In the midst of all the artificial life that has overwhelmed Bangalore in the past decade, I love to see that there are pockets of areas all over the city that accommodate simple living, the old fashioned way.
The weathered cart seen in this picture is loaded with greens and herbs. My sister and I picked up a few bunches of greens from this keerai (greens) lady, who was kind enough to let me take a picture of her and her cart. Keerai in tamil (a South Indian language) means greens.
Nestled among residential areas, there are side streets with vendors selling fresh veggies and fruits from make-shift stalls, or carts. Some just set out the produce on mats on the footpath (sidewalk) and do their business. Just taking a stroll in the cool of the evening and picking up fresh produce gives me a nice feeling as there is no air of pretense here. People from different walks of life, rich, middle- class, and the poor, shop there shoulder to shoulder sometimes. No shopping carts, no branded stuff, no credit cards and all the likes are seen here. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the convenience of using all these but still deep in my heart, I love the simple, old-fashioned lifestyle!