"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

On Broadway

Broadway calls me.

Broadway, Cochin – that is.


Having crossed the water we arrive at the Ernakulam jetty,


Then take the short auto-rickshaw ride to Broadway.


I want to buy Christmas cards.  Anu needs an apron.

We enter one of the many narrow-fronted shops.

Anu completes his purchase.

Slowly we negotiate our way down congested Broadway to buy my cards.


The return ferry does not leave for another thirty minutes. We have ample time to walk back to the jetty.

Shops and godowns line our Broadway route. Spices, metal-ware, Christmas decorations and almost everything one could wish to buy all jostle for my attention.



“if you ask for a bat, or for something like that, he has got it what ever the size is.”  A. A. Milne.


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Another Broadway spectacular.

2 responses

  1. Thank you for sharing these sights … such rich color in the fabrics. However do you find Christmas cards in such a vast array of goods?

    December 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    • Colour is something India does with brilliance and total confidence.
      As for Christmas cards, you have to know where to look!

      December 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

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