Sea of sorrow: from selling fish to preserving it, it's a woman's job

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02 Feb 2006 - 18 Jan 2016
They are enterprising saleswomen, with tongues as sharp as their skills in trading. ""What would I gain by talking to you,"" asks Anjalai, screwing up her gaunt face against the rays of the mid day sun. Her wares, modest rows of fish, are spread out before her. Along with her companions who squat on this stretch of road in Vananthurai, she had fetched it at dawn when the load arrived at Central Station. ""The fish comes from Andhra,"" adds Selvi, her friend. Their leader 75-year-old Rani rues that ""there is little fish on our coast after the tsunami"".

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