Vendors and shoppers make their way through the busy corridors of City Market in Bangalore, India
Students from the Stony Brook University Journalism School interact withe sellers at the city market on the Journalism Without Walls 2015 foreign reporting trip.
Tied bunches of wood sticks used for pujas in Hindu households are one of the many items on sale at City Market.
People in India purchase chillies by the ‘handful’ for approximately ten-15 rupees. Hopcoms, a popular neighborhood vegetable store sells chillies for 22 rupees or $0.34.
Indian weddings or any occasion calls for garlands. A garland like this sells for 60 rupees or $1 approximately.
Women wholesalers haggle with customers to get the best price.
A wholesalers closes a purchase deal with a customer.
A rose seller is up before the crack of dawn in Bangalore. Getting a spot at the entrance of the market is crucial to getting more customers to purchase.
Wholesalers purchase roses in kilograms and then resell them to customers.
A seller re-arranges her rose basket, letting customers see the freshness in the pluck.
Women wake up by 2am to reach the market by 3am in order to get their commodity for sale. The flower market opens from 5am to 730am.
The busy Hebbal road before the crack of dawn.
Many store workers are young males who are recommended by family or friends to the job.
According to data by the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, a lotus flower sells for two rupees a piece wholesale or 3/piece loose. That’s merely three cents in American currency.