For those who know me, must be knowing my love for visiting a market place especially when I am on a vacation
According to me a market is the hub and heart of the food culture of the place. you get to see so many things here, the locals the local fruits ,vegetables, fish everything.
I bought my yearly supply of dry mackeral and prawns from the above lady
when i tried to click this lady she was very inhibited in front of the camera , she said that she had never been clicked before and was trying to avert from the camera , but i finally managed to get a good snap ... and also took the dried prawns from her (you can see it at the right hand corner.The wooden thing that is used is called a 'map' or a measure by which the dried prawns are sold).
MAPUSA market is known for its fresh farm products which the farmers and traders from all parts of Goa and beyond ,from kudal,sawantwadi,banda Come here to sell their goods and buy some for their personal use.
I went there a day before diwali, which is the “festival of lights” in India.
It’s a very important festival of the year and hence it was all the more crowded and people were all the more enthusiastic about the purchases of the day.
You name it and you get it at the MAPUSA weekly market fresh fish, dry fish, fruits , vegetable , spices , kitchen tools everything .There are no stylish stall , no fancy lighting , no glamour it’s a simple village market place , but the produce are fresh and tempting.
What attracts me about these markets is the burst of colors that you see, the liveliness of the people, the pleasant smiles with which they address you and the genuineness of the whole thing .
village people are very simple and very different from the city bred .