September 17, 2011

Market or Mall?

Posted by Viya ;) at 9:04 PM
I'm soooo sorry for MIA for quiet sometime... we are literally being dumped with work in college.. :|
annyyywayy, Recently we had to do a survey on what people preferred more - the Traditional markets or the glossy malls ?
Annnd we were surprised to know that most of the Women preferred the market (in spite of the swanky glossy latest offers in the mall )  while many men preferred the malls.
The reasons being : 
1. You can bargain and bargain and bargain your lungs out with a shopkeeper in the market.
2. The 'connection' between a shopkeeper of a market and the customer. ( Larger possibility of discounts ;)! ) 
3. Informal - you don't really have to be conscious when you go to a market.
1. 'Bird' watching in the mall is more easier and 'classier'! (wtf! )
2. Hiding in the food court in a mall is much easier than in the market ka street food stalls!
3. Continue the 'bird' watching...

With the mall culture hitting each and every city and town, and each and every mall trying to 'out-do' one another and looking like glossy 'gift boxes', its starting to eat away the earthy markets.. Even though the market may be dirty, stinky, crowded, no AC etc., I would prefer a market shopping for the veggie smells, the 'actual' attitude of people ( the fake attitude comes out in the AC supermarkets! ), getting lost in the puzzle of gullys ( and depending on the 'people' map )... the local chaii shops and Chaat carts and bajji centres...

Even though under the scorching sun, I would def miss the Mall's Air condition and the expensive perfumed space with music in the background, I think i would be more comfortable in the market with a Umbrella and phone ka music plugged into my ears and not having people look at me and 'scan' me... ( i hattteee it when people do that in the malls! )
 Images from google 
Whats your take on it? Market ya mall? :) :)

At the end of the day, its all about your perception of life... :D


maithili on September 17, 2011 at 9:25 PM said...

I m definitely a mall person when it is about just purchasing things that would anyway be sold at MRP.. I hate the vegetable spillage and the smell of rotten foodstuff in market.. Also when market is crowded some perverts try to make use of it and get closer.. The mall crowd might check you out but they do not get this opportunity :P

Viya ;) on September 17, 2011 at 10:19 PM said...

:P thats true! the cheapos wont get to 'touch' you in a mall.. but that malls are no less than a market during the weekends.. :(

PeeVee on September 17, 2011 at 10:38 PM said...

Actually, I like malls too:P Mostly for the amount of time you can spend there and the variety in shopping as well as the innumerable chances to check out 'stuff';P
WHAT? It's not a crime to look at cute guys, ok?:P

Red Handed on September 18, 2011 at 9:50 AM said...

It depends you know, as to what i want to purchase. For brands definitely malls, for street junk like wooden bangles or hippie scarfs n jholas, i hit the streets.
I love malls coz they r organised, people wont step on ur feet and you have a variety of range. Plus the food!itely malls, for street junk like wooden bangles or hippie scarfs n

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue on September 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM said...

Malls for comfort, for inspiration, and when am high on cash! And street shopping for laughing and walking with friends.. bargaining and buying everything in sight, 'coz i can afford it! These days I go street shopping only when am looking for dupes, and the originals in the malls are too costly and not worth spending on..

Smita on September 29, 2011 at 8:55 PM said...

lovely post.
Loads of hugs and kisses for coming up with a brilliant topic to talk on!
Well personaly, I would go for both. it's only shopping that i am concerned with and the company with whom I will be going. :D
mall, street or any other area be it, I only love shopping :P

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