Saturday, February 17, 2007

Shopping on Railway Overbridge


This is the Dadar railway overbridge and is always crowded with train passengers and people who want to cross over from Dadar (West) to Dadar(East). Unlike other overbridges at Dadar station, you need not have a railway ticket to cross over to the other side.

There are many hawkers on the bridge selling kid's clothes, watches, toys, woollen sweaters and jackets, fruits, flowers, ladies handbags and lots more. These stalls are illegal, and the hawkers are driven away by BMC officials (who conduct a surprise raid and confiscate the goods), but the hawkers are back after a day or two.
I asked this young man if I could take a photo of his little stall, and he was more than happy to pose in front of his stall. He is selling little girl's dresses at Rs.80 each. If chosen carefully, it's a good bargain.

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6 comments:

  1. I love the light in your day!

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  2. I love the cute pink outfits!

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  3. He has a most interesting smile. I hope things are going as well as can be expected for you and your family.

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  4. After a ride in the local trains, & getting off at Dadar stn, I wonder how ppl still have the energy to shop at the dadar overbridge :)

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  5. Looks like he is proud of his merchandise. I answered your question on the Cemetery photo in Istanbul dp. Take a look. Glad to see you back:)

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  6. He has reason to be proud, coz most of the outfits will be sold in a day or two. It's hot selling stuff. And the energy in Mumbai is amazing, as if they'll never get tired of shopping.

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