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Sunday morning at the Madiwala market [Nov. 21st, 2006|11:50 am]
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Two sides of the mind Two sides of the mind

Two sides of the mind: the ordered, the chaotic, the useful, the discarded, the sell-able, the waste... ; Madiwala market, Bangalore.

We were shooting at the Madiwala market Sunday morning, and Sunday morning is when this market is the most active. Being very close to my home, I cycled there and locked my cycle to a tree inside the police station after chatting with a few cops who were outside. Along with the non-perishable stuff, most of the shops setup on the sides of the road - some with plastic sheets hanging over them acting as a roof - were selling fresh vegetables and fruits. One guy from Ludhiana was telling us that everything gets sold on Sunday morning.Tea shops are plenty and there are many places where you can get some fresh idlis, dosas and puris. We had dosas for breakfast at one of these places.

28.1 Dosa 28 Dosa
27.1 Reflection 2 27 Reflection 2
26 Reflection 1 26 Reflection 1
24.1 Rolling a puri 24 Rolling a puri
23.1 Going Bananas? 23 Going Bananas?
22.1 Fresh Idlis 22 Fresh Idlis
21.1 Pumpkin seller 21 Pumpkin seller
20.1 20
19.1 Proud 19 Proud
18.1 Enlightened 18 Enlightened
17.1 The setup 17 The setup
16.1 Missing 16 Missing
14.1 Not yet time 14 Not yet time
13.1 Ready for a dosa 13 Ready for a dosa
12.1 12
11.1 Out of the basket 11 Out of the basket
10.1 Unopened 10 Unopened
9.1 9
8.1 Leftovers 8 Leftovers
7.1 Water 7 Water
6.1 Strange 6 Strange
4.1 Plastic sheet 4 Plastic sheet
3.1 The whole experience 3 The whole experience
2.1 Pick the best 2
1.1 How much do you want 1 How much do you want
1 Pick me 1 Pick me

25.1 Fresh Dosas and Puris 25 Fresh Dosas and Puris
5.1 Matching 5 Matching


[User Picture]From: sajith
2006-11-21 06:59 am (UTC)
Great going. The woman and child pictures are superawesome.
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[User Picture]From: zeeshanmn
2006-11-21 10:56 am (UTC)
Second that. Both the colour and B&W!!
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From: bchandan
2006-11-21 12:01 pm (UTC)
Like your idea of placing the b&W and colour side to side. It is visually appealing
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[User Picture]From: whatanassiam
2006-11-21 03:50 pm (UTC)

as a fellow bangalorean

the people pics are the best...

food and mangoes are I think a little unfair to post...you have now made me homesick...:o(
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-11-22 06:25 am (UTC)

Re: as a fellow bangalorean

Thanks, those are oranges by the way, it is not yet mango season :)
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[User Picture]From: shalu_b
2006-11-21 06:09 pm (UTC)
Awesome pics as ever! The bananas pic reminded me of leeches eww :D
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-11-22 06:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, the banana stems looked alien to me :)
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[User Picture]From: anitab
2006-11-22 06:16 am (UTC)


so close to where i live and yet i've hardly ventured there :) i remember a long time ago, taking my camera and roaming around for a while but there's actually so much going on there, it seems like it worth spending a few hours. liked the portrait of the woman and child (the first one where they're laughing is really nice) and also the old guy...
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-11-22 06:30 am (UTC)

Re: madiwala!

same here, I have probably visited that market only once in the past 15 years before this. The kid was serious in the beginning, not making a sound, only after I showed him one photo on the camera did he smile, which reflected in the mother.
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From: ashokd
2006-11-22 06:44 am (UTC)
I dont know if the building next to the market is occupied now. The market was supposed to shift there - if what I heard some years ago was correct. But I guess there were no takers for the building, since most people just come for the santhe on thursdays and sundays. I never quite liked the market, because the service road opposite the market was where people answered nature's calls. And it didnt look pleasant. But, the warm colour in your pics and the framing makes things interesting. I wonder how that mother-son pic would look blown out. It looks straight out of an exhibition of some award-winning photographer.
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From: shamitb
2006-11-22 07:06 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: rohan_kini
2006-11-22 07:05 am (UTC)


Yaaa for using a cycle :-)
BTW i whacked ur format of displaying snaps on my latest entry.
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-11-22 09:28 am (UTC)

Re: :-)

It was only the day before that I got the pedals replaced, the chains oiled; the front wheel still needs some alignment and need to replace one pedal nut.
Saw that, you only need to use a lj-cut to avoid cluttering friends' friends page :)
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[User Picture]From: rahul_gurjar
2006-11-22 08:44 am (UTC)


lovely contrast. what do you shoot with?
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-11-22 09:35 am (UTC)

Re: lovely!

D70, all these shots were with the 50mm f1.8
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From: mkrishna80
2006-11-23 09:32 am (UTC)
what can i say that hasnt been said already :)
keep 'em coming!
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-11-23 09:34 am (UTC)
and many happy returns for the day.
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