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Market Scenes from Malleswaram

A few weekends ago, along with a few photo buddies, I went to Sampige Road, Malleswaram. We’ve been trying to cover the market places recently and I must say it’s been an interesting experience so far.

It’s a busy place early morning when all the shopkeepers are getting ready for the day’s business.


On the main road are the flower shops. There are baskets and baskets of beautiful blossoms, some piled on top of one another. Behind them, is the vegetable market, which hadn’t fully opened when we reached. I spent quite sometime wandering around the area taking pictures of people and flowers.

After that, we wandered up the road to the Mallikarjun temple. It’s a small temple but had some interesting colourful statues inside. And quite a few early morning devotees paying their daily obeisance to the higher powers. There is a stairway at the back where an old man sitting on the top of the steps, made a gesture as if he was blessing me, until I realised I was mistaken. He was only asking for some money!

How many will I sell today?

A huge gang of kids surrounded me and wanted to get their pictures clicked. They kept pushing each other out of the way to get into the frame. Then, smart alecs, they wanted to see the pictures immediately in my camera! The digital bug seems to have bitten them too. They were rather disappointed when I shook my head to indicate they couldn’t see the pictures.

Some more scenes from the marketplace…


  1. Ohh cool pic- orange saari green banana.
    BTW this week finally I went to sunday market. And experienced similar experience. Kids & pictures.
    But I use digicam 🙁

  2. paavani: a digicam is also a camera so nothing to be sad about! 🙂

    abhimanyu: thanks! about the list, i no longer update it as it become too much for me. but there are other lists now, i think so you can get yourself listed there.

    thanks ajaya, raj…

  3. Nice pics – have you been to the market in City? It’s AWESOME at 5am! There’s also a huge mosque that makes for great pictures, especially in the early morning light.

  4. nice to see dear old mal’s after so many years.
    thanks for putting the pics – I enjoyed them all

  5. Hia !!

    I’m French and Fond of your country I really do hope I ‘ll visit your country one day.
    If you want to see some photos of Argentina and Paris (I’m French) here is my blog.

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