goodbye to everything that was manual? Have we become lazy? This author would find men doing the manual job as well. There was no question of only the woman doing everything. Have we come full circle? What will happen if the younger generation goes to everything that is electronic? Do we still have houses where one can find the traditional grinding stones?