A morning spent at Bengaluru’s Russell Market reminds us of the forgotten art of engaging with familiar strangers, and taking pleasure in hand-picking fruits and vegetables for our everyday needs. Meet its people, and the produce they bring to the table.
This heritage building is a mere shade of what it once was, and a visit doesn’t reveal its historical significance easily. Shivani Unakar and Dhiraj Chilakapaty on the design, structure, and systems of trade within a market that was established to serve the cantonment.
It is clear that the heydays of Bengaluru’s Russell Market are behind it. But it exudes an old-world charm, despite the disrepair and the slump in business, says Ruth Dsouza Prabhu, part of The Locavore-led group that documented this market.
Why don’t we treat markets as the wonderful public spaces they really are? Wandering through a local market in Pune, and speaking to the vendors who run it, architect Smita Patil is struck anew by this question.
Ammo Angom writes about the vanishing markets sprouting at Ima Market’s margins. Depending on who you talk to in Imphal, you’d hear them call its iconic women-run market Ima Keithel,…
Archivist Farah Yameen has spent countless hours in Delhi’s mandis. Here, she examines some of the relationships she built with care, and her own shifting identities in the field.
For Kohima resident Asano Angami, the Mao Market is a noisy yet friendly space from which she learns something new on every visit.
Chef Rachit Kirteeman explores Chhatra Bazaar and Mal Godown—markets which have close ties—and finds that even though much has changed over the years, some old connections remain.