Mumbai’s markets

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Mumbai’s markets are still at the heart of the city and in full throttle at 6am every day. In Crawford Market you can take your pick from pyramids of pineapples, bushels of herbs or tomatoes as far as the eye can see. Or, follow your nose to Sassoon Market, the fish market where Koli fisherwomen (the city’s first inhabitants), bright in saris, squat, chat and shell their prawns simultaneously whilst men cart huge beastly sea creatures around on their shoulders.

Here are a few photos for you from my 6am trip a few weeks ago:

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Dipesh just managed to restrain himself from picking one from the bottom

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Pineapple pile-on

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Never wear your best shoes

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The pomfret

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The Koli fisher-wives of Mumbai

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Fishy business

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