street life

Street Life: Meet the humble boatman of Kondakarla Ava

Street Life: Meet the humble boatman of Kondakarla Ava

Cradled in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, Kondakarla Ava is a large freshwater lake. Considered to be one of…

3 years ago

Meet Gangamma, the fruit seller cum folk singer in Vizag

Seventy-year-old Gangamma, of Vizag, is more than just a fruit seller. She sings folk songs as she chats with Jaya…

4 years ago

Meet Aishwarya, the woman who makes ends meet by selling ragi malt in Vizag

Alajangi Aishwarya, along with her husband Trinadha Rao, makes a living by selling healthy ragi malt. She shares her story…

4 years ago

Street stories: The struggles of selling firecrackers in Vizag

While the question of firecrackers or not continues to be debatable, people like Chintu and his mother Narsi, find Diwali…

5 years ago

Fashion on cart: The life of a bangle seller in Visakhapatnam

Surya Narayana, a 54-year-old bangle seller, sells an array of colourful bangles from door-to-door at Seethammadhara in Visakhapatnam. Reminiscing the…

5 years ago

Flavours of life: Meet a famous muri mixture seller in Visakhapatnam

Serving a pocketful of delicious street food, Mallikarjuna Rao, a 41-year-old muri mixture seller from Seetammadhara, Visakhapatnam, shares his story.…

5 years ago

Switching roles to make ends meet, an auto driver in Vizag shares his story

From offering school drop and pick-up services to giving Ola rides, Appalaraju switches roles to make ends meet. The auto…

5 years ago

Meet Papayamma, the 75-year-old who sells buttermilk at the Collectorate in Vizag

Papayamma earns her livelihood within the Vizag District Collectorate compound. Churning refreshing buttermilk, also known as “Majjiga” in Telugu, for…

5 years ago

Fighting the odds: The tale of a snack seller in Visakhapatnam

A daily wage earner, Rama Rao started selling traditional snack foods in Visakhapatnam a decade ago. The snack seller shares…

5 years ago

A Vizag woman’s tryst with the disappearing occupation of traditional oil extraction

Oil extraction using the traditional ganuga is an occupation that’s fast disappearing in Vizag. This is the story of Andhukuri…

5 years ago