Monday, June 14, 2010

Drive-by Shoeping

In Chennai, sidewalks are not for walking. They are for parking one's motorcycle or autorickshaw, sleeping, placing signs of the upcoming political event, begging, and most importantly, setting up shop. On the sidewalk, you can buy fresh fruits, chickens, sheep carcasses, fresh jasmine garlands, get your bicycle tire pumped up, or get your shoes fixed. Here along the shaded walkway by the Theosophical Society, these two enterprising men quickly set up a display of shoes and sandals. You don't even need to leave your motorcycle to buy a pair!

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