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Local Merchants And Rural Artisans- A Trade On The Verge Of Extinction?

| Written by Roshni Roy

While I cannot speak for anyone else, it is definite that the best part of my childhood would be the little excursions to the small shops hidden in the criss-cross streets of Ulsoor. These little nooks from which scents of freshly baked buns are a permanent fixture or the small ‘chai kadai’ with its selection of biscuits and ‘mithai’ were like mini adventures to us.


As a child, there was a very limited area where we could explore, and the streets with several intersections that got narrower and narrower resembling a maze were a haven for us. The potter’s small cart that boasted of brightly painted money pots shaped into a wide variety of fruits and shapes.