Bangalore is India’s IT and call center hub. There is now an industrial suburb of Bangalore called Electronic City. In the midst of all the shiny and modern buildings that are coming up, it was heartening to see old style commerce in the heart of old Bangalore, in the K.R. Market. It is named after the Wodeyaar king Krishnarajendra but more commonly known as City Market.
It’s been more than four years since I was last in India. It all looks so familiar but also so very different from the India I grew up in. I have almost six weeks to visit family and friends and travel around South India. To follow my updates from the road more regularly, you can follow my Facebook feed.
I visited the City Market today at 10am. All the hustle and bustle of the dawn wholesale market had died down and the vendors had settled down in their spots to sell to ordinary people, to you and me. It was still a riot of activity and color. Fortunately, the vendors loved getting their pictures taken. Here is a photo essay. I hope to head back to the market another time for an early morning visit.