-Bidisha Sinha and Pragati Khabiya
It is the job of the market to turn the base material of our emotions into gold.
― Andrei Codrescu
Markets come in all shapes and forms, from chaotic open air bazaars to that of most advanced market economies including sterile supermarkets and the emerging virtual e-retail space. Unlike in cities where markets have a more permanent character, in rural India, bazaars are still a grand weekly event, where makeshift stalls appear on the roadside for the day. It is an amalgamation of culture, emotions and colours. Apart from selling a variety of products ranging from vegetables to clothes, from livestock to sweetmeats, these are the places where people meet, catch up and network with each other.
It was a Wednesday when we happened to visit the village of Dhavalpuri, Maharashtra. Noticing only a few people at sight, we enquired what the matter was. The villagers had flocked to buy goods at the weekly market. So we decided to take a peek at it is ourselves. The photo series are some glimpses captured during our visit to this bazaar.