Sunday, December 11, 2005

Typical Indian Market

I said you will find everything in India from dirt to shine. Here is a typical market in a city which boasts of Multinational investments on the other side of the city while the old city lingers on in its village like dressup. This is how small town market looks like in India. Full of dirt and dust and PEOPLE.. Sooooo manyyy of themm!!!

Gosh !! How I wonder at those European countries which does not even have a speck of dust! We indians cannot imagine land without dust!!! And look at those Round Brown things ? Do not eat them on open roads. Indians can eat as their stomachs are habituated. But try them in some antiseptic environment at some five star hotel. They are called 'Pani Pooris" (pronounced as Pani = HONEY= PONEY. POORI= pooh-ree)
Yumm.. with tamarind water and maybe some more they are tasty. But the real taste for those who eat it outside is from the sweat of the sales man who sells these by hand that dips into the tamarind mix water !! (LOL ))

Anf the other foodstuff is a local sweet. Made from sesame seeds and jaggery or sugar.

And that is an Indian CYCLE RICKSHAW.. You sit on it.. you have to hold on to the seat by nothing at all as you keep falling off the front.. and leave your life at the hands of the dirver who will scoot in front of cars and buses!!.

2 comments: said...

I like the first photo in this set, the one with the young boy in the foreground. He’s wearing khaki pants, a khaki shirt and a green belt with a bright brass belt buckle. Is that a roll of toilet paper he’s carrying? He looks like he’s been sent on a mission by his Auntie!

ShantanuDas said...

haha!! Good observation!! I did not notice myself at that time since I was taking in the whole scene in my viewfinder, but it does seem to be a roll of toilet paper and he does seem to be sent on a mission by his auntie!! haha!!

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