>Rendezvous with Bengaluru Weekly Street Market

Today I went out with friend Vishnu who also acts my guide to discovering Bengaluru, to Sultanpet weekly second hand goods market. The market comes alive once a week and all kinds of second hand goods are available there …. electrical, electronic, shoes, cloths, hardware, etc, etc.

The place was teeming with people of all shapes and sizes ….. women wearing colourful cloths, toddlers holding on to their parents, teenagers hanging out just for fun, weary middle aged people who are out there for a good bargain …

And in this melee, autos and cars were vying for space among hundreds of people … it was amazing to see that actually everyone was getting their way, albeit making others to go out of theirs!

People who come to this market are looking for cheap products and to bargain for some more. We had people scrambling to buy mobile phones for Rs. 100, which were chinese made. I could not help but wonder whether they would actually work, but I guess people who were buying had some reason to scramble for them.

The whole market place was such a unique and lovely experience for me. I felt both lost and connected with people on the street and with the life that was thriving and throbbing right there.

I live in Bangalore, India, and by profession, I am CEO of a consulting organization, a Gender & Diversity Consultant and an Executive Coach. I write because I like writing. However, sometimes it makes sense to convey my thoughts to others and connect with others. Maybe it strikes a chord; perhaps it does not. My life has been my most outstanding teacher, which is why I like sharing my experiences, memories, encounters and other narratives that I build as I go along. I am interested in people, society, culture, ways of life, individual and collective narratives/stories as they lead us to discover each other as nothing else does. I also write about coaching, people's lives, culture, stories, mothering my daughter, believing in a feminine way of life, and most of all, believe that all politics starts from the self and personal convictions

8 thoughts on “>Rendezvous with Bengaluru Weekly Street Market

  1. >Every city has a second hand market aka flea market. It is an experience all right and the bargains are tempting but good sense always prevails and I don't spend a rupee there! But good time-pass 🙂

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  2. >@Corinne – yes, i guess so. :-)i understand your discomfort – having been brought up a in a crowded locality in Kolkata has probably helped me to take crowded place a bit better. But I too feel a little claustrophobic if it becomes too much.

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