Friday, June 26, 2015

People@North East India.......

A daily market in Guwahati city. It's an ideal place to purchase freshly harvested veggies from the vendors, unlike the cold storage preserved, stale stuffs. Added advantage is that if you are good at bargaining, you can lower the price. Though haggling is not my cup of tea, its a visual treat for me to roam in the market and enjoy the refreshing veggie piles.

A poor woman selling roasted maize in Pan Bazaar, a bustling market in the heart of Guwahati city to earn a living. It fills my heart with tenderness to see the woman struggling to burn the charcoals on the iron tray, inhaling the copious carbon monoxide fumes. I always make it a point to buy one or two of these delicious, salt, chilli powder and lemon juice smeared corns wrapped in a paper. Occasionally, a packet of freshly packed popcorn too. On cloudy, rainy, wintry evenings, these sweet-smelling roasted corn on the cobs were the most desired snacks for me.

A street seller in a bustling street of Kolkata displaying his array knick-knak merchandise. Though the well-heeled lot are not expected to show any interest for these cheap, fake ornaments, the poor people are enticed.

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