The roller-coaster ride that it was, the challenge had it's own share of ups and downs but on the last day, I was only filled with joy to have successfully complete the challenge.
At Burrabazar, Kamal owns a humble stall full of beautiful bangles. I visited his stall to buy bangles for the upcoming wedding of my cousin. While in Jaipur and Hyderabad, it is common to find dedicated bangle markets, in Kolkata there aren't many options. The busy street next to Satyanarayan A.C. Market is one option... Continue Reading →
My friend and me would visit the sugarcane juice seller after school. The drink helped us to rejuvenate and refresh our senses. Stacks of sugarcanes piled up on the cart would entice us to enjoy a kulhar of the cold fresh, juice. To beat the summer heat, this was our favourite option! Not cold drinks,... Continue Reading →
Manish has the same shrill voice, the same gait and a similar dressing style - said my dadi. Sharing a resemblance with his father and continuing with his business, Manish was the kulfi wala who visited our locality in the evenings. Carrying a huge container full of ice and molds of creamy kulfi, he was... Continue Reading →
Making many baskets, the skilled craftsmen sell beautiful jhuris (Bengali word for baskets) in the bylanes of Brabourne road. The baskets are used to keep fruits and odd nick nacks in many households. Suresh and his brother have been sustaining the trade of the family. Weaving sturdy baskets can take anywhere from an hour and more.... Continue Reading →
About 20 such trips in a day enabled him to reach more than 100 prospective buyers in a day. Know about the lozenge seller in this blog.
I found there, a man neatly arranging rows of books on a mattress. He primarily had books for children on offer.
The tea addicts on an average made two visits in a day to enjoy the kulhad wali chai. At other times, the office staff would come to Shiv’s station to fill flasks with chai for all the employees.
All for Rs. 5, the surmawalas of Kolkata are keeping alive good faith and spreading happiness, one customer at a time!