There is a method in the madness. And I can only say that now, after I made my much awaited visit to the flower market in Dadar. I did know that the crowds that make up for the buyer-seller community belie the fact that the sun is yet to wake up. What I didn't know was that by the time I got to the place, which was around 6 in the morning, much of the 'maal' or goods had already been sold out! Nonetheless, I was witness to the frenzy that is Dadar Phool Market at dawn, nestled in a noisy, narrow alley by a railway station in Central Mumbai. Here are some of my experiences in pictures.
|Cords that bind. This seller is probably the most sought-after guy - he is the only one who sells threads (used to weave garlands) to nearly the entire market! Seen in the foreground are flowers that set the frame afire... yellow and orange marigold.|