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Neighbourhood Retail

Shops such as these are found in every neighbourhood and well patronized by residents, although in metropolitan Indian cities, supermarkets and malls are rapidly replacing such small scale owner-shopkeepers. This gent is selling, at least, assorted spices (foreground), biscuits (tins on the left) and glass jars of pickles, jams and others (far right).So far, so good.... now, let's look at the teas.... banana tea... I am not convinced he sells much of that! 

Neighbourhood Retail

Shops such as these are found in every neighbourhood and well patronized by residents, although in metropolitan Indian cities, supermarkets and malls are rapidly replacing such small scale owner-shopkeepers. This gent is selling, at least, assorted spices (foreground), biscuits (tins on the left) and glass jars of pickles, jams and others (far right).So far, so good.... now, let's look at the teas.... banana tea... I am not convinced he sells much of that! 

comments (14)

It must smell wonderful there.
Ayush Basu: It was a competition for the olfactory senses, Michael.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Jun 2018, 05:18
they have a fine array of items and they're laid out very pleasant for shoppers
Ayush Basu: Some customers can be quite discerning and want to really get their purchase right, Sherri.
Cela doit sentir bon avec toutes ces épices.
Ayush Basu: I wonder if those smells are a ploy to get more customers inside the shop, Martine smile
A wonderful candid of the shop keeper! I would try banana tea!
Ayush Basu: It is unusual for me to take candids of strangers so every time I need to push myself outside my comfort zone to take a similar shot, Elizabeth.
J'aime bien ces petits tas d'épices en premier plan, ne me manquent plus que les odeurs.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: I think it worked well to lure more potential customers inside, Pascale.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Jun 2018, 07:18
Very agreeable Ayush, I would love the smell of this place
Ayush Basu: It will be a competition for the olfactory senses, Chris.
Like the others I think I would enjoy the smells coming from this little shop.
Ayush Basu: There was certainly enough to keep one occupied, Brian.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jun 2018, 17:44
Oh, I saw such markets in oriental places - and I love the colours of the spices, safran for example ... I like your image very much!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your enthusiastic comment, Philine.
He'd sell banana tea here in Flagstaff...smile
Ayush Basu: I wonder who was the first person who got that idea in his/her head.... banana tea!
We are going full circle here with the big stores becoming less popular and smaller and specialist stores gaining popularity
Ayush Basu: I could imagine that.
In India, the big supermarket chains are seen in the metropolitan cities, but the small towns and definitely all villages still have the small scale stores, Bill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2018, 07:16
I can recall buying biscuits from tins such as those. All, it is all now pre-packaged.
Ayush Basu: My grandparents had biscuits by the tins, Alan! And I remember the empty ones would be re-used in some way; store something else or cut it open, flatten it and re-fashion into something else.
I like how he has built mountains out of the spices, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: You are right, Beverley. In fact I cannot imagine it in any other geometry.
Oh I think you still can find this in Malaysia!
Ayush Basu: I have seen Chinese variant of this store in Penang, LC!
Makes for beautiful photos.
Ayush Basu: I think it gives an impression of how it really is in some small scale shops, Mary.

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