Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The bustee market is held every Friday night. Business peaks around 10:30 pm - the time by which mothers who work in the city have cooked dinner and put their kids to bed, and when merchants start to drop their prices.
The tomato stalls tell their own story. Things are quiet at the stall closest to the entry, where juicy ripe tomatoes sell for 10 rupees per kg. Further on, a crowd scambles to grab the next best thing - tomatoes either still to green to eat or well on their way to being half-rotten...at the bargain price of 5 rupees per kg.
On the way home, main street is full of life. There's even a line-up at the health clinic where the waiting room has been empty for days on end.