Fruited plains

Bazaar fruit. Not bizarre fruit.

Papaya, from the crowded bazaar lanes in Fatehpur Sikri, once the headquarters of the Mughal Empire on the hot Uttar Pradesh plains. The word bazaar, comes from Persian and subsequently Hindi, by the way.

The smoke in the photo is from the incense that many wallahs burn near their stalls.

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2 Responses to “Fruited plains”

  1. Erin Says:
    April 22nd, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    So are you able to consume this fruit, unlike that from the chaat wallah? Or will it too upset your insides so you can only take photos and lust after it from afar? Because that would be very sad.

  2. Adam Jadhav Says:
    April 23rd, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Case-by-case basis. Depends on how much the fruit has been handled, washed, etc. My pineapple wallah in Pondicherry was good and clean, but I usually prefer to cut up the fruit myself. I know where my hands have been.

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