Friendly food stalls

Walking about Madurai, I found that people notice you with a camera. Although Madurai is a big draw for tourists, most people are not as blase about tourists as people from south Mumbai. I spotted this trio chatting as they manned a fruit stall and thought I would take a photo quietly. Not possible. They turned their attention to me. It makes for a nice photo, but I can’t decide whether the other photo would have been better.

Nearby was this bakery. I caught this man unawares, but now I’m not sure that this has come out well. I’m a little puzzled by the establishments called bakeries in Tamil Nadu. They are shops which do not seem to be attached to a place where someone bakes. About half the stock is usually unbranded material that a bakery would produce, but the other half is packed biscuits and cakes.

Earlier in the day I’d come across this friendly coffee shop, where several people turned to smile at my camera. I had to be friendly back, so I bought a cup of coffee. It was good.

Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

4 thoughts on “Friendly food stalls”

  1. Even the quite famous Iyengar Bakery that has blossomed in Maharashtra has a handful of baked products and the rest of the products are what you’d find in a general store. I guess bakeries in the region popped up first and then heeding to the demand, they started stocking other stuff until it became the norm rather than the exception.
    And the pictures have turned out very well! Even though a candid picture of the three engrossed in a conversation might have been great, this too is equally wonderful! 🙂
    Cheers & keep exploring!

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