Thursday, August 24, 2006

Nation of the small retailer

India is indeed a nation of shop-keepers. We are a nation of the small retailer. 98 per cent of all our businesses are small-retail controlled, despite the emergence of the super-market and other forms of aggregated trade having been around for the last 15 years.

Diversity of the shopping experience in India is one of its joys. The small shop in many ways is run by the small entrepreneur. Run in a small manner of thinking and a small manner of management. And small remains beautiful. Small remains personalised!
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edwin s Thu Aug 24, 10:26:00 AM GMT+5:30  

wonderful shot rajesh!

Lisi Thu Aug 24, 03:18:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Just came to my mind when I saw this, tomatoes must be one of the most common food around the world, even more than potatoes because Chinese eat more tomatoes than potatoes!

aisha Thu Aug 24, 05:32:00 PM GMT+5:30  

"And small remains beautiful" nice. The colorful vegetables make me think of something fresh and flavorful simmering in a pot.

~tanty~ Thu Aug 24, 05:33:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Great shot! BTW, please stop by at my new address:
Thank you.

Kate Thu Aug 24, 05:51:00 PM GMT+5:30  

The vegetables are wonderfully photographed. I also love the clothes women of India wear, alway so colorful!

Unknown Thu Aug 24, 08:50:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks ..

Lisi > you are right, there are some things like tomatos, potatos,pumpkins all over the world...may be related to mankind from centuries...

Ame Thu Aug 24, 09:36:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Hi Rajesh! My first time here, well officially that is...thanks for stopping by!

All your shots are so beautiful...the vivid color and emotion you've captured really tell a story...

Keep up the good work! By the way, I love Indian hubby and I just ate at "Amber India" restaurant a few weeks ago; a new one in our area...had a lamb stew that was out of this world! (=

Anonymous Fri Aug 25, 12:12:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Rajesh, I've been watching your pictures for a while and I identify with your style completely. I like to highlight almost the same things. Thanks for bringing India closer to me.

Anonymous Fri Aug 25, 12:18:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Lisi, funny that you say that. Tomatoes, Potatoes and Capsicum (hot chiles) are native from Mesoamerica, but were taken with such fervor by many cultures that we can not imagine Italian food or Chinese cuisine without them. Same goes for Indian food. 500 years seems like a long time and enough to get some ingredients with a stronghold into the foods of the world, but I read that it only took fifty years for capsicum (hot chilles) to be absorb by the Asians into their cuisine.

Unknown Fri Aug 25, 04:58:00 PM GMT+5:30  

great to learn such divercities...i think rather than languages food connects us all!


basic instinct!! isn't it?