All for Rs. 5, the surmawalas of Kolkata are keeping alive good faith and spreading happiness, one customer at a time!
More power to the shoe-shiners of our country, who work hard everyday to help us look our best, be it for an interview, a wedding function and more!
Outside our taxi's window, we had a toy-seller, Nitin, calling out to us. He had in his hands a couple of kids microphones and some more plastic toys. Know what enabled him to make his life meaningful.
Surrounded by people who are ready to share unsolicited advice and direct the course of our lives - meeting Naresh, the clothes seller, was a breath of fresh air.
While Shinjini's mother spoke with the customers and attended their requests; Shinjini took over the responsibility of handling the money! All of 8, she had learnt to be the perfect little treasurer to her mom's venture!
I take this opportunity to slightly digress from my daily chronicles of hawkers and street vendors, and highlight one of the dying professions of the city. Meet the bhishti in my Blog K.
The pride that he took in what he did was for me the best level of workplace satisfaction! Meet Shiraz in my blog J!
Right under the tree on which hangs a hoarding displaying details of his venture, he brings the art alive with his ink of love.
I visited a market of a different kind last week. Several rows of boats neatly anchored alongside a pier with hawkers assigned a boat each to sell their wares. While curious buyers made their way through the narrow pier to reach the boat-shop of their choice, the sellers anxiously waited for people to come and... Continue Reading →