Koyambedu: Chennai's Wholesale Market
Early on a weekday morning we visited Koyambedu, downtown Chennai's massive sprawl of warehouses containing a flower, fruit and vegetable markets. We were struck by how different each market felt. As we made our way from the colorful chaos of carnations to the almost religious devotion to fruit and on to the overwhelming array of vegetables, we had to remind ourselves that these careful product arrangements were not even aimed directly at the consumer market. Nothing says "buy me" like an Indian market. Take the journey and see for yourself.