Friday, July 16, 2010

Welcome to Pondy Bazar, Chennai India


Side by Side

Pondy Bazaar in T.Nagar is one of the oldest shopping and business hubs in Chennai. It has been around for a long time, predating India's independence in 1947. Way back then it was the shopping hub for well-to-do Indian doctors, lawyers and businessmen who lived in the spacious bungalows in T.Nagar. Today, many of the bungalows are being transformed into multi-storied condos while Pondy Bazaar has become a microcosm of 21st century India where tradition and modernity comfortably coexist--slick department stores alongside hole in the wall shops, bicycles with motor cars, styrofoam plates with raw coconuts, pedestrians with jam packed buses...as a visual spectacle it will take the critical eye a long time to unpack. Take a look...


It may not seem like it these are thriving shops that have been around for a long time


Colorful!

Choices, choices

 Chappals or Jewelry?!

Home decor, anyone?

Flowers!!!

21st century Chennai

Making a living

7 comments:

Being Tazim said...

I loved Chennai when I was there - great for walking around and exploring!

林柏毅林柏毅 said...

人生最可憐的是半途而廢,最可悲的是喪失信心,最遺憾的是浪費時間,最可怕的是沒有恆心。..................................................

江淑如 said...

要用心經營哦~~祝福你~~
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silentlotus creations said...

Wow- Indira, I almost feel as if I've been there. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

palafoxstudio23 said...

cool post, indira!! everything in the shops is so colorful & beautiful!!

FireHorse3 said...

Great photos - the market looks amazing - especially those delicious fruits & veggies and the fabric stall.

Indira said...

Thank you all. As you can imagine there are a lot more shops and restaurants on that stretch. But not all shopowners like to be photographed. May be the next time I go there, I will a get a few more.