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portraits from Bangalore’s Krishna Rajendra Market

On my visit to Bangalore last month (as part of my Delirious Delhi book release tour), I wandered into the Krishna Rajendra Market. This multistory concrete structure, I quickly realized, is among the most picturesque markets in Asia.

I immediately reverted to Western Tourist Mode: I glued my camera above my gaping jaw and clicked my way through the drying chilies and pedal-powered sewing machines and the massive flower market on the ground floor.

And as I wandered, a vendor beckoned.

“Take my picture,” he said, smiling.

I did.

Other vendors and laborers watched. And then they waved me over with the same request.

Downstairs in the flower area, the same thing happened: one man beckoned…

…and then everyone else wanted their turn.

I have their addresses. The prints are in the mail.